NFL Picks Week 9: Why Falcons Soar Past Spread vs. Colts

Posted: November 4, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The Atlanta Falcons are in a marvelous spot to win on Sunday.They are coming off a bye, allowing Matt Ryan a chance to rest his hobbled ankle. Julio Jones was given enough rest to finally return after missing two games, and the defense is going to be as healthy as it’s been since Week 1.That’s why it’s puzzling to see the spread against the Indianapolis Colts at seven, down from 8.5 when the line was first released. Despite being at home, the Colts are awful. They are one of only a handful of teams that have yet to have a bye week, and the defensive unit is really beginning to wear down.After their defense was able to keep games interesting early in the season, the team is beginning to get blown out on a regular basis. They have lost their past three games by 10, 54 and 17. The Colts get gashed by the run to the tune of 144 yards a game 31st in the NFL, and it’s hard to envision a scenario where RB Michael Turner doesn’t completely dominate.

via NFL Picks Week 9: Why Falcons Soar Past Spread vs. Colts | Bleacher Report.

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