NFL Betting Online – First Place Battle in NFC South as Falcons Host the Bucs

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

First place is on the line on Sunday in the NFC South as the Atlanta Falcons host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFL betting online action.

Both teams come into the game at 5-2 but Atlanta is still getting more respect in NFL betting as they are 8-point home favorites at Sbg

Another Tampa Surprise?
There is no question that one of the biggest surprise teams this season is Tampa Bay. The Bucs were not supposed to be tied for the NFC South lead at this point in the season.  Head coach Raheem Morris has said his team is the best in the NFC and as weird as it sounds, he is right. The Bucs are tied with Atlanta and New York for the best record in the NFC.  Tampa simply finds ways to win games. It not always pretty but the Bucs are winning.  Now Tampa Bay will get a real chance to prove they are the best team in the NFC with this road contest in Atlanta.

Atlanta Motivation
If the Falcons needed any motivation on their bye week all they had to do was turn on the TV and watch Tampa Bay head Coach Raheem Morris call his team the best one in the NFC.  Atlanta has taken offense by that comment and they may look to prove a point on Sunday. This is almost a must-win game in some respect for the Falcons because they face a very difficult game next week on short rest against Baltimore.

Streaky Series
The Bucs and Falcons have split their last ten meetings but it is all about streaks. The Falcons have won the last three meetings but the Bucs won the three before that.  The one thing about this series though is that Tampa Bay is the team that covers. They have covered the NFL betting point spread in five of the last six games.  Another thing to consider in this series is the total. The last four meetings have gone under.

Normally you wouldn’t think of the Bucs and Falcons as a game to watch in NFL betting online but not this year. The Bucs are young and exciting and they have a real chance to make a statement in this game vs. the Falcons.

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