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Falcons at Eagles Week Eight Capsule

ATLANTA FALCONS (6-0) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-3)

SERIES

  FALCONS EAGLES
SERIES LEADER   15-11-1
STREAKS   6 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 1-3 Reid: 8-2
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 6 W 23-20 vs. Raiders) Bye (Wk. 6 L 26-23 vs. Lions)
LAST GAME 9/18/11: Eagles 31 at Falcons 35. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan throws 4 TDs & RB Michael Turner rushes for 114 yards & TD as Falcons overcome 10 point 4th-quarter deficit on Sunday night.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/17/10: Eagles 31, Falcons 17. Philadelphia WR DeSean Jackson scores 2 1st-quarter TDs (31-yard run, 34-yard reception) as Eagles race to early 14-0 lead en route to victory.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 106 (Atl.), 86 (Phi.). XM: 229 (Phi.).

STATS

PASSING Ryan: 160-236-1,756-14 (3C)-6-98.8 (3C) Vick: 136-231-1,632-8-8-77.7
RUSHING Turner: 84-357-4.3-3 McCoy: 111-459-4.1-1
RECEIVING Gonzalez (TE): 43 (3C)-430-10.0-4 D. Jackson: 29-465-16.0-1
OFFENSE 361.3 379.0
TAKE/GIVE +10 (2L) -9
DEFENSE 367.2 330.8
SACKS Abraham: 6 Babin: 2.5
INTs DeCoud: 4 (T1L) Rodgers-Cromartie: 3
PUNTING Bosher: 46.9 McBriar: 49.3
KICKING Bryant: 57 (18/18 PAT; 13/14 FG) Henery: 43 (10/10 PAT; 11/12 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: Are 6-0 for 1st time in team history…In past 5 on road, QB MATT RYAN has completed 143 of 213 passes (67.1 pct.) for 1,612 yards with 13 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 106 rating. In career, Falcons are 27-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating (4-0 in 2012). When Ryan has 3+ TD passes, team is 14-0 (3-0 in 2012)…RB MICHAEL TURNER rushed for 114 yards & TD in last meeting. When he has 23+ att., his teams are 21-1 (.955)…In past 4 vs. Phi, WR RODDY WHITE has 26 rec. for 323 yards & 4 TDs. Since 2007, has 508 rec., most in NFC. In 10 career road games, WR JULIO JONES has 61 catches for 1,013 yards (101.3 per game) & 9 TDs. Aims for 6th road game in row with TD. Has 7 rec. TDs in past 5 road games. TE TONY GONZALEZ had 7 rec. for 83 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 99 rec. TDs & needs 1 for 100. Leads NFL TEs with 43 catches in ’12…DE JOHN ABRAHAM had 3 sacks vs. Oak. & has 10.5 sacks in past 9 overall. Has 118 sacks, most by active player. CB ASANTE SAMUEL had 79-yard INT-TD vs. Oak, 1st INT w/ Atl. S THOMAS DE COUD has tied career high with 4 INTs…EAGLES: Have won 4 of past 5 at home…QB MICHAEL VICK was drafted No. 1 overall by Falcons in 2001 & spent 6 seasons with club (2001-2006) &. In only start vs. Atl., passed for 242 yards & 2 TDs with 103.6 rating. Since 2010, is only NFL player with 7,500+ pass (7,953) & 1,000+ rush (1,470) yards…RB LE SEAN MC COY had 116 scrimmage yards (95 rush, 21 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last mtg. Eagles are 10-1 when McCoy rushes for 100+ yards. In past 8 at home, has rushed for 696 yards (87 per game) & 9 TDs…In 3 career games vs. Atl., WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has 2 TDs (34-yard catch, 31-yard run). Incl. playoffs, has 31 TDs (24 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) & avg. 44.5 yards per TD (1,380 yards). In 3 career meetings, WR JEREMY MACLIN has 24 rec. for 413 yards (137.7 per game) & 4 TDs. Has 100+ yards or TD in 5 of past 7 overall…DE JASON BABIN has 10.5 sacks in past 11. DE TRENT COLE has 3 sacks in past 2 vs. Atl. Since ’06, has 64.5 sacks, tied for 3rd most in NFL. CB NNAMDI ASOMUGHA had INT in last mtg.


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