Washington @ Atlanta
Current Records: Washington 1-2; Atlanta 1-2
What to Know
The Washington Football Team are staying on the road Sunday to face off against the Atlanta Falcons at 1 p.m. ET Oct. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta should still be feeling good after a win, while Washington will be looking to get back in the win column.
Washington found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 43-21 punch to the gut against the Buffalo Bills last week. Washington was down 36-14 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for Washington, but they got scores from TE Logan Thomas and RB Antonio Gibson. QB Taylor Heinicke ended up with a passer rating of 143.40.
Meanwhile, it was a close one, but last week the Falcons sidestepped the New York Giants for a 17-14 victory. Like Washington, Atlanta didn't have any clear offensive standouts, but they got scores from CB Isaiah Oliver, TE Lee Smith, and WR Olamide Zaccheaus. QB Matt Ryan ended up with a passer rating of 150.
This next game is expected to be close, with Washington going off at just a 1.5-point favorite. But bettors beware: they are 0-2 against the spread when favored.
Washington and Atlanta now sit at an identical 1-2. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Washington is stumbling into the contest with the second most yards allowed per game in the league, having given up 432 on average. Atlanta has experienced some struggles of their own as they are third worst in the NFL in touchdowns allowed, with ten on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium -- Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: FOX
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $36.00
The Football Team are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Falcons, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Atlanta have won both of the games they've played against Washington in the last seven years.
- Nov 04, 2018 - Atlanta 38 vs. Washington 14
- Oct 11, 2015 - Atlanta 25 vs. Washington 19