Chargers' Justin Herbert look to bounce back against Raheem Morris, Falcons

Falcons (4-8) at Chargers (3-9)

4:25 p.m. ET | Fox

Matchup rating: 33.0 | Spread: ATL -2.5 (49.5)

What to watch for: Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert will have to figure out how to bounce back from a blowout by New England against a suspect Atlanta defense. He has 23 passing touchdowns, four shy of matching Baker Mayfield's rookie record of 27 set in 2018, but this will be a big test in how he responds to adversity. -- Shelley Smith

Bold prediction: The Chargers will be held without a touchdown for a second straight game. They'll be more productive on offense than they were in last week's debacle but still won't find the end zone against the Falcons, who are improved defensively under interim coach Raheem Morris. -- Adam Teicher

Stat to know: Falcons receivers Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones are two of just seven players averaging 15-plus yards per reception with 50 catches on the year.

Playoff/draft picture: The Chargers have been eliminated from the playoffs, while the Falcons have a 0.1% chance. So, yeah, it's time to turn to the draft. The Chargers are looking at the No. 5 pick at the moment, while the Falcons are projected by FPI to pick seventh.

Injuries: Falcons | Chargers

What to know for fantasy: Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has 25 targets in his two games since returning to action (17 targets this season prior). See Week 14 rankings.

Betting nugget: Los Angeles is coming off a 45-0 loss. Since 2015, teams coming off a 40-point loss are 0-6-1 ATS in their next game. Read more.

Teicher's pick: Falcons 26, Chargers 9

Smith's pick: Chargers 27, Falcons 20

FPI prediction: ATL, 57.0% (by an average of 2.4 points)

Matchup must-reads: Gurley, Falcons run game heading in wrong direction ... Henry, Ingram lead list of Chargers' pending free agents ... Chargers hit rock bottom in record-setting, 45-0 blowout loss to Patriots