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Keys to the Game: Falcons vs. Saints

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Closing Thoughts

November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) celebrates after breaking up a pass on fourth and goal against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Season Opener History Under Sean Payton (obviously 2012 doesn’t count)

2012 – WSH@NO; L 40-32
2011 – NO@GB; L 42-34
2010 – MIN@NO; W 14-9
2009 – DET@NO; W 45-27
2008 – TB@NO; W 24-20
2007 – NO@IND; L 41-10
2006 – NO@CLE; W 19-14

Did You Know?

  • Since 2006, the Saints are 11-3 against the Falcons
  • This will be the 89th time the Saints & Falcons meet
  • The Falcons lead the all-time series lead 47-41 (one playoff meeting – 1991)
  • Only three games between the two have gone to overtime (1979, 2010, 2011)
  • Teams have had Bobby Hebert, Morten Andersen, & Joe Horn on their rosters
  • Since the NFC South Division was created in 2002, Atlanta, Tampa, & New Orleans are tied with 3 Division Titles each

Call it a ‘statement’ game. Call it a return to normalcy. Call it whatever you want. It won’t be pretty, and it won’t be a blowout. It’s a rival coming to town. New Orleans hates Atlanta. Period. Your fans can egg our bus, your radio hosts can sink to an all-time low and make fun of a man who is losing his battle with life, and you can ‘Rise Up’ all you want, you won’t take this game from this team.

Final Prediction: Saints 31, Falcons 21

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