The Falcons face a test to determine how far they've fallen. Once believed to be a playoff team, injuries and age ravaged Atlanta's roster to make the team a fragile, flawed unit. Now Atlanta faces the Buccaneers, better known for their off-field exploits than in-game triumph. Tampa Bay recorded its first win in Week 10, and could serve as a trap game for a bruised Falcons team trying to find its way to the offseason.
Game Date/Time and Location: Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
TV schedule and distribution map: Fox; The506.com
Live coverage and updates:
Falcons blog: The Falcoholic / Follow The Falcoholic on Twitter
Buccaneers blog: Bucs Nation / Follow Bucs Nation on Twitter
Live NFL Week 11 Scoreboard
Radio schedule: Atlanta: STAR 94 (94.1 FM) and 790 The Zone (790 AM); Tampa Bay: WFUS 103.5 FM and WDAE AM 620
Watch Online: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required). NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA.
More on the matchup: Less than a month has passed since the Falcons and Buccaneers last faced off. Atlanta won by eight points on a day when Matt Ryan was 20-for-26 passing and threw three touchdowns. That game was one of Mike Glennon's best starts as a rookie, and the game on Sunday will hinge on whether he can be reliable or a liability, as young quarterbacks tend to swing between the two extremes.
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