Ryan was injured in last week’s win over Tampa Bay and backup Chris Redman had to take over. The Falcons were able to come from behind with Redman last week although they did not cover the football odds in the three-point win.
NFL betting lines have Atlanta as an underdog as they host the Philadelphia Eagles this week. The Falcons probably would have been favored in NFL betting lines with Ryan at quarterback but with Redman getting the start they are the underdog in football odds against the Eagles. It will be the first NFL betting lines start for Redman since 2007.
In other NFL betting lines news regarding quarterbacks, Carolina’s Jake Delhomme may be out this week due to a broken finger. Delhomme was injured in the NFL betting lines loss last week to the Jets and was replaced by Matt Moore. It is unlikely NFL betting lines will be affected even if Delhomme is replaced as the Carolina starting quarterback. Delhomme threw four interceptions against the Jets and was 14-of-34 for 130 yards. He has a career-high 18 interceptions this NFL betting lines season. For some unknown reason, head coach John Fox continues to support his quarterback. "If his finger wasn't an issue, I couldn't with a straight face make a change just with him," Fox said. "That was a combined effort by the offensive players, not just one player. ... It was poor not just by the quarterback." Delhomme got little help as Steve Smith ran the wrong route on one interception. Delhomme was also sacked three times. It was another bad performance from the Panthers versus the NFL betting lines. "Obviously we didn't do a good enough job preparing them," Fox said, "We weren't ready to play and that starts with coaching, all the way down to the players' responsibility."
It is very possible that Moore gets the start this week in NFL betting lines action. He played in nine games as a rookie with three football odds starts. He threw three touchdowns and five interceptions as NFL betting lines stats showed. "We haven't had a chance to see a whole lot of him in live play lately," Fox said. "I think he's capable of making all the throws, has the height, weight and arm strength you look for.” Carolina hosts Tampa Bay this week in football odds. The Panthers are almost a touchdown favorite in NFL betting lines.