Neither of those two teams is up to the level of the top AFC teams but both are 5-2 on the season. Is Atlanta the best that the NFC has to offer this season and are they worth taking against the NFL lines at Sbgglobal?
Last season it was the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings who were the top two teams in the NFC. That is not the case this season. The defending champion Saints are still above .500 but they have not looked good while the Vikings have struggled all year. The two best teams appear to be the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants. Could it be that the Falcons are the best team in the NFC?
The Falcons have some big names on offense. They are led by quarterback Matt Ryan but he is not their only star. Michael Turner is a very good running back, Roddy White has emerged as a superstar wide receiver and Tony Gonzalez is future Hall of Famer at tight end. The Falcons are tough to stop because they are balanced with Turner’s running and Ryan’s throwing.
The Falcons have never been known for a strong defense but this season they have been solid. Atlanta is 9th in the league in fewest points allowed but there is still some concern as the Falcons are just 24th in yards allowed.
What helps Atlanta’s cause against the NFL odds is their schedule. Five of their remaining nine games are at home. Five of their remaining games are against Carolina, St. Louis and Tampa Bay and they have just one trip remaining to the west coast.
If you like the Falcons in NFL lines then you can be cautiously optimistic that Atlanta is the best team in the NFC. The concern is that Atlanta has not run over and dominated teams but in the NFL the goal is to win games and the Falcons have done that five times and lost only twice.