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NFL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 10/22/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore
ATLANTA
 
NEW ENGLAND
+2.5  

-2.5  
+120

-140

56.5
 
7
Final
23

ATLANTA (3 - 2) at NEW ENGLAND (4 - 2)
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Week 7 Sunday, 10/22/2017 8:30 PM
Board OpenLatest
475ATLANTA53.556.5
476NEW ENGLAND-4.5-3
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games3-2-9.62-32-324.216.2378.8(6.4)1.421.87.4312.4(5.1)0.6
Road Games2-0+21-11-126.515.0400.0(6.9)1.521.511.5312.5(5.1)0.0
Last 3 Games1-2-11.61-21-221.315.7386.0(6.2)2.323.06.7298.0(4.9)0.3
ATLANTA - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)24.216.221.429:4325-121(4.8)22-3465.9%258(7.6)59-379(6.4)(15.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.20.711.919.130:2825-97(3.8)22-3465.4%224(6.5)60-321(5.4)(15.5)
Offense Road Games26.515.022.031:3425-107(4.2)22-3269.2%292(9)58-400(6.9)(15.1)
Defense (All Games)21.87.420.030:1724-102(4.2)23-3861.2%210(5.6)62-312(5.1)(14.3)
Opponents Offensive Avg.19.87.51830:5827-100(3.8)21-3362.2%187(5.6)60-287(4.8)(14.5)
Defense Road Games21.511.520.528:2519-98(5.2)25-4260.0%214(5)61-312(5.1)(14.5)
ATLANTA - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.20.21.4-0.811-545.5%1-033.3%2-43(21.5)1-14(10)6-59
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.90.71.61.913-537.6%1-055.8%2-44(23.7)19-2(8.4)7-63
Stats For (Road Games)1.50.01.5-1.510-445.0%0-00.0%1-32(21.7)2-31(15.5)8-70
Stats Against (All Games)0.40.20.6 13-538.1%2-175.0%2-33(20.7)1-13(12.6)7-61
Opponents Avg. Stats For0.80.51.3 14-537.6%1-043.2%2-34(20.5)24-2(10.7)7-56
Stats Against (Road Games)0.00.00.0 13-430.8%1-050.0%2-40(20.2)2-27(13.7)6-69

NEW ENGLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games4-2-3.32-44-228.718.5412.0(6.4)0.826.514.2440.7(6.9)1.3
Home Games1-2-6.30-33-031.018.0380.0(6)0.336.017.0466.0(7.6)1.7
Last 3 Games2-1-21-21-224.314.3383.3(6.1)1.321.312.7420.3(6.5)1.7
Turf Games2-2-5.30-43-129.217.0378.7(6)0.731.216.2451.5(7.1)2.0
NEW ENGLAND - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)28.718.524.229:5525-102(4)25-3965.7%310(8)64-412(6.4)(14.4)
Opponents Defensive Avg.22.811.420.330:3326-109(4.2)22-3563.2%243(7)61-353(5.8)(15.5)
Offense Home Games31.018.023.329:0525-88(3.6)24-3962.9%292(7.6)63-380(6)(12.3)
Defense (All Games)26.514.224.330:0525-116(4.7)26-3966.4%325(8.3)64-441(6.9)(16.6)
Opponents Offensive Avg.25.212.120.331:4126-111(4.2)23-3466.1%245(7.1)61-355(5.9)(14.1)
Defense Home Games36.017.025.730:5529-150(5.1)24-3274.2%316(9.8)62-466(7.6)(12.9)
NEW ENGLAND - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)0.30.50.80.513-644.3%1-050.0%1-26(19.5)2-22(13.2)7-66
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.90.51.41.713-541.3%1-032.5%1-29(23)20-2(10.8)7-57
Stats For (Home Games)0.00.30.31.314-642.9%1-150.0%2-39(19.3)1-20(20.3)6-60
Stats Against (All Games)0.80.51.3 13-543.4%1-040.0%3-67(20.1)2-16(6.5)8-68
Opponents Avg. Stats For0.70.41.1 13-540.9%1-049.2%2-40(21.4)19-2(8.7)7-56
Stats Against (Home Games)1.00.71.7 11-547.1%0-00.0%4-73(19.9)3-18(6.1)9-77
Average power rating of opponents played: ATLANTA 19.6,  NEW ENGLAND 21.7
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
ATLANTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/10/2017@ CHICAGO23-17W-6.5L48U23-6421-30-308019-12526-40-1760
9/17/2017GREEN BAY34-23W-3W54.5O27-14119-28-223015-5933-50-3082
9/24/2017@ DETROIT30-26W-3W50.5O28-15124-35-277319-7125-45-2530
10/1/2017BUFFALO17-23L-8L47.5U29-14924-42-242336-11712-20-1640
10/15/2017MIAMI17-20L-14L46U19-10024-35-239131-13819-33-1511
10/22/2017@ NEW ENGLAND            
10/29/2017@ NY JETS            
11/5/2017@ CAROLINA            
11/12/2017DALLAS            
11/20/2017@ SEATTLE            

NEW ENGLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/7/2017KANSAS CITY27-42L-8L47.5O35-12416-36-247027-18528-35-3521
9/17/2017@ NEW ORLEANS36-20W-5.5W55O31-11930-39-436017-8127-45-3480
9/24/2017HOUSTON36-33W-13L44.5O20-5925-35-337132-12522-33-2922
10/1/2017CAROLINA30-33L-9L48O19-8032-45-293029-14022-29-3042
10/5/2017@ TAMPA BAY19-14W-3.5W55U23-11330-40-289220-9026-46-3190
10/15/2017@ NY JETS24-17W-9L48.5U25-11820-38-257224-7431-47-3343
10/22/2017ATLANTA            
10/29/2017LA CHARGERS            
11/12/2017@ DENVER            
11/19/2017@ OAKLAND            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
ATLANTA: The Falcons lost the league's best offensive coordinator in Kyle Shanahan (now the 49ers' head coach), but MVP QB Matt Ryan still has arguably the league's best WR in Julio Jones, and Atlanta got great production from the rest of their receiving group when Jones drew copious defensive attention. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman might be the NFL's best RB combo: Both are great receivers, patient runners and homerun threats in the open field. Atlanta's defense improved greatly during the course of 2016. Edge-rusher Vic Beasley led the league in sacks, rookies LB Deion Jones and S Keanu Neal matured quickly, CB Robert Alford established himself as a bona fide No. 1 CB and DT Grady Jarrett was simply dominant in the Super Bowl. Newly-acquired DT Dontari Poe is a space-eating run-stuffer, and elite CB Desmond Trufant is back after missing ten games with a shoulder injury.
NEW ENGLAND: The genius of head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady is their ability to change the gameplan week-to-week, anticipating their opponents' approach and praying upon their weaknesses. The rich got richer this offseason, as the defending champions added weapons in WR Brandin Cooks, RBs Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead and TE Dwayne Allen. On top of that, TE Rob Gronkowski, arguably the best ever at his position, enters the year fully healthy. Devoid of stars, New England's bend-don't-break defense allowed the fewest points in the NFL last season. They win with scheme as opposed to individual talent. CB Stephon Gilmore joins a solid secondary that rarely gives up big plays, and DE Kony Ealy will inject some life into the pass rush. LB Dont'a Hightower is an old-fashioned bruiser in the middle of the defense, while DT Alan Branch is unmovable against the run.
PREVIEW
Patriots host Falcons in Super rematch
 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The T-shirts can be seen all over New England.

Shirt and sweet: NE 3, ATL 28.

That was the score in the third quarter of last season's Super Bowl -- before the New England Patriots pulled off the greatest comeback in the history of the game and left the Atlanta Falcons and their fans stunned with a 34-28 result that produced the fifth championship of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era.

On Sunday night, the 2017 versions of the teams meet at Gillette Stadium.

"We've been given really highly strict rules that we are not allowed to talk about that game, so you're not really going to get any information from anyone about that, so I'm just looking forward to this week," New England's Rob Gronkowski said Wednesday. "They look good on film. They're a fast team, a physical team, and it's going to be a tough game coming this Sunday night."

Atlanta center Alex Mack said Wednesday, "I think you'd look at the Super Bowl just because that's the last time you looked at the opponent and it's valuable because it's their scheme versus our scheme. You can learn from what we did well, what they did well.

"Also, it's a new year and you've got to look at the newest tape. I will definitely watch the Super Bowl again, and I will watch their latest games just to see who's on their team now, how are they playing, what are they doing. What works? What doesn't work?"

Both teams have had their problems leading up to the rematch.

The Patriots (4-2) had to rally from 14 points down to beat the New York Jets in New Jersey last week. Meanwhile, Matt Ryan and his Falcons were dropping their second straight to fall to 3-2, losing both at home, both against the AFC East teams.

Atlanta was outscored a combined 36-7 in the second half by the Buffalo Bills and the Dolphins, including 20-0 by Miami last week.

The Falcons changed offensive coordinators since last season, but the early results under Steve Sarkisian haven't been great.

"I think that it's a very impressive group," New England coach Bill Belichick told the Atlanta media on a conference call Wednesday. "They have a lot of talent. They're strong at every position. The offensive line is good. The quarterback is good. The running backs are good. Tight ends, receivers -- they have a lot of explosive players and they're very well-coached.

"They do a great job there. They're a big challenge to stop. We're going to have to do a lot of things well to be competitive this week."

Looking at the other side of the ball, the Patriots struggled to keep Brady upright -- until last week. The Jets didn't get to the quarterback, and the Falcons come into this game tied for 21st in the league with 12 sacks.

The Super Bowl win was New England's fifth straight victory over the Falcons, all since the last Atlanta win in 1998.

What works for the Patriots is Brady having Gronkowski at his disposal. While it's true New England went 12-0 (including playoffs) without the star tight end last season, the Patriots are a better team with Gronkowski on the field -- especially after losing key receiver Julian Edelman for the season with a knee injury.

"He's a big focal point in our offense," Brady told the Atlanta media via conference call. "I mean, I think when he gets going, it's great for everybody, so it's been great having him in there this year. He's worked really hard, and he's a great player. I love playing with him. We've got a great rapport, and hopefully we can put together a good game plan this week."

It was back at the start of camp that Edelman called speculation of a 19-0 Patriots run "stupid" before he was lost during the preseason. His team had to come from behind to beat the Jets and reclaim its deeded spot atop the AFC East.

"I feel like they've still got the same kind of guys, you know, guys that are fast and quicker like (Brandin) Cooks, and a big target like Gronk," Falcons linebacker Deion Jones said. "I feel like they use them pretty well."

Gronkowski caught six passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns against the Jets, and Cooks had six receptions for 93 yards.

Patriots cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and Eric Rowe (groin), who both missed last week's game, did not practice on Wednesday.

Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant is still dealing with a back issue.


Last Updated: 11/20/2017 4:48:09 PM EST


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