Broncos vs. Falcons: By the numbers

BRONCOS VS. FALCONS — BY THE NUMBERS

Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan (right) talks with head coach Mike Smith during a recent practice. He has not had much success against Peyton Manning in past.  JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan (right) talks with head coach Mike Smith during a recent practice. He has not had much success against Peyton Manning in past. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

5 – Broncos aim for 5th consecutive win at Atlanta.

11-3 — Denver quarterback Peyton Mannin is 11-3 (.786) on Monday Night Football. He is 3-1 vs. Falcons & has completed 89 of 124 passes (71.8 pct.) for 1,046 yards with 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 118.5 rating.

100.7 — For his career, Manning has a 100.7 passer rating vs. NFC.

401 — Manning (401) joined Brett Favre (508) and Hall of Famer Dan Marino (420) as only players in NFL history with 400  touchdown passes and reached mark in fewest games (209) in NFL history.

59 –  Since ’2004, Denver running back Willis McGahee ranks 4th in NFL with 59 rushing touchdowns.

3 – Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (Georgia Tech) posted his third 100-yard rec. game of career last week (110) and registered a career-long 71-yard touchdown reception.

5 — Denver’s defense had NFL-best 5 sacks last week.

43 – Denver cornerback Tracy Porter had a 43-yard interception touchdown return last week in Bronco debut

.765 – Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is 13-4 (.765) in career vs. AFC, incl. 7-1 (.875) mark at home with 105.6 rating (16 TDs, 2 INTs).

24 — In Ryan’s career, the Falcons are 24-0 when he has 100+ rating, incl. 136.4 rating last week against the Chiefs.

21 – When running back Michael Turner has 21-plus carries, his teams are 27-2 (.931).

80 — In his past 10 games against AFC teams, wide receiver Roddy White has 80 catches for 1,186 yards (118.6 per game) and 10 TDs. Aims for fifth MNF game in row with 100-plus yards or a touchdown.

477 – Since start of 2007, White has 477 catches, most in the NFC.

113 –Defensive end John Abraham has 113 sacks, most among active players. Has 4.5 sacks, 3 FFs & FR in past 2 at home.

12 – Linebacker  Stephen Nicholas had 12 tackles and an interception last week against the Chiefs.

48.3 — 15 of the Falcons 31 passes (48.3 percent) were to the short right side of the field for an average gain of 7.80 yards last week.

.125 –Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is 1-7 (.125) vs. Peyton Manning. 

11 — Former Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking made his debut with the Broncos last week. He played on 9 of Denver’s 81 defensive snaps (11%) vs. Pittsburgh.

15 — Denver quarterbacck Peyton Manning  needs 15 more pass attempts to pass John Elway for third all-time. Elway attempted 7, 250 passes. The leaders in attempts are Brett Favre (10,169) and Dan Marino (8,358).

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28 comments Add your comment

Robin

September 16th, 2012
1:56 pm

Ugh, numbers are so boring.

I much prefer one letter. “W”

MarkATL

September 16th, 2012
2:11 pm

The hell with the numbers. The only thing that matters is the “W”!!

Michael M.

September 16th, 2012
2:30 pm

Just win baby……………………………………………….and make it 2- 0 in the South…………………

Decon

September 16th, 2012
3:17 pm

The only number that matters to me is the number in the win column. Make it 2-0 and we will start to pull away from the Aints in the South.

falCANS

September 16th, 2012
3:18 pm

Cejay

September 16th, 2012
4:15 pm

Lol, aints lose again….Haha

Decon

September 16th, 2012
4:23 pm

We surely won’t hear from any Aints on here anytime soon lol

Michael M.

September 16th, 2012
4:48 pm

Come online and tell us that Superbowl story again STBzip…………………………………………………………………………………..

SirReal

September 16th, 2012
4:49 pm

I hear you Michael M. Like the late Al Davis used to say…JUST WIN BABY! I dont care how we get it as long as we come out healthy. If Arizona can beat Brady today with Kolb at the helm, then I know we can beat Manning tomorrow night. The guy’s not God.lol He’s a human like the rest of us.

Esquire

September 16th, 2012
7:27 pm

Last time the caints started 0-2 they finished the season 7-9……..2007. Falcons fans feel free to forget 07…!!! Tampa did a good job of hangin’ with the Giants….for awhile…!!

Ouch Patriots…………guess that 13 point spread went to your heads.

What happened to Joe Flacco? Just 232 yards passing today and a pick. Joe had an opportunity to win this game in the final minute but couldn’t get it done. Flacco overthrew Rice on fourth-and-1 around midfield which allowed the Eagles to run out the clock. Probably the most overpaid QB in NFL history. Bar none.

Looking forward to the game tomorrow. Two premier quarterbacks that can lead their teams. Matt Ryan will take a step up on his legacy tomorrow night. Falcons win 27-24…..!!!

Eric C.

September 16th, 2012
8:18 pm

“5 – Broncos aim for 5th consecutive win at Atlanta.”

Wow, that is an alarming stat.

“24 — In Ryan’s career, the Falcons are 24-0 when he has 100+ rating”

That is the most important stat in your list.

Eric C.

September 16th, 2012
8:23 pm

I will say this game is way overrated…it is a mere exhibition. Don’t get me wrong, I want the Falcons to win badly, but if they lose, it is just a loss to the AFC with 6 division games and 12 NFC games still to go. The point is that the Falcons should play loose, open things up, and show the world what the offense can do…don’t get into this Turner has to have 20+ carries hype.

LOL at the Aints

September 16th, 2012
10:20 pm

What say you STB4,, Hiram Saint,, Anyone, Crickets Chirping,, LOL!!

Real Talk

September 17th, 2012
12:57 am

The Saints and the Broncos have Superbowls Trophies. How many do the Falcons Have? Answer Gooseegg

Dr. Roctopus

September 17th, 2012
1:46 am

Oh. Well, in that case, we should just stop playing new football games. Instead, we’ll just compare who has more Super Bowl trophies and award wins that way. Or Superbowls Trophies, if you prefer. Thanks for the thought-provoking insight, Real Talk.

Real talk

September 17th, 2012
3:30 am

That’s really the only comeback I have at this point. Saints fans tend to want to live in the year 2009. Your team is ascending and my team is clearly on the decline with a QB that got old right after the ink dried on his contract. Happy now?

Samuel

September 17th, 2012
7:58 am

Matt Ryan this is your time to shine, if not the fans will be talking.

Saints R.E.A.M.

September 17th, 2012
8:25 am

Yes Falcon fans…yuck it up and enjoy it while it lasts. After tonight you will return to your featherless-selves and realize that you aren’t so “unbeatable”…..you trucked KC!!

The Saints will figure out how to play some defense (at least enough to be a speed bump…LOL) and they will be fine. Once Denver gets to Matty tonight he may be done for the year – mentally he is weak.

Bravo...

September 17th, 2012
9:28 am

The Broncos’s is going to tare deep into the Failcants’. This will be the first team this season that the Falicants’ will play. MattRyan is not competition for Peyton Manning. The Failcants’ will lose this game. :)

Bluto

September 17th, 2012
9:36 am

You all are a bunch of girls…Falcons win this game by 10.

johnm

September 17th, 2012
10:24 am

falconw win and thank god the games are actually played bc if they werent everybody would give us this loss. Lets just wait and see who wins (falcons).

D. Orlando Ledbetter

September 17th, 2012
10:29 am

Bluto — We like girls!!!

Falcon Fan

September 17th, 2012
10:47 am

I like the Falcons…always have. But this is going to be ugly. Our DB’s are suspect at best. We still got no running game. The passing game will fall because our front line cannot give Matt a count of 3.

Cross my fingers and hope for the best. Oh yeah..and the other teams QB is pretty good. I hope I’m Totally Off base and completely WRONG…Please Prove me Wrong….

Falcon Fan

September 17th, 2012
11:02 am

Enter your comments here

SirReal

September 17th, 2012
11:07 am

I wish some fans would stop the knee kocking already. Boo hoo secondary issue this…boo hoo Big Bad Peyton Manning that. Get over it and get behind the team W or L. Its ONE game…albeit a HUGE one…but for goodness sake, this isnt the Colts of the 2000s. Its the Broncos of 2012…and there are ELEVEN men on the field. I wish people would focus on the things we do have because last time I checked EVERY team has deficiencies somewhere.

SirReal

September 17th, 2012
11:07 am

I wish some fans would stop the knee knocking already. Boo hoo secondary issue this…boo hoo Big Bad Peyton Manning that. Get over it and get behind the team W or L. Its ONE game…albeit a HUGE one…but for goodness sake, this isnt the Colts of the 2000s. Its the Broncos of 2012…and there are ELEVEN men on the field. I wish people would focus on the things we do have because last time I checked EVERY team has deficiencies somewhere.

Falcon Fan

September 17th, 2012
1:27 pm

OK….(sniff)

100% Falcon

September 17th, 2012
3:57 pm

how u figure the broncos winning your cb vs our wr! And weres the runningback i hope not moreno!