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Falcons vs. Buccaneers Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

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Thursday, November 3, the Atlanta Falcons (5-3) take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4). The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Read on for our Falcons vs. Buccaneers prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Atlanta wins the match-up between the two teams 57.6 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Falcons are favored to win the contest.

Spread: Falcons -4

Game Time: 8:25 p.m. E.T.

Channel: NFL Network

Falcons vs. Buccaneers preview:

The Falcons pulled off a come-from-behind 33-32 win over the depleted Packers last week, ultimately saving their season (for now!) from the same doom they suffered last year. The city of Atlanta breathed a giant sigh of relief, that's for sure. With Matt Ryan playing the best football of his career, and Julio Jones on the receiving end of his passes, they're an offensive explosion waiting to happen each and every game.

The Buccaneers faltered and lost 30-24 to the Raiders last week after winning two in a row. Winston was mediocre, throwing for two touchdowns but only for 180 yards on 16-of-32 passing. Jacquizz Rodgers is out for Thursday's game with a foot injury, and will have to make due with Antone Smith, who has never carried the ball more than 23 times in an NFL season. The Bucs are on their seventh running back this season. Yikes.

Falcons vs. Buccaneers prediction:

The Falcons will get a nice road win over the Buccaneers. Mike Evans is a stud, but there isn't much else to love on the Bucs offense, especially with how inconsistent Winston has been lately. They don't have the firepower to keep up with the high-octane Falcons offense, and it costs them the game.

Falcons 35, Buccaneers 20