Welcome to Vegas Sports Betting Atlanta Falcons season preview where we will discuss the odds of them winning the Super bowl offered by the finest online sportsbooks.
After a heartbreaking 4-12 season last year, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to bounce-back and leave the past behind and vegas sports betting believes that it is a strong possibility. The team was expected to dominate last season however due to several injuries they were not able to accomplish the necessary tasks to advance to the playoffs or even have a successful year on that note. Unfortunately, that was also the end of future hall of famer and tight end Tony Gonzales as he retires after 17 years in the NFL. Now, Coach Mike Smith has much work to do in that position as the young tight end Levine Toilolo will take his spot; he only had 11 receptions with 55 yards all season last year and was active in all regular season games which mean bad news for the Falcons offense. Though, their receivers are healthy and ready for game time this September; Julio Jones was out for the season last year as he had to undergo surgery due to a foot injury. He is said to be ready for the regular season and set as the leading wide receiver followed by Roddy White and Harry Douglas. Starting Running-back, Steven Jackson, was also injured last season this coming in week 2; according to his stats, Jackson did not have good numbers coming back from his injury. The back-up RB Jacquizz Rodgers also struggled last season which should give coach Mike Smith doubts about his running game. Though this year, the falcons drafted 6th overall pick from Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews; he will give good pocket protection for quarterback Matt Ryan and good protection for their running game. The offense and special team also acquired a good asset in Devin Hester; he will playing in the fourth wide receiver slot and will be playing as the kick returner as well. As for their defense, well they added two key defensive tackles that being Tyson Jackson from the Kansas City and Paul Soliai from Miami; these two players will go perfectly with the mix of Osi Umenyiora and newly re-signed DE Jonathan Babineaux. Vegas Sports betting believes that the Falcons will be one of the wild card teams as long as the defence steps up. Bovada sportsbook has them as 40/1 odds to have them winning the super bowl, which is a good amount for a top team in the NFC.
Key Losses: TE Tony Gonzalez (retired)
S Thomas DeCoud
Key Additions: KR/WR Devin Hester (CHI)
T Jake Matthews* (6th Overall / Texas A&M)
RB Devonta Freeman* (103rd Overall / FSU)
DT Tyson Jackson (KC)
DT Paul Soliai (MIA)
G Jon Asamoah (KC)
DE Tyson Jackson
Bovada sportsbook betting odds
Odds to Win the 2014 NFC South: +450
Odds to win conference: 22/1
Vegas Sports Betting Odds to win Super Bowl: 40/1
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