Falcons 2013-14 Season Odds
ATLANTA, GA (The Spread) - After falling short in the NFC title game a season ago, the Falcons are seemingly poised to make a run at the Super Bowl in 2013.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Falcons are 12/1 to win the 2014 Super Bowl and 7/1 to win the NFC Conference this season. They're also +140 to win the NFC South Division and have an over/under total of 10 for number of wins they'll have this season. Their odds to make the playoffs are -165 and their odds against are +135.
Atlanta received great news this offseason when tight end Tony Gonzalez decided to stave off retirement for one more year and return to make another run at the Super Bowl. The Falcons were also active in free agency, signing Steven Jackson to their already explosive offense and adding Osi Umenyiora in efforts to boost their pass rush. The team also re-signed left tackle Sam Baker.
The Falcons concentrated on their secondary in the draft, nabbing Washington corner Desmond Trufant in the first and Southeastern Louisiana DB Robert Alford in the second. The team also drafted Clemson defensive end Malliciah Goodman and Stanford tight end Levine Toilolo in the fourth round. In the fifth they took Stansly Maponga of TCU.
The Falcons play in a tough division but they have as good a shot at anyone of making a run at the Super Bowl after claiming the top spot in the NFC last year. If it weren't for the fact that they couldn't run out the clock in the second half of the NFC title game against San Francisco, they would have went to the Super Bowl last season. With Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Gonzalez and now Jackson on offense, the Falcons will put up plenty of points this season. Whether or not the offensive line and defense will hold up for the long haul is the question.
2013-14 Atlanta Falcons Season Odds
Super Bowl Odds: 12/1
NFC Conference Odds: 7/1
NFC South Division: +140
NFL Win Total: 10