2012 Week 8 4* NFL Pick: Falcons +1.5

It is interesting to me that every expert, but not the betting public believes that the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES will do what other have not, and beat the 6-0 Atlanta Falcons, who are 7-3 in their last ten Road games. Could it be because the Eagles are 5-0-1 Against the Spread (‘ATS’) in their last six games versus the Falcons? Maybe it is because the Eagles are averaging over 375 offensive yards per game? Running one of the most efficient offenses in averaging 28.5 points per game on just over 300 yards per game, the Falcons Ryan will need to be effective on their first two downs versus an Eagles team that is allowing only a 29.1% 3rd down conversion percentage. Allowing 21.8 points per game, the Eagles let go of their defensive coordinator. Interesting, given that their offense has only mustered 17.2 points per game in its last five games. Ranked #3 in their second quarter scoring, look for the Falcons to stave off the crowd in the first quarter, and generate in insurmountable lead by halftime.


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  1. WINNER>>FALCONS 30 – Eagles 17>>Matt Ryan tossed touchdown passes on Atlanta’s first three possessions in the Falcons’ 30-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Ryan, who was 17-of-20 for 197 yards in the opening 30 minutes, finished the day with 262 yards on 22-of-29 efficiency for the Falcons (7-0), who are off to their best start in franchise history and remain the NFL’s lone unbeaten team. Julio Jones had five receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown in the win. Michael Vick was 21-of-35 for 191 yards and a score for Philadelphia (3-4), which lost its first game coming off a bye week during the Andy Reid era. Reid had been 13-0 in his career coming off the idle week. LeSean McCoy had a rushing and receiving score in the setback.

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