The second Sunday Night game of the year features a storyline that may have been relevant a few years ago, but not as much in the present day.
I am talking about Michael Vick returning to Atlanta to take on the Falcons.
Matt Ryan is the new face of the franchise, and most Falcons fans have ultimately moved on from the situation that occurred with Michael Vick. Major media markets enjoy to hype up his return, but it is not as big a deal as they all make it seem.
The Eagles are coming off of a commanding 31-13 win over the Rams, in a game which saw both Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson leave with injuries. Vick threw for 2 touchdowns and LeSean McCoy ran for 122 yards and a touchdown.
The Falcons are coming off of a very ugly 30-12 loss in Chicago. Matt Ryan threw for over 300 yards and Michael Turner rushed for 100 yards, but the offense failed to score a single touchdown.
Three turnovers proved to be costly for the Falcons, including a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Brian Urlacher. Ball security will be very important for Matt Ryan and the Falcons as they go up against the “Dream Team’s” defense.
After their poor performance in week 1, I believe that the Falcons will be able to come out in their home stadium and score at least three touchdowns. This is, of course, assuming they do not turn the ball over against the Eagles’ D.
The Eagles put up 31 in week 1, and I don’t see them slowing down their pace anytime soon. It is tough for me to pick the Eagles to lose until I actually see them play a bad game. I know it was only one week, but they looked great against the Rams, while the Falcons looked awful against the Bears.
I have faith in Vick and the Eagles and just cannot see them losing after their performance last week.
Prediction: Eagles 34 | Falcons 27
Spread Pick: Eagles -2.5
What’s your prediction:
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons Game Info
- Eagles-Falcons Date, Time, and TV: Sunday, September 18th at 8:20 ET on NBC
- Eagles-Falcons Announcers: Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth
- Eagles-Falcons Point Spread: Eagles -2.5
- Eagles-Falcons Over-Under Odds: 50.5