Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/28/12
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 lost a heart breaker to San Francisco on Sunday. The loss dropped the Saints to 5-6 which means they again need help in order to claim a Wild Card spot. The Falcons are 10-1 this season. Their lone loss was against this Saints team in Week 10. That game was played in the Superdome, this time the Falcons will have home field advantage. Losing at home is something that the Falcons have not done often with Matt Ryan as their quarterback. (31 wins, 4 losses) Despite that stat the Falcons have  hardly have seemed like a 10-1 team the last two weeks. They defeated two inferior teams in Arizona and Tampa Bay by a ...
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