Opponent: New Orleans Saints
Where: Georgia Dome
Time: 8:20 p.m.
Records: Falcons (10-1, 2-1 in NFC South); Saints (5-6, 2-1).
Point Spread (Danny Sheridan's odds as published in USA Today): Atlanta is favored by 3 12 with an over of 54.
Key Offensive Match-up: In the Falcons' 31-27 loss to New Orleans on Nov. 11, the game came down to the Falcons' having three plays to make one yard to score a touchdown something they could not do late in the fourth quarter. Again, against the NFL's No. 32-ranked run defense, the Falcons will have to make those yards in the critical situations. The last few weeks, the Falcons have played running back Jacquizz Rodgers more snaps than they did earlier in the season and have given him the ball more often as Michael Turner continues to struggle. Turner has 592 yards on the season on track to be his lowest total since joining the Falcons in a year in which he was not limited by injury. In addition, Turner has only averaged better than 3.3 yards p...