Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Atlanta Falcons-Seattle Seahawks Week 6 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Atlanta Falcons (4-1) at (-6) Seattle Seahawks (3-1), Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET
Mike: Falcons. I love that Atlanta — playing its second road game in a different time zone in as many weeks — is spending the week in Washington getting acclimated to the conditions. Oh, and the Falcons might actually be good.
Ricky: Seahawks. The Falcons overcame the Broncos’ vaunted defense in Denver last week, but don’t expect Atlanta to have similar success this week in Seattle. In addition to having a great secondary, the Seahawks are much stingier against the run. That could slow the two-headed monster of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, who really were the difference last week when the Falcons stayed away from attacking the Broncos’ “No-Fly Zone” secondary.
Andre: Falcons. The Seahawks have only allowed 4.5 yards per play (2nd) and one passing touchdown (1st) but they’ve done so against Ryan Tannehill, Case Keenum, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Good luck trying to slow down Matt Ryan, who not only led the Falcons to victory at Denver, but engineered an offense that managed to get 6 y/p in the game (ninth most last week).
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