Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 22, 2019

Jacksonville Jaguars versus Atlanta Falcons, December 22, 2019

 

Date:Sunday, December 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM PST
Location:Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Coverage:FOX

 


The Jaguars are heading for Atlanta to take on the Falcons this Sunday. The Jaguars are falling off of a furious success over the Raiders in the Raiders’ last game in Oakland. Minshew hauled out the enchantment again and demonstrated despite everything he has the stuff to lead his group to triumph. The Jaguars go surge overcame the Raiders extreme hostile line enough occasions to sack Carr 4 times, which doesn’t look good for the Falcons considering they’re tied for the seventh most sacks permitted on the season. The Falcons glanced great in their resentful win over the 49ers and will be hoping to proceed with their triumphant ways against the Jaguars. I think they have a decent opportunity to do it with their solid passing offense against a pretty disappointing Jaguars secondary.

Injury Report

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

NAME, POSSTATUSDATE
Calais Campbell, DEQuestionable
Dec 18
Nick O’Leary, TEQuestionable
Dec 18
Josh Allen, LBQuestionable
Dec 18
DJ Chark Jr., WRQuestionable
Dec 19
Gardner Minshew II, QBQuestionable
Dec 19

Atlanta Falcons

NAME, POSSTATUSDATE
Jack Crawford, DEQuestionable
Dec 19
Julio Jones, WRQuestionable
Dec 19
Luke Stocker, TEQuestionable
Dec 19
Kenjon Barner, RBQuestionable
Dec 19
Ty Sambrailo, OTQuestionable
Dec 20

Jacksonville Jaguars Analysis

Minshew had been looking somewhat less-than-mystical in his last barely any games yet turned it around against the Raiders. He tossed 17-29 for 201 yards, two touchdowns, and a rating of 102.8 points. The Raiders pass barrier hasn’t been the best this season, however neither has the Falcons’ so there’s a positive plausibility of Minshew proceeding with his hot streak this end of the week. The Falcons surge safeguard is really mediocre too, so they have a decent hostile matchup by and large. Fournette has had several defining moments this season so it’s conceivable that he has another in this game. I think the heaviness of the offense lies intensely on Minshew this game. On the off chance that he will have another game as he did against the Raiders, I think the Jaguars have a strong possibility at a success this week.

I figure the topic of who will dominate this match lies on the shoulders of Jacksonville’s barrier. In the event that they can contain the Falcons passing offense, they have a strong possibility at taking the success. The most ideal path for them to do this would be through their pass surge, which has been perhaps the most grounded feature of their group this season. The Jaguars have 43 sacks on the season, tied for the fourth most in the group. They had 4 sacks against the Raiders, who have just permitted 24, tied with Kansas City for the fifth least in the group. Obviously, the Jaguars pass surge is really solid, which looks good for them against the Falcons who have permitted 43 sacks on the season, tied for seventh most in the group. This will be their most logical option with regards to hindering the Falcons pass offense, which is tied for the fourth most yards per game by and large. They won’t need to stress a lot over the Falcons surge offense similar to a passing-overwhelming group, however they had a generally decent running match-up against the 49ers. The Jaguars did an entirely great job backing off Josh Jacobs in week 15, so I don’t think they’ll have an issue with the Falcons surge assault.

Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart

  • QB: Gardner Minshew
  • RB1: Leonard Fournette
  • RB2: Ryquel Armstead
  • WR1: Chris Conley
  • WR2: D.J. Chark
  • WR3: Dede Westbrook
  • TE: Geoff Swaim

Atlanta Falcons Analysis

The Falcons are falling off of an astonishing miracle win against the 49ers this past Sunday. The Falcons have had an extremely beneficial passing offense this season. The Falcons toss for a normal 288.9 passing yards per game, the fourth most in the class. I think this will be their key to triumph against the Jaguars. The Jaguars permit a normal 96.1 passer rating, the tenth most noteworthy in the association, and 232.3 passing yards per game, the fourteenth most in the group. Matt Ryan will toss against a truly ordinary, fair pass resistance which ought to be all he needs to set up a great deal of focuses (or if nothing else enough to outscore the Jaguars) and net his group a success on Sunday. Their run game has taken a far secondary lounge this season and they’ve been running an entirely uneven offense, however that shouldn’t be an issue for them in this matchup. They should stress over the Jaguars pass surge, as the Falcons hostile line hasn’t been the best this season. Notwithstanding, I figure they can in any case set up enough focuses to net a success even with the weight originating from the Jaguars pass surge.

The Falcons barrier has been their feeble point this season. They’re in the last 10 for normal passer rating permitted, normal yards per game permitted, and normal finishing rate permitted. Minshew had a decent game a week ago against the Raiders, so he may have the option to convey that force in to do some harm to the Falcons auxiliary. The Falcons may likewise need to pay special mind to Fournette, who has had some defining moments this season. The Falcons have been an exceptionally ordinary surge resistance this season, permitting a normal 108.9 yards for each game, so it’s absolutely workable for Fournette to break out against them. In general, I figure the Falcons will accept this game as they will have the option to hold the Jaguars enough to outscore them this end of the week.

Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart

  • QB: Matt Ryan
  • RB1: Devonta Freeman
  • RB2: Brian Hill
  • WR1: Julio Jones
  • WR2: Calvin Ridley
  • WR3: Russell Gage
  • TE: Austin Hooper

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Presently, it has recreated Falcons versus Jaguars multiple times and the outcomes are in. We can reveal to you that the model is hanging over, and it’s additionally produced a point-spread pick that is hitting in more than 50 percent of reproductions. You can just observe the pick at SportsLine.

Atlanta knocked off one of the NFC’s best groups a week ago, bringing down the San Francisco 49ers 29-22. Among those driving the charge for Atlanta was wide beneficiary Julio Jones, who got 13 goes for 134 yards and two TDs. The second in a row triumph was additionally energized by the solid play of quarterback Matt Ryan, who finished 25-of-39 endeavors for 210 yards. Atlanta positions second in the NFL with regards to passing yards per game, tossing for 310.9 by and large.

Jacksonville finished its five-game losing streak with a 20-16 street triumph at Oakland. The Jaguars outscored the Raiders 17-3 in the subsequent half to verify the success. Quarterback Gardner Minshew II tossed for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the success – denying the Raiders a triumph in their last game in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas. The Jaguars discover Sunday’s down with only three surging touchdowns, the least in the NFL.

The absolute has gone under in five of Jacksonville’s last six December games, and in five of the last six Falcons-Jaguars matchups.

Predictions

I think this game can possibly be a high-scorer for the Falcons. The Falcons toss for a normal 288.9 yards for every game, the fourth most in the alliance. The Jaguars have a truly average pass barrier and are feeling the loss of their shutdown corner Jalen Ramsey who could have taken care of Julio Jones, so I’m expecting a ton of yards from this Falcons pass offense. Julio Jones would be an extraordinary beginning however in the event that you have another Falcons recipient like Calvin Ridley you should consider beginning them as well. I don’t have the foggiest idea whether I would begin anybody on the Jaguars. They haven’t been the most breakout offense starting late, and keeping in mind that I think this game can possibly be close I simply don’t see the Jaguars setting up a huge amount of focuses. I think the most dream focuses in this matchup will be found in the Falcons passing offense.

The Falcons are clearly resolved to go out with their heads held high.

Their amazing success over the 49ers was additional confirmation of how horribly they have underachieved this season. A contention could without much of a stretch be made they would have been a season finisher group this year with the correct training and administration. They’ll hope to offer life to that past explanation by creating an object lesson with a Jaguars group ailing in the inclusion division to stop both Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley at beneficiary.

Freeman will have a workable execution that will prompt Ryan opening up the offense with the play-activity passing assault. Ryan is truly outstanding in the game in selling a handoff and extending the field. So the Falcons will hope to get the ground game going right off the bat with an end goal to destroy protectors down to the line.

The Jaguars were riding a five-game losing streak before they knocked off the drooping Raiders. It’ll have returned to losing when they step onto the field against a Falcons group that is much better than their record shows. I’m laying the focuses and taking the Falcons on Sunday.

Predictions: Atlanta Falcons (- 7)

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