Saints vs Falcons First Half Recap

Scott Cunningham

What the hell was with that last play?

It's been a tough first half for the New Orleans Saints in the Georgia Dome, as they trail the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 17-0. I am having trouble putting together complete sentences and formulating clear thoughts so I'm just going to recap the first half with a few bullet points. I think I'm mostly just flabbergasted by that last play to end the half and the wasted opportunity to get another touchdown and make the game close.

  • Drew Brees is really not playing well. Under throws, poor decisions. He's got two interceptions.
  • Michael Turner has been able to do whatever he wants. Absolutely gashing the Saints defense.
  • Mark Ingram has your lone Saints touchdown.
  • Drew Brees' streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass is in jeopardy if he doesn't throw one.
  • Saints will start the second half with the ball.

Full first half stats can be found below.

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Team Stats

NO ATL
First Downs 12 9
Total Yards 235 176
Passing Yards 197 75
Rushing Yards 38 101
Penalties (Yds) 3(20) 2(5)
Turnovers 2 0
Punts (AVG) 3(42) 4(43)
Time of Pos. 17:09 12:45

Top Performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 13/23 197 0 2
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
P. Thomas 4 21 0 9
M. Ingram 6 13 1 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Colston 4 59 0 21
L. Moore 2 61 0 32
J. Morgan 1 38 0 38
ATLANTA FALCONS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
M. Ryan 8/16 81 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
M. Turner 7 71 1 35
J. Rodgers 4 30 0 14
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Snelling 3 22 0 15
T. Gonzalez 2 26 1 17T
J. Jones 2 25 0 18
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