Chargers vs Falcons NFL Week Seven Capsule

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (2-4) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (4-2)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  CHARGERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER   8-1
STREAKS   Past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCoy: 0-0 Dan Quinn: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 21-13 vs. Denver L 26-24 at Seattle
LAST GAME 9/23/12: Falcons 27 at Chargers 3. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan passes for 275 yards & 3 TDs. Falcons S Thomas DeCoud records 3 PD & 2 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/17/04: Falcons 21, Chargers 20. Atlanta QB Michael Vick passes for 218 yards & has 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing). Falcons TE Alge Crumpler has 4 receptions for 54 yards & TD.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST FOX (4:05 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field Reporter). Westwood One: Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 93 (SD), 134 (Atl). XM: 232 (SD), 228 (Atl).

STATS

PASSING Philip Rivers: 135-201-1647-12-3-105.9 Matt Ryan: 143-210-2075 (1L)-15 (2L)-3-117.9 (1L)
RUSHING Melvin Gordon: 116-393-3.4-6 (T2L) Devonta Freeman: 90-450-5.0-2
RECEIVING Travis Benjamin: 31-411-13.3-2 Julio Jones: 31-656 (1L)-21.2-4
OFFENSE 355.2 441.5 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE -2 +1
DEFENSE 363.2 379.5
SACKS Jatavis Brown (R), Melvin Ingram: 3 Vic Beasley: 4.5
INTs Casey Hayward: 3 (T2L) Robert Alford: 2
PUNTING Drew Kaser (R): 41.0 Matt Bosher: 46.2
KICKING Josh Lambo: 57 (18/19 PAT; 13/14 FG) Matt Bryant: 57 (3L) (21/21 PAT; 12/12 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has 43,094 career pass yards & passed HOFer DAN FOUTS (43,040) for most in team history. Since 2008, has 36,406 pass yards, 2nd most in NFL. …RB MELVIN GORDON ties for 2nd in NFL with 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.). Rushed for 94 yards last week, incl. career-long 48-yard run…Rookie TE HUNTER HENRY aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Had career-high 6 catches & 83 yards (1 TD) last week. WR-PR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 15 career TDs (12 rec., 3 PR) & 9 have been 40+ yards. WR TYRELL WILLIAMS has 15 catches for 347 yards (86.8 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 on road. TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs with 106 rec. TDs. In past 5 vs. NFC, has 5 rec. TDs…Rookie LB JATAVIS BROWN had career-high 15 tackles & sack last week. Has sack in 3 of past 4. LB MELVIN INGRAM has 9.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 11. Rookie DE JOEY BOSA has 2 sacks in 1st 2 career games. CB CASEY HAYWARD has 3 INTs in past 5…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN passed for 335 yards & 3 TDs in Week 6. Has 100+ rating in 7 of past 8. Averaging 369.3 yards per game & has 9 TDs for 120.5 rating in past 4 at home…RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has TD in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC. RB TEVIN COLEMAN has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5…WR JULIO JONES had 139 rec. yards & TD last week. Averaging 173.3 yards per game & has 3 TDs in past 4 at home. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4 vs. AFC. WR MOHAMED SANU had TD catch in Week 6…DE DWIGHT FREENEY has sack in 3 of past 4. LB VIC BEASLEY has 4.5 sacks in past 2 vs. AFC. CB ROBERT ALFORD has 2 INTs & 8 PD in past 4 at home. CB DESMOND TRUFANT had sack & FF in Week 6. S KEMAL ISHMAEL aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 10+ tackles & PD. Rookie S KEANU NEAL had 11 tackles last week. Aims for 3rd in row with FF.


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