Earlier last week, Cantor Gaming (which runs several Vegas sportsbooks) released game by game point spreads for just about every NFL game. We understand that it's nowhere close to the season but I thought it would be interesting to take a look at where they have the Falcons slotted against their opponents as it stands right now.
W1- Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs pick ‘em
W2- Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons -2.5
W3- Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers -3.5
W4- Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons -4.5
W5- Atlanta Falcons -1.5 at Washington Redskins
W6- Oakland Raiders at Atlanta Falcons -6.5
W8- Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles -6.5
W9- Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons -2.5
W10- Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints -5.5
W11- Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons -6
W12- Atlanta Falcons -2.5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
W13- New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons -2.5
W14- Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers -1
W15- New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons -1.5
W16- Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions -4
W17- no lines posted yet (Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons)
Based on the lines, they've got Atlanta projected at 9-5 with two swing games. I think if they are picking Atlanta to beat TB on the road then they have to give them the nod at home which would bring us to a 10-5 projection with the swing game being the opener at KC. Thoughts?
Also, the Falcons are 22/1 to win the 2013 Super Bowl. That puts us tied for 12th in the league with Detroit.
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