Saints vs Falcons Preview and Matchup History

Chris Graythen

Throw out the records and the history because when it comes to these two division rivals, anything can happen.

  • The Saints aim for their fifth win in a row vs. Atlanta.
  • Since joining the Saints in 2006, QB Drew Brees is 11-2 vs. Atlanta with a 100.6 QB rating. Brees averages 302.8 yards per game in those thirteen and has 29 TDs.
  • RB Chris Ivory had a 56-yard rush TD in last meeting.
  • RB Darren Sproles had TD catch in last meeting.
  • TE Jimmy Graham has 5 TDs in his past four meetings and aims for fifth in a row vs. the Falcons with a TD.
  • In his last meeting, Graham had 7 catches for 146 yards with 2 TDs and was named NFC Offensive Player of Week.
  • WR Marques Colston as 8 TDs in past eight games.
  • QB Matt Ryan is the only quarterback in the Super Bowl era to win 31 of his first 35 home starts.
  • In his last game vs. the Saints, Ryan had 411 yards and 3 TDs.
  • In his career, the Falcons are 30-1 (.968) when Matt Ryan has a 100+ QB rating.
  • RB Michael Turner aims for third in a row at home with a rush TD.
  • In the last meeting, TE Tony Gonzalez had 11 catches for 122 yards and 2 TDs.
  • In his past two meetings, WR Julio Jones has 12 catches for 203 yards and a TD. He had 6 catches for 147 yards and a TD last week.
  • WR Roddy White aims for third game in a row vs. NO with 100+ yards.
  • In his past two meetings, White has 18 catches for 241 yards (120.5 per game).
  • LB Stephen Nicholas had a sack in last meeting.
  • CB Asante Samuel had an INT in last meeting.

SAINTS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

45-41

STREAKS

Past 4 & 11 of past 13

COACHES VS. OPP.

Vitt: 1-0

Smith: 2-7

LAST WEEK

L 31-21 vs. 49ers

W 24-23 at Buccaneers

LAST GAME

11/11/12: Falcons 27 at Saints 31. New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham catches 7 passes for 146 yards & 2 TDs (29, 14) as Saints defeat Atlanta.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/13/11: Saints 26, Falcons 23 (OT). New Orleans K John Kasay converts 4 FGs, including game-winning 26-yarder in OT.

BROADCAST

NFLN (8:20 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 94 (NO), 93 (Atl.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (NO), 226 (Atl.).

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker