5 things every Falcons fans needs to know Thursday

Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme knocks Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner to the ground on his way into the endzone for a touchdown to cut the Buccaneers lead to 20-10 during the third quarter in a football game on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Atlanta. The Falcons fall 23-20 to the Buccaneers in over time. (Photo by Curtis Compton)

Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme knocks Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner to the ground on his way into the endzone for a touchdown to cut the Buccaneers lead to 20-10 during the third quarter in a football game on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Atlanta. The Falcons fall 23-20 to the Buccaneers in over time. (Photo by
Curtis Compton)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are five things you need to know Thursday about the Falcons (6-5), who play at Tampa Bay (5-6) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

1. PRACTICE TODAY:  The Falcons have a morning walk-through. Falcons coach Dan Quinn will talk with the media at 12:10 p.m. before practice which set to start at 12:50 p.m.

2. OPEN LOCKER ROOM: Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will speak to the media. In addition to discussing the players’ only meeting, Jones hasn’t scored a touchdown in three games.

3.  SHANAHAN TO TALK:   Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will meet with the media. Jump on the “Falcons Fan Mailbag” from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and send your questions along. I’ll pick a few to mix in from the fans. (Keep it classy!) Check back later for video and a transcript. IMG_6449

4. ARMSTRONG DAY:  Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong had it cranked up to 10 during practice on Wednesday. He’s in mid-season from. We talk to him about likely getting returner Devin Hester back, punter Matt Bosher. The decision on kicker Matt Bryant won’t be made until Friday evening, according to Quinn.

5. GET YOUR QUESTIONS READY: Take an early lunch go to AJC.com for “Falcons Fan Mailbag” today from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter chats with CineSport’s Noah Coslov about whether Matt Ryan still gives the Falcons the best chance to win and what has changed since the Week 8 loss to the Bucs.

MINNESOTA GAME COVERAGE — Vikings 20, Falcons 10

5 things we learned from the 20-10 loss to the Vikings

What the Falcons had to say after the loss

12 comments from Dan Quinn on the Falcons’ loss

Ryan goes into detail about his interceptions

Quarter-by-Quarter: How the Falcons lost 20-10 to the Vikings

White feels team got complacent after 5-0 start

Falcons rookie Coleman fumbles again

Falcons defense pulling its weight

Falcons fans jeer Ryan after his second interception

FROM THE FIRST MEETING — TAMPA BAY GAME COVERAGE — Bucs 23, Falcons 20 in OT

5 things we learned in the Falcons’ 23-20 loss to the Bucs

How the Falcons lost to the Bucs in OT

10 comments from Dan Quinn after the loss to the Bucs

Adams disagreed with overtime pass interference call

Matt Ryan’s miscues help to gift the Bucs’ 20 points

QUOTEBOARD: What the Falcons were saying after the 23-20 loss to the Bucs

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston bests his role model: ‘Mr. Ryan’

Falcons defense holds up, but forces no turnovers

Falcons rallied behind wide receiver Julio Jones

Bucs rookie linebacker Alexander dedicates win to deceased brother


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