Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 12/23/11

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 08: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons against the Washington Redskins at Georgia Dome on November 8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The New Orleans Saints have the top-ranked offense in the league, led by quarterback Drew Brees, who is on pace to break Dan Marinos single-season record for passing yardage. Brees is also completing more than 70 percent of his passes, tops in the league, and has thrown 37 touchdown passes, ranked second to Aaron Rodgers. And, oh, by the way, the Saints are also No. 2 in the NFL in scoring with an average of 32.6 points per game. As we look toward the Saints NFC South showdown with Atlanta on Monday night in New Orleans, your first thought might be that the Falcons need to score 40 points just to keep up with the high-powered Saints. Dont even go there. And neither should Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan. Its a trap. When facing an opponent with a high-powered attack, a quarterbacks natural instinct is to feel as if his offense must match the other score-for-score. His competitive nature tells him to prepare to outduel the other quarterback. Its easy to become enamored with your op...
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