Sunday, October 9, 2016
Sports Authority Field
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The Atlanta Falcons take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Sports Authority Field. The opening line for this game has Denver as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.5. The Falcons are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-0-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 4-0-0 against the spread.
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Matt Ryan finished with 503 yards through the air for Atlanta last week. He completed 28 passes out of 37 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Devonta Freeman, who finished with 57 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Julio Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 300 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Atlanta got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 18 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 571 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 90 yards on 25 attempts.
Paxton Lynch finished with 170 yards passing for Denver last week. He went 14 for 24, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by C.J. Anderson, who finished with 49 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Demaryius Thomas led the team in receiving with 94 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Denver had 22 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 307 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 89 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Atlanta scores 38 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 1st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 35 attempts for a 71% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 354 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 1st in the league. The Falcons run for an average of 125 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 6th in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 7.5 yards per play for an average of 479 yards per game, ranking their offense 1st overall this season. The Falcons average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 2nd in the NFL. They accumulate 64.8 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 11th in the league.
Atlanta allows 317 passing yards per game, ranking 31st, and they allow 31 points per contest on defense, which ranks 29th. They give up 31 completions on 45 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69%. The Falcons allow 102 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 16th in the NFL. Atlanta allows 419 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 30th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 59 yards per game, ranking them 18th among NFL teams.
Denver averages 28 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 5th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 237 yards through the air per game, ranking them 23rd. The Broncos run for an average of 106 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 14th on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 342 yards per game, ranking them 21st in the league on offense. The Broncos get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 8th. They average 51.2 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 12th in the NFL.
Denver allows an average of 170 passing yards per game, which ranks 2nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 16 points per contest, which has them ranked 5th. They give up 19 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 54% per game. The Broncos allow 114 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Denver allows 283 total yards per game for an average of 4.3 yards per play, which ranks 4th in the league. They force 8.5 penalties for 79.2 yards in each contest, ranking 26th.
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 4-0-0 against the over/under this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Denver has an ATS record of 4-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/03/16 LB De'Vondre Campbell Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/03/16 CB Jalen Collins Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Denver
10/03/16 LB Sean Weatherspoon Achilles IR
10/03/16 RB Tevin Coleman Illness "?" Sunday vs. Denver
09/22/16 LB Paul Worrilow Groin expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/02/16 WR Devin Fuller Shoulder IR
10/03/16 QB Trevor Siemian Shoulder is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/02/16 S Shiloh Keo Knee "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/02/16 TE Virgil Green Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/19/16 LB Demarcus Ware Elbow expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/19/16 T Donald Stephenson Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
08/31/16 TE Garrett Graham Shoulder IR
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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