The Atlanta Falcons are coming off of a 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, so we’ve got plenty of news to report from around the league.
Here are a few key takeaways from Week 4:Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at Arizona Cardinals (0-1): Quarterback Matt Ryan is on pace to throw for nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
That’s good enough for the fourth-highest passing total in the NFL.
He also ranks second in touchdown passes (19), tied for sixth in completion percentage (66.8), tied with Peyton Manning for seventh in completion rating (109.0) and tied for 10th in touchdown completions (31).
He’s thrown two touchdowns in three of the last four games, including two in a row on Sunday.
The Cardinals’ defense is a big reason why Atlanta has the best scoring average in the league at plus-9.3.
It’s also allowing the NFL’s seventh-fewest points per game (32.7).
The Cardinals have been outscored by 2.2 points per 100 possessions this season.
Atlanta Falcons at Arizona (1:30 p.m.
ET): It’s time for the Falcons to get back to their winning ways after a tough first two games.
This is their third consecutive win.
Arizona is coming off a 28-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1.
The Cardinals led 27-13 at halftime and never looked back.
That was followed by a 21-7 win over New Orleans in Week 3.
The Falcons were able to keep the Saints scoreless and only allowed a touchdown on two of their first six drives.
The team has allowed at least 200 yards in four of its last five games.
Arizona Cardinals (3:20 p.s.
ET) at San Francisco 49ers (3-2): Quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton are the only quarterbacks in the AFC South to have thrown for 300 or more yards in two straight games.
Palmer is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 2,848 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Stanton is completing 66.4 percent of passes for 1,957 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Palmer has thrown for 1.8 touchdowns per game and Stanton has 1.4.
Palmer completed 61.7 percent of the passes in a win over Kansas City on Sunday, while Stanton threw for 300 yards on 18-of-27 passing.
Palmer leads the NFL in touchdowns (11) and is tied for second in passing touchdowns (34).
Stanton has thrown three interceptions.
San Francisco has allowed two touchdowns or less in four straight games and has scored at least 17 points in three straight games for the first time since 2014.
San Francisco 49th: The 49ers are coming from a winless first five games and are 3-4 on the road.
That includes a 30-21 loss to New Orleans.
They’ve played seven straight games against teams with winning records.
The Niners rank last in total defense and last in scoring defense (28.2).
They are allowing 493.8 rushing yards per game, which is the second-worst mark in the NFC.
They rank 31st in rushing yards allowed per game.
The Eagles are second in sacks (30) and have allowed more than 100 rushing yards in five straight games (three of which came against Arizona).
The Eagles have allowed the NFL leader in sacks at 4.0 per game over the last five weeks.
The 49er pass defense is ranked third in the NBA.
They are allowing a league-worst 10.3 sacks per game this season, second-most in the division.
The 49ers have allowed five touchdown passes in the last six games.
They allowed four in Week 2.
The Eagles are averaging 10.8 yards per play in a game this year, the most in the AFL.
The Giants are second at 10.2.
The Panthers are fourth at 10 yards per carry.