Poll: Falcons at Ravens – Who Wins Sunday’s Matchup?

Atlanta Falcons v Baltimore Ravens


Falcons at Ravens NFL Week 7 Capsule

ATLANTA FALCONS (2-4) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-2)

SERIES

FALCONS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 2-2
STREAKS Past 1
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 1-0 Harbaugh: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 27-13 vs. Bears W 48-17 at Buccaneers
LAST GAME 11/11/10: Ravens 21 at Falcons 26. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan throws for 316 yards & 3 TDs. Falcons WR Roddy White records 12 catches for 138 yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/19/06: Ravens 24, Falcons 10. Baltimore RB Jamal Lewis rushes for 91 yards & 3 TDs. Ravens WR Mark Clayton catches 5 passes for 89 yards. Ravens defense totals 5 sacks.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Justin Kutcher, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 133 (Atl.), 93 (Bal.). XM: 231 (Bal.).

STATS

PASSING Ryan: 149-234-1850 (1C)-12 (3C)-7-92.7 Flacco: 140-220-1596 (3C)-12-3-97.8
RUSHING
  1. Jackson: 69-263-3.8-2
Forsett: 64-408 (3C)-6.4-3
RECEIVING
  1. Jones: 44 (2L)-620 (3L)-14.1-3
  2. Smith: 35-573 (3C)-16.4-4
OFFENSE 410.0 (3L) 389.8
TAKE/GIVE -3 +2
DEFENSE 419.0 361.2
SACKS Massaquoi: 2 Dumervil: 5 (T3C)
INTs Ishmael, McClain: 1 Ngata: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Bosher: 43.8 Koch: 48.9 (1C)
KICKING Bryant: 44 (20/20 PAT; 8/9 FG) Tucker: 56 (3C) (17/17 PAT; 13/16 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN won only start vs. Bal., passing for 316 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 101.8 rating. Is 1 of 5 QBs in NFL history with 25,000 pass yards (25,322) in 1st 100 career games. When Ryan starts & has 100+ rating, Falcons are 36-2 (.947)…RB STEVEN JACKSON has 3 rush TDs in past 3 vs. AFC. RB ANTONE SMITH had 41-yard rec. TD last week, his 5th TD (3 rec., 2 rush) in 2014. Has 7 career TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.), all 35+ yards…WR JULIO JONES has 30 catches for 410 yards (102.5 per game) & 1 TD in past 4 vs. AFC. Leads NFL WRs with 44 catches & is 3rd with 620 yards. In last meeting, WR RODDY WHITE had 12 catches for 138 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW 33-yard TD with 20 seconds left…DE OSI UMENYIORA had 50-yard FR-TD vs. Bal. on 12/12/04 (with NYG). DE JONATHAN MASSAQUOI had sack last week & leads team with 2 sacks. LB PAUL WORRILOW leads team with 64 tackles. CB ROBERT ALFORD has team-best 7 PD…RAVENS: Last week, QB JOE FLACCO threw 5 TDs 16:03 into game, fastest player to reach mark since at least 1970, & is 1st QB with 4 TDs in 1st qtr. since 1986 (TOMMY KRAMER). In only meeting, passed for 215 yards with 3 TDs & 1 INT for 99.5 rating. In past 8 vs. NFC, has 2,095 pass yards & 19 TDs with 100.8 rating, including 6 games with 2+ TDs…RB JUSTIN FORSETT has NFL-best 6.4 rush avg. (64 att., 408 yards). Rushed for season-high 111 yards on 14 att. (7.9 avg.) last week. RB BERNARD PIERCE scored 1st rush TD of season vs. TB…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. scored 3rd 50+ yard TD of season last week, becoming 4th NFL player with 3+ 50+ yard TDs in season at age 35+. Has 20 catches for 338 yards in past 4 vs. Atl. (with Car.). WR TORREY SMITH has 3 TDs in past 3, including 2 vs. TB…LB C.J. MOSLEY (No. 17 overall) leads team with 55 tackles, most among NFL rookies, including team-high 8 last week. In 2 career meetings, LB TERRELL SUGGS has 3 sacks. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. NFC.

Bears at Falcons Wednesday Injury Report

CHICAGO BEARS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

C Taylor Boggs (hamstring), LB Jon Bostic (back), LB Lance Briggs (ribs), T Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), S Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), RB Matt Forte (not injury related), LB Shea McClellin (hand), LB D.J. Williams (neck)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

S Chris Conte (concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (quadricep), DT Jay Ratliff (concussion)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

C Roberto Garza (ankle)

ATLANTA FALCONS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Harry Douglas (foot), WR Devin Hester (hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

G Justin Blalock (back), S Kemal Ishmael (ankle), WR Julio Jones (ankle), T Jake Matthews (ankle), LB Prince Shembo (knee)

NFL Week Six – Bears or Falcons who Takes Home this NFC Game?

Atlanta Falcons v Chicago Bears


NFL Week Six Capsule – Bears at Falcons

CHICAGO BEARS (2-3) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (2-3)

SERIES

BEARS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 13-12  
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Trestman: 0-0 Smith: 2-1
LAST WEEK L 31-24 at Panthers L 30-20 at Giants
LAST GAME 9/11/11: Falcons 12 at Bears 30. Chicago RB Matt Forté records 158 scrimmage yards (68 rushing, 90 receiving) & 56-yard TD rec. Bears QB Jay Cutler has 312 passing yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/18/09: Falcons 21, Bears 14. Atlanta WR Roddy White has 4 receptions for 56 yards, including 40-yard TD. Atlanta S Thomas DeCoud records 2 INTs.
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Justin Kutcher, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Chi.), 92 (Atl.). XM: 225 (Atl.).

 

STATS

PASSING Cutler: 130-191-1295-12 (T1C)-6-94.9 Ryan: 130-197-1579 (1C)-11 (T3C)-6-96.4
RUSHING Forté: 82-319-3.9-0 S. Jackson: 63-238-3.8-2
RECEIVING Forté (RB): 36 (2L)-299-8.3-1 J. Jones: 40 (1L)-552 (1L)-13.8-3
OFFENSE 348.6 434.6 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE +1 -2
DEFENSE 362.4 407.2
SACKS Young: 5 (T3L) 4 tied: 1
INTs Fuller (R): 3 (T1L) Ishmael, McClain: 1
PUNTING O’Donnell (R): 45.6 Bosher: 43.8
KICKING Gould: 32 (14/14 PAT; 6/7 FG) Bryant: 37 (19/19 PAT; 6/7 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with 300+ yards & 2+ TDs. In last meeting, completed 22 of 32 (68.8 pct.) for 312 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.8 rating. Ties for NFC lead with 12 TD passes…In last game vs. Atl., RB MATT FORTÉ had 158 scrimmage yards (90 rec., 68 rush) & rec. TD (56 yards). Had 166 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 12 catches for 105 yards & TD…Since 2012, WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 28 rec. TDs, tied for 2nd most in NFL.Is tied for 2nd in NFC this year with 5 rec. TDs. In past 3 games indoors, WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 21 catches for 398 yards (132.7 per game) & 3 TDs. Had 6 catches for 97 yards & TD last week. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT ties for NFC TE lead with 4 rec. TDs…Rookie CB KYLE FULLER is only player in NFL with 3+ INTs & 2+ FFs. DE JARED ALLEN has 2 sacks in 3 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2004, leads NFL with 128.5 sacks. Since 2012, CB TIM JENNINGS is 2nd in NFL with 13 INTs & ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs. DE WILLIE YOUNG ranks 2nd in NFC with 5 sacks…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 2-0 at home vs. Chi. Is 38-10 (.792) at home in career with 98.7 rating. In 2014, is 2-0 at home completing 52 of 67 (77.6 pct.) for 734 yards with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 142.2 rating. When Ryan starts & has 100+ rating, Falcons are 36-2 (.947)…In 12/11/06 meeting (with StL), RB STEVEN JACKSON had rush TD & rec. TD, 1 of 4 career games with both. RB ANTONE SMITH had 74-yard rec. TD last week. Has 6 career TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) & averages 50.3 yards per TD…WR JULIO JONES has 41 catches for 666 yards (133.2 per game) & 3 TDs in past 5 home games. Has 99+ rec. yards in all 5. WR RODDY WHITE aims for 3rd in row at home vs. Chi. with TD catch. PR-KR-WR DEVIN HESTER played 1st 8 seasons with Chi. & scored 33 TDs, incl. 19 return TDs…DE KROY BIERMANN had 50-yard INT-TD & sack in last meeting. Only player in team history with 50-yard INT-TD & sack in same game.

NFL Week Six Monday Lines – Falcons Slight Favorites Vs Bears

Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
10/9 8:25 ET Indianapolis -2.5 At Houston 45.5
10/12 1:00 ET Denver -7.5 At NY Jets 46.5
10/12 1:00 ET At Cleveland -2 Pittsburgh 46.5
10/12 1:00 ET At Tennessee -6 Jacksonville
10/12 4:25 ET At Atlanta -3 Chicago 53.5
10/12 1:00 ET Green Bay -3.5 At Miami 48.5
10/12 1:00 ET Detroit -3 At Minnesota
10/12 1:00 ET At Cincinnati -6.5 Carolina Off
10/12 1:00 ET New England -3 At Buffalo Off
10/12 1:00 ET Baltimore -3 At Tampa Bay 43
10/12 4:05 ET San Diego -7 At Oakland 43
10/12 4:25 ET At Seattle -8.5 Dallas Off
10/12 4:25 ET At Arizona -3 Washington Off
10/12 8:30 ET At Philadelphia -2.5 NY Giants 50

Monday Night Football Line

10/13 8:30 ET San Francisco -3.5 At St. Louis 43.5

Falcons at Vikings NFL Week Four Inactives

Falcons: QB Sean Renfree CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, Center James Stone, T Ryan Schraeder, WR Harry Douglas, DT Cliff Matthews.

Vikings: LB Chad Greenway, WR Charles Johnson, LB Brandon Watts, G David Yankey, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Rodney Smith, DE Scott Crichton.

Video: CBS Sports Falcons vs Vikings Preview

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 4 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings.

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