It’s a big NFC South battle on Monday Night Football as the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers get together. The Atlanta Falcons are looking to stay alive in the NFC playoff chase with their 8-5 record. A win in this game would put them as the 2nd wildcard spot in the NFC. The Falcons would still be chasing both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers in the division.
For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they are eliminated from postseason play. The Buccaneers are looking to snap their 3 game losing streak and are 4-9 on the season. Tampa Bay is in last place in the NFC South, and tied with the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers for the third worst record in the NFC. The Atlanta Falcons are -6 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as part of the National Football League action on Monday night.
Falcons Looking to Get Back to Postseason
The Atlanta Falcons are the defending NFC Champion. Atlanta remembers the Super Bowl where they blew a 28-3 lead and lost the game to the New England Patriots. The Falcons this season have scored 294 points and allowed 261 on the season. The Falcons have won four out of their last five games, including a huge home win over the New Orleans Saints.
The Falcons have the Saints coming up after this game, and then will host the Carolina Panthers. If Atlanta wins al three, they will be the divisional champions. Matt Ryan is just shy of 3,300 passing yards this season, with 17 touchdowns. His top target is Julio Jones, with 1,161 yards and 3 receiving touchdowns.
Buccaneers Looking for Upset
Many predicted that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be a divisional contender this season out of the NFC South. Well, the Buccaneers have struggled big time, with just 4 wins on the season. Tampa Bay is 3-3 when playing at home. The Buccaneers will finish their season against the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints.
Jameis Winston has been up and down, and ineffective all season long. The quarterback has thrown for just 2,475 yards and 14 touchdowns. Ike Evans – his top target has caught 4 touchdown passes and more than 755 yards receiving. The Buccaneers have dropped three straight games, allowing 28 points per game.
Falcons Down Buccaneers
The Atlanta Falcons have a ton to play for here. The Falcons cannot afford to lose this game. The Falcons have two big weapons with Matt Ryan, and the combination of Devonta Freeman and Julio Jones are going to have a monster game against the Tampa Bay defense. The Falcons defense is underrated, and should be able to bottle the Buccaneers up.
When you are betting on this game, take the favorite. Despite being on the road, the Falcons are the team to bet here. The final bet for this game on Monday Night Football is the Atlanta Falcons -6 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bet on the Atlanta Falcons -6 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in National Football League action.