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Wide receiver Devin Hester #17 of the Atlanta Falcons returns a punt for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Five Things: Buccaneers Vs. Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.

09/19/2014

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Matt Ryan, Falcons Crush Tampa Bay, 56-14

Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.

09/18/2014

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)

Thursday Night Football Fantasy Starters: Vincent Jackson, Matt Ryan And 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.

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.

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.

09/16/2014

Rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews #70 of the Atlanta Falcons runs drills during rookie minicamp at the Atlanta Falcons Training Facility on May 16, 2014 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Matthews Legacy Continues With Jake Playing For The Falcons

As a third-generation NFL player, as well as relatives playing both for college and professional teams in Atlanta, Jake Matthews seems like a perfect fit for the Falcons.

08/08/2014

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Exonerated Football Player Brian Banks To Work For NFL Front Office

After serving five years in prison and having his rape conviction overturned with the help of the California Innocence Project, Brian Banks will work for the NFL front office.

08/02/2014

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5 Players In The NFL Who Will Have A Bounce Back Season Offensively

Here is a list of five players who will have a bounce back season.

07/29/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 10: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the bench while playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on November 10, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Philadelphia won the game 27-13. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Good News And Bad News

There are a lot of big storylines going on around the NFL right now and they span more than just the playoff race. Actually, the Packers are hoping for a big return soon just so they can get into the playoffs, but other stories have to deal with an interfering coach and an early day in London for next season.

12/06/2013

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 25: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins scrambles with the ball in the fourth quarter during an NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField on November 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: London Scheduled, Seahawks Make Moves, RG3 Defends Dad

The NFL is looking to make its global following much bigger than it already is, but they’ve got to have some things straightened out before people will accept it. That includes having some incredibly strange happenings going on around the different teams.

11/29/2013

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 5: Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio of the Denver Broncos during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: All Eyes On Broncos, Falcons And Dolphins

The NFL has a lot going on as the season prepares to get ready for the final quarter of the year. Playoff races will be heating up and teams are going to start battling it out for a spot, but there is a lot happening off of the field as well.

11/19/2013

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers takes the field in the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Raiders QB Hurt, Big Ben Is Angry, Falcons Back Mike Smith

Problems abound in the NFL sometimes, and it takes a lot the backing and support from your teammates, coaches, ownership and more to keep you a part of a franchise. Those problems can be injuries, losing streaks and even just rumors.

11/12/2013

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 7: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons makes a one-handed catch against Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets at the Georgia Dome on October 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Falcon WR Gone For Season, Schaub Has Incident With Fan, Aldon Smith In More Trouble

No one could have possibly predicted the way the 2013 NFL season would go. Who would have thought that top teams and players would be in such turmoil just five weeks into the season?

10/11/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 08: Roman Harper #41 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts a ball intended for Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons in the endzone at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Top Three Games From The First Sunday Of The 2013 NFL Season

Week one of the 2013 NFL season is just about complete, and the first Sunday of this new year brought forth just about everything that an NFL could want. There were upsets, divisional match-ups, last second finishes, and some great outings by amazing players.

09/09/2013

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Exonerated Football Player Plans Comeback After Getting Cut From Atlanta Falcons

CBS2’s Randy Paige sat down with Brian Banks, a football player imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit and exonerated years later. He was recently cut from the Atlanta Falcons but continues to amaze with his positive spirit and a comeback that transcends the football field.

09/08/2013

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