NFL Week 5 Picks: Time For The Underdogs To Take Over

JJ Watt

Atlanta Falcons (+4.5) at New York Giants

Whatever happens Sunday at MetLife stadium does not erase the memory of how each team started their season. It wasn’t long ago when the talk around New York was how to address the Giants’ struggles and whether or not 2014 would quickly turn into a rebuilding year. It was during that same time that Atlanta was being discussed as a potential powerhouse.

Atlanta is coming off a disappointing loss in Minnesota while the Giants are returning home following their stomping of the Redskins in Washington D.C. on Thursday night. The two games appear to be directly responsible for the spread tilting so far in New York’s favor.

It shouldn’t. The Falcons win the game by six and beat the spread.

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Mario Mergola
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