The Falcons have been underdogs in all but one game thus far this season, and they’re 3-1 with some impressive wins in spite of it. I guess what I’m saying is that it doesn’t matter whether Atlanta is favored or not unless you’re either a gambler or a very insecure person, and that’s good, because Atlanta is not favored yet again this week.
The opening line for this game has the Falcons as 6.5 point underdogs, which seems eminently fair when you consider that Denver is undefeated, extremely talented on defense, and playing at home. Reasons to believe in the Falcons include the possibility that they are just that good on offense, the fact that the Broncos aren’t incredibly gifted offensively, and the possibility that some weird stuff happens and Atlanta gets lucky. If you’re Vegas, none of those seems all that likely, so you have this line.
We’ll hope the Falcons can beat the odds yet again with a win here, which would put them at 4-1 and in excellent position for the rest of the season, even with a tough schedule. The games probably won’t get much more difficult than this.