Saints vs Falcons: Report Card

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Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) celebrates his interception with defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) ending the Atlanta Falcons drive with less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons 23-17. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Saints started the season off perfectly with their win over the Atlanta Falcons. It may not have been pretty, but it was a hard-fought win over the NFC South winner last year. This was a game the Saints needed to win to gain a mental edge and momentum going into this season.

Let’s see how the Saints did in Week 1. I’m going to break it down by categories: Offense, Defense, Special Teams, and Coaching. For each category I’ll give a numeric and letter grade for their performance.