Thursday Night Football: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Atlanta Falcons

by Punter's Hero on December 15, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Atlanta Falcons Thurs. Dec. 15, 2011 8:20 p.m. EST

The Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of another playoff run in the Matt Ryan era if they can stay hot in the final three weeks of the NFL regular season. Despite competing with six other teams for the two playoff spots in the NFC Wild Card, the Falcons are the frontrunners to clinch one of those two spots.

With an impressive 8-5 record coming into Week 15, the Atlanta Falcons have had another season for the books, but will have a challenge of ahead of them in the form of the resurgent Jacksonville Jaguars, virtually unstoppable New Orleans Saints and the always dangerous Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Chances are that the Falcons will win two of their last three games with the potential loss coming against the division rival Saints, but anything can happen at the end of the season.

With that being said, the Atlanta Falcons will have to be firing on all cylinders in the final three weeks in order to stay in front of the other teams in contention for the NFC Wild Card.

In Week 15, Matt Ryan and company will be defending the Georgia Dome against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Even though the Jaguars have had an awful season thus far with a quarterback change and a recent firing of their head coach Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville had an inspired performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week in which they scored a season-high 41 points.

As of right now, the Atlanta Falcons have been given the edge with a -12 point spread. This spread is a bit high in my opinion as I believe the Jaguars will make a game of it.

My Pick: Take the Jaguars at +12

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