Week 2 of Monday Night Football features Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos taking on the Atlanta Falcons. The game kicks off at 8:30 PM ET in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA, and will be televised on ESPN.
Both of these teams won their opening games off of the brilliant play of their quarterbacks. The Broncos are coming off of a win in their home opener last Monday night, 31-19, over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manning threw for his 400th career touchdown, going 19-of-26, for 253 yards and 2 TDs overall. Denver played well on both sides of the field, holding a 334-284 edge in offensive yards, and sacking Steelers' QB Ben Roethlisberger 5 times. Start your Online Football Betting on Broncos vs. Falcons Game.
The Falcons also won their road opener, 40-24, over the Kansas City Chiefs. QB Matt Ryan had a huge day, throwing for 3 touchdowns and running in for another. He threw an efficient 23-of-31, for 299 yards total. WR Julio Jones also had a good game, running for 108 yards on 6 catches, earning 2 touchdowns in the process. The Falcons defense was just as impressive, forcing 3 KC turnovers, including 2 interceptions.
Both teams won SU and ATS in their Week 1 openers. The Broncos won as a home favorite, while the Falcons won as a road favorite. The Broncos are 11-1 SU in second week games. Atlanta is 7-0 ATS when they are favorites of 3 or more points and facing an AFC opponent. However, they are just 1-7 ATS in September games after scoring 35 or more points.
These two teams have only met twice since 2001, with the series tied 1-1. In both of these meetings, the road team won and covered the spread, despite being the underdog. In November 2008, Denver won 24-20 in Atlanta. In that one, the Falcons were favored by 6 ½ points. In an October 2004 meeting, the Falcons won 41-28 in Denver when the Broncos were favored by 7. Check the NFL Lines for Broncos vs. Falcons Game.
For Monday night's matchup, the Falcons are listed as 3 point favorites. The over/under is set at 51 points.
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