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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Live from the Georgia Dome

By Pat Yasinskas

ATLANTA  -- I’m in the Georgia Dome press box, where I’m watching the games between Tampa Bay and Green Bay and Detroit and Carolina.

It’s extremely early, but Carolina’s off to a good start. The Panthers already have intercepted Matthew Stafford twice and DeAngelo Williams just had a big run. The Bucs and Packers are scoreless so far. Gee, there’s a shock: The Bucs not scoring in the first quarter. Update: The game is no longer scoreless. The Packers just got a touchdown.

Also, as we get ready for the later game between the Falcons and Titans, I’ll let you know if Atlanta rookie receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) will be playing. A team official told me the plan is to bring Jones onto the field and let him do some running about two hours before the kickoff.

After the medical staff and coaching staff sees how Jones looks, a decision will be made. As soon as I get word on Jones’ status, I’ll let you know.

I’ll have wrap-ups on the Bucs and Panthers soon after their respective games are over and then we’ll move onto the Falcons and Titans.