Kick off time from Jacksonville is scheduled for 6:30PM Eastern Time with tape delayed national television coverage provided by NFL Network on Friday at 1PM Eastern Time.
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The betting odds opened up in this NFL exhibition with the home team Jacksonville Jaguars favored by -1 point with a total of 41 ½ points.
Early money from the NFL bettors has come in on the side of the home team as Jacksonville has been bet up to a -3 point favorite. The total has moved down to a current line of 38 points.
Jacksonville Jaguars money line bettors will lay -155 odds with the road underdog Atlanta Falcons returning +135 odds to pull off the road upset without taking the points.
The Falcons earned their first win of the preseason after defeating the Miami Dolphins last week 23-6 as a -3 point road favorite. The game went under 42 points.
Matt Ryan in a starting role hit on 18 of 26 passes for Atlanta for 220 yards and a touchdown. Chris Redman saw work and threw for 36 yards completing 4 of 7 from the field.
Michael Turner led Atlanta on the ground with 35 rushing yards on 10 carries. Second year man Julio Jones caught four balls for 90 yards.
The Falcons defense allowed the Dolphins just 246 yards of offense with 154 yards coming from their passing game.
The Jaguars modest two game win streak in the preseason was snapped last week in a 48-17 road loss to the Baltimore Ravens as a +5 ½ point underdog. The game came in at over 40 points.
The Jacksonville first string was held to just three points at the half. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert completed 11 of 21 throws for 117 yards. Backup Chad Henne passed for 57 yards completing 5 of his 10 passes.
Rashad Jennings led the ground attack for Jacksonville with 57 yards rushing on 13 carries. Rookie Justin Blackmon for the Jaguars caught four passes for 72 yards.
The Jaguars defense was lit up by Baltimore for 571 yards of offense with 433 yards coming via the air.
NFL Trend: Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-0 to the over in the preseason
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