Atlanta Falcons vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 11/14/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 10
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-9.5)
AT&T Stadium is where the Dallas Cowboys (6-2) will take on the Atlanta Falcons (4-4) on Sunday. Atlanta is 9.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 53.
The Atlanta Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 this season. In their last game, the Falcons played the Saints and notched a win by a score of 27-25. Matt Ryan went 23/30 with 343 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 135.8 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Mike Davis was the rushing leader for the Falcons with 9 attempts for 13 yds (1.4 yards per attempt). Russell Gage held an average of 9.1 yards per catch by recording 64 yds on 7 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons rushed the ball a total of 25 times and accounted for 34 yards, which earned them an average of 1.4 yds per carry. When the final whistle blew, they ran 57 plays which totaled 366 yards. Atlanta surrendered 27 completions on 43 tries for a total of 267 yds, and a completion rate of 62.8%. Against the run, the Falcons gave up 109 yds on 25 tries, which is an average of 4.4 yards per run allowed.
When talking about scoring, the Atlanta Falcons hold an average of 21.9 points per contest. As a unit they're holding an average of 80.4 yards on the ground which is 29th in the league. The Falcons have earned 2,704 total yards for the year. Atlanta has accumulated 109 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 45 penalties for 398 yds. They have turned the ball over 10 different times (6 picks and 4 fumbles). When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Atlanta has amassed 15 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns.
The Falcons rank 28th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 27.5 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per run and 123.1 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 985 yards via the running game in 8 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Falcons have surrendered 1,899 yards which has them ranked 8th in the league. They are conceding 237.4 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 67.7%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 360.5 yards per game which puts them 17th in football. They have allowed 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 7 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 6-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cowboys took a loss by a score of 30-16 when they faced the Broncos. Dak Prescott (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 232 yds on 19/39 through the air while his quarterback rating was 73.9. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.95 yards. Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 10 times for 51 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yards per attempt for Dallas. Dalton Schultz was a featured target for the Cowboys, hauling in 4 footballs for 54 yds (13.5 yds per catch). Dallas rushed the football for 4.9 yards per attempt, totaling 78 yards on 16 carries. The Cowboys finished the game with 290 yards while running 57 plays (5.1 yards per play). The Cowboys pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 67.9%, surrendering 217 yards on 19 for 28 passing. Dallas surrendered 41 rush attempts for 190 yards (4.6 yards per rush).
The Dallas Cowboys are averaging 434.3 yards per game which ranks them 1st in the NFL. They hold an average of 142.8 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,142 yards in total. The Dallas offense has 525 penalty yds on 63 violations, which is 4th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 6 picks while surrendering 5 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 124 1st downs. During this campaign thus far, the Cowboys currently have a total of 2,332 yards through the air together with an average of 291.5 throwing yards per game, putting them at 4th in the league. When discussing their ability to score points, the Cowboys are ranked 3rd out of all teams in the NFL by tallying 30.1 PPG.
Dallas has conceded a total of 808 yards via the ground game (101.0 yards per outing) as well as 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have conceded 14 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 270.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 25th in football. They have earned 14 turnovers (3 fumbles and 11 picks) on the year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 192 total points. The Cowboys defense has taken part in 495 plays, which has them sitting 5th in football. The Cowboys are relinquishing 24.0 PPG, which has them ranked 18th of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys -9.5
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