FAL­CONS STA­TIS­TICS

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Cameron

vic­tory: At­lanta will win eas­ily if its offensive line dom­i­nates against the Saints the way it did against the Pan­thers. QB Matt Ryan was not sacked by a Carolina pass rush that’s tougher than what New Or­leans has up front. C Alex Mack and the rest of the Fal­cons offensive line helped set up a big game for RB Tevin Cole­man, who proved tough to tackle en route to 107 yards on 16 car­ries. Rookie RB Ito Smith was also ef­fi­cient, aver­ag­ing bet­ter than 5 yards per rush. The Fal­cons need S Da­mon­tae Kazee to stay on the field and not get ejected, as he was last week for a hit on Pan­thers QB Cam New­ton.

Matchup to watch: Saints CB Marshon Lat­ti­more vs. Fal­cons WR Julio Jones. Lat­ti­more held his own last year as a rookie against Jones. He has to do his best to avoid penal­ties.

Who wins? In an­other tough NFC South matchup be­tween two of the best teams in the NFL, home-field ad­van­tage will win out.

Fal­cons, 26-21 Pass­ing

Fal­cons Opp. Rush­ing Fal­cons Opp. Scor­ing Fal­cons Opp. Att

71 80 Att. 50 45 TD 5 5 Cmp

44 497 62 52 437 65 Yds Avg Lng TD 244 4.9 36 234 5.2 22

Rsh Rec Ret 3 2 Pos­ses­sion Avg. To­tal Net Yards Net Yards Rush­ing Avg. Per Game Net Yards Pass­ing Avg. Per Game Yds 2 3

Fal­cons 0 0 Cmp% 3 2 Pts 43 42

Opp. L ...... Tam­paBay ...... 48-40 W ...... Cleve­land ...... 21-18 Sept. 23 ..... at At­lanta ..... 1 Sept. 30 at N.Y. Gi­ants 4:25 Oct. 8 .. Wash­ing­ton .. 8:15 Oct. 14 ............. Bye ............. Oct. 21 . at Bal­ti­more . 4:05 Oct. 28 at Min­nesota 8:20 Nov. 4 .... L.A. Rams .... 4:25 Nov. 11 ... at Cincin­nati ... 1 Nov. 18 ... Philadel­phia ... 1 Nov. 22 ..... At­lanta ..... 8:20 Nov. 29 .... at Dal­las .... 8:20 Dec. 9 ... at Tampa Bay ... 1 Dec. 17 .. at Carolina .. 8:15 Dec. 23 .. Pitts­burgh .. 4:25 Dec. 30 ...... Carolina ....... 1 Yds/ Att

7.0 2 5.5 3 Re­ceiv­ing Fal­cons Opp. Int.

Fal­cons Opp.

Kick­ing

Fal­cons Opp. TD Int

2 2 Rec. Lng

36 51 Yds

4/26 82.1 4/30 82.7 Avg Lng TD 44 523 11.9 36 52 467 9.0 51

No. Yds Avg

2 2

PAT

4/5 3/3 4/4 2/2

Fal­cons

To­tal First Downs Rush­ing

3rd Down Pct. 4th Down/Att. 4th Down Pct. Penal­ties/Yards Sack/ Lost

48 0

24.0 0.0

FG Rtg 2 3 TD

0 0

Pts

13 10 Opp. L .... at Philadel­phia .... 18-12 W .......... Carolina .......... 31-24 Sept. 23 .... New Or­leans .... 1 Sept. 30 ....... Cincin­nati ....... 1 Oct. 7 ...... at Pitts­burgh ...... 1 Oct. 14 ....... Tampa Bay ....... 1 Oct. 22 .... N.Y. Gi­ants .... 8:15 Oct. 28 ............... Bye ............... Nov. 4 .... at Wash­ing­ton .... 1 Nov. 11 ..... at Cleve­land ..... 1 Nov. 18 ........... Dal­las ........... 1 Nov. 22 .at New Orlns .8:20 Dec. 2 ......... Bal­ti­more ......... 1 Dec. 9 ...... at Green Bay ...... 1 Dec. 16 .......... Ari­zona .......... 1 Dec. 23 ....... at Carolina ....... 1 Dec. 30 .... at Tampa Bay .... 1

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