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New Orleans Saints
Boy, did Drew Brees lay an egg against the Atlanta Falcons.
Five interceptions for the first time in his career.
The end of his NFL-record touchdown streak.
And a timing mistake that cost the Saints dearly.
The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead, then turned to their defense to make it stand up. The result was a 23-13 victory Thursday night that pushed Atlanta to the brink of a division championship and may have finished off the Saints' fading hopes.
''Five interceptions against one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game,'' said Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson. ''That's an amazing feeling.''
Brees had thrown a touchdown pass in 54 consecutive games, eclipsing Johnny Unitas' longstanding record earlier in the season.
''I can't lie,'' said safety William Moore, who had two of Atlanta's interceptions. ''We didn't even know about it.''
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