Saints vs. Falcons: Monday Night Football NFL Odds Update
We get the last Monday Night Football contest of the 2011 NFL season tonight as the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons. This NFC South action is brimming with playoff implications for both teams. A Division Title and playoff positioning is on the line in this on.
With the Green Bay Packers pounding the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the defending Super Bowl Champs locked up home field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs. That leaves the Saints chasing the San Francisco 49ers for the two seed and a first round playoff bye.
Falcons @ Saints: NFC South Playoff Implications
New Orleans (11-3), who have already punched their playoff ticket, will need to win their final two games to secure second overall in the National Football Conference. The 49ers Week 16 win, 19-17 over the Seahawks, keeps the Niners in the two seed race.
Atlanta (9-5) is also in control of their own playoff destiny as they have secured at least a Wild Card berth. A win tonight, and at home against the imploded Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week, could win them the NFC South – if the Saints were to lose next weekend.
We don’t see that happening. The Falcons will be the fifth or sixth seed depending on Week 17 action. Atlanta is the fifth seed if they finish with the same record as the Detroit Lions.
Monday Night Football NFL Odds Update
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Monday Night Football NFL action on December 26, 2011, from the Mercedes Benz Superdome. We like the Saints to cover at home in this one.
Bookmakers at out top rated online sportsbooks opened the betting lines for this contest at New Orleans -6.5 (-110) with the game total set at 52.5 points. Atlanta is +250 as a road underdog on the money line while the Saints are home chalk at -300 straight up.
Current Saints vs. Falcons: Monday Night Football NFL Odds