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Falcons-Giants odds: Atlanta's an underdog again

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Surprise, surprise.

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The Falcons were justifiably underdogs to the Eagles a week ago, and then they pulled off a stunning, awesome victory in the fourth quarter. Vegas took a hard look at that performance and decided the Falcons should be underdogs again this week.

The always useful SB Nation odds page has the Falcons listed as between 2 and 2.5 point underdogs, depending on where you look. That would make the Giants the favorites, which makes sense if you consider that New York is at home.

Falcons-Giants odds

Of course, even though I'm predicting an Atlanta loss here, I'm not sure the Giants should be the favorites on paper. They're down Jason Pierre-Paul and Victor Cruz, they're a wildly inconsistent team in their best seasons, and the defense just doesn't look very good. They're capable of much better performances and I suspect we'll see one, but I also sense that the Falcons are going to be underdogs for a while, unless they start piling up a lot of wins.

What say you?