The Atlanta Falcons are the defensing NFC champions, but the team is in danger of missing out on the playoffs due to inconsistent play this season. Not only may the Falcons not have another crack at winning Super Bowl 2018, there is also a chance they may miss the playoffs.
The team started out with one of the best odds to win the Super Bowl, but their odds are now +1600, which is the fifth best in the NFC. Current betting odds have the Falcons sitting +2800 to win Superbowl 52.
The Falcons seem to have things back on track, and have won four of their last five games after a stretch in which they lost four of five games.
Atlanta is currently in the sixth spot in the NFC playoff race, and are literally in the driver’s seat when it comes to their playoff lives.
With three games left to play, one of which is against the New Orleans Saints, and another against the Carolina Panthers, the Falcons will need to be at their best just to make the playoffs. A loss to either or both of those teams opens up the doors for the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, and Dallas Cowboys, who are all one game behind the Falcons.
If they win out, the Falcons will be one of the Wildcard teams, but they will have a very good chance to make the Super Bowl because the Philadelphia Eagles don’t have their starting quarterback, they almost beat the Minnesota Vikings, and they have already defeated the Saints once this year. Lately when it comes to Super Bowl online betting picks many fans are taking the Eagles to advance to Super Bowl 2018.
If the Falcons make it through the NFC and get into the Super Bowl, expect the team to be better prepared this time around and try to redeem themselves after they wasted a great opportunity to win it all last season.
In the NFC, the Falcons are considered one of the most dangerous teams because they can put up a lot of points when their offense is in sync, so expect their potential opponents to be rooting for the Seahawks, or Cowboys in the last few weeks.