It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Trust a Vegas Pro, The Atlanta Falcons Are Smart Money To Win Super Bowl 51

page: 1
7
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 04:40 AM
link   

On the offensive side, no team can stop them. They have the soon-to-be-MVP Matt Ryan at quarterback and two good running backs in Freeman and Coleman. They are indeed a balanced offense and most skeptics don’t know that they were fifth in rushing yards this season and second in the NFL the final 3 games.

The two running backs have combined for over 2,400 yards and 24 TDs this season and both are excellent pass blockers and receivers out of the backfield. So overall they have the No. 1 passing attack with the fifth overall rushing attack. They have the best wide receiver in the league with Julio Jones and two other great wideouts in Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel. They also have depth in the tight end position led by Austin Hooper.

Most importantly, they have the most underrated offensive line in the NFL led by Pro Bowler Alex Mack.

SOURCE


The professional gambler mentioned in the article linked above will win $5 million if the Falcons win the Super Bowl. He makes a great case for why they should win. The unfortunate thing is that the best team frequently doesn't win the championship in the NFL. I believe there are many reasons for that including the referees favoring certain teams.

It looks like the Falcons are going to have to beat Seattle, Dallas, and New England to win it all. I can almost guarantee that the referees will get in their way in at least one of those games. My prediction is that they won't get past Dallas.

The 2016 NFL Season (The Fix Is In Style)

In the article linked directly above it's explained how the NFL has been favoring Dallas all season, and it's probably their year to at least go to the Super Bowl.
edit on 13-1-2017 by Profusion because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 05:10 AM
link   
I don't even follow football and I had this feeling the Falcons will win this year.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 05:51 AM
link   
I won't count on it. If the pats get there that looks like a good bet to me. Falcons always fail.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 05:54 AM
link   
Perhaps the refs do favor certain teams.
The Steelers for example, James Harrison Is always getting called on. Heck the NFL did 3 random drug test in a matter of 2 weeks. No thanks to Al'Jazeera.

We need the Texans to stomp on the Patriots. (Crosses Fingers) Steelers have a shot at the Chiefs.

But every games does appear to get perks to other teams. Flags don't get thrown for obvious penalties againts opponents. It's like the NFL officiating are against Steeler Nation.

But It's still great to watch.





edit on 13-1-2017 by Bigburgh because: Spelling



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 05:57 AM
link   
Matt Ryan is a choker.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 05:59 AM
link   
a reply to: Profusion

A buddy of mine actually works at a casino setting odds, he does college sports, but said bet on Green Bay / New England superbowl, pats +1.5



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 06:36 AM
link   
a reply to: Profusion

What money happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 06:43 AM
link   
Not Going to Happen
All up in Matt Ryan's face.

Go HAWKS.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 08:08 AM
link   
a reply to: Bigburgh

ive seen james harrison knocknout three players in one game with his helmet, ill never feel sorry for the guy

the falcons are a smart bet but i dont see them winning it all



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 08:38 AM
link   

originally posted by: Bigburgh
Perhaps the refs do favor certain teams.
The Steelers for example, James Harrison Is always getting called on. Heck the NFL did 3 random drug test in a matter of 2 weeks. No thanks to Al'Jazeera.

We need the Texans to stomp on the Patriots. (Crosses Fingers) Steelers have a shot at the Chiefs.

But every games does appear to get perks to other teams. Flags don't get thrown for obvious penalties againts opponents. It's like the NFL officiating are against Steeler Nation.

But It's still great to watch.





Dang skippy. The last time the Steelers won the Super Bowl , they started out needing 2 miracle wins from other teams just to get a wild card berth . Guess what , they got em. Then they needed 2 more miracle wins by other teams just to convince folks they had a chance. Guess what happened . They got em



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 09:26 AM
link   
Green Bay or Dallas is your superbowl winner over the pats. Seattle could be there if they can manage to score enough but that's been tough lately.

Steelers have the potential to beat the pats but their coach is over rated and the team is never as prepared as they should be.

The Texans offence sucks.
They would have lost last week if Oakland quarterback hadn't broken his leg.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:11 AM
link   
a reply to: JDmOKI




edit on 13-1-2017 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:14 AM
link   
a reply to: Gothmog

It's never pretty.
but this is the time, when you can hear Steelers fans sitting in their chairs "Sucking Fabric"....


Edit: As long as Brady doesn't win, I'm ok.
Which is a shame because I like Gronkowski and Edelman.

edit on 13-1-2017 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:35 AM
link   
Matty Ice is great in the regular season but he melts in the playoffs. Dude just hasn't proven himself to be a big game qb. The Failcons have a top ranked offense but what about their defense? Only a handful of teams were worse defensively this year, as the dirty birds D ended the season ranked #25.

A choker qb+a crappy D= no championship. If I was a gambling man, the smart bet would be the Chiefs or the Seahawks. Those 2 teams have a better chance of winning, imo, yet offer a higher payout than the Failcons. I'm no Vegas expert but that's my take.
edit on 1 13 2017 by Tuomptonite because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 01:33 PM
link   
No one can stop the Falcon's offense?

Chiefs did, in Atlanta.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 06:43 PM
link   

originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Gothmog

It's never pretty.
but this is the time, when you can hear Steelers fans sitting in their chairs "Sucking Fabric"....


Edit: As long as Brady doesn't win, I'm ok.
Which is a shame because I like Gronkowski and Edelman.
stop hating, Brady's dope. Top three all-time, easy.
I'm a Giant's fan and still have to give that man his due respect.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:17 PM
link   
Where is the Chiefs love? They are solid and have a real shot.



posted on Jan, 15 2017 @ 04:33 PM
link   

originally posted by: Profusion
In the article linked directly above it's explained how the NFL has been favoring Dallas all season, and it's probably their year to at least go to the Super Bowl.


I have little doubt that the referees are favoring Dallas in their game against Green Bay. There was a noncall of defensive pass interference that was the worst I've ever seen. A Dallas player pulled a Green Bay receiver's jersey off part of his body (when the ball was thrown directly to the receiver and right in front of a referee), and there was no call. It was the first time I've seen physical evidence of a penalty (the offensive player's jersey being partly pulled off) without a penalty.

I don't think Dallas is beating Green Bay now. I don't think a rookie quarterback and a rookie running back are beating Aaron Rodgers when he has a 14-3 lead and all the momentum.

ETA: Another obvious defensive pass interference was missed against Dallas with 5:10 left in the 2nd quarter on a 3rd and 9 with Rogers throwing out of his own end zone. That one call could change the entire game because Dallas will get the ball with excellent field position because of the noncall rather than Green Bay keeping their drive going.
edit on 15-1-2017 by Profusion because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 15 2017 @ 06:28 PM
link   
Two huge decisions by the referees on pass interference may end up determining the game. The first was a noncall of offensive pass interference against Dallas near the end zone that could have ended up being a touchdown. The other one was a call of defensive pass interference on a 3rd and 8 against Green Bay that Troy Aikman said didn't look like defensive pass interference. I agree with him, and the call completely changed the game.

Dallas has come back to tie the game at 28 after trailing 21-3 and 28-13.
edit on 15-1-2017 by Profusion because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 05:01 AM
link   
The comment quoted below is an excellent point concerning the Packers-Cowboys game.


I'm a Falcons fan, but I'm gonna spark a conspiracy. I think the NFL tried to rig this game. Why? Look at the ending play. Jared Cook makes the catch, and the catch is obvious enough for the referee to see that it is complete. But the I think the referees were told to make the Cowboys win (I'll explain in a minute). One referee says it's complete, the other one waives it off and say it's complete. Then watch the first referee slap the other referee in anger. It looks like a, "They told us not to do that" slap, know what I mean? This is probably too far-fetched, and the ref was just mad that he waived his call off, but it's the NFL, they are thought to rig stuff. Why would the NFL do this? Look at the aftermath of the Cowboys losing. The ticket price for the Super Bowl could drop 20%. 20%! The NFL likes the money, and they don't want that at ALL. But I don't know. You decide.

SOURCE


Another suspicious thing is how the referees let the Green Bay kicker kick the final field goal before play was stopped for a timeout. It looks to me like that was done purposefully. It meant the kicker had to make a 51-yard game-winning field goal attempt twice. The level of difficulty involved with that is unthinkable.
edit on 16-1-2017 by Profusion because: (no reason given)



new topics

top topics



 
7
<<   2 >>

log in

join