Falcons vs Redskins NFL Week 9 Odds & Game Preview.

Falcons vs Redskins NFL Week 9 Odds & Game Preview

Written by on October 31, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons saved their season temporarily with a win in Week 7 before going on the bye, while the Commanders are surprise leaders of the NFC East at 5-2. MyBookie Sportsbook oddsmakers aren’t giving the Skins much respect, though, as they are just slight favorites over a team with a 3-4 record.


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The Redskins are 15-9-1 against the Falcons all-time, including postseason play. The Redskins are 10-3 at home against the Falcons all-time, including the lone postseason contest between the two teams, a 24-7 Redskins victory at RFK Stadium on Jan. 4, 1992, en route to Washington’s victory in Super Bowl XXVI. The Redskins will attempt to snap a five-game losing streak to the Falcons and earn their first win against Atlanta since a 33-31 victory on Sept. 14, 2003. The Redskins’ most recent home victory against the Falcons came on Dec. 19, 1993, at RFK Stadium.


Why Bet on Atlanta?

The Falcons are well-rested. They entered the bye with a 23-20 win over the Giants on Monday in Week 7. Matt Ryan completed 31-of-39 passes for 379 yards and one touchdown. Ryan took three first-half sacks but wasn’t sacked after the break. He hit reserve WR Marvin Hall for a 47-yard touchdown over the top. Ryan should have had a 60-yard touchdown to Julio Jones but underthrew the ball.


Tevin Coleman rushed 11 times for 50 yards and one touchdown. He added 32 yards through the air by catching both of his targets. Coleman started the night off with a 14-yard run and ended it with a 30-yard touchdown run where he went untouched through the right side.


Atlanta has lost a handful of guys already to season-ending injuries and it happened again vs. the Giants as the team ended up playing right guard Brandon Fusco on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season. Fusco was not having a good year — he had graded out as one of Pro Football Focus’ worst guards — but it’s yet another season-ending loss for the most-injured team in football. Longtime Falcons reserve Ben Garland is the next man up.


Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant injured his hamstring while making a 57-yard field goal in the Falcons’ win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. Giorgio Tavecchio filled in for Bryant against the Giants, and he was a perfect three-for-three on the night, earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance. Bryant might return this week. He will test his hamstring on Thursday.


Why Bet on Washington?

How good has Adrian Peterson been for Washington? In the Skins’ 20-13 win over the Giants last Sunday, Peterson had 149 rushing yards on 26 attempts (5.7 average) and two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving). Peterson, at 33 years and 221 days old, is the oldest player in NFL history to record at least 100 rushing yards and both a rushing and receiving touchdown in a single game. Miami’s Ricky Williams, at the age of 32 years, 182 days old, was previously the oldest player to accomplish the feat (November 19, 2009, at Carolina).


With a 64-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Peterson joined Steve Bono (76 yards on October 1, 1995), Rocky Bleier (70 yards on October 7, 1979) and Hall of Famer Jim Thorpe (80 yards on October 16, 1921) as the only players with a touchdown run of at least 60 yards at age 33 or older in NFL history. Peterson is the fourth player in league annals with at least 140 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a single game at age 33 or older. Peterson has now tied Barry Sanders for the most 50-plus-yard rushing TDs in league history (15).


Falcons vs Redskins is going to be an offensive showdown.


Alex Smith completed 20-of-32 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for 13 yards vs. New York. Third-down back Chris Thompson suffered a rib injury in Washington’s Week 8 victory. His ability to play in Week 9 against Atlanta will be determined by pain tolerance.


Washington boosted its defense on Tuesday in acquiring safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the Packers in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round pick. With Montae Nicholson struggling mightily opposite D.J. Swearinger in Washington, Clinton-Dix will immediately slide in as a starter. Clinton-Dix, 25, has been a starter since his rookie season in 2014, and he becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season. He was a first-round draft pick and made the Pro Bowl in 2016.


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Falcons vs Redskins NFL Week 9 Betting Trends

  • Falcons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games
  • Falcons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win
  • Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
  • Redskins are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in November
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington’s last 11 games


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