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Thursday Night Football: Patriots at Falcons (7:20 CT) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Prepare yourself for the onslaught of 28-3 jokes on the Twitters tonight as the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons meet at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to get Week 11 started. The Patriots are coming off a massive 45-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns last week while the Falcons are still licking their wounds from the 43-3 beatdown that they received from the Dallas Cowboys.

Mac Jones diced up the Cleveland Browns’ defense, completing 19-of-23 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots moved to 6-4 and inched closer to the Buffalo Bills for the top spot in the AFC East. The Falcons, on the other hand, find themselves in the cellar of the NFC South and are all but done as far as their playoff hopes are concerned. The Patriots will be looking to ride their momentum to another win over a very beatable Falcons team tonight, and here’s to hoping (selfishly) that they do it with a heavy dose of Hunter Henry.

Oh, yeah, here come the 28-3 tweets already:

Game Info

New England Patriots (6-4, 2nd AFC East) at Atlanta Falcons (4-5, 4th NFC South) – FOX, NFL Network (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink), Westwood One (Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli)

Kickoff Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
Site:
 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Referee: Land Clark
Odds: NE -6.5, O/U 47 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Game Thread

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun!

Coaches

Patriots: Bill Belichick (286-140) vs. Falcons: Arthur Smith (4-5)

Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Patriots: Mac Jones: 21/31, 229 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 9 rushing yards

versus

Falcons: Matt Ryan: 25/37, 258 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 2 carries, 7 rushing  yards

Week 11 projected stats via ESPN projections

Patriots Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Mac Jones
•   RB Damien Harris
•   WRs Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne
•   TE Ryan Griffin
•   LT Isaiah Wynn, LG Mike Onwenu, C David Andrews, RG Shaq Mason, RT Justin Herron

Defense
•   DL Davon Godchaux, LE Deatrich Wise Jr., RE Lawrence Guy
•   LBs Matthew Judon, Dont’a Hightower, Ja’Whaun Bentley
•   LCB J.C. Jackson, RCB Jalen Mills
•   S Adrian Phillips, Devin McCourty

Specialists
•   Nick Folk (kicker), Jake Bailey (punter, holder), Joe Cardona (long snapper), Gunner Olszewski (kick and punt returns)

Falcons Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Matt Ryan
•   RB Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson
•   WRs Russell Gage, Tajae Sharpe
•   TEs Kyle Pitts
•   LT Jake Matthews, LG Jalen Mayfield, C Matt Hennessy, RG Chris Lindstrom, RT Kaleb McGary

Defense
•   DLs Grady Jarrett, Tyeler Davidson, Jonathan Bullard
•   OLB Dante Fowler Jr., Adetokunbo Ogundeji, LB Deion Jones, Foyesade Oluokun
•   CBs Fabian Moreau, A.J. Terrell
•   S Erik Harris, Duron Harmon

Specialists
•   Younghoe Koo (kicker), Dustin Colquitt (punter, holder), Josh Harris (long snapper), Cordarrelle Patterson, Avery Williams (kick and punt returns)

Inactives

 



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.