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Five Stats To Know Through Nine Games


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1,029: The number of receiving yards Julio Jones has earned so far this year, tops in the NFL. By averaging 114.3 yards per game and 363 yards after catch—good for first and second in the league, respectively—Jones has established himself as one of the absolute best players in football.

800: The number of rushing yards Atlanta’s defense has surrendered. Only three teams—New England, Arizona and Denver—have given up 50 fewer yards on the ground. Kroy Biermann, Tyson Jackson and O’Brien Schofield, all of whom have double-digit stops, have been catalysts in slowing down opposing RBs.

65.1: The passer rating of quarterbacks when they target Robert Alford. Only 10 corners in the league sport a lower passer rating against. QBs are 21 for 44 when throwing Alford’s way for 285 yards.

6.5: Chris Chester’s run block grade on Pro Football Focus. The veteran O-lineman, who has ample experience in Kyle Shanahan’s zone blocking scheme, is a big reason why Atlanta’s been able to run the ball so effectively. According to NFL Game Stats and Information, Falcons RBs are averaging 6.71 yards per carry when running behind Chester at right guard. Only one other team has been more efficient when rushing in that direction.

1: Devonta Freeman’s league rank in rushing touchdowns (nine), total touchdowns (11). Only 11 kickers have more than Freeman’s 66 points.

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I'd like to see the QB rating when targeting Tru and the stats for that. It's a travesty that he isn't leading in Pro Bowl votes right now, and that's only because the average fan only looks at INTs.

Corners are doing better up to this point

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I'd like to see the QB rating when targeting Tru and the stats for that. It's a travesty that he isn't leading in Pro Bowl votes right now, and that's only because the average fan only looks at INTs.

I love Tru, but when you have guy like Josh Norman who is shut down, getting INTs and scores, and pretty good in run support, it isn't really a travesty.

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Five Stats To Know Through Nine Games

1. We're 1-3 In Our Last Four Games - we got beat by struggling Aint, Suc and Farty Niner teams. The defense has gotten better against weak comp but the offense has gone to Shanny land. Four of our first five wins were really shaky.

2. We're 0-2 In The NFCS - If I'm not mistaken all but one NFCS champion had a 4-2 or better division record. We are gonna have to go 4-0 to reach that. Good luck with that one. Division may be gone. Not looking like a good wildcard team either. SEA, MIN and STL look better.

3. We've Played Four Back Up QBs And A Rookie - and lost to two of them. Could have easily lost three. If/when we meet up with the Brady, Rogers, Manning, Brees, Cam gang, it could get ugly.

4. We're 20th in Pass Yards Allowed, 21st in Third Down Defense and 31st In Sacks - Against some weak as QBs and passing offenses. Anybody concerned about that?

5. We're 19th in Giveaways - In our first four games we had two giveaways. We went 4-0. In our next five games we had twelve turnovers and went 2-3. We could have easily been 0-5.

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Five Stats To Know Through Nine Games

1. We're 1-3 In Our Last Four Games - we got beat by struggling Aint, Suc and Farty Niner teams. The defense has gotten better against weak comp but the offense has gone to Shanny land. Four of our first five wins were really shaky.

2. We're 0-2 In The NFCS - If I'm not mistaken all but one NFCS champion had a 4-2 or better division record. We are gonna have to go 4-0 to reach that. Good luck with that one. Division may be gone. Not looking like a good wildcard team either. SEA, MIN and STL look better.

3. We've Played Four Back Up QBs And A Rookie - and lost to two of them. Could have easily lost three. If/when we meet up with the Brady, Rogers, Manning, Brees, Cam gang, it could get ugly.

4. We're 20th in Pass Yards Allowed, 21st in Third Down Defense and 31st In Sacks - Against some weak as QBs and passing offenses. Anybody concerned about that?

5. We're 19th in Giveaways - In our first four games we had two giveaways. We went 4-0. In our next five games we had twelve turnovers and went 2-3. We could have easily been 0-5.

Now those are the real stats people should be looking at. Can't wallpaper the cracks for too long.

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