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The Falcons faced a daunting task, down at their own one-yard line with under a minute to go against the Carolina Panthers. But playmakers make plays in big situations, and quarterback Matt Ryan threw a virtual jump ball down towards Roddy White around midfield, and White went up and got it. From there, the drive took on a whole new complexion. Atlanta was in business and a few plays later, the game winning field goal by Matt Bryant went through the uprights.
As a result, the Falcons remain one of three undefeated teams left in the NFL.
For Washington, it was a similar final drive, though on the road in Tampa. Quarterback Robert Griffin III orchestrated a beautiful drive down the field to put his team in position to kick the winning field goal. The Redskins got out of Tampa with a win, and hang tough in the NFC East division.
Thanks in part to Washington, Atlanta has a comfortable lead early in the NFC South, and oddsmakers expect the Falcons to keep on winning, and expect them to go on the road and get the win in our nation’s capital.
Falcons vs Redskins NFL Week 5 Betting Odds available at Bovada Sportsbook have set Atlanta as field goal favorites in the match up. At the three-point line, Atlanta will need to win by four points or more to cover. Washington can cover with a loss by two points, or a win straight up.
The over/under point total for the game has been set at 50.5 points, so oddsmakers are expecting there to be some scoring in this one.
Washington will have their hands full on defense, particularly in the secondary because of Julio Jones and Roddy White on the outside. And of course we can’t forget the ageless Tony Gonzalez.
The Falcons will have to contain Griffin in the back field, and not allow him to get outside and make plays on the run.
This one kicks off at 1pm ET, with coverage on FOX.