NFL Picks: Falcons Smell Upset Down in New Orleans

September 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This Sunday the New Orleans Saints will host the Atlanta Falcons in an important NFC South showdown. The Saints haven’t exactly looked like the same team that started the season 13-0 and went on to win the Super Bowl last season, but are still 2-0 after a wild 25-22 win at San Francisco on Monday Night Football. The Falcons evened up their record at 1-1 with an impressive 41-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals at home. If you are thinking about betting on the game this weekend, the current NFL lines have the Saints favored by 4-points over the Falcons at home.
Atlanta (1-1): After managing just three field goals in the season opening loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Falcons offense came alive in week 2 against the Cardinals. The Falcons jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead, allowing them to cruise to an easy victory.
While the Falcons got a big day from quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns, it was third string running back Jason ...

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