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Packers Falcons Betting – Texans Ride Foster To Victory Over Raiders

Posted by Tony Bryant on 10/6/2011 6:09:14 PM

The Atlanta Falcons were supposed to be the team to challenge the Green Bay Packers in the NFC this year. But the online betting crowd has not been impressed with the Falcons so far, and it could be a disregard for its defense that has brought Atlanta tumbling down this season. The Packers’ offense is looking forward to playing an Atlanta defense that has been unable to stop the pass so far this year.

What: NFL Betting
When: Sunday, October 9th, 8:20 PM ET
Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Pick: Green Bay Packers -6

Why Bet On Atlanta Falcons

 
The football fans in Atlanta panicked when the Falcons got off to a rocky start this season. After losing a key game in week one to the Chicago Bears, the Falcons bounced back in week two to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. But an ugly pattern has started to develop with both of the wins that the Falcons have had this season. The offense has had to almost win the games single-handedly.

The Atlanta defense was run over by a Chicago Bears’ running game that did not exist in week one and gave up 81 yards on the ground to LeGarrette Blount of the Buccaneers in week three. The Falcons are having problems stopping the run, and that can be added to Atlanta’s apparent inability to defend the pass as well.

So, why should you bet on the Falcons? Atlanta is one of the few teams in the NFL that can go toe-to-toe with the Green Bay Packers in an offensive shoot-out. Even if the Atlanta defense decides to not show up, the offense can win this game on its own as it has done a couple of times this year already.

Why Bet On Green Bay Packers

The Packers are the real deal. It has a smart offense and a very physical defense. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been picking defenses apart all season and will have a field day with the Atlanta secondary. The Green Bay running game has featured both James Starks and Ryan Grant, but has yet to dominate a game. This could be that game where the running game comes to life.

The Packers’ defense is something that the Atlanta offensive line may not be able to easily handle. The defensive linemen for Green Bay are big, fast and strong. Nose tackle B.J. Raji is one of the few big men in the NFL that is a genuine threat to intercept the ball at the line of scrimmage.

There are several reasons why you should bet on the Packers in this game, but the biggest reason is that Green Bay is a complete team. Rodgers is the undisputed leader and the defense can dominate any opposing offense.

How It Will Play Out

The six point spread in this game may not even come close to covering the final score. The only way that the Falcons keep this game close is if it becomes a shoot-out. The Packers can play that game, but it will keep the score close.

But the chances that Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan will be able to have his way with the Green Bay defense in any capacity are slim. Ryan is not the cool customer in the pocket that he was the last couple of years. He still makes good decisions, but he also gets rattled. This will be a fun game to watch, but there are few scenarios where the Falcons come out on top.

Raiders Texans Betting Pick: Green Bay Packers

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