Week 2 NFL Odds: Broncos Vs. Falcons

September 09, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) spikes the ball after running in for a touchdown in the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Falcons won 40-24. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

After slapping the Chiefs around last Sunday, the Falcons are three-point favorites over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday night.

The Atlanta Falcons opened as 3.5-point favorites over the Denver Broncos. The line has since moved a half-point, leaving the Broncos as three-point underdogs as of Wednesday evening, according to OddsShark.com.

It may be hard to envision Peyton Manning and Denver as dogs, especially after the Broncos bounced a solid Pittsburgh Steelers team, 31-19, in Week 1. However, it appears that oddsmakers were just as impressed with the Falcons' 40-24 dismantling of the Kansas City Chiefs on the road last Sunday. Also likely being taken into consideration are Atlanta's strong straight-up (7-2) and against-the-spread (5-2-2) marks at home over their last nine games.

The over/under was initially set at 51, but it has since moved to 49, as bettors seem to be banking on more of a defensive affair.

Kickoff from the Georgia Dome is slated for the usual 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday night.

For more on the Broncos, be sure to visit Mile High Report. Additional coverage on the Falcons can be found at The Falcoholic, while SB Nation's NFL hub is the place to go for all things pro football.

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