Falcons vs. Chargers: By the numbers

FALCONS VS. CHARGERS BY THE NUMBERS

Tony Gonzalez needs three more touchdowns to reach 100. 091712 ATLANTA: Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez dunks the football over the goalpost after catching a touchdown pass from Matt Ryan for a 20-0 lead over the Denver Broncos during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Tony Gonzalez needs three more touchdowns to reach 100. 091712 ATLANTA: Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez dunks the football over the goalpost after catching a touchdown pass from Matt Ryan for a 20-0 lead over the Denver Broncos during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

3 – Chargers tight end Dante Rosaio set a career high with three touchdown catches last Sunday. They were his first touchdowns since Sept. 28, 2009 for Carolina against Dallas. Rosario’s three-touchdown performance was the first by a Chargers’ tight end since Antonio Gates had three against Kansas City Oct. 30, 2005.

51- Philip Rivers’ interception in the second quarter against Tennessee was his first in 51 pass attempts this season. Rivers also had a stretch of 10-straight completions during the first and second quarters.

31 – Chargers rookie tight end Ladarius Green registered his first career catch against Tennessee.

109 – Chargers wide receiver Malcolm Floyd had a game-high 109 yards against Tennessee. It was his first 100-yard game of the season and the seventh of his career. His last was Dec. 5, 2011 at Jacksonville.

600 – Chargers punter Mike Scifres’ next punt will be the 600th of his career.

43:39 — The Chargers held the ball against Tennessee for 43:39, their highest time of possession since Oct. 8, 1978 when they possessed the ball for 45:17 in a game vs. Denver.

11 — The Chargers defense held Tennessee to just 1-of-9 on third downs (11%) and registered six three-and-outs to go along with a seventh drive that ended with an interception by safety Eric Weedle after just two plays.

778 – Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is

14-4 (.778) in career vs. AFC.

130.2 – Ryan, in his only start at San Diego, had 130.2 rating.

117.6 – Ryan leads NFL with 117.6 rating.

25 — In Ryan’s career, the Falcons are 25-0 when Ryan has 100-plus passer rating.

5,355 — Since joining Atlanta in in 2008, Falcons running back Michael Turner ranks third in NFL with 5,355 rush yards.

51 – Turner is second in the NFL with 51 rush touchdowns since 2008.

120 – Turner, in the last meeting with the Chargers in 2008, he rushed 31 times for 120 yards.

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

1,288 — In his past 11 games against AFC teams, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has 88 catches for 1,288 yards (117.1 per game) and 11 touchdowns.

112 – In the 2008 meeting with the Chargers, White had six catches for 112 yards.

485 — Since the start of 2007, White has 485 catches, most in the NFC.

4 — In 5 games against AFC teams, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has five touchdowns.

5 – Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has five 100-yard games against San Diego over his storied career.

315 — In his past three meetings with the Chargers, Gonzalez has 26 catches for 315 yards (105 per game) and three touchdowns.

3 – Gonzalez has 97 receiving touchdowns. Needs three to reach 100.

113 – Falcons defensive end John Abraham has 113 sacks, most among active players.

10 – Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon had team-high 10 tackles last week.

200 – Rivers (24,800) needs 200 pass yards to join Hall of Famer Dan Fouts (43,040) and John Hadl (26,938) as only players in Chargers franchise history to reach 25,000.

776 – Rivers has a 38-11 (.776) record at home as starter with 98.3 passer rating.

583 — For career, Rivers is 14-10 (.583) as starter against NFC teams.

3 – Chargers tight end Antonio Gates needs three receptions to become the fifth tight end in NFL history with 600 career receptions. Gates (76) trails only Hall of Famer Lance Alworth (81) for most touchdown catches in franchise history.

245 – In his past three games against the Falcons, former New Orleans Saints wide receiver (now with the Chargers) has 15 catches for 245 yards (16.3 avg.) and two touchdowns.

62 – Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips (62) has third-most sacks among Chargers (Leslie O’Neal, 105.5; Lee Williams, 65.5) since sacks became official stat in 1982.

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8 comments Add your comment

Wow

September 21st, 2012
2:06 pm

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Wow

September 21st, 2012
2:08 pm

You thin skinned fraud.

I\’m not the only one that notices your 5th grade level of discourse. Why ban me because I point it out? Try doing your job at a higher level and people like me won\’t point it out and embarrass you.

Sad.

Robin

September 21st, 2012
5:21 pm

YAWN. just Win baby

ernisTbass

September 21st, 2012
7:47 pm

who is the former Stains wide receiver

Jimmy

September 22nd, 2012
1:53 am

The only sad person here is you, “Wow.”

Get a life, you useless troll.

Samuel

September 22nd, 2012
8:30 am

Go out Falcons and stay focused and get the win.

Inquiringmindswanttoknow

September 22nd, 2012
9:09 am

“245 – In his past three games against the Falcons, former New Orleans Saints wide receiver (now with the Chargers) has 15 catches for 245 yards (16.3 avg.) and two touchdowns.”

Who?

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

September 22nd, 2012
10:27 am

Robert meachem is the former saints reciever they are talkin about