NFL PREVIEW: ATLANTA FALCONS (4-8) AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-9)

WEEK 14 // SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Falcons lead all-time series, 8-2

STREAKS: Falcons have won 6 of past 7

LAST GAME: 10/23/16: Chargers 33 at Falcons 30 (OT)

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/23/12: Falcons 27, Chargers 3 (San Diego)

FALCONS NOTES:

QB MATT RYAN passed for 273 yards & TD in Week 13. Has 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 105.8 rating in 3 career starts vs. Chargers. Has 1,442 pass yards (288.4 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 98.7 rating in 5 road starts this season. Has 54,622 career pass yards & can surpass PEYTON MANNING (54,828) for most pass yards by QB in 1st 13 seasons in NFL history. • RB TODD GURLEY had 156 scrimmage yards (105 rush, 51 rec.) & rush TD in his only career game vs. LAC (9/23/18 w/ LAR). Has 3 rush TDs in his past 4 on road. Has 79 TDs in 84 games & can become 5th player in NFL history with 80+ TDs in 1st 85 games. • WR JULIO JONES had 6 receptions for 94 yards in Week 13. Has 7+ catches & 125+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. Had 9 receptions for 174 yards in last meeting. Is 1 of 4 (DEANDRE HOPKINS, TRAVIS KELCE & JARVIS LANDRY) with 50+ receptions in each of past 7 seasons. Needs 2 receptions to become 4th player with 850+ catches in 1st 10 seasons. Needs 104 rec. yards to join HOFer JERRY RICE (13,275) as players with 13,000+ rec. yards in 1st 10 seasons. WR CALVIN RIDLEY had 5 catches for 108 yards last week, his 8th-career 100-yard game. Has 5+ receptions in 9 of 11 games this season. Is 1 of 3 WRs (TYREEK HILL & TYLER LOCKETT) with 50+ receptions, 800+ rec. yards & 7+ rec. TDs in each of past 3 seasons. • LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN led team with 13 tackles last week, his 7th-career 10+ tackle game. LB DEION JONES had 10 tackles last week. Had INT in last meeting. Since 2016, is only player with 30+ TFL (31) & 10+ INTs (11). DE STEVEN MEANS had career-high 2 sacks & FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & FF.

CHARGERS NOTES:

QB JUSTIN HERBERT (rookie) passed for 209 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 200+ pass yards. Has 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 105+ rating in 3 of his past 4 at home. Has 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111 rating in 3 career games vs. NFC South. Leads rookies with 3,224 pass yards & 23 TD passes, both most by rookie in Chargers history. • RB AUSTIN EKELER led team with 68 scrimmage yards (36 rush, 32 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 65+ scrimmage yards. Has 140+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 589 scrimmage yards (328 rush, 261 rec.) this season & is 1 of 4 RBs with 250+ rec. yards in each of last 4 seasons. RB KALEN BALLAGE has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 5 catches for 48 yards last week. Has rec. TD in 5 of past 6. Has TD catch in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South. Has 7+ catches & 95+ rec. yards in 5 of 6 home games this season. Ties for NFL lead with 90 catches in 2020. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 43 rec. yards in Week 13. Has 70+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. • DE JOEY BOSA has 7 TFL (3.5 per game) in his past 2. Had 2 sacks in last meeting. Has sack in 5 of 6 career games vs. NFC South. DT JERRY TILLERY had 6 tackles & FF in Week 13. Has FF in 2 of his past 3 at home. Rookie LB KENNETH MURRAY led team with career-high 14 tackles, 2 TFL & had 1st-career sack last week. Aims for 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 81 tackles. LB NICK VIGIL had 8 tackles & TFL last week. S RAYSHAWN JENKINS aims for 9th in row with 5+ tackles. Has TFL in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): TBD SIRIUS: 135 (Atl), 134 (LAC) | XM: 383 (Atl), 229 (LAC)