Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/14/11
With a 26-23 victory over the Falcons, the New Orleans Saints took control of the NFC South Division on Sunday. Over the last two seasons, the winner of the first matchup has gone on to post a 13-3 record and win the division. In 2009, the Saints parlayed a victory in the rivalry to a division title on their way to the Super Bowl. Last season, the Falcons won the first game against the Saints and went on to win the division. The Saints (7-3), who have a bye next week, have a 112 game lead on the Falcons (5-4). "We would have loved to have moved to 6-3," Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson said. "I think those guys have one loss in the division. Which was to Tampa earlier in the year, but they came back and fixed that last week. We are behind and we have some ground to make up. We can't lose any more divisional games. I think that's what it all boils down to." The Falcons are 1-2 in the division with losses to the Saints and Tampa Bay. The Falcons have home games against Tenness...
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