Denver (1-0) at Atlanta (1-0)

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller does his sack dance last week against Ben Roethlisberger. Miller brought down the Steelers’ quarterback twice in the fourth quarter, and the Broncos led the league Week 1 with five sacks in the victory. Enlarge photo

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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller does his sack dance last week against Ben Roethlisberger. Miller brought down the Steelers’ quarterback twice in the fourth quarter, and the Broncos led the league Week 1 with five sacks in the victory.

Time: 6:30 p.m. Monday, ESPN, KRSJ 100.5 FM

Opening Line: Falcons by 3

Record vs. Spread: Denver 1-0; Atlanta 1-0

Series Record: Broncos lead 9-4

AP PRO32 Ranking: Broncos, No. 6; Falcons, No. 7

Last Meeting: Broncos beat Falcons 24-20, Nov. 16, 2008

Last Week: Broncos beat Steelers 31-19; Falcons beat Chiefs 40-24

Broncos Offense: Overall (18), rush (17), pass (19)

Broncos Defense: Overall (T9), rush (9), pass (10)

Falcons Offense: Overall (13), rush (18), pass (8)

Falcons Defense: Overall (26), rush (28), pass (15)

Streaks, Statistics and Notes: Broncos have won seven of the last eight in the series, including a 34-19 win in the 1999 Super Bowl. ... Denver has won the last four games in the series played in Atlanta. Falcons’ last home win over the Broncos came in 1975. ... Broncos are playing a Monday night game for the 21st consecutive year, the longest active streak in the NFL; the streak began in 1992. Oakland played Monday night games in 28 consecutive seasons from 1970-97. ... Denver’s 27-35-1 record on Monday night includes a 7-25 record on the road. ... Broncos QB Peyton Manning is 11-3 in Monday night games. ... Manning became the third NFL QB with 400 TD passes with two vs. Pittsburgh last week. He reached 400 in 209 games, the fewest needed to reach that mark in NFL history. ... Manning’s 253 yards passing and two TDs last week are the best totals for a player in his first start with the Broncos. ... Since 1996, the Broncos have the NFL’s best record (41-18) in the first month of the season, including games played in August and September. ... Broncos lead the NFL with five sacks, including two by LB Von Miller vs. Pittsburgh. ... CB Tracy Porter returned an interception 43 yards for a TD in his Denver debut last week. ... Under coach Mike Smith, the Falcons are 26-6 in home games the last four seasons, the NFL’s third-best mark in that span. ... Falcons QB Matt Ryan is 13-4 vs. AFC teams, including a 7-1 record at home with 16 TDs and only 2 INTs. Ryan has thrown at least one TD pass in 16 consecutive games, including three last week. ... Falcons are 25-5 when Ryan throws two or more scoring passes. ... DE John Abraham leads active players with 113 sacks, including 59½ since joining the Falcons in 2006. Only Claude Humphrey, who had 94½ from 1968-78, has more sacks in team history.

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