Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Georgia Dome
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The San Diego Chargers travel to The Georgia Dome to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.5. The Chargers are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Falcons have an over/under record of 5-1-0 and they are 5-1-0 against the spread.
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Philip Rivers finished with 178 yards through the air for San Diego last week. He completed 18 passes out of 29 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Chargers were led in rushing by Melvin Gordon, who finished with 94 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Hunter Henry was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Diego got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 265 yards for the game. The Chargers ran for 99 yards on 29 attempts.
Matt Ryan finished with 335 yards passing for Atlanta last week. He went 27 for 42, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Falcons were led on the ground by Devonta Freeman, who finished with 40 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Julio Jones led the team in receiving with 139 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Atlanta had 22 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 362 yards for the contest. The Falcons ran for 52 yards on 18 carries as a team.
San Diego scores 29 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 3rd 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 263 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 10th in the league. The Chargers run for an average of 92 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 22nd in the league. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 355 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall this season. The Chargers average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 10th in the NFL. They accumulate 39.5 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 27th in the league.
San Diego allows 280 passing yards per game, ranking 24th, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 23rd. They give up 28 completions on 44 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64%. The Chargers allow 84 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 5th in the NFL. San Diego allows 363 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 18th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 9.2 penalties for 63 yards per game, ranking them 31st among NFL teams.
Atlanta averages 33 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. They throw for 330 yards through the air per game, ranking them 2nd. The Falcons run for an average of 112 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 9th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 6.9 yards per play for a total of 442 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the league on offense. The Falcons get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 2nd. They average 67.2 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 17th in the NFL.
Atlanta allows an average of 285 passing yards per game, which ranks 26th in the league. Their defense overall allows 28 points per contest, which has them ranked 27th. They give up 29 completions on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 69% per game. The Falcons allow 94 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 11th in the NFL. Atlanta allows 380 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 25th in the league. They force 6.2 penalties for 53.8 yards in each contest, ranking 10th.
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 5-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 CB Brandon Flowers Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/12/16 LB Nick Dzubnar Knee IR
10/05/16 CB Jason Verrett ACL IR
09/27/16 LB Manti Te'o Achilles IR
09/20/16 RB Danny Woodhead Knee IR
09/19/16 S Jahleel Addae Collarbone out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Keenan Allen Knee IR
09/02/16 NT Sean Lissemore Undisclosed IR
09/02/16 WR Javontee Herndon Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Jeff Cumberland Achilles IR
08/31/16 G Chris Watt Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Donavon Clark Knee IR
08/30/16 RB Branden Oliver Achilles IR
08/11/16 WR Stevie Johnson Knee IR
10/17/16 CB C.J. Goodwin Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
10/17/16 DE Derrick Shelby Calf injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
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
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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