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Devin Hester. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5 Things: Bucs-Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

It was a night you just don’t see often in the NFL.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons and George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals both attempt to catch a pass during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The play resulted in an incomplete pass. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

TNF Fantasy Starters: Vincent Jackson, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones

Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

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CBS Sports Steve Tasker Weighs In On Falcons Vs Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football

When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.

09/15/2014

Michael Johnson #93 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bucs Hoping Michael Johnson Excels This Season

The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.

09/01/2014

Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Greg Olsen Gives The Carolina Panthers A Proven Receiving Threat

The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.

08/16/2014

Bears reserve quarterback Jimmy Clausen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bears No. 2 QB Situation Is Mighty Unsettling

The sight of Jimmy Clausen or Jordan Palmer can only strike fear in Bears fans.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: The Marc Trestman Effect

Jay Cutler has shown as much improvement in Year 1 as any QB whom Marc Trestman has ever coached.

670 The Score–02/27/2014

Gabe Carimi. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears 1st-Round Draft Pick Carimi Released By Bucs

The will be no reunion of Carimi and Lovie Smith.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Smith Expects To Transform Buccaneers Into Winners

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Lovie Smith to transform them into a championship contender.

670 The Score–01/06/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Bucs Wanted Gruden, Cowher Over Smith

Publicly, the Bucs had their sights set only on Lovie Smith to be their new head coach.

670 The Score–01/06/2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

Marc Trestman and Lovie Smith. (Credit: Getty Images)

Vote: Will Bears Or Bucs Have Better 2014 Season?

Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith is heading south and has been named the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

670 The Score–01/02/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Lovie Smith as their new head coach.

01/01/2014

Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden Has No Interest In Open Coaching Jobs

Here’s a heads up to all NFL general managers and team presidents: Stop firing your head coach with the hopes of hiring Jon Gruden.

12/31/2013

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Lovie Smith Considered Favorite For Buccaneers Job

Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith may soon return to the NFL.

670 The Score–12/30/2013

Cam Newton. (Credit: Chris Graythen, Getty)

Durkin: Week 16 NFL Picks

Fifteen weeks in the books, yet only four playoff tickets – Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, and Indianapolis – have been punched. With two weeks remaining, 19 teams are left in contention for a Super Bowl run.

670 The Score–12/21/2013

Matthew Stafford. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

With only three playoff tickets punched, 25 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

670 The Score–12/14/2013

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 14 NFL Picks

With four games remaining, 29 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

12/06/2013

Russell Wilson. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

Durkin: Week 13 NFL Picks

Entering Week 13, 24 teams remain in or within one game of a playoff bid.

670 The Score–11/30/2013

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