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Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Open thread, tracker and key info for Week 17

Just one game left and we can let the offseason swallow us whole.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Folks, we made it. This wasn’t the season any of us hoped for, but the Falcons came out of it with a mandate to do better and fully aware of the changes they need to make to improve. It’s not better than, you know, winning a bunch of games, but it still might be the wakeup call this franchise needed.

Still, one more game left. Join us as we watch Falcons vs. Buccaneers, an utterly meaningless contest with few stakes that we just hope will be fun to spend three hours with. After that, we’ll start reviewing this season in full and talking about the offseason, with the latter activity taking up many months.

Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

When: Sunday, December 30, 1 p.m. EST

Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Florida

Channel: FOX

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale

Streaming: FOXSportsGo

Prediction: Falcons lose, 27-24

Key Questions: Will the Falcons get Dirk Koetter fired with a win? Will Atlanta be able to continue a run of solid defense against a Tampa Bay offense that is capable of playing some very good football games? Will the offensive line hold up for the third straight week, despite an imposingish front seven in Tampa Bay.

Opponent Site: Bucs Nation

Twitter: @TheFalcoholic