Tampa Bay (4th - NFCS) at Atlanta (2nd - NFCS)

Matchup Details
Thu, Sep 18 - Georgia Dome
KICK OFF - 8:25 PM ET
W/LATSHomeAwayO/U
Tampa Bay 0-20-2-00-20-00-2-0
Atlanta 1-11-1-01-00-11-1-0
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Tampa Bay
PPlayerStatusNotes
RBD. Martin
Prob Thurs
Knee
09/18/14
Martin left Week 1 with a left knee injury and has not played since. He will not start Thursday's game against the Falcons but is expected to play.
CE. Dietrich-Smith
Prob Thurs
Back
09/18/14
Dietrich-Smith is expected to play Thursday against the Falcons despite a back injury.
GL. Mankins
Prob Thurs
Knee
09/17/14
Mankins has a knee injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Falcons.
SB. McDougald
Prob Thurs
Knee
09/17/14
McDougald has suffered a knee injury but will likely play Thursday against the Falcons.
DED. Bowers
Prob Thurs
Abdominal
09/17/14
Bowers is dealing with an abdominal injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Falcons.
TD. Dotson
Prob Thurs
Hamstring
09/17/14
Dotson has a hamstring injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Falcons.
DEM. Johnson
Ques Thurs
Ankle
09/16/14
Johnson has an ankle injury and did not play Week 2. He is questionable for Thursday's game against the Falcons.
DTG. McCoy
Doub Thurs
Hand
09/14/14
McCoy suffered a broken hand Week 2 against the Rams. His status is uncertain for Thursday's game against the Falcons as he may attempt to play through the injury.
TEA. Seferian-Jenkins
Out Thurs
Ankle
09/18/14
Seferian-Jenkins has an ankle injury and did not play Week 2. He will miss Thursday's game against the Falcons.
LBM. Foster
Out indefinitely
Shoulder
09/15/14
Foster has a dislocated shoulder and there is no timetable for his return.
DEA. Clayborn
I-R
Bicep
09/12/14
Clayborn was placed on the injured reserve with a torn bicep and will miss the rest of the season.
CBM. Jenkins
I-R
Pectoral
09/10/14
Jenkins has been placed on injured reserve after tearing his pectoral muscle.
RBC. Sims
I-R
Ankle
09/03/14
Sims has been placed on injured reserve while he recovers from surgery on his right ankle.
Atlanta
PPlayerStatusNotes
TJ. Matthews
Prob Thurs
Ankle
09/18/14
Matthews left Week 1 with an ankle injury and has not played since. He is expected to return Thursday against the Buccaneers.
WRR. White
Prob Thurs
Hamstring
09/17/14
White has been dealing with a hamstring injury but he is expected to play Thursday against the Buccaneers.
LBP. Shembo
Prob Thurs
Ankle
09/17/14
Shembo has an ankle injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Buccaneers.
LBS. Weatherspoon
I-R
Achilles
09/04/14
Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles and is on injured reserve.
TS. Baker
I-R
Knee
09/04/14
Baker suffered a torn patella tendon during the preseason and has been placed on injured reserve.
LBM. Spruill
I-R
Knee
09/04/14
Spruill has suffered a torn ACL and is on injured reserve.
GM. Johnson
I-R
Foot
09/04/14
Johnson is on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury.
SZ. Motta
Out indefinitely
Neck
09/04/14
Motta has been placed on the PUP list after suffering a neck injury and is expected to miss the 2014 season.
WRD. Davis
Out indefinitely
Foot
08/26/14
Davis has been placed on the PUP list while recovering from offseason foot surgery.
NEWS

Covers Preview - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened the season with a pair of narrow home losses and now face the prospect of playing the next three on the road, beginning with Thursday night's matchup against the NFC South-rival Atlanta Falcons. The Buccaneers are trying to avoid a repeat of last season's disastrous campaign, when they opened with eight straight setbacks. "It's trying to take a deep breath, see the big picture," quarterback Josh McCown said. "We want to win right now."

 
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