Originally written on The Sport Mentalist  |  Last updated 10/20/14

LONDON - OCTOBER 26: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints makes a pass during the Bridgestone International Series NFL match between San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Most NFL players relish the opportunity to play against the best and Atlanta Falcons' players are no different. Whether they will admit it or not, every player on the Falcons' roster has been paying attention to everything that has been going on with their division rivals the New Orleans Saints this offseason.

From the suspension of Saints' head coach Sean Payton and New Orleans' signing of ex-Falcon Curtis Lofton to the Drew Brees' contract situation, the Falcons' organization has been paying attention and is very aware of what those things may mean for their division title hopes. Not that they won't take the gift being presented to them but you don't become the best until you beat the best. 
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