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Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel left the Falcons' game Thursday
night against the New Orleans Saints after aggravating his right
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Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons move to 11-1 with the win over Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints. Ryan did just enough to get his team their 11th win. He completed 18 of the 35 passes he threw for 165 yards and 1 touchdown. The Falcons defense were on a shopping spree picking off Brees 5 times and putting a halt to his games with a touchdown pass at 54. The Falcons defense...
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An Atlanta airport employee who allegedly egged the Saints team bus reportedly will be punished for his Wednesday night shenanigans.
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes and ending his NFL-record touchdown streak with a 23-13 victory Thursday night.
The Falcons moved to the brink of clinching the NFC South and dealt a big blow to the Saints (5-7) and their fading playoff hopes. William Moore had two of the five interceptions...
Thursday Night Football has NFC South rivalry game on deck as the Atlanta Falcons take on the New Orleans Saints.
Player View’s editor Adrian Glover and fantasy analyst Wade Thompson sat down to discuss the matchup.
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Last week: 5 (-1)
Net points per drive: 0.62 (5th)
DVOA: 2.9% (12th)
Weighted DVOA: -0.4% (17th)
Tier 2: Quasi-Contenders
QB Matt Ryan: 26 of 32 for 353 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, 1 throw away, 1 drop, 100.9 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 6 of 34 drop backs (1 sack, 1 scramble, 2 of 4, 1 interception, 1 throw away)
RB Jacquizz Rodgers: Rushed for...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith said that he slept for an hour and a half following Thursdays 23-13 win over New Orleans that pushed the Falcons to an NFC-best 11-1 and so the answer was, no, he would not watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday at Denver.
If the Broncos prevail, then the Falcons would clinch the NFC South title their second in three seasons before they played...
The New Orleans Saints will visit the Atlanta Falcons for a Thursday night game. The game which will be played in the Georgia Dome has an 8:20 p.m. EST kickoff.
While the two teams are on opposite sides of the playoff race this one figures to be a lot closer then the teams individual records. The Saints have been vastly improved since the return of interim coach Joe Vitt but they...
On the verge of clinching their division before December, the Atlanta Falcons don't look so dominant when their longest, most intense rival is on the field with them.
The New Orleans Saints have won four straight and 11 of 13 in the series, including a 31-27 home win over Atlanta on Nov. 11. It remains the only loss for the Falcons (10-1), who otherwise have dominated the NFC...
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...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons jumped out to a big lead and held on to bury the New Orleans Saints, 23-13, Thursday night in the Georgia Dome. Michael Turner and Tony Gonzalez scored touchdowns, as the Falcons improved to an NFL-best 11-1 and crushed the Saints' slim playoff hopes. The Falcons' win snaps a four-game losing streak to their NFC South rivals. But it wasn...
The Atlanta Falcons had something to prove going into their matchup with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. Earlier in the season, the Saints ended Atlanta’s unbeaten record and served the Falcons with their only loss of the season. Now frankly, Falcons really don’t need any motivation to face the Saints. These two teams have been bitter rivals for a long time. Regardless of...