5 Things We Learned From Saints/Falcons Season Opener

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Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) greets Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) midfield following the Saints 23-17 victory at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints start the season with an extremely close and emotional win over the rival Atlanta Falcons at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  While this may not surprise most Saints fans, i’m sure it caught some Falcons fans off-guard. Sean Payton and Drew Brees picked up right where they left off a season ago. This is already looking like a much better team than last season. Here are the top five things we learned about the New Orleans Saints from their first win of the 2013 season.