Washington Football Team vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 10/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Washington Football Team vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (+1.5)
The Atlanta Falcons (1-2) welcome the Washington Football Team (1-2) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday. Washington opens as 1.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 49.5.
The Washington Football Team head into this game 1-2 for this season. In their last game, the Football Team took on the Bills and went home with a loss by a final score of 43-21. Taylor Heinicke connected on 14/24 with 212 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 80.6 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. Terry McLaurin averaged 15.5 yards per catch by recording 62 yards on 4 catches. Antonio Gibson was the best rusher for the Football Team with 12 totes for 31 yds (2.6 yards per carry). At the end of the game, they tallied 50 plays for 290 yards. The Washington Football Team ended up running the ball 25 times and totaled 78 yds, which is an average of 3.1 yards per tote. On the ground, the Football Team conceded 122 yds on 33 tries, which is an average of 3.7 yards per run allowed. Washington gave up 33 pass completions on 44 attempts for 359 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%.
The Football Team have earned 956 total yards for the season. Washington has tallied 27 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 22 penalties for 175 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Washington has totaled 5 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 5 times (3 picks and 2 fumbles). Offensively they're holding an average of 97.0 yards rushing which is 21st in the league. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Washington Football Team have an average of 22.3 points per outing.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Football Team have given up 921 yards which ranks them 29th in the NFL. They have relinquished 307.0 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 69.9%. For the season, they are allowing 432.0 yards per contest which puts them 31st in the National Football League. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns by air in addition to 3 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 4.2 yards per rush and 125.0 yards on the ground per game this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 375 rushing yards through 3 games. The Football Team rank 29th in the National Football League regarding team defense, allowing 30.7 points per game.
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The Falcons head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Falcons walked away with a victory by a final of 17-14 against the Giants. Mike Davis ran the ball 12 times for 50 yds, finishing the game with 4.2 yds per carry for Atlanta. Cordarrelle Patterson was one of the featured targets for the Falcons, bringing in 6 throws for 82 yards (13.7 yds per reception). Matt Ryan (2 TDs) ended the contest with 243 yds on 27/36 passing while his QB rating was 111.2. He didn't throw any interceptions and his longest pass completion went for 28 yards. Atlanta conceded 27 run attempts for 100 yards (3.7 yds per carry). The Falcons pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 68.6%, relinquishing 246 yds on 24 out of 35 through the air. The Falcons ended up finishing with 296 yards and they ran 59 plays (5.0 yds per play). Atlanta rushed the football for 3.5 yards per carry, finishing with 69 yards on 20 carries.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Falcons currently rank 29th in the league by tallying 16.0 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Falcons have compiled 656 passing yards as well as holding an average of 218.7 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 25th in football. They have an average of 82.7 yards per game on the ground and have run for 248 yards for the year. The Atlanta Falcons maintain an average of 301.3 yards/outing which has them sitting 27th in the NFL. The Atlanta offense has 176 yards of penalties on 22 infractions, which is 7th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 3 picks while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to tally 35 first downs.
Atlanta has conceded a total of 355 yards on the ground (118.3 yards per game) as well as 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns from the passing game and 255.3 yards per contest, ranking them 17th out of all teams. Their defense has earned 2 turnovers (2 fumbles recovered) for the year. This season, they have given up 94 total points. The Falcons defense has taken part in 191 plays, which is 19th in football. The Falcons are conceding 31.3 PPG, ranking them 30th in football.
Who will win tonight's Football Team/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +1.5
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