NFL Week 8 Betting: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles Pick and Prediction

In one of the best games of Week 8 – the Atlanta Falcons will go on the road to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons are the only unbeaten team in all of the National Football League. Atlanta is 6-0, and in first place in the NFC South. The Falcons hold a four game lead over New Orleans and Tampa Bay. Philadelphia is 3-3 as well, and tied with Washington and the Cowboys for second place in the NFC East. The Eagles have won three very close games thus far in 2012. The Falcons and Eagles are both coming off their bye week.

Philadelphia will look for ways to aide in Michael Vick not turning the football over. In 6 games this season, Vick has turned the ball over 14 times. The Eagles have been able to move the football, but unable to put points on the board. The Eagles have scored just 103 points in six games, the lowest in the NFL. Philadelphia has lost two straight before the bye; to Pittsburgh and Detroit.

The Atlanta Falcons feel their quarterback Matt Ryan is a candidate for the MVP through the first six games of the season. Ryan has completed 160 of 236 passes for 1,700+ yards and 14 touchdowns. Ryan has several weapons, including running back Michael Turner, along with veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez and receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White. Atlanta faces a tough stretch of their schedule which sees them take on Dallas and New Orleans in the next two weeks.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • Atlanta Falcons +1
  • Philadelphia Eagles -1

Free Prediction and Pick

This should be a heck of a football game. The Falcons are not going to want to go easy, while Philadelphia feels they have alot of proving to do. Michael Vick will be going up against his old team in this one. The Eagles are the worst offensive scoring team in all of the league, but we like that to change. Atlanta has shown vulnerable to teams passing on them, so look for Vick and company to take advantage of that. We are going to say Philadelphia comes away with a home win in this game, moving Falcons to the world of beaten teams.

Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 27-24

The Philadelphia Eagles are actually the favorites in this game. That is a bit surprising, with the Falcons being the top ranked team in the NFL within power rankings. The Eagles have been a disappointment, and have had a terrible time taking care of the ball. Obviously that is a huge key in this game. Look for the Eagles to have better ball control, and come out on top in this game. We are taking the favorite – Philadelphia Eagles wo tin this game, and cover the single point spread.

Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -1