Our first Thursday night game provides plenty of fantasy repercussions. I like the fact that the Falcons have scored 30.8 points in their four home wins and that the Ravens have held six of their eight opponents to 17 points or fewer.
Should make for a fun matchup.
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Sunday, for the third time in five games, the Ravens held an opposing team to 85 yards rushing. That’s not something Michael Turner wants to hear. The Falcons won’t be happy either if Roddy White’s twisted knee keeps him hobbled.
The surprising part? On the season, the Falcons have allowed less rushing yards per game (95.9) than the Ravens (104.8)
The Ravens offense has been clicking, though. They’ve scored 28.5 points and accumulated 389.5 yards in the last four games.
Joe Flacco, BAL: 22-33, 253 yards, 1.6 TD, 1.2 INT, 5 rush yards
Matt Ryan, ATL: 21-34, 231 yards, 1.3 TD, 0.8 INT, 10 rush yards
Michael Turner, ATL: 80 yards, 0.7 TD, 1 catch, 10 receiving yards
Ray Rice, BAL: 75 rush yards, 0.2 TD, 5 catches, 40 receiving yards, 0.4 TD
Willis McGahee, BAL: 25 yards, 0.4 TD, 1 catch, 5 receiving yards
Jason Snelling, ATL: 35 yards, 0.1 TD, 3 catches, 20 receiving yards
LeRon McClain, BAL: 5 yards
Roddy White, ATL: 7-90, 0.8 TD
Anquan Boldin, BAL: 6-85, 0.8 TD
Derrick Mason, BAL: 5-65, 0.2 TD
Harry Douglas, ATL: 2-25, 0.1 TD
Michael Jenkins, ATL: 2-30
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, BAL: 1-15, 0.1 TD
Brian Finneran, ATL: 1-10
Tony Gonzalez, ATL: 5-50, 0.4 TD
Todd Heap, BAL: 3-40, 0.3 TD
Matt Bryant, ATL: 2.0 FG, 2.1 XP
Billy Cundiff, BAL: 1.4 FG, 2.2 XP
Falcons: 1.9 sacks, 1.2 INTs, 0.4 fumble recoveries
Ravens: 1.7 sacks, 0.8 INTs, 0.1 fumble recoveries