Previewing the New Orleans Saints Week 13 matchup vs. the Falcons

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For the second time in three weeks, the Saints will matchup against the division-rival Falcons. Can they sweep Atlanta and win their ninth straight game?

Two weeks ago, the Saints set the world on fire by not only choosing to start Taysom Hill at quarterback but blowing out the Falcons with him under center.

Now, New Orleans has the chance to replicate that performance. Since they got to play a team without a quarterback last week, they essentially got a free bye, meaning that they should be well-prepared for this game.

At the same time, the Falcons are riding high after a 43-6 win over the Raiders, and are now 4-2 under interim head coach Raheem Morris. Thus, the Saints aren’t the only team feeling good about themselves last season.

Even as New Orleans has dominated the division over the past three years, they’ve lost twice to Atlanta; rivalry games are always intense. Thus, this certainly is a game New Orleans cannot take lightly.

Saints-Falcons matchups are always a joy, but with the number of implications at stake for New Orleans, the excitement of this game only goes up.

Will Hill be able to once again perform well vs. Atlanta? Or do the Falcons slow him down and show the limits of relying on a defense to win games? Let us preview this enticing divisional matchup!