Vikings welcome Bucs; London welcomes Rams, Pats

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings will try to cement their status as the NFL's biggest surprise of 2012 when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network. Start your evening with "Thursday Night Kickoff" at 6 p.m.

Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:

» Get a head start on all of the latest football buzz with "NFL AM" at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network. Today, Albert Breer reports live from London, where the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams are getting ready for their Sunday showdown at Wembley Stadium.

» With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching, should the New York Jets see what they can get for Tim Tebow? Will anyone else be dealt?'s analysts gauge the trade market.

» Elliot Harrison offers his picks for all the Week 8 games.

» Bucky Brooks breaks down tonight's "Thursday Night Football" matchup as Greg Schiano's Tampa Bay Buccaneers invade Minnesota to take on the 5-2 Vikings.

» The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't on too many experts' Super Bowl radar after a 3-3 start, but Adam Schein offers two reasons why Mike Tomlin's crew might be the AFC favorite after all.

» Find out how your team would fare if the season ended today with the updated Playoff Picture.

»'s Michael Fabiano tells fantasy owners who to start and sit in Week 8.

» Happy birthday to San Diego Chargers tight end Dante Rosario, who turns 28 on Thursday.

» It's not too late to start a fantasy football team on

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