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NFL Week 9 Early Games Open Thread

The Falcons are off today, but knock yourselves out.

Scott Iskowitz

The Falcons are on the bye and the Panthers and Saints played Thursday night, so this is not the most relevant group of games for the fanbase. Nonetheless, it's football, and you're gonna watch it.

The game that matters here is Tampa Bay versus Cleveland, as a Buccaneers win pulls the team even in the standings with the Falcons, albeit with Atlanta holding the tiebreaker. Even if you're rooting for the Falcons to do poorly the rest of the way, being last in the NFC South is not appealing for any number of reasons. Let's hope the Buccaneers don't seize upon any opportunities.

Talk about the slate of games right here, and get ready for a return to game coverage against these same Bucs in the week ahead.