Shayn Roby’s Take: This one could go either way. The Bucs are 0-2, but have been in both games and could have just as easily been 2-0 with a couple of breaks going the other way. Atlanta just barely beat New Orleans in week one, and could just as easily be 0-2, instead of 1-1.
By Andrew Kahn
Week 3?s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season. The Falcons were among the biggest surprises, going 4-12 after three straight playoff appearances. The Bucs, dealing with far lower expectations, also went 4-12, after starting 0-8. Along the way, quarterback Josh Freeman was released, the team dealt with a MRSA outbreak in the locker room, and fan apathy grew. After the season, coach Greg Schiano and the general manager were fired. Eyeing bounce-back seasons, Atlanta is 1-1 with a win over divisional foe New Orleans. Tampa Bay is 0-2 after low-scoring home losses.
When Tampa Bay has the ball:
Apparently impressed by his play in Chicago, new coach Lovie Smith has gone with 35-year-old career back-up Josh McCown as his starting quarterback over Mike Glennon, who was coming off a decent rookie year. In the…
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