The seemingly hopeless Washington Redskins will attempt to snap their extended losing streak when they battle the Atlanta Falcons later this afternoon. Start time in today's meeting between the two disappointing squads is set for 1:00pm ET; the game will be broadcast live on FOX. Sunday NFL Odds from Sportsbook.ag have the Falcons listed as a -6 against the spread home favorite and the Over/Under set at 49.5 points.
The Falcons have been the league's most disappointing team this season; an unmitigated disaster really, as they were expected to contend for the NFC's top seed and a potential spot in the Super Bowl.
Atlanta has, instead, won just three games while enduring losing streaks of three and five games. What is more, the Georgia Dome, which had become a house of horrors for visiting opposition, has not even protected the Falcons.
Atlanta is 2-4 at home this season with losses to the Patriots, Jets, Seahawks, and Saints. So it is telling the Falcons, at least the current iteration of the team, is favored by 5.5 points.
Washington has fallen on hard times, indeed, as its play, particularly on defense, has been nothing short of dreadful. Now the Redskins and their beleaguered head coach and quarterback are having to field questions about their respective futures, creating even more distraction from the task at hand.
Washington has experienced several lows this season, but Sunday's meeting with the Chiefs represented rock bottom, thus far anyway, as it fell 45-10 at FedEX Field. The loss marked the Redskins fifth in a row and their third straight at home.
Washington's performance on the road has been no better. The Redskins are 1-5 away from home and their average margin of loss away from FedEX Field is a whopping 14.4 points per game.
Notable Trends: The Redskins are 2-8 straight up and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games as a road dog with a spread between 4 and 7.5 points. The Falcons are 10-0 straight up and 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games as a home favorite with a spread between 4 and 7.5 points.
Washington Redskins vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Odds:
Washington Redskins +6 (-110), Over 49.5 (-110), +220 (Moneyline)
Atlanta Falcons -6 (-110), Under 49.5 (-110), -260 (Moneyline)
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