NFL Week 9: Falcons @ Colts
Atlanta Falcons @ Indianapolis Colts Sun. Nov. 6, 2011 1 p.m. EST
This season has been an absolute nightmare for the once dominant Indianapolis Colts as they will come into Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons without a single win on the season. The loss of superstar quarterback Peyton Manning (neck) has turned out to be too much for the Colts to handle this year as they just can’t seem to get on track on offense without their number one gunslinger under center.
Even though the Colts announced that they do not intend on putting Peyton Manning on the IR right now, the team still has to take the field with quarterback Curtis Painter as their number one guy. With that being said, the struggling Indianapolis franchise has little hope to record at least one win this season and will almost certainly continue to struggle in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Much like the Colts, the Atlanta Falcons have not been able to live up to the expectations of a division champion, but they have been able to get back on track as of late after winning two straight against the division rival Carolina Panthers (31-17) and the Detroit Lions (23-16) before heading into their bye week in Week 8.
Our Picks for Falcons vs Colts
As of right now, the Atlanta Falcons have been given the edge in this match-up with a -8 point spread in their favor. This spread is pretty solid in my opinion as the Falcons should get their third straight win and cover the spread with relative ease.
Take the Falcons at -8.