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Week 5 is officially here, and Thursday Night Football should be a good game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for 1,399 yards, with an offense averaging 423 yards per game so far. "He gets younger; he has like the Benjamin Button disease". That's why five points are just too many to pass up.

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day.

Linebackers Dont'a Hightower (knee) and Elandon Roberts (ankle), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (ankle), special teams player Matthew Slater (hamstring), starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle) and defensive back Brandon King (hamstring) are also questionable.

Offensively, Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin returns after a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs (he sat out the final week of 2016). They can play any personnel group, they can change from week-to-week, they can be in even-front one week, an odd-front next week, they will play dime the whole game. "I mean 2-2 is not where we want to be, but if you want to get to 3-2 we've got to play better than the way we played the first four weeks", said Brady.

New England couldn't capitalize on its promising defensive set with a three-and-out next time out, the drive coming to an end after Brandin Cooks straight up dropped what would have been a first down off a slant.

The Patriots can still win this game going away if their defense continues to struggle. In those three games, the Bucs have been held to just 10 points while the Patriots scored 76 points.

When the National Football League schedule was released, this week's Thursday night matchup was more interesting than most. Tandy had said Monday that he could have returned to the game and felt fine to play this week, but is unlikely to if he hasn't practiced.

New England and Tampa Bay have given up a combined 851.1 total yards of offense per game. Fortunately, no one is better at the short passing game than Tom Brady.

The quarterbacks in this game will get much of the attention and rightfully so.

Gronkowski played all 70 offensive snaps in New England's 33-30 loss to Carolina on Sunday and did not appear on the injury report on Monday nor Tuesday.

While coach Ben McAdoo wouldn't say precisely how the Giants would change for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium, but it's obvious that he is trying to take some pressure off his team and to get them to play more instinctively. You can play really well and catch three balls for 50 yards.