It’s stats time once more, friends. If you fancy some basic addition and want to potentially feel really smart when your projections are right, this is the blog post for you.
Last game, I oddly almost got the yardage total right (389 yards versus my prediction of 390), but whiffed on the points, as the Falcons only scored 17 against my projection of 28. Ryan had a much more anemic game than I expected and the ground game did more than I anticipated, particularly Tevin Coleman, who exceeded both my projected rushing and receiving yardage projections. Similarly, I was only a single yard off on the Bills’ yardage (281 versus 280), but they snagged three more points than I expected, and it was enough to win. Alas.
As you’ll note below, I have the Falcons’ offense balling on the back of a well-rested team and a couple of turnovers, while I have the Dolphins offense putting up a fair number of yards but not doing a lot with them. May it be so, and let’s hear your projections.
Offense: 34 points, 410 yards
Matt Ryan: 25/32, 320 yards, 3 TDs
Devonta Freeman: 20 carries, 70 yards, 2 receptions, 10 yards
Tevin Coleman: 6 carries, 20 yards, 6 receptions, 80 yards
Julio Jones: 8 receptions, 90 yards, 1 TD
Austin Hooper: 4 receptions, 60 yards, 1 TD
Taylor Gabriel: 3 receptions, 45 yards
Nick Williams: 1 reception, 10 yards
Justin Hardy: 1 reception, 25 yards, 1 TD
Defense: 20 points, 300 yards
Vic Beasley: 1 sack
Derrick Shelby: 1 sack
Dontari Poe: 1 forced fumble
Robert Alford: 1 interception
Matt Bryant: 4/4 XP, 2/3 FG
Matt Bosher: 1 punt, 44 yards per punt
Andre Roberts: 5 kickoff returns, 110 yards, 3 punt returns, 15 yards