Happy gameday! Did you miss some of the Times’ Buccaneers coverage during Thanksgiving week? I’ll catch you up. Here are some things I learned while reading my colleagues:• Tight end O.J. Howard has caught half as many passes as Cameron Brate but has been on the field for more plays.• In a story about Bucs rookie safety Justin Evans, Rick Stroud noted that Keith Tandy, who had four interceptions in Tampa Bay’s final five games last season, didn’t play a single defensive snap against the Dolphins last week. Overall, Tandy has seen a significant dip in playing time. He played on 38 percent of the defensive snaps last season but has played on just 17 percent of defensive snaps this season.• Falcons receiver Julio Jones has had six 100-yard receiving games against the Bucs. Only one player has had more.• Ever wonder how many game balls the NFL requires teams to supply before each game? Greg Auman has the answer.• Only Richard Sherman has more interceptions (20) than Brent Grimes (19) in the past five seasons.• The Falcons have recorded nearly twice as many sacks as the Bucs this season.• Columnist Martin Fennelly found some shafts of light in an otherwise disappointing season.And here are a couple of things I learned while researching the Bucs and Falcons this week:• The 2016 Falcons scored on 55.8 percent of their drives. That was the highest rate since the 2007 Patriots — the 18-1 Patriots — scored on 57.0 percent of their drives. In case you missed it, here’s the Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Bucs-Falcons. In the scouting report, I debunk a popular claim, answer a couple of frequently asked questions, break down some game film, examine a key matchup and offer a prediction.• The Browns are the second team to start 0-10 in consecutive seasons. The first team? The 1976 and 1977 Bucs.Contact Thomas Bassinger at [email protected] Follow @tometrics.