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Atlanta Falcons Clear Underdogs On The Road Vs. Ravens

Plucky underdogs, one hopes.

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Rob Carr

A week after heading into a home game as a Vegas favorite, the Falcons are fairly significant underdogs as they hit the road to face the Ravens. The line opened at 5.5 points, and the Falcons are currently widely listed as a 7 point underdog.

This makes an enormous amount of sense. Even if you're hopeful the Falcons can steal one on the road—and I am, to be honest—they've played so poorly the last few weeks that you can't reasonably argue they should be favored in an away game against a 4-2 team.

The Ravens, of course, run the ball effectively and just destroyed the Buccaneers, which adds to the daunting factor. The Falcons could get Harry Douglas back this week, at least, which would help a passing attack that was moribund at best against the Bears.

The Falcons always seem to at least pull a close game out when we've given them up for dead, so we can hope for this to be more competitive than the odds would indicate.

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