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New Orleans Saints
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, which were the most of Brees' career and came four days after he had two passes picked off and returned for touchdowns in a loss to San Francisco.
Brees had thrown a touchdown pass in 54 consecutive games. He had an apparent scoring pass to Darren Sproles late in the first half, but it was nullified by a penalty.
Michael Turner scored on Atlanta's opening possession, Tony Gonzalez hauled in a touchdown pass from Matt Ryan, and Matt Bryant booted three field goals, including a 55-yarder.
The Falcons defense did the rest.
Thomas DeCoud, Sean Weatherspoon and Jonathan Babineaux also had inte...
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ATLANTA A lingering media throng is a curious sight following ahistoric sporting event, conversing in hushed tones but bodies and eyes all facing one direction. On Thursday night in the Georgia Dome,those eyes faced the Saints locker room door, each pair straining to spot afuture Hall of Fame quarterback.
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’3 F*CKING POINTS BREES…U GODDAMN SON OF A ***** DICK EATING ASS GOBLIN PERIOD SLURPING DYKE…..F*CK U’ That tweet from @drunkn151er is just a taste of the NSFW nonsense that was sent Drew Brees way after his awful five interception performance. The Falcons won 23-13 in a game that the Saints should’ve won had Brees not completely sh*t the bed.
New Orleans fans can’t...
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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.
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