NFC South game plan for the weekend

TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – I soon will be catching a flight to Atlanta, where I’ll be covering Sunday’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans.

If there is anything worth noting, I’ll check in from Atlanta later this afternoon or evening. Otherwise, we’ll be going through our usual Sunday routine.

Actually, this week won’t quite be routine. Since the Falcons don’t play until 4:15 p.m. ET, I’ll get to the Georgia Dome very early and watch the 1 p.m. games – Carolina at Detroit and Tampa Bay at Green Bay. I’ll post wrap-ups on those games soon after they end.

I also anticipate we’ll get word about 90 minutes before kickoff if Atlanta receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) will be playing. We’ll get you the inactives for the Atlanta game about the same time.

Then, I’ll come back later with a Rapid Reaction as soon as the game ends and follow that up with a full column after hitting the locker rooms for interviews.