Packers, Falcons favored to stay undefeated

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(OddsShark.com) — The undefeated Atlanta Falcons will be gunning for their fifth straight win on Sunday when they play host to the Washington Redskins as 7-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Falcons continued their dominating play, both on the field and at the sportsbooks, with a one-sided 48-21 victory over the Houston Texans last weekend, picking up the against the spread victory as 4-point chalk and improving their straight up record to 4-0 on the season.

Atlanta has built their success this season on a potent offense, ranked third in the NFL with 34.3 points per game entering Sunday afternoon’s Redskins vs. Falcons betting matchup at the Georgia Dome.

The Redskins have exceeded expectations with their 2-2 start, including upset victories over the St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, after recording just one SU win, two ATS, in the second half of last season.

However, Washington has claimed just one SU win against the Falcons in six meetings dating back to 1994, according to the OddsShark NFL Database, losing by an average of 7.8 points per game in those defeats.

The Green Bay Packers will also be looking to improve to 5-0 when they welcome the St. Louis Rams to town as 10.5-point favorites.

The Packers are an impressive 11-0 SU, 8-2-1 ATS, in their last 11 games at Lambeau Field, including victories by double-digit margins in seven of those contests, but face a Rams squad that handed the Arizona Cardinals a 24-22 loss last weekend, their first of the season.

However, the Rams have also struggled to produce offense, scoring just 16 combined points in losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers, and are winless, SU and ATS, in their last four clashes with the Packers.

In other NFL Week 5 betting action, the undefeated New England Patriots return from a bye last weekend to take on the struggling Dallas Cowboys as 7.5-point betting favorites. The 3-0 Patriots have won six straight games SU and have tallied an eye-popping 39.7 points per game this season.

Conversely, the Cowboys have lost two straight, SU and ATS, and will once again be without pivot Tony Romo and receiver Dez Bryant, both sidelined with injuries, as they attempt to end a four-game SU losing streak, 1-3 ATS, against New England.

The Denver Broncos will also look to extend their perfect record when they travel to Oakland to meet the Raiders as 5.5-point favorites, while the Eagles play host to the New Orleans Saints as 5.5-point chalk, and the Kansas City Chiefs battle the Chicago Bears as strong 10.5-point favorites.

Watch Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts live on TNF

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The Indianapolis Colts host the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football in a battle of two former contenders whose seasons have gone wrong.

Following a strong start, the Broncos went 1-8, as their typically astute defense has struggled to keep opponents out of the end zone. Denver’s offense has not helped the team’s cause either. The Broncos have failed to find clarity at quarterback with Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, and Paxton Lynch all seeing time.

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The Colts have had their own deficiencies this season without star quarterback Andrew Luck. Jacoby Brissett has provided admirable coverage under center with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions, but he has not been able to keep up with a Colts defense that has let up the second-most points in the NFL this season.

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The Oakland Raiders host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football as both teams look to keep their playoff hopes alive.

With a win, Dallas will maintain its chances of sneaking into the playoffs as a wild card. After struggling initially, Dak Prescott has been able to adjust to life without Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott threw for three touchdowns and a season-high 332 yards in the Cowboys win last week over the New York Giants.

If the Cowboys can hang around, Elliott can give them a boost when he returns from suspension next week heading into the final stretch of the season.

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The Raiders also find themselves in need of a win as they are in the middle of a contested AFC West battle with the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. Derek Carr and the Raiders’ offense will need to improve after dropping from the league’s sixth-best offense in 2016 to 19th this season.

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