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FPI: Highly-charged matchup in Atlanta

The Chargers are the only team in the NFL with a losing record but a positive scoring margin. They'll bring plenty of offensive firepower to the Georgia Dome against the league's most efficient offense. FPI game rater

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons Wednesday injury report: Rookie LBs Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell off the list.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan emphasized how sleep is one of the most important aspects of recovery. Tries to get nine hours of sleep daily when he can and goes to bed earlier these days.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons DC Richard Smith said Chargers QB Philip Rivers is similar to Peyton Manning in terms of controlling things as the line of scrimmage.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons LT Jake Matthews on cut block that Seahawks DE Michael Bennett took exception to after suffering knee injury: "That's part of the game. Obviously I don't have the intention of that. I have too much respect for the game, for the people who play it, to purposely go out and injure someone."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons rookie LB DeVondre Campbell said he felt like he played a little slow last week coming off ankle injury. Campbell said he was 80, 85 percent.

ESPN Stats & Info

Loss doesn't hurt Falcons' odds much

Atlanta is still comfortably on its way to the postseason by both FPI's and Football Outsiders' measure. That said, the loss in Seattle will make it awfully tough to get a first-round bye. Playoff odds (Insider)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Dan Quinn said Courtney Upshaw will get more opportunities at defensive tackle with Derrick Shelby on injured reserve.

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QB Grades: Flying colors for Ryan

Some speculated that Matt Ryan would never fit into Kyle Shanahan's scheme. But the veteran Falcons QB has been brilliant this first half, enough to garner MVP consideration. Grading every QB

Paul Lukas ESPN.com 

Falcons' new alternate uniform, to be worn this weekend against the Chargers and again on Dec. 18 against the 49ers, is a mash-up of old and new uni elements. The black jersey and white pants are based on their inaugurual 1966 design. The helmet is from the late '90s, when they made their only Super Bowl appearance. And the socks are new.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons officially announce signing of DL Cliff Matthews for second stint with team. Veteran safety Dashon Goldson released. Matthews another body up front with Derrick Shelby (Achilles) on IR.

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Insiders: Matt Ryan deserves MVP nod

He's been the best QB in the league through six weeks, and he's spread the ball around to wild success. Our Insiders agree the steady veteran has the edge right now. Insider roundtable

Team Stats

Passing Yards329.52nd
Rushing Yards112.09th
Points For33.21st
Points Against27.726th

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