ATLANTA (3-1) at DENVER (4-0)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 6
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 9-5
LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Broncos 27-21 on Sept. 17 ,2012
LAST WEEK - Falcons beat Panthers 48-33; Broncos beat Buccaneers 27-7
AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 8, Broncos No. 1
FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (1).
FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (16), PASS (31).
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (14), PASS (23).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (22), PASS (2).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Falcons' first visit to Denver since Halloween night 2004, when Atlanta prevailed 41-28. ... Matt Ryan (503) and Julio Jones (300) first QB-WR duo in NFL history with 500-yard passing and 300-yard receiving performance in same game in win over Carolina last week. ... Ryan's 503 yards were career high. He leads league with 1,473 passing yards and 126.3 QB rating. ... Jones sixth player in NFL history with 300-yard receiving game. He leads league with 488 yards receiving, including 193 after catch. ... Both teams plus-3 in turnover differential, but Falcons allowing 419 yards per game and Broncos 283. ... Falcons WR Aldrick Robinson and TE Austin Hooper each had first career TD catch last week. ... 36-year-old DE Dwight Freeney has eight sacks in last eight games. ... Broncos OLB Von Miller leads league with 5+ sacks. Miller has 10+ sacks, three forced fumbles and interception in last six games, including playoffs. In 19 games vs. NFC, he has 20 sacks and six forced fumbles. ... CB Aqib Talib coming off two-interception game in return to Tampa, where he began career. ... QB Trevor Siemian has won first four starts although rookie Paxton Lynch finished up win vs. Bucs after Siemian left with bruised left (non-throwing) shoulder. Lynch threw first career TD pass and threw for 170 yards. ... RB C.J. Anderson has eight TDs in last nine games and 16 TDs in last 15 home games. ... WR Emmanuel Sanders has 17 catches for 205 yards and three TDs since begging to be bigger part of offense. ... OLB Shane Ray has three sacks and fumble return TD since replacing DeMarcus Ware (broken forearm) in Week 2. ... DE Derek Wolfe has four sacks in last three games and 12 in last 14, counting playoffs.
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