Picking upsets in the NFL is never easy, yet week after week the upsets keep piling in. Who would have thought the Philadelphia Eagles would have been upset in week four against the San Francisco 49ers? Not many, but when you find an upset special it could be very rewarding and cash in with a big payday.
This week the upset will make big headlines because it will be on Sunday night football and it will be against one of the best teams in the National Football League. The upset of the week for week five will happen when the Atlanta Falcons take down the Green Bay Packers.
The Green Bay Packers are defending champions and have looked really great all season. Last week they dismantled the Denver Broncos and Aaron Rodgers put up one of the best games in his career and in NFL history. This has the Packer fans exciting about making another run at the Super bowl.
Meanwhile the Atlanta Falcons have struggled this season and barely beat the lowly Seattle Seahawks a week ago. So why will they pull off the upset? The Falcons are a much better team on the turf under the dome. The home faithful will back them up on a nationally televised game and Matt Ryan is nearly unbeatable at home.
The sports betting trends in this game heavily favor the Falcons. The Falcons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog, and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a loss against the spread.
The Packers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The Falcons have revenge on their mind after they were demolished last year in the playoffs at home. That game is fresh in the minds of Falcons players. The Packers have struggled against passing teams, like the Saints in week one.
The Falcons will not only cash with the point spread, but they could win on the field.