Roddy White and the Atlanta Falcons came up just short in their bid to stay unbeaten.
Not that White was about to give the rival Saints too much credit after New Orleans pulled out a dramatic 31-27 upset of previously unbeaten Atlanta on Sunday.
''It's not like they came out here and won a game,'' White said. ''I think we kind of gave it to them. ... We play them in three weeks and we'll be ready.''
White's comments weren't the only potential bulletin board material for the rematch on Nov. 29 in Atlanta.
Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton, who left the Falcons after last season in free agency, dismissed the notion that New Orleans and Atlanta had a genuine ''rivalry'' because the Saints have won 11 of the past 13 meetings.
''The team out on the field today was the reason why I came to the Saints,'' said Lofton, who joined New Orleans only to see his former team get off to its best start in franchise history. ''We're finally starting to come together.''
While the Saints (4-5) were...