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Falcons vs. Jaguars: Falcons favored in final home game of the year

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The Falcons have played some solid football since the bye week. If you’re primarily focused on draft position, then the second half of this season might be one of the more frustrating things you experience in 2019. And we’re sorry about that; we really are. But there’s a good chance the Falcons win out and save Dan Quinn’s job in the process.

So what are the odds makers saying about Sunday’s Week 16 matchup against the Jaguars?

According to Oddsshark, the Falcons are 7.5 point favorites headed into Sunday’s game. For what it’s worth, they opened as 6.5 point favorites, so the the Jaguars are becoming bigger underdogs as game day draws near. Should the Falcons be favored by 7.5 points? Probably, particularly after such a thrilling victory over what is arguably the NFC’s best team last weekend. But remember, these are the Falcons, and the Falcons are always going to Falcon. Put simply, nothing is guaranteed when you’re talking about this team, and they can’t take their status as favorites for granted.

Looking back at this series history, it’s worth noting that the Falcons are 5-1 against the spread over their last 6 matchups with the Jaguars. Meanwhile, the Jaguars are 1-4 against the spread over their last 5 games and the Falcons are 5-2 against the spread over their last 7 games.

Your thoughts, Falcoholics?