Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds And Preview

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The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles match up on Sunday afternoon in Week 8, in what is definitely going to be one of the more intriguing games of the day. Atlanta remains the only unbeaten team in the NFL, while Philadelphia has had their share of struggles. Both will be coming off of a Bye week.

The Eagles have never lost a game under head coach Andy Reid when coming off of a Bye. That is a pretty impressive stat.

But Philadelphia has also never fired their defensive coordinator coming off of a Bye week under Reid either, which is exactly the case as they get ready to host one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL in the Falcons.

The Eagles get this game at home though, as as such, are getting the slightest edge from oddsmakers. Atlanta vs Philadelphia Week 8 betting odds available at Bovada Sportsbook have set the Eagles as one-point favorites over Atlanta. To cover, they will need to win by at least two points, while the Falcons will have to win the game straight up to cover the spread as well.

The over/under point total for this game has been set at 45.5 points.

Atlanta got a win at home over Oakland in their last outing, but it wasn’t an impressive offensive performance by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it was the defense that ended up winning the game in the fourth quarter, that included an Asante Samuel interception returned for a touchdown.

As for Philadelphia, they lets the Detroit Lions come back and force the game to overtime, ultimately losing at home in OT to Detroit. The loss obviously had big implications, with a new defensive coordinator now.

But at the core of the problem is quarterback Michael Vick and the turnovers that he and the Eagles offense have been plagued with all season long. The Falcons are right at the top of the NFL in terms of turnover margin as well, so this could be the key to the game and the difference in who wins and who loses.

The Falcons and Eagles kick off at 1 pm ET, with coverage on FOX.

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