The New Orleans Saints ran their way past the Atlanta Falcons with a 21-16 win on their way to their tenth win and ninth straight season.
The New Orleans Saints traveled to the Atlanta Falcons stadium today with the intention of making their record 10-2. This was also another victory on their road to another Super Bowl making it nine straight now. Here is how the game played out.
The game started out the same way it seems all Saints games start out — very slow. Atlanta got the ball first and punt followed by a New Orleans punt and another Atlanta punt. It wasn’t until the fourth possession that we even got any points.
The second New Orleans’ drive ended in a touchdown with a Taysom Hill to TreQuan Smith 15-yard touchdown. That put the black and gold up 7-0. The Falcons scored their first points on the next drive with a field goal.
After a New Orleans missed field goal and turnover on downs, the Falcons scored again on the back of Younghoe Koo with another field goal. The next Saints’ possession Taysom Hill threw a touchdown to Jared Cook increasing the lead to 14-6.
The Falcons ended the half on the next drive ending in yet another Koo field goal. The halftime score was 14-9.
The Saints opened the second half with a touchdown on the first drive with an Alvin Kamara 11-yard touchdown run pushing the lead to 21-9. Unfortunately, the second half was nothing like the first half in terms of scoring.
The next four possession were two punts by both teams practically wasting the entire third quarter and part of the fourth with nothing. The next two drives got even juicier with two back to back fumbles by Matt Ryan and then Taysom Hill.
The Falcons narrowed the lead back with a touchdown on their next drive on the back of Matt Ryan and Russell Gage. The lead dwindled to 21-16. The Saints punted on their next drive giving the ball back to the Falcons.
After a long drive that resulted in a turnover on downs, New Orleans got the ball back. They tried their best to run the clock out, but they had to punt and give the ball back to Atlanta. A couple of hail mary attempts later, the game ended with a score of 21-16.
The Saints saw another victory this week. They will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next week to take on the 3-7-1 Eagles next Sunday. This will be the next victory stop on the way to New Orleans’ second Super Bowl trophy.