>>Falcons Steamroll Bucs
(Atlanta, GA) -- The Falcons made easy work of the Buccaneers behind Matt Ryan and Julio Jones in a 56-14 romp at the Georgia Dome on "Thursday Night Football." Jones hauled in nine receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns, while Ryan completed 21-of-24 passes for 286 yards and three TDs. Devin Hester scored on a 62-yard punt return and a 20-yard reverse. The return TD was Hester's 20th of his career breaking Deion Sanders record. Atlanta is 2-and-1. The Love Smith era in Tampa isn't off to the start they were hoping as they committed five turnovers on the way to falling behind 56-0 in the third quarter. In the fourth Mike Glennon found Vincent Jackson in the end zone and Danny Lansanah had a 27-yard pick to the house. Tampa is 0-and-3. Starting quarterback Josh McCown left the game with a thumb injury and didn't return.
>>Hester Breaks Sanders' Record
(Atlanta, GA) -- Devin Hester high-stepped down the sideline on 62-yard punt return in the Falcons' "Thursday Night Football" win over the Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome. It was Hester's 20th-career return TD breaking the record set by former Falcons star Deion Sanders. Sanders was in the building for the feat as a part of the broadcast for CBS and NFL Network. Also seeing Hester's feat was his coach when he was with the Bears, Lovie Smith, who now mans the sideline for the Bucs.
>>Cowboys Clash With Rams In St. Louis
(St. Louis, MO) -- A pair of 1-and-1 teams hook up on Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys take on the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. After dropping their home opener in Week One 28-17 to the 49ers, the Cowboys bounced back with a 26-10 win at Tennessee this past Sunday. DeMarco Murray rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown in the win. The Rams also lost their home opener 34-6 to the Vikings in Week One before rebounding on the road for a 19-17 win at Tampa Bay last weekend. Filling in for the injured Shaun Hill, Austin Davis threw for 235 yards and no interceptions against the Bucs.
>>Packers, Lions Renew Rivalry In Motown
(Detroit, MI) -- The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions renew their longtime NFL rivalry this Sunday when the teams meet at Ford Field. Home is where the heart is for these clubs, who have won their first home games of the season while losing big on the road. Green Bay overcame an 18-point deficit to beat the Jets 31-24 in Week Two. That followed a 36-16 loss at Seattle in the NFL's season opener in Week One. Detroit dominated the Giants 35-14 on "Monday Night Football" in Week One, but had three turnovers in a 24-7 setback at Carolina this past Sunday. The Lions have lost five of their last six against the Pack.
>>Bears Injury Report
(Lake Forest, IL) -- Receiver Brandon Marshall was among seven players out at Bears practice on Thursday. Center Roberto Garza, defensive end Jared Allen and cornerback Sherrick McManis were also missing due to injury. There are still two more practice days before the team leaves for the East Coast. The Bears battle the Jets in East Rutherford on Monday night.