TheAtlantaFalconsareoneofmyfavoriteteamsthatactuallyshowsomelegitimatevalueforSuperBowlwinningodds。

Whilenotaneasybet,at14to1youaregettingsomedecentreturnforriskingawageronaverygoodfootballteam。

OffensivelytheFalconswereamostlybetterthanaverageteamandpossessedalegitimaterushdefense。

TheirAchillesheelwastheirPassD。

Withlittleornopassrush,theFalconshaddifficultystoppingtheballthroughtheair。

TheysolvedthatprobleminabigwaywiththeadditionofDefensiveEndRayEdwardsfromMinnesota。

Keepinmindthisisanextremelyyounganddevelopingfootballteamthatstillwent133lastseasoninadivisionwiththedefendingSuperBowlChampionsandtwoteamsthathitthe10winplateau。

QuarterbackMattRyanisstilldevelopingbutcanbeconsideredanelitetalentatthatposition,andrunningbackMichaelTurnerhasemergedasoneofthetopbacksintheleague。

Butdespitetheseaccolades,theFalconsaresittingat+1400towintheSuperBowl。

Notinsultinglyhigh,butanumberthatraisesaneyebrowtowardsateamthathasnotdoneanythingtogetworseintheoff-season。

Theydohavearoadheavyfirstfourweeksoftheirregularseason,andthatmayleadtoabitofadifficultopeningtotheyear,whichcouldeasilyleadtothisnumbergettingbiggerduringthefirstmonthoftheNFLseason。

ButIdstilltakeahardlookattheFalconsearlyintheyear。