The Saints (7-3), on the other hand, have a bye week and then face the Giants and Lions—teams that entered Week 10 with 6-2 records—in successive weeks. Instead of controlling their fate and looking at a clear path to a home game in the playoffs, the Falcons (5-4) now face an uphill battle just to get into the postseason.
Despite earlier denials by the club, a league source confirmed Sunday that New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has had knee surgery. Vilma was inactive again Sunday in the Saints 26-23 overtime victory over Atlanta.
A 26-yard John Kasay field goal in overtime propelled the New Orleans Saints to a 26-23 road win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The kick erased what could have been a shocking come-from-behind Falcons victory.
Throughout the game, Payton stood inside the white paint on the sideline, seemingly deeper onto the field than most able-bodied coaches. That wasn’t the idea when NFL observer Ben Montgomery discussed Payton’s on-field requirements. “He has to stay behind the white box,” Montgomery told the Associated Press before the game. “He’s OK to be there. He has permission
Falcons – Saints: John Kasay’s 26-yard field goal in overtime proved to be the difference as New Orleans defeated Atlanta 26-23.