Atlanta Falcons (6-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 20, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -3 -- Over/Under: 48.5
The Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday afternoon at EverBank Field.
The Atlanta Falcons need a win to snap a six-game losing streak and get back to a .500 record. Matt Ryan is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 3,705 yards, 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Ryan has thrown seven interceptions in his last four games. Julio Jones and Jacob Tamme have combined for 1,993 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Roddy White has 34 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 104.5 yards per contest, and Devonta Freeman leads the way with 851 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 22.7 points and 348.8 yards per game. Paul Worrilow leads the Falcons with 86 tackles, Robert Alford has 10 pass deflections and Ricardo Allen has three interceptions. Paul Soliai is questionable with a calf injury.
The Jacksonville Jaguars look to stay in the AFC South race with their fourth win in six games. Blake Bortles is completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 3,524 yards, 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Bortles has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns have combined for 1,947 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns while Bryan Walters has 32 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 99.3 yards per contest, and T.J. Yeldon leads the way with 740 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 27.5 points and 364.1 yards per game. Telvin Smith leads the Jaguars with 122 tackles, Aaron Colvin has four sacks and Davon House has 19 pass deflections. T.J. Yeldon, Paul Posluszny and Nic Jacobs are questionable.
The Falcons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December. The Jaguars are 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up win and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The favrotie are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Jags are gaining confidence with each game and find themselves playing for a possible division title at this point. Bortles is looking more and more like the future franchise QB for Jacksonvile. The Falcons have fallen off like Big Mac toppings and can't wait for this nightmare to end. Not sure how anybody in their right mind would back Atlanta on the road in this spot.
The Jaguars should roll big here.