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Falcons at Chargers Week Three Capsule

ATLANTA FALCONS (2-0) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (2-0)

SERIES

FALCONS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER 7-1  
STREAKS 7-1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 1-0 Turner: 0-3
LAST WEEK W 27-21 vs. Broncos W 38-10 vs. Titans
LAST GAME 11/30/08: Falcons 22 at Chargers 16. Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 120 yards & rookie QB Matt Ryan completes 17 of 23 passes with 130.2 passer rating.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/30/08
BROADCAST FOX (1:05 PM PT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (Atl.), 94 (SD). XM: 227 (SD). 

STATS

PASSING Ryan: 47-67-518-5 (T1L)-0-117.6 (1L) Rivers: 48-65-515-4 (T2C)-1-110.7 (1C)
RUSHING Turner: 28-74-2.6-1 Battle: 14-69-4.9-2 (T3L)
RECEIVING White: 14-189-13.5-1 Floyd: 10-175 (3C)-17.5-1
OFFENSE 325.5 337.0
TAKE/GIVE +7 (1L) +1
DEFENSE 364.5 266.5 (3L)
SACKS Babineaux: 2 Phillips: 2
INTs Moore: 2 (T2L) Weddle: 1 (T3C)
PUNTING Bosher: 43.4 Scifres: 51.4
KICKING Bryant: 25 (T1L) (7/7 PAT; 6/6 FG) Kaeding: 24 (3L) (6/6 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 14-4 (.778) in career vs. AFC. In only start at SD, had 130.2 rating. Leads NFL with 117.6 rating. In career, Falcons are 25-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER was drafted in 5th round in 2004 by SD. Spent 4 years with SD. Since joining Atl. in 2008, ranks 3rd in NFL with 5,355 rush yards & is 2nd in NFL with 51 rush TDs. In last meeting, rushed 31 times for 120 yards. When he has 21+ att., his teams are 27-2 (.931)…In past 11 vs. AFC, WR RODDY WHITE has 88 catches for 1,288 yards (117.1 per game) & 11 TDs. Had 6 catches for 112 yards in last meeting. Since start of 2007, has 485 rec., most in NFC. In 5 games vs. AFC, WR JULIO JONES has 5 TDs & 18.5 avg. TE TONY GONZALEZ had 5 100-yard games vs. SD. In past 3 meetings, has 26 catches for 315 yards (105 per game) & 3 TDs. Has 97 rec. TDs & needs 3 for 100…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 113 sacks, most among active players. LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON had team-high 10 tackles last week. S WILLIAM MOORE had sack & INT in Week 2, his 1st career game with sack & INT…CHARGERS: Seek 3-0 start for 1st time since ’02…QB PHILIP RIVERS (24,800) needs 200 pass yards to join HOFer DAN FOUTS (43,040) & JOHN HADL (26,938) as only players in franchise history to reach 25,000. Has 38-11 (.776) record at home as starter with 98.3 passer rating. For career, is 14-10 (.583) as starter vs. NFC & has 45 TDs vs. 20 INTs & 95.1 rating. Rivers is 39-8 (.830) as starter when posting 100+ rating…RB JACKIE BATTLE had career-best 2 rush TDs last week…TE ANTONIO GATES (597) needs 3 rec. to become 5th TE in NFL history with 600 career receptions. Gates (76) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD catches in franchise history. TE DANTE ROSARIO had career-best 3 TD rec. last week…WR MALCOM FLOYD registered 8th career game with 100+ rec. yards last week (109). In past 3 vs. Falcons (w/Saints), WR ROBERT MEACHEM has 15 catches for 245 yards (16.3 avg.) & 2 TDs …LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (62) has 3rd-most sacks among Chargers (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5; LEE WILLIAMS, 65.5) since sacks became official stat in ’82…S ERIC WEDDLE is tied for NFL-best with 8 INTs since ’11.


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