ATLANTA — The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.
Ditto for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Both teams are eager to get back on the field Thursday night after the way they played the last time out.
The Falcons (1-1) were mauled at Cincinnati, losing 24-10 in a game that really wasn’t that close. The Bucs (0-2) lost at home to St. Louis, failing to take advantage of an opponent down to its third-string quarterback because of injuries.