NFL Odds: New Orleans Saints Are Small Favorites Over Atlanta Falcons

September 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints are all set to do battle Sunday in a Week 3 NFC South division showdown. Last week, the Falcons earned their first win of the season with a 41-7 blowout over the Arizona Cardinals. A day later, the defending Super Bowl champs improved to 2-0 with a hard-fought 25-22 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
The Falcons know the road to the NFC South title goes through New Orleans, and that’s one place where they have struggled in recent years. The Saints have won four straight at home in this series and seven of the last eight overall. NFL odds makers expect New Orleans to continue its dominance over its division rival, listing the Saints as a 3.5-point favorite with the total set at 49.5.
We know about Drew Brees and the offense, which was the best in the NFL last season. In my mind, it’s only a matter of time before this unit gets it going like it did last year. While I’m sure ...

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