Can the Atlanta Falcons beat the over-under in 2020?


As we get closer to the Atlanta Falcons 2020 schedule reveal, let’s take a look at the over-under for the Falcons in 2020.

Currently, the Atlanta Falcons over-under is sitting at 7.5 according to CBS. If that were to hold true, the Falcons would sit 13th in the NFL standings when all is said and done with the 2020 NFL season. As we know, these betting odds are rarely correct and there is always that team or two that exceeds expectations.

The Falcons did a great job of addressing a lot of needs with both the free agency as well as the NFL draft. With the additions of Laquon Treadwell, Dante Fowler, Todd Gurley, A.J. Terrell, Marlon Davidson, Matt Hennessy, Mykal Walker, and Jaylinn Hawkins over the last month, the roster got better.

Whether that will be evident in 2020 remains to be seen.

We also know that the NFC South got better, except for the Panthers. Trading Cam Newton for Teddy Bridgewater was not a move to get better but rather a move to draft Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields is 2021.

We all understand why the over-under for the Falcons was set at 7.5, after back to back seven-win seasons potentially a lame-duck coach and general manager, but the talent on this roster is far greater than the record the last two years indicates.

Sure, you are what your record says you are, but the Falcons record speaks more about who they have been from a mental perspective rather than who they are talent-wise.

Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, really believes that this team loves head coach Dan Quinn. If that is true, this team has the talent to go 11-5 or 10-6 and make some noise in the NFC. The Falcons have the NFC South’s best roster from top to bottom.

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We will see later this week exactly what the NFL schedule has in store for the Falcons but as of right now, this team has the ability to not only bet the over on, but they could be the most improved team in the entire league in 2020.