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Falcons vs. Chargers odds: Atlanta is favored at last

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It’s new territory for Atlanta, which had been the underdog in its previous five games.

Atlanta Falcons v San Diego Chargers

It would be fair to suggest that Vegas oddsmakers have not been kind to the Falcons in recent weeks. The team was favored to beat the Buccaneers in Week 1, but in a somewhat incredible turn, they were not favored in any of the next five weeks, a stretch in which they wound up going 4-1.

That’s going to change now that the Falcons have shown they’re legitimate, and it will start with this Sunday’s game between Atlanta and the 2-4 San Diego Chargers, a game the Falcons will play in the Georgia Dome. The line opens with the Falcons at six point favorites.

This is the kind of game that makes Falcons fans nervous, because the circumstances and the opponent should make this a relatively easy contest, and we’re not used to having those. Make no mistake, though: The Falcons are playing so well right now that they’re rightly favored to win this one, and triumphing over San Diego will address the last bogeyman for this Falcons team, which is winning the games they’re supposed to win outside the division.

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