New Orleans Saints: Ranking the 3 biggest potential revenge games in 2020
The Atlanta Falcons
Yes, the Falcons are division rivals, and yes, they went 1-1 against New Orleans last season.
However, the Falcons were awful last season, and they shouldn’t have beaten the Saints once. The Falcons didn’t only beat the Saints; they blew out the Saints coming off a bye week. If the Saints didn’t lose that one game, they would’ve had a top-2 seed and a first-round bye.
It was displayed that the Falcons had much more energy in the two games combined.
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The Falcons almost came back to beat the Saints on Thanksgiving when they recovered two onside kicks. Dan Quinn will always have his team ready for Drew Brees and company, so I think the Saints will have to come hot out of the gates against Atlanta next season.
The Falcons got a lot better on paper, as they added Dante Fowler Jr. and Todd Gurley.
These two players have Pro Bowl potential and could cause some damage to the Saints. I believe that fans desperately want to see Drew Brees beat the Falcons one last time but blow the doors off on them.
Sean Payton has to have his team playing with high energy because they can’t afford to lose a division game against a weaker opponent, an opponent who will always have a chip on their shoulder.
Especially with a tight schedule this year and possibly a shortened season, the Saints need to be highly motivated and angry against a Falcons team that put a dent in the Saints 2019 Super Bowl chances.