The Falcons are easily the most overrated team in the NFL this season. The numbers say they are a middle of the pack team at best, yet these assholes at ESPN think they are actually are going to beat the Patriots.
The Patriots are allowing an average of 11.3 points a game while the Falcons are allowing an average of 27 points per game, yes more than twice the amount of the Patriots. On top of that simple logic, the Falcons are playing at home and are only 1.5 point favorites. Typically, the home team is given at least 3 points just because they are playing at home. The fact that they arent even 3 point favorites means even Vegas knows they are a bullshit team this year.
I understand that "anything can happen," but simple logic says the Patriots will most likely win this game. Besides the logic, you have to consider the fact that the Falcons have a weak secondary and the fact that their best receiver, Julio Jones, will most likely be covered by Aqib Talib, arguably the best cornerback in the NFL this season.
So, Matt Ryan will be throwing all day to a hobbled Roddy White (bum ankle) and an ancient tight end in Tony Gonzalez (the dude is 37 friggin years old). There is a reason the Falcons are 1-2 this season.
It's pretty obvious, to anyone who doesnt have a blind hatred for the Patriots anyway, that they should be the easy pick to win this game.