- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

ATLANTA (6-7) at JACKSONVILLE (5-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Jaguars by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Falcons 4-9, Jaguars 7-6

SERIES RECORD - Jaguars lead 3-2

LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Jaguars 41-14, Dec. 15, 2011

LAST WEEK - Falcons lost to Carolina 38-0; Jaguars beat Colts 51-16

AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 23, Jaguars No. 21 (tie)

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (16), PASS (7)

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (15), PASS (18)

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (17T), PASS (14)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (13), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Matchup of two of league’s worst first-quarter teams, with Falcons scoring 37 points in opening 15 minutes and Jaguars managing 35. Only San Francisco has scored fewer points (18) in initial period this season. … Falcons have lost six in row and seven of eight. Must win at least two of final three games to avoid becoming first team in NFL history to finish with losing record after starting 5-0. … Falcons haven’t scored more than 21 points in eight consecutive games. … Falcons star WR Julio Jones already has career-high 109 catches for 1,426 yards and six touchdowns. His 109 receptions lead NFL. … Jaguars scored most regular-season points (51) in franchise history last week. … Jaguars sit one game back in muddled AFC South and can catch Houston-Indianapolis loser with victory. … Jaguars will be without leading rusher T.J. Yeldon because of sprained left knee. Denard Robinson is expected to make first start of season. … Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny returns after sitting out one game with broken right hand. Posluszny had three plates inserted in hand and will play with it heavily wrapped. … Blake Bortles is one of three second-year QBs to throw for at least 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns through 13 games, joining Dan Marino (1984) and Kurt Warner (1999) … WR Allen Hurns needs 137 yards receiving to give Jacksonville its first pair of 1,000-yard receivers since Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell in 2001. Allen Robinson already there. … Fantasy Tip: Jaguars TE Julius Thomas has scored in four consecutive games, becoming Bortles’ top target in red zone.

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