- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

ATLANTA (3-1) at DENVER (4-0)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 6

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 9-5

LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Broncos 27-21 on Sept. 17 ,2012

LAST WEEK - Falcons beat Panthers 48-33; Broncos beat Buccaneers 27-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 8, Broncos No. 1





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Falcons’ first visit to Denver since Halloween night 2004, when Atlanta prevailed 41-28. … Matt Ryan (503) and Julio Jones (300) first QB-WR duo in NFL history with 500-yard passing and 300-yard receiving performance in same game in win over Carolina last week. … Ryan’s 503 yards were career high. He leads league with 1,473 passing yards and 126.3 QB rating. … Jones sixth player in NFL history with 300-yard receiving game. He leads league with 488 yards receiving, including 193 after catch. … Both teams plus-3 in turnover differential, but Falcons allowing 419 yards per game and Broncos 283. … Falcons WR Aldrick Robinson and TE Austin Hooper each had first career TD catch last week. … 36-year-old DE Dwight Freeney has eight sacks in last eight games. … Broncos OLB Von Miller leads league with 5½ sacks. Miller has 10½ sacks, three forced fumbles and interception in last six games, including playoffs. In 19 games vs. NFC, he has 20 sacks and six forced fumbles. … CB Aqib Talib coming off two-interception game in return to Tampa, where he began career. … QB Trevor Siemian has won first four starts although rookie Paxton Lynch finished up win vs. Bucs after Siemian left with bruised left (non-throwing) shoulder. Lynch threw first career TD pass and threw for 170 yards. … RB C.J. Anderson has eight TDs in last nine games and 16 TDs in last 15 home games. … WR Emmanuel Sanders has 17 catches for 205 yards and three TDs since begging to be bigger part of offense. … OLB Shane Ray has three sacks and fumble return TD since replacing DeMarcus Ware (broken forearm) in Week 2. … DE Derek Wolfe has four sacks in last three games and 12 in last 14, counting playoffs.


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