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New Orleans Saints 2017-18′ season preview with game by game predictions

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: The New Orleans Saints select Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State wth the 11th pick at the 2017 NFL Draft and he poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft Theater on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: The New Orleans Saints select Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State wth the 11th pick at the 2017 NFL Draft and he poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft Theater on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: An Atlanta Falcons fan cheers on the team during an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons on January 1, 2017, at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 38-32. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: An Atlanta Falcons fan cheers on the team during an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons on January 1, 2017, at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 38-32. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

It’s hard to believe that December is here and the Saints have yet to face the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints will go on the road in primetime Thursday night to play the Atlanta Falcons. Finally, Who Dat Nation can start the DIRTY BIRD jokes. The Falcons have been a total disappointment this year. One more loss eliminates them from any chance at playoff contention. This is not uncommon, as many of teams that go to the Super Bowl struggle the next year.

Coming into this game, the Saints can really put themselves in position to have a chance to win the division. As an added bonus, the Saints can deliver the knockout punch to the Falcons.

The Saints would love to be the one to eliminate them. The Falcons have added some players from the draft, but the defense has yet to improve in 2017. Almost every time these teams get together, the games seem to go down to the last seconds. This game goes back and forth until DT Nick Fairley makes a huge play sacking Matt Ryan in the end zone for a safety. That one play in the last two minutes makes the difference.

Final: Saints 40 Falcons 38

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