Another Thursday night thriller, NFL seems to out due themselves every week with these competitive matchups that have us on the edge of our seats all night. Honestly, the quality of these games are pathetic, since week 3 there hasn't been a Thursday night game decided by 7 points or less, and 5 of the 9 games have been blowouts. NFL tries to solve the problem of shitty games by doing this color rush nonsense, half the jerseys look like they could just be the teams regular jerseys, at least be unique about it if you want to make the jerseys more appealing. Anyways, regardless of the quality of it there was still a game played tonight, Falcons did exactly what they should do if they're the caliber of team that wants to make a deep playoff run, and that's beat the crap out of a below average Bucs team. Matt Ryan, and the Falcons #1 offense continued to flow with rhythm to the tune of 43 points. Ryan threw for 4 touchdowns, 344 yards, and completed 73% of his passes as he continues to build his MVP resume. The road gets a little tougher for the Falcons offense in the upcoming weeks as they take on 5 defenses that rank in the top half of the league, Falcons do have 4 home games out of their final 7, and one of the road games is against the Rams so Matt Ryan won't have to face much bad weather if any this season which leads me to believe they will make the playoffs. Falcons run game was able to be productive even though emerging stud running back Tevin Coleman was absent from tonight's game. Buccaneers offense was a different story, this team was openly displaying their dysfunction for everyone to clearly see as Jameis Winston verbally abused about everyone on the offense at some point. Statistically the stats were their for Winston, 261 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 110 passer rating, and he completed 62% of his passes, clearly he wasn't the problem. The run game with Doug Martin being out since week 3, Jacquizz Rodgers going down last week, was now down to a rookie, and a couple of guys they found in the parking lot before the game. Obviously their run game was none existent tonight because of the extreme lack of talent they have available at the position. Falcons defense was decent, nothing to get too excited about, they allowed 28 points, but they also may have laid off the gas a little at the end because there was a good stretch of the game in which they shut the Bucs down. There was 7 drives in a row from the Buccaneers that failed to go more than 40 yards, 4 of which went for less than 20 yards, and to put it in perspective the Bucs only had 10 drives in this game. Safe to say the Dirk Koetter experiment has been a failure. Koetter was supposed to come in and elevate Jameis Winston to elite quarterback status, when in fact he has caused Winston to regress, Winston is on pace to throw 5 more interceptions this year than his rookie season, his yards per attempt is down a whole yard, and his passer rating has dropped a few points. This is not what they had in mind when Koetter took over, the Bucs offensive line has been pretty average they're in the middle of the pack when it comes to sacks allowed, so you can't blame the pass protection for the lack of production. Penalties really killed the Bucs tonight, 11 penalties for 85 yards, no wonder why the couldn't get any rhythm going on offense. Tonight we saw two teams that were on completely opposite ends of the football spectrum, the Buccaneers are a completely lost dysfunctional franchise with no sign of heading in the right direction, and the Falcons have a true identity which is put pressure on other defenses with an aerial assault mixed with a two headed monster in the running game, giving their defense the opportunity to play with the lead taking the pressure off them so they can blitz and be more aggressive. That's why the Falcons will be in the playoffs and the Buccaneers will have their 6th straight losing season.