SAN DIEGO (2-4) at ATLANTA (4-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE – Falcons by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD – San Diego 4-2, Atlanta 5-1
SERIES RECORD – Falcons lead 8-1
LAST MEETING – Falcons beat Chargers 27-3, Sept. 23, 2012.
LAST WEEK – Chargers beat Denver 21-13; Falcons lost to Seahawks 26-24
AP PRO32 RANKING – Chargers No. 22, Falcons No. 5
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (15), RUSH (22), PASS (12).
CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (18), RUSH (5), PASS (24).
FALCONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (1), RUSH (9), PASS (2).
FALCONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (11), PASS (26t).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chargers rookie TE Hunter Henry trying to extend streak of three straight games with TD catch. Henry had career-high six catches for 83 yards with TD last week. … Antonio Gates’ 106 TD catches rank second in NFL history for tight ends, behind former Falcons standout Tony Gonzalez (111). Gates has five TD receptions in last five games against NFC teams. … Rookie LB Jatavis Brown set career high with 15 tackles against Denver last week. Brown has sacks in three of last four games. … Rookie DE Joey Bosa has two sacks in first two games. … QB Philip Rivers passed Hall of Famer Dan Fouts for most passing yards (43,094) in Chargers history. … Falcons have NFL-best 30 passes of at least 20 yards. … QB Matt Ryan has 21 consecutive games with at least 200 yards passing in Georgia Dome and averaging 369.3 yards in last four home games. … DE Dwight Freeney has sacks in three of last four games. … Rookie S Keanu Neal has forced fumble in two straight games. … Fantasy Tip: Falcons held Seattle rushers to 2.7 yards per carry last week and haven’t allowed 100-yard rusher in 11 consecutive games. But Chargers RB Melvin Gordon’s flair for scoring makes him safe play. Gordon is tied for second in the NFL with seven TDs, including six rushing. Gordon ran for 94 yards last week against Broncos, including career-long 48-yard run.
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