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Jacksonville Jaguars vs Atlanta Falcons 12/22/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews
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Jacksonville Jaguars vs Atlanta Falcons 12/22/2019 – The Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9) are prepared to pounce on the Atlanta Falcons (5-9). The betonline sportsbook is carefully assessing each team’s previous match. The stats are the key to effective prediction.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Atlanta Falcons 12/22/2019
Jacksonville Jaguars were brave enough to stand up against the Oakland Raiders. They secured a 20-16 win for their daring offense. QB Gardner Minshew was the leader of the pack, going for 17/29 with 201 air yards. He successfully pumped in 2 thrown TDs. Leonard Fournette was the top guy for the rush. He carried the ball 15 times and helped the team gain 42 yards. Keelan Cole was the highest receiver, catching the ball 3 times for 76 yards.
While the stats of the top players didn’t seem much, it was a team effort that carried the Jaguars to victory. They did a coordinated offense by rushing the ball for 22 out of 53 plays and initiated 17 first downs despite 8 penalties. The Jaguars were very stubborn in getting their plays across. They only had a minor focus on defense. The opponent was able to connect 61% of their throws and 32 rush attacks. Despite this setback, the Jaguars persisted in dishing out attack after attack.
The Jaguars earned 262 yards, while their opponent had a superior 364 yards. It’s actually impressive how the Jaguars survived the game despite having inferior territory. The secret lies in their yards-to-points conversion. Hopefully, the Jaguars will also have high accuracy when they face their next foe.
Players to watch:
G. Minshew II QB (12 GP 245 CMP 400 ATT 61.3 CMP% 2795 YDS 7 AVG 258 YDS/G 70 LNG 17 TD 5 INT 27 SACK 160 SYL 45.5 QBR 91.2 RTG 12 GP 55 ATT 301 YDS 5.5 AVG 21 LNG 2 BIG 0 TDS 25.1 YDS/G 3 FUM 2 LST 16 FD), L. Fournette RB (14 GP 250 ATT 1081 YDS 4.3 AVG 81 LNG 6 BIG 3 TDS 77.2 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 52 FD), R. Armstead RB (14 GP 24 ATT 73 YDS 3 AVG 16 LNG 0 BIG 0 TDS 5.2 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 2 FD).
The Falcons stunned the NFL world by toppling one of the league leaders. They challenged the San Francisco 49ers and actually ended the game with a 29-22 winning score. QB Matt Ryan had a stellar performance, going for 25/39 and 210 air yards. He threw in 2 critical TDs. Devonta Freeman was the leading guy on the ground, carrying the ball 12 times. He managed to gain 39 yards of territory. Julio Jones had impressive stats as the top receiver. He caught the ball 13 times, contributing a much-needed 134 yards.
The Falcons were fearless in the face of a superior enemy. They initiated their aggression with 21 first downs. They ran for 20 out of 61 plays. Their mixed offense tactic actually worked and ended up confusing the enemy’s defensive line. The Falcons only gave an afterthought to their defense. The enemy was able to come through with a 65% throw completion rate. The Falcons also conceded 27 rush attacks. Despite these disadvantages, the Falcons were relentless in their offense. The enemy was forced to be in the defensive mode most of the time.
The Falcons’ efforts to keep up with yardage gain bore fruit. They gained 290 versus their opponent’s 313. The Falcons played like a top-tier team. Those who wagered on their highly unlikely victory surely cashed in. The Falcons should keep the memory of this game burning. It will serve as an inspiration for them in their future matchups.
Players to watch:
M. Ryan QB (13 GP 346 CMP 520 ATT 66.5 CMP% 3769 YDS 7.2 AVG 300.8 YDS/G 93 LNG 24 TD 12 INT 41 SACK 288 SYL 60.1 QBR 93.5 RTG), D. Freeman RB (12 GP 153 ATT 545 YDS 3.6 AVG 28 LNG 3 BIG 1 TDS 45.4 YDS/G 2 FUM 1 LST 25 FD), B. Hill RB (10 GP 66 ATT 236 YDS 3.6 AVG 27 LNG 2 BIG 2 TDS 23.6 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 14 FD).
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Atlanta Falcons Betting Numbers
Jacksonville is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Atlanta Falcons Betting Picks
Sports books are pointing to an Atlanta victory. The score is lopsided at 8.9 versus 37.2. Atlanta’s score will cover the spread, with a total going under.