The 2-6 Falcons are making franchise history right now. When we reflect back on some of the most trying moments in franchise history, the status quo will undoubtedly come to mind: no long-term GM in place, an interim head coach trying to spontaneously reinvent the team’s identity, a disgruntled former first round draft pick that’s publicly airing the front office’s dirty laundry, a 2-6 record, an aging franchise quarterback whose longevity is being questioned by a portion of the fan base—these are the days of our lives.
The Falcons will take on the 3-4 Broncos on Sunday. Fresh off a thorough butt kicking by the Chiefs, the Broncos are looking to get back to .500. That means they arguably have more to play for than the Falcons, especially if the NFL decides to go with an expanded playoff format.
As of Thursday morning, the Falcons are tabbed as 3.5 points favorite with the over/under sitting at 50. The line isn’t crazy, all things considered. Why? Because teams have to be intimidated by the Falcons offense. Their franchise quarterback and wide receiver corps can rack up a lot of passing yardage and score a lot of points. That said, their running game is inconsistent and predictable. And their defense is highly suspect.
For what it’s worth, the Broncos are 5-2 against the spread this season, and they’re 4-1 against the spread over their last 5 road contests. The Falcons, however, are 2-4 against the spread over their last 6 games and 1-14 against the spread over their last 15 games against AFC opponents.
What say you about the current odds, Falcoholics?