Washington Commanders vs. Atlanta Falcons
Two young NFC opponents face off in Week 6 of the regular season on Sunday afternoon as the Washington Commanders and the Atlanta Falcons square off here. The Commanders are third in the NFC East with a 2-3 record and are on a three-game losing streak after a 40-20 home loss last Thursday against the Chicago Bears. The Falcons are second in the NFC South with a 3-2 record and are coming off a 21-19 home win last Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Commanders vs. Falcons Betting Odds
|Washington Commanders||+2.5 (-102)||O 42.5 (-112)||+124|
|Atlanta Falcons||-2.5 (-118)||U 42.5 (-108)||-148|
Commanders vs. Falcons Game Details
Fixture: Washington Commanders vs. Atlanta Falcons
Date & Time: Sunday, October 15, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
Commanders vs. Falcons Key Stats
The Washington Commanders have been doing a decent job throughout the season as they are scoring 21.8 points (tied for 16th), 232.8 passing yards (12th) and 91.0 rushing yards (24th). Quarterback Sam Howell has been playing at a decent level as he is 131-of-191 (68.6 completion percentage) for 1,349 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. has been running the ball effectively as well as he has posted 67 rushing attempts for 271 yards (4.0 yards per carry) with three rushing touchdowns while also having nine receptions for 88 yards (9.8 yards per catch) with a receiving touchdown. They have to do better than 22-of-60 (36.67 percent) on third down attempts throughout the season.
The defense of the Washington Commanders have been absolutely brutal as they are 31st in the NFL with 32.0 points per game while giving up 385.4 total yards per game (251.8 passing, 133.6 rushing). They have been struggling as they have 16 sacks, 22 pass deflections, two interceptions, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Defensive end Montez Sweat has been doing well with 14 solo tackles, 4.5 sacks, a pass deflection and a pair of forced fumbles.
The Atlanta Falcons have been brutal throughout the season as they are scoring 16.6 points (tied for 27th), 195.2 passing yards (23rd) and 121.6 rushing yards (12th). Quarterback Desmond Ridder has been doing a decent job as he is 102-of-156 (65.4 completion percentage) for 1,073 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Running back Bijan Robinson has been doing well on the ground as he has 67 rushing attempts for 364 yards (5.4 yards per carry) while having 21 receptions for 146 yards (7.0 yards per catch) with a pair of receiving touchdowns.
The defense has been doing a good job throughout the season as they are 10th in the NFL with 19.2 points per game allowed on 303.6 total yards (199.2 passing, 104.4 rushing). The team has been struggling as they have recorded just five sacks, 19 pass deflections, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. They are doing well as they are allowing teams to go 21-of-64 (32.81 percent) on third down and 1-of-5 (20 percent) on fourth down.
Washington Commanders vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
- Sam Howell is 3-2 SU (3-2 ATS) in his career
- Desmond Ridder is 5-4 SU (3-6 ATS) in his career
- Ron Rivera is 58-43-2 ATS as an underdog
- Arthur Smith is 10-9 ATS in his 19 games in September/October