Top 5 New Orleans Saints plays through half the season

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Oct 15, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Michael Mauti (56) celebrates with teammates defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) and returner Marcus Murphy (23) after recovering a blocked punt for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Mauti’s blocked punt

The impact from Michael Mauti‘s blocked punt against the Atlanta Falcons will be felt for quite some time. It was a game where the New Orleans Saints desperately needed a win, and America pit them as a heavy underdog.

The Saints were already up 7-0 thanks to an impressive 12 play, 80-yard drive to open the game. The Saints defense would get the ball back after stopping Atlanta on 4th down, but then have a 3-and-out to follow.

The next Falcons drive would essentially change the course of the season. Matt Ryan and company went 3-and-out thanks to a big 11-yard sack by Kasim Edebali. The Falcons would then have to punt from their own 16-yard line. The rest, they say, is history.

Do you agree with our list? What plays would you add to the mix?

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