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Week 5 NFL odds and lines: Falcons vs. Redskins

The Atlanta Falcons opened as three-point favorites in their contest with the Washington Redskins.

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The Atlanta Falcons face the Washington Redskins in Week 5, and the Falcons opened as three-point favorites in the game. The Falcons are 4-0 and regularly discussed as one of the best teams in the league. The Redskins, meanwhile, are 2-2 and trying to find themselves with rookie Robert Griffin III at the helm.

The total for the game opened at 50 points, reflecting the success Matt Ryan and the Atlanta offense have had early in the season. They're averaging 31 points per game, good for No. 1 in the NFC. The Redskins are just behind them at an average of 30.8 points per game, a number exactly equal to the average number of points given up by the Washington defense.

Both teams are coming off last-second field goal wins in Week 4. The Falcons beat the Carolina Panthers, 30-28, while the Redskins beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24-22.

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