Super Bowl bet handicappers consider Atlanta to be one of the most complete teams on the board and respect their ability on both sides of the ball with the Super Bowl betting line.
Atlanta opened at Sports Gambling as a +500 choice to win the Super Bowl and as a +180 choice to win the NFC Championship which of course would put them in the Super Bowl game.
Atlanta had a record of 13-3 straight up and 11-5 against the spread as the champions of the NFC South Division. The Falcons won 9 of their final 10 games while getting the money 8 times in that span to make themselves the favorite with the odds to win 2011 Super Bowl.
Atlanta was one of the most effective teams in the NFL on both ends of the field as they ranked 5th for both scoring offense and scoring defense.
Quarterback Matt Ryan has proven to be one of the best in the NFL as he finished with a 91.0 QB rating, his best in his 3 years as a starter. Ryan completed 62% of his passes for 3705 yards and 6.5 yards per attempt with a 28/9 TD/INT ratio.
Running back Michael Turner balances out the attack as he led the Falcons in rushing with 1371 yards and 4.1 yards per carry with 12 TD’s.
Wide receiver Roddy White will be another key asset with the Super Bowl betting odds as he led Atlanta with 115 catches good for 1389 yards and a 12.1 yards per catch average with 10 TD’s.
The defense has plenty of weapons as well led by sack machine John Abraham who tallied 13 on the season.
Brent Grimes and William Moore were dangerous targets to pass against as they each had 5 interceptions.
Kicker Matt Bryant is a solid ace to have a Super Bowl bet riding on as he nailed 28 of 31 field goal attempts and could prove to be the difference in a close game.
Eric Weems had both a kickoff and punt return ran back for a touchdown to complete the special teams.