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The Falcons (8-5) need a win to draw closer to the postseason, and the Buccaneers (4-9) stand in their way.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In a half hour, the Atlanta Falcons will take a crack at getting their ninth win, and getting halfway to the numbers of wins they’ll need to ensure a playoff berth. You know, no pressure or anything.

Atlanta’s got the advantage more or less across the board here, but they will need to play at a high level to ensure a road win. It’ll begin soon, and as always, you’ll want to use this as your open thread and follow along with our Twitter tracker down below.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 15

Time: Monday, December 18th, 8:30 p.m. EST

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

TV Channel: ESPN

Announcers: Jon Gruden, Sean McDonough

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Odds: The Falcons are at least touchdown favorites

Prediction: Falcons win, 30-23

Key Questions: Will the Falcons play up to their potential? Will the Buccaneers be able to take advantage of Andy Levite’s absence? Can the Buccaneers actually stop Julio Jones this time?

SB Nation Opposition Site: Bucs Nation

Twitter: @TheFalcoholic