Last week the Falcons had a respite playing the Indianapolis Colts in which they were favored in an easy game, but this week wont be quite so easy from the folks from Atlanta. Moving from facing Curtis Painter to Drew Brees could the the biggest talent swing in the NFL, and an unfortunate one for the Atlanta secondary.
Despite being at home the betting community are slightly favoring the Saints either giving Atlanta a point at home, or keeping the game even depending on the outlet. It seem apropos to have the line this close in a game between the top two teams in the always volatile NFC South.
It seems with Julio Jones back in the line-up the Falcons have the jolt of energy they need again on offense as he's really kick started Matt Ryan again and gotten some big play ability into the Atlanta Falcon's offense. That being said, it's going to be very tough for the Falcons to stay close with the vaunted Saints offense on Sunday, particularly Darren Sproles who has been dominant in numerous phases of the game.
If I'm putting my money on this game then I'm not touching the line on the game. I don't have any faith one in either team enough to put my money on, so I'm looking at the over/under of 50. In this I'm taking the over as I think both teams will have an utter slug fest on offense, and while both teams have good defenses I don't think they'll be able to stop each other.
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