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Falcons vs. Vikings: Atlanta tabbed as 3.5 point underdogs in Week 6 road contest

Fact: the Falcons are the functional and legal equivalent of a burnt grilled cheese sandwich

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At 0-5, the Falcons have no identity and we shouldn’t expect them to be competitive for the foreseeable future. There’s just so much work ahead. A new head coach, a new GM, new schemes, potential discussion about intermediate and long term plans at quarterback—the list goes on and on.

But there’s no rest for the weary, and the Falcons have a game to play on Sunday. They’ll travel to Minnesota this weekend to take on the 1-3 Vikings. The Vikings haven’t won at home this year and are off to a disappointing start. That said, they’ve lost some close games this season, and they’re a better a football team than their record would suggest.

Let’s take a look at the what the oddsmakers have to say about the Falcons’ matchup with the Vikings.

As of Tuesday night, Draftkings Sportsbook had the Vikings as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under at 54.5. I’m frankly shocked the Falcons aren’t bigger underdogs, but I suppose they’re capable of surprising a couple of teams over the remainder of the season, particularly if Julio Jones can get over the hamstring injury from hell and the defense can, ya know, play defense.

It’s worth noting that the total points have gone over in 4 of the Falcons’ last 5 games. It’s also worth noting that the Falcons are 5-1 against the spread over their last six road games. (That has to count for something, right?)

Your thoughts about the current odds, Falcoholics?