NFL Power Rankings Week 1: Ranking the Saints vs. Falcons

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Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints fan Larry Rolling holds up a sign following a win over Atlanta Falcons in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints scored a major victory over Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 to give the Saints a serious leg-up on the competition as the team heads into its Week 2 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Let’s take one last look at how the Saints fared against the Falcons in what was a close victory. For our NFL Power Rankings Week 1 segment, we’ll rank the 20 best Saints players from the major victor and give a brief recap of how they performed and why they made the list.