The Atlanta Falcons take their outstanding scoring machine back to the Georgia Dome tonight, Monday Sept 17th, where they face the Denver Broncos for some Monday Night Football. They last met in 2008 when the Broncos won 24-20, in Atlanta. Both teams won in their season openers, and now someone has to walk away losers this week. Here is the NFL Point Spreads 2012 Week 2 Monday Night Football Game. NFL sportsbooks have the Falcons as -3 point home favorites over the Broncos with the over/under set at 52 points. We recommend you check out the latest NFL Point Spreads heading into the second week of the 2012 NFL season.
Denver (1-0) got a big a second-half eruption that propelled the Broncos to a thrilling 31-19 victory over the powerhouse Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. Making his first regular-season start since 2010, Peyton Manning threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Manning worked most of his magic over the final two quarters, completing 9-of-12 passes for 155 yards against one of the league’s premier defenses. Denver’s defense did its part as well, sacking Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger five times.
Peyton Manning has a good understanding of how you’re trying to defend him. If you give him pre- snap reads, he’s going to know where to go with the football. Manning could simply find the weak link and pick on him. Chris Owens, who has had an up-and-down career as a DB with the Falcons, will be on the hot seat in the slot because the Broncos figure to cycle all of their receivers during the game.
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Atlanta (1-0) had an impressive 40-24 triumph over Kansas City in the usually hostile environment of Arrowhead Stadium in their opener. Quarterback Matt Ryan racked up 299 passing yards which accounted for four touchdowns. Rising star wide receiver Julio Jones was equally as unstoppable registering 108 yards and two touchdowns on six catches.
The Falcons now take their formidable scoring machine back to the Georgia Dome, where the team averaged nearly 30 points per game last year and owns a stellar 26-4 regular-season mark in outings that Ryan has started since 2008.
“They can do it all,” Denver defensive end Elvis Dumervil said of the Falcons. “They can run, throw the ball, throw screens, slow down the rush. They do a variety of different things. They’re a well-coached team.”
Cornerback Brent Grimes suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon tear against the Chiefs, leaving the secondary in a short-handed state as it prepares to face one of the sport’s all-time greats in Manning.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Over is 5-1 in Broncos last 6 games overall.
Over is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Over is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 games in Week 2.
Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 2.
Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Denver Broncos vs Atlanta Falcons
When: Monday, September 17, 2012@8:30 PM ET
Pick: Broncos +3
The Bottom Line: The Falcons did good at picking apart the Chiefs, which isn’t that hard. The Broncos picked apart the best defense in the NFL, the Steelers. The only problem for the Broncos is that their away from home. Get the Best Winning NFL Picks Experts on your side this season! Sign up right now and get Free NFL Picks!