Atlanta Falcons, Part Deux
I’ve never been a fan of playing a team twice in two weeks. If there was any bad blood, it had only one week to dissipate. And division games are tough enough without having to play the same team two times in a short stretch.
But there the Saints were in Atlanta one week after holding them without a touchdown. It was certain this game wouldn’t be like the previous one.
The Saints took a 14-9 lead at halftime, then came out of halftime and scored a TD go up 21-9. The Saints controlled the ball about 11 minutes of the third quarter and really took some wind out of the Falcons’ sails.
But putting the ball on the ground killed a chance to really put the game away. Taysom Hill fumbled in the red zone and we lost the chance to at least put up three more points to go up two scores.
That was the bad news. The good news is Atlanta’s offense hasn’t been great against us, and the Saints’ defense has been stellar.
The black and gold did give up a touchdown in the fourth quarter, which was the first touchdown surrendered since that San Francisco game. The Saints win again, marking their ninth straight victory.