Sunday, October 16, 2016
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The Atlanta Falcons travel to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Seattle as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46. The Falcons are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Seahawks have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Matt Ryan finished with 267 yards through the air for Atlanta last week. He completed 15 passes out of 28 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Devonta Freeman, who finished with 88 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Tevin Coleman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 132 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 33 yards per reception. As a team in that game Atlanta got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 372 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 122 yards on 32 attempts.
Russell Wilson finished with 309 yards passing for Seattle last week. He went 23 for 32, resulting in a 72% completion percentage. The Seahawks were led on the ground by Christine Michael, who finished with 58 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jimmy Graham led the team in receiving with 113 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Seattle had 21 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 354 yards for the contest. The Seahawks ran for 66 yards on 26 carries as a team.
Atlanta scores 35 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 1st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 34 attempts for a 68% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 333 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 1st in the league. The Falcons run for an average of 124 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 5th in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 7.1 yards per play for an average of 457 yards per game, ranking their offense 1st overall this season. The Falcons average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They accumulate 67.4 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 16th in the league.
Atlanta allows 290 passing yards per game, ranking 26th, and they allow 28 points per contest on defense, which ranks 27th. They give up 29 completions on 43 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Falcons allow 99 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 15th in the NFL. Atlanta allows 389 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 26th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 58.6 yards per game, ranking them 22nd among NFL teams.
Seattle averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 21st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. They throw for 265 yards through the air per game, ranking them 12th. The Seahawks run for an average of 93 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 18th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 358 yards per game, ranking them 16th in the league on offense. The Seahawks get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 27th. They average 76 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 15th in the NFL.
Seattle allows an average of 184 passing yards per game, which ranks 2nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 14 points per contest, which has them ranked 3rd. They give up 18 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 58% per game. The Seahawks allow 80 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the NFL. Seattle allows 264 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 1st in the league. They force 6 penalties for 53.2 yards in each contest, ranking 3rd.
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Seattle has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 LB Deion Jones Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
10/03/16 LB De'Vondre Campbell Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/03/16 LB Sean Weatherspoon Achilles IR
09/22/16 LB Paul Worrilow Groin expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/02/16 WR Devin Fuller Shoulder IR
10/09/16 RB C.J. Prosise Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/09/16 DT Jarran Reed Hip "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/09/16 TE Nick Vannett Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/04/16 WR Tyler Lockett Knee probable
09/26/16 RB Thomas Rawls Leg out indefinitely
09/08/16 G Germain Ifedi Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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