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Projecting the statistical performances for the Falcons vs. the Dolphins

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Atlanta should eat Sunday.

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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

Special Teams

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