The Buccaneers came out on top of their Week One matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, making it the third-straight game they'd won against the divisions rivals. A lot of football has been played since and the Falcons come into Raymond James Stadium this week with a 5-3 record and the lead in the NFC South. The Buccaneers are second in the division at 3-4.
The Buccaneers have won three of their four road games this season, one of them in Atlanta, but have yet to record a win in front of the home crowd in 2016. They won their other primetime matchup this season when they went to Carolina and came out on top 17-14 in Monday Night Football.
The Falcons are also 3-1 away from home this season, with road wins coming against the Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos. They come into this one having just defeated the Green Bay Packers, 33-32. Prior to that, they dropped two in a row to the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers.
The experts have just released their predictions for all of the NFL Week Nine games. Here is how they see Thursday Night Football's Falcons vs. Buccaneers playing out…
NFL.com Elliot Harrison – Falcons
ESPN.com Consensus – Falcons
ProFootballTalk, Mike Florio – Falcons
USA Today, Consensus – Falcons
SBNation.com, Consensus – Falcons
CBSSports.com, Consensus – Falcons
FoxSports.com, Consensus – Split 3-3
Microsoft Cortana – Falcons