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The Atlanta Falcons rarely have much success against New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
Since Brees joined the Saints in 2006, Atlanta is 2-10 in the NFC South series, and the Falcons know why.
Brees hasn't just beaten Atlanta with his right arm. His footwork, field vision and game preparation are just as lethal.
Mike Nolan, now in his 14th year as an NFL defensive coordinator and first with Atlanta, says that Brees not only has great players around him, but adds that the record-setting quarterback is also blessed with an elite intangible - pocket presence.
Nolan says Brees has innate ability to avoid sacks and pressure by knowing which way the pocket is moving while keeping his eyes downfield.
Atlanta (8-0) visits New Orleans (3-5) on Sunday.
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Fear the Muscle Hamster.
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Chris Ivory doesn't know why he didn't get his first chance to carry the ball until the eighth game of the season.
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The Atlanta Falcons are starting to get questions about perfection.
The Falcons (8-0) have gotten off to the best start in franchise history, but lineman Tyson Clabo points out that they're still only halfway through the regular season, with a number of tough games still to come. That includes a trip to New Orleans on Sunday, plus a December game against the Super Bowl champion...
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Week 9 Complimentary NFL Teaser Results
This week we’re featuring another sweetheart, 4-team teaser that offers 13 points per game.
Indianapolis + 10 @ Jacksonville
New Orleans + 15.5 v. Atlanta
Detroit + 11 @ Minnesota
Denver + 9.5 @ Carolina
Why we like these games:
An inspired Indy team has won three straight, while the Jags have only one win on the season. Coincidentally...
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