The New York Giants have been very disappointing so far this season and while the Atlanta Falcons have been slightly better, their 2-4 record is very disappointing. The Giants simply haven’t got going, and with quarterback Eli Manning beginning to struggle, the next couple of years could be very tough for them, despite having Odell Beckham Jr on the team and the emergence of Saquon Barkley as a genuine threat on the ground. NFL bettors can get all of the action they could ask for over at Bovada Sportsbook with live Monday Night Football betting also available.
Beckham has over 500 yards to his name, with one touchdown and that is a solid enough return, although another couple of touchdowns may have been expected by this stage. However, his numbers are dwarfed by the hugely impressive start to Saquon Barkley’s career. He has 438 yards on the ground and 373 through the air, giving him over 800 total yards and six touchdowns. While the season so far has been very disappointing for the Giants, the form Barkley has shown must make their fans smile with excitement about what the future may hold for them.
The Atlanta Falcons have been dealt a tough blow with the loss of star running back Devonta Freeman, although that doesn’t really excuse their start to the season, they should be doing better. It is on the ground where they have been struggling, with stand in Tevin Coleman putting together just 260 running yards so far, many expected him to take his opportunity better than he has done.
The positive for the Falcons is that they know that when things click into place they will improve and put some wins together. This team is too good to continue with a poor losing record, it is only a matter of time before their star players Matt Ryan and Julio Jones pull them through.
On Monday night the Falcons couldn’t have asked for a better game to get back on track really, with the struggling Giants visiting them. A win against Tampa last weekend will have installed a bit of confidence back into this Falcons team, and I am going to back them to double up and beat the New York Giants with ease on Monday night.
There is simply too much going off with the Giants right now to make them a betting proposition and while Saquon Barkley has been impressive, he can’t do it all alone. I am backing the Atlanta Falcons to record a comfortable success in the final game of week seven in the NFL.