Falcons Browns Betting – Falcons Look To Take Flight Against The Browns Sunday
The NFC South has been the most intriguing division in football betting since it was put together when the league reformed the conferences, as no winner has ever repeated the next season. The current defending NFC South champion is also the current defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, who have opened their title defense with a 3-1 record. Who did their one loss this year come against? The same Atlanta Falcons team that is tied with the Saints for top spot in the division entering the second quarter of the regular season schedule. Atlanta will have to win consecutive road games over the next two weeks to keep pace with New Orleans, beginning with a game against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday.
NFL Betting: Atlanta Falcons @ Cleveland Browns
Online Sports Betting: Falcons – 3
After three straight losses to open their football betting season, the Browns rebounded in a major way with an improbable win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite their early season struggles, the Browns have not lost by more than a single score this year, including losses to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs in the first two games that were by a combined five points.
Why To Bet On The Falcons?
The Falcons have great expectations for this season, and a win over the Saints in overtime early this year will do nothing to hinder them. Atlanta ranks fourth in the league in rushing yards, and tenth in passing yards, giving them one of the best offenses in the league. Although running back Michael Turner has struggled to an average yards per carry of just 3.8 through the first four games, Jason Snelling has helped pick up the slack with an average of close to five and two touchdowns. While the Falcons haven’t been amazing stopping the pass, they have been solid against the run, and that should translate well against the strengths of the Browns.
Why To Bet On The Browns?
It is hard to find a reason to bet on the Browns given their penchant for blowing winnable games and the fact that this one isn’t seen as one they should take. Quarterback Seneca Wallace however, has provided his team with a bit of a spark on offense, and isn’t prone to making the same type of mistakes that opening day starter Jake Delhomme has become known for. Running back Peyton Hillis has been a revelation with nearly five yards per carry and four scores, but it will come down to finding a way to slow the Falcons’ offense that will be the most pressing issue for Cleveland this betting on NFL week.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Browns will have a tough time stopping either the run or pass, and while they have made improvements on offense, they are nowhere near ready to compete with the Falcons’ offensive weapons.
Falcons Browns Betting Pick: Falcons