The Atlanta Falcons will host the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta.
The host team stands at 4-4, while Los Angeles has a score of 4-3 for the season. For the game, the Los Angeles Chargers are favoured as 3-point favourites, with the total set at 47.
Atlanta Falcons Statistics
In their previous match against the Panthers, the Falcons won with a score of 37-34, making their score even at 4-4.
The Falcons have scored an average of 25 points per game, which puts them in the 7th spot in the league. The team has averaged 1301 yards via pass and has thrown an average of 162.6 yards per game. The team has rushed for 1265 yards per game and holds an overall average of 320.8 yards per game, placing them at 25th in the league.
As for the defence, the Falcons have conceded an average of 25.6 points per outing, placing them in 29th place in the league. Overall, the team has conceded 205 points in the season. The team has surrendered 14 touchdowns and 306.9 yards per game.
Los Angeles Chargers Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers lost their previous match to the Seahawks by a score of 37-23 and ended up with a season score of 4-3.
If we consider the Chargers’ offence, the team has scored an average of 23.4 points per game. The team has averaged 88.9 yards in the run, placing them 27th in the NFL ranking. Los Angeles has raked in a total of 2578 yards in the season.
The defence side has been struggling, surrendering 27 points per game, placing them at 31st place in the NFL ranking. The team has conceded 963yards on the ground throughout the season. They have yielded 1540 yards through the air, placing them in 9th place in the league. Via the pass, the team has conceded 220 yards per game and a completion percentage of 66.4. Overall, the Los Angeles Chargers have yielded 357.6 yards per contest, placing them at 20th in the league.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Atlanta Falcons Prediction
We have seen the Falcons’ defence struggling against the opponents throughout the season. The team has been unable to exert pressure on the other teams’ offense. A lot will be riding on the Falcons’ defence, and if Atlanta Chargers succeed in getting an early lead in the game, they will easily turn the tide in their favour.
The Chargers’ passing defence is also superior, and if it comes down to the passing game, the Falcons will find it hard to score points. The Falcons can outpace the Chargers in terms of offensive score per drive and may be able to score on the home turf. While the game is expected to be a close one, the odds are currently in favour of the Chargers leading the scorecard.