The Atlanta Falcons (5-3) travel to Tampa Bay to take on the NFC South rival Buccaneers (3-4) on Thursday Night Football. The Falcons will rely on their potent passing attack highlighted by the duo of QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones. Ryan leads the NFL with 2,636 passing yards and Jones is second in the league in receiving yards with 859 yards.
The Buccaneers will rely on their own dynamic duo of QB Jameis Winston and WR Mike Evans as they look to beat the Falcons for a second time this season and stay close in the division. Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta in Week 1, 31-24, thanks to four passing TDs from Winston, including one to Evans.
Here’s how to watch the game:
When: 8:25 p.m. ET
Broadcast network: NFL Network
Live Stream: Twitter
The NFL has approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, and with the move comes the pressure the league must now face in a city that embraces its gambling and vibrant nightlife.
Not only could this cause problems for the league, which has been outspoken against gambling on sports, but it could impact its players, who now have to deal with being in and around gambling year round.
With so many questions, the NFL must embrace these realities of being a part of Sin City in the future.
PFT’s Mike Florio breaks down the NFL’s future in Sin City in the video above from the owners’ meetings in Arizona.
Vince Young is hoping his football career isn’t over.
Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who announced on Twitter today that Young has a “dream of playing more football.”
That Steinberg used the word “dream” suggests that he and Young realize it will be an uphill battle to get back to the NFL. Young hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011, when he threw four touchdown passes and nine interceptions for the Eagles. He has spent time with the Bills, Packers and Browns since then but never made it past the preseason.
The fledgling Spring League has already said it would be interested in Young, so he’s got someone interested in him. But the Spring League is a long, long way from the NFL. It’s highly likely that Young has played his last NFL game, even if, at age 33, he’s not quite ready to say definitively that he’s done.