Atlanta Falcons: Week 16 NFL Power Rankings (#3)

Last week: 4 (+1)

Record: 12-2

Net points per drive: 0.71 (4th)

DVOA: 11.7% (9th)

Weighted DVOA: 7.3% (12th)

Atlanta finally got that one signature win last week, blowing out the Giants, even though the Giants might not even make the playoffs now. You can question their talent all you want and I think they might be the least talented of the top-5 teams, but their home field advantage is going to be a major asset as Matt Ryan is a ridiculous 32-5 at home in his career. I still think the 49ers could go in and win, but I think the list of teams I’d pick to win a playoff game in Atlanta ends there (you might be able to talk me into Green Bay).

Studs

QB Matt Ryan: 23 of 28 for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns, 1 hit as thrown, 109.5 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 4 of 29 drop backs (1 sack, 2 of 3, 1 touchdown, 1 hit as thrown)

LT Sam Baker: Did not allow a pressure on 29 pass block snaps, run blocked for 18 yards on 3 attempts

RT Tyson Clabo: Did not allow a pressure on 29 pass block snaps, run blocked for 4 yards and a touchdown on 2 attempts

WR Julio Jones: Caught 6 passes for 74 yards and 2 touchdowns on 6 attempts on 29 pass snaps, 4.7 YAC per catch

WR Harry Douglas: Caught 3 passes for 83 yards on 3 attempts on 19 pass snaps, 11.0 YAC per catch

FS Thomas DeCoud: Allowed 2 catches for 16 yards on 4 attempts, 1 interception, 4 solo tackles, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle

LOLB Sean Weatherspoon: 7 solo tackles, 5 stops, 1 missed tackle, allowed 2 quarterback hits and 1 quarterback hurry on 7 blitzes, allowed 1 catch for 4 yards on 2 attempts

Duds

RB Jacquizz Rodgers: Rushed for 25 yards (20 after contact) on 11 attempts, caught 1 pass for 14 yards on 1 attempt

LG Justin Blalock: Allowed 1 sack and 1 quarterback hit on 29 pass block snaps, 1 penalty, run blocked for 7 yards on 2 attempts

WR Roddy White: Caught 2 passes for 16 yards on 4 attempts on 29 pass snaps, 1 penalty

CB Dunta Robinson: Allowed 4 catches for 63 yards on 7 attempts, 3 solo tackles, 1 stop, 2 missed tackles

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