Sunday’s Wildcard Breakdown

by | Jan 6, 2019 | Football | 0 comments

Chargers (12-4) take on the Ravens (10-6)

 

Chargers are the best wildcard team in the NFL and having Phillip Rivers makes all the difference. The Ravens are being led by their defense and have a rookie QB Lamar Jackson.

 

Game Time: 1:05 PM

 

TV: CBS

 

Location: M&T Bank. Stadium, Baltimore, MD

Line: – 2.5 BAL

 

ESPN FPI: LAC 50.8%

 

Series History: These teams met once this season in week 2 which the Chargers came away with a 22-10 win. That was when Joe Flacco was in and having Lamar Jackson makes it completely different. He may not be the best passer but he has quickness and speed.

 

 

Offense:

 

Baltimore – 9th overall 

Passing – 22nd overall: 222 YPG

6.7 yards per play

 

Rushing – 2nd overall : 152.6 YPG

4.5 yards per play

 

L.A. Chargers – 11th overall

 

Passing – 10th overall : 256 YPG

8.4 yards per play

 

Rushing – 15th  overall : 117.1 YPG

4.7 yards per play

 

Defense:

 

Baltimore – 1st overall 

Pass yards against – 5th overall : 210 YPG

6.3 yards per play

Rush yards against – overall 4th82.9 YPG

3.7 yards per play

 

L.A. Chargers – 9th overall

Pass yards against – overall 9th228 YPG

7.1 yards per play

Rush yards against – 9th overall : 101.6 YPG

4.3 yards per play

 

Leaders:

 

Baltimore

Passing: Joe Flacco – 2,465 yards, 12 TDs, 6 INTs

Rushing: (R) Gus Edwards – 718 yards, 2 TDs

Receiving: John Brown – 715 yards, 5 TDs, 167 YAC

Tackles: C.J. Mosley – 105 TOT, .5 Sacks, 7 TFL, 5 PD, 1 INT

Sacks: Za’Darius Smith – 8.5 sacks, 12 TFL, 1 FF, 45 TOT, 2 PD

Interceptions: Marlon Humphrey – 2 INTs, 15 PD, 37 TOT, 3 TFL, 1 FF

 

L.A. Chargers

Passing: Phillip Rivers – 4,308 yards, 32 TDs, 12 INTs, 71.2 QBR

Rushing: Melvin Gordon – 885 Rush yards, 10 Rush TDs, 490 Rec Yards, 4 Rec TDs

Receiving: Keenan Allen – 1,196 yards, 6 TD, 1 FUM, 382 YAC

Tackles: (R) Derwin James – 105 TOT, 3.5 sacks, 4.5 TFL, 13 PD, 3 INTs

Sacks: Melvin Ingram – 7 sacks, 11.5 TFL, 43 TOT, 3 PD, 1 INT, 1 FF

Interceptions: (R) Derwin James – 3 INTs, 13PD, 105 TOT, 3.5 sacks, 4.5 TFL

Eagles Soar into Soldier field to face the Bears

 

Game Time: 4:40 PM

 

TV: NBC

 

Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Line: – 6.5 CHI

 

ESPN FPI: CHI 69.1%

 

Series History: The last time these two teams met in the playoffs was in 2002 when McNabb and Andy Reid beat the 3 seed Bears when they were the 6 seed just like we will see today.

 

 

Offense:

 

Chicago – 21st overall 

Passing – 21st overall: 223 YPG

7.3 yards per play

 

Rushing – 11th overall : 121.1 YPG

4.1 yards per play

 

Philadelphia – 14th overall

 

Passing – 7th overall : 267 YPG

7.6 yards per play

 

Rushing – 28th  overall : 98.1 YPG

3.9 yards per play

 

Defense:

 

Chicago – 3rd overall 

Pass yards against – 7th overall : 220 YPG

6.3 yards per play

Rush yards against – overall 1st80 YPG

3.8 yards per play

 

Philadelphia – 23rd overall

Pass yards against – overall 30th269 YPG

7.4 yards per play

Rush yards against – 7th overall : 96.9 YPG

4.7 yards per play

 

Leaders:

 

Chicago

Passing: Mitch Trubisky – 3,223 Pass Yards, 24 Pass TDs, 12 INTs, 421 Rush Yards, 3 Rush TDs, 72,8 QBR

Rushing: Jordan Howard – 935 yards, 9 TDs, 2 FUM

Receiving: Allen Robinson – 754 yards, 4 TDs, 1 FUM, 239 YAC

Tackles: (R) Roquan Smith – 122 TOT, 5 sacks, 8 TFL, 1 INT, 5 PD

Sacks: Khalil Mack – 12.5 sacks, 13.5 TFL, 4 PD, 1 INT, 1 INTTD, 6 FF

Interceptions: Kyle Fuller – 7 INTs, 21 PD, 55 TOT

 

Philadelphia

Passing: Caron Wentz – 3,074 yards, 21 TDs, 7 INTs, 64.9 QBR

Rushing: (R) Josh Adams – 511 yards, 3 TDs, 1 FUM

Receiving: Zach Ertz – 1,163 yards, 8 TD, 1 FUM, 363 YAC

Tackles: Malcom Jenkins – 97 TOT, 1 sack, 5.5 TFL, 8 PD, 1 INT, 3 FF

Sacks: Fletcher Cox – 10.5 sacks, 14 TFL, 46 TOT, 1 FF, 1 PD

Interceptions: Rasul Douglas – 3 INTs, 4 PD, 6 TFL, 58 TOT