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The Falcons have the best offense in the NFL this season, leading the league in both total yards with 425.3 per game and scoring with 32.8 points per game. Matt Ryan is having a career year under center for Atlanta with the league lead in both passing yards (2,636) and passing touchdowns (19) through eight games, all while throwing just four interceptions.
In their last three games against the Buccaneers, the Falcons are 0-3 SU and ATS. The favorite is 19-3 SU in the last 22 meetings between these two teams per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Betting Line / Total: Atlanta -3.5 / 51 Points
The Oakland Raiders missed two potential game-winning field goals and set an NFL record for the most penalties ever accepted in an NFL game, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still couldn't find a way to win at home last Sunday.
The 30-24 overtime loss dropped Tampa Bay's record to 3-4 SU and ATS on the season. Making matters worse for the Buccaneers, Jacquizz Rodgers was injured in the loss and isn't expected to be ready to play in Thursday night's game.
Down to their fourth and fifth string running backs with Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Rodgers all expected to miss the game on Thursday, the pressure will be on quarterback Jameis Winston to produce on offense.
Facing Atlanta's pass-happy offense with the 23rd-ranked passing defense in the NFL, Tampa Bay will likely need to score plenty of points to keep this game close.