New England @ Atlanta
Present Information: New England 6-4; Atlanta 4-5
What to Know
The Atlanta Falcons might be returning residence after a two-game street journey. They may sq. off towards the New England Patriots at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. New England ought to nonetheless be feeling good after a win, whereas the Falcons might be seeking to regain their footing.
Atlanta took a severe blow towards the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, falling 43-3. Atlanta was in a troublesome place by the half, with the rating already sitting at 36-3. QB Matt Ryan had a memorable recreation, however not in the way in which you wish to be remembered: moreover failing to supply a single landing, he threw two interceptions with a passing completion share of solely 42.86%.
In the meantime, New England ran circles across the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, and the additional yardage (452 yards vs. 217 yards) paid off. New England steamrolled previous Cleveland 45-7 at residence. The oddsmakers had been on the Patriots’ facet, however they did not give the squad sufficient credit score because the margin was unexpectedly vast. They relied on the efforts of RB Rhamondre Stevenson, who rushed for 2 TDs and 100 yards on 20 carries, and WR Kendrick Bourne, who caught 4 passes for one TD and 98 yards. This was the primary time Stevenson has racked up 100+ dashing yards all yr. Stevenson’s sharp efficiency additionally set his single-game dashing landing excessive for the season.
The Falcons at the moment are 4-5 whereas New England sits at 6-4. Two defensive stats to control: Atlanta is stumbling into the matchup with the second most touchdowns allowed within the NFL, having given up 29 on the season. New England’s protection has extra to brag about, as they they arrive into the sport boasting the second fewest dashing touchdowns allowed within the league at 5.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET
- The place: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: FOX
- On-line streaming: fuboTV (Strive at no cost. Regional restrictions could apply.)
- Comply with: CBS Sports activities App
Sequence Historical past
New England have gained each of the video games they’ve performed towards Atlanta within the final seven years.
- Oct 22, 2017 – New England 23 vs. Atlanta 7
- Feb 05, 2017 – New England 34 vs. Atlanta 28