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Game 1 Rapid Reaction: Falcons vs. Saints

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Saints Front Seven Pressure

Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) gets sacked for a loss by New Orleans Saints linebacker Parys Haralson (98) during the third quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Saints were able to get to Matt Ryan a great deal during this game, and if anyone was worried, you might have got most of your answers today. Despite missing Martez Wilson, who was a late inactive, the Saints showed their ability to get an enormous deal of pressure. The Saints finished the day with 3 sacks, coming from all different players: Akiem Hicks, Junior Galette (Fear The Beard), and the newly acquired Parys Haralson. On the day, the Saints surrendered 376 total yards (279 Net), 88 yards on the ground, and 279 through the air. Aside the 50 yard run, Steven Jackson WAS held in check. Roddy White, who played hurt, only caught 2 catches for 19 yards. Arguably, Harry Douglas was the most dangerous Falcon on the field, as he had 4 catches for 93 yards, including a huge 50 yard catch and run. So wait, no 300 yard passer, 100 yard rusher, or 100 yard receiver?

What is this sorcery?

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