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October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; A statue titled Rebirth featuring the likeness of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason blocking a punt by former Atlanta Falcons punter Michael Koenen on September 25, 2006 as seen outside before a game against the San Diego Chargers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Those of you who have followed me before remember these weekly articles churned out via 1stAnd5. So it’s only fitting to bring them back this season, and feature them on Who Dat Dish.

The last time the Saints faced the Falcons, it was a nightmare. The Falcons picked off Drew Brees 5 times on the night, snapped his consecutive touchdown streak, and escaped with a 23-13 win in Atlanta. The Falcons weren’t close to being impressive, as the ‘worst’ defense in history held players in check, only surrendering 159 passing yards to Matt Ryan, and blanking Roddy White. If anything, the Saints beat themselves with the costly turnovers.

As little time that has elapsed, those teams have completely changed.

When: Sunday, September 8, 2013 @ 12:00PM CST

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Broadcast: FOX (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa) – or Moose, Goose, and Kenny

Watch/ListenLocal New Orleans (FOX 8 – WVUE), Local Broadcast 105.3FM/AM870 (WWL Radio – Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kristian Garic)

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