Sep 7, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) celebrates a New Orleans Saints touchdown during their game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 37-34 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports – Game Preview New Orleans Saints Versus Atlanta Falcons
This game preview New Orleans Saints versus Atlanta Falcons takes a look at the matchups on offense and defensive.
As you can see, there is an offensive advantage for the Saints against Atlanta’s defense especially along the line of scrimmage as well as in the secondary. Atlanta has a bit of a advantage with their receivers but given the fact they are struggling with injuries, it is assumed they may not be as fast as usual which may give an advantage to New Orleans’ secondary being able to position itself against the receivers. (Julio Jones has struggled with a hip injury; Roddy White with a a knee injury; and Harry Douglas with a foot injury). I also see a bit of an advantage at the line of scrimmage against Atlanta’s offensive line especially with Jon Asamoagh and his back injury.
Expect both of these clubs to bring it all into this contest as it means NFCS supremacy for either club, and for Atlanta, Coach Mike Smith may be coaching for his job. But I believe the coaching of Sean Payton as well as the play of Drew Brees and the running game to prevail. It will be an exciting contest as Atlanta fights long and hard–not giving up easily–but this win will go to New Orleans.