Mike Smith's tenure in Atlanta has been an exceptional one thus far with the team posting 10 or more wins, including two 13 win seasons, in four of the last five years. However, the Falcons are just 1-4 in the playoffs with Smith on the sidelines. This year's team should have an opportunity to improve that record as many expect them to successfully defend their NFC South title. The odds makers at 5Dimes have Atlanta favored at +120 odds to finish atop the division and the Falcons are also considered a strong NFC Championship contender at +850 odds ($100 wins $850). The offshore bookmaker's latest 2014 Super Bowl Odds have Matt Ryan and company listed at +1500 odds, which puts them sixth on the odds leaderboard, to bring home the Lombardi.
Early NFL game lines from Cantor Gaming in Las Vegas also project another strong campaign from the Falcons. Cantor, which issued spreads for every NFL week one through week 16 game, has Atlanta lined as an underdog in just three games (at New Orleans, at Green Bay, and at San Francisco).
Atlanta Falcons 2014 Super Bowl Odds:
Atlanta Falcons Odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII +1500 (six of 32)
Atlanta Falcons Odds to win the NFC Championship +850 (four of 16)
Atlanta Falcons Odds to win the NFC South +120 (one of four)
Atlanta Falcons Season Win Total: Over 10 (-110), Under 10 (-110)
Atlanta Falcons 2013 Cantor Game Lines:
Week 1: Falcons (+1.5) at Saints
Week 2: Falcons (-7) vs Rams
Week 3: Falcons (-1) at Dolphins
Week 4: Falcons (PK) vs Patriots
Week 5: Falcons (-7) vs Jets
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: Falcons (-6) vs Buccaneers
Week 8: Falcons (-4) at Cardinals
Week 9: Falcons (-1) at Panthers
Week 10: Falcons (PK) vs Seahawks
Week 11: Falcons (-1) at Buccaneers
Week 12: Falcons (-2.5) vs Saints
Week 13: Falcons (-3) at Bills
Week 14: Falcons (+3) at Packers
Week 15: Falcons (-3) vs Redskins
Week 16: Falcons (+3.5) at 49ers
Week 17: Falcons (NA) vs Panthers
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