- Both teams starting 1-2 after the first three weeks
- Can the weak Atlanta defense hold off the strong Washington offense
- Washington offensive line must step up to help Gibson
As the third week of the National Football League comes to a conclusion, teams look to review Week 3 game footage, improve, and get ready for the following week. On Sunday, at 1 PM ET, the Atlanta Falcons will host the Washington Football Team for an exciting Week 4 matchup in the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Atlanta Falcons are coming off a nail-biting Week 3 victory against the New York Giants. On the other hand, the Washington Football Team is coming off a disappointing loss against the Buffalo Bills. Both teams to succeed in Week 4 and bring their record to .500 at 2-2.
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Washington vs Atlanta Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Washington Football Team at Atlanta Falcons
- Where: Atlanta, Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- Date: October 3rd, 2021
- Betting Odds:
- Spread: WAS -1.5 (-115) | ATL+1.5 (-105)
- MoneyLine: WAS -130 | ATL +110
- Total: 47.0 – Over -115 | Under -105
All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.
After the first three weeks of the NFL season, there are two obvious concerns regarding the Atlanta Falcons’ organization. One, the offense is having difficulty moving the ball down the field and scoring. Two, the defense is playing so badly it seems as if they’re nonexistent.
To begin with, the Falcons’ offense looks horrendous. Matt Ryan, after the first three weeks, currently has 707 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and a fumble. His QBR is a whopping 34.6 and he has been sacked 7 times. Atlanta has only scored 48 points over the three-game span. Matt Ryan looks super immobile in the pocket and their already weak offensive line does not help. Furthermore, this offseason the Falcons lost Julio Jones, one of their best receivers, so that’s another setback for Ryan.
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On the other side of the ball, the defense is playing poorly. The Falcons have allowed 94 points this season to opponents which is the third-highest in the league. Their secondary has to step it up this week or else Taylor Heinicke will torch them.
Washington Preview: Heinicke Looking Like a Veteran
Ever since Ryan Fitzpatrick’s injury in Week 1, Taylor Heinicke has come out guns blazing. He has thrown for 670 passing yards, 5 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions on a 45.4 QBR. Behind Heinicke, Washington is second in the NFC East trailing only the Cowboys. Heinicke must focus this week on not turning the ball over and involving Antonio Gibson more in the passing game. After his 75 yard receiving touchdown last week, his performance merits a greater workload.
On the other side, the defense is not playing great but not as bad as the Falcons. The WFT has given up 92 points to their opponents but the Bills dropped 43 last week. Josh Allen is on fire so that performance does not take away much from the strength of the WFT defense. They will continue their high level of performance against the Falcons.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This Football Game
The current spread is at 1.5, favoring the Washington Football Team. This means that Vegas predicts that this game will be very close. But personally, I believe Washington runs away with it. Their defense will be too much for the run-down Falcon offense and Heinicke will torch the poor Falcons secondary.
In terms of the MoneyLine, again I believe the WFT is a lock. Unless Matt Ryan returns to his 2016 MVP form, the Falcons don’t have much to rely on.
Washington vs Falcons Pick
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- Spread: WFT -1.5
- MoneyLine: WFT -130
- Total: Under 48.0 (-105)
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