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Saints vs. Falcons Halftime Score: Falcons Grab 13-7 Lead

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It's halftime, bitches! Do what you have to do then get back here to chat up the first half results and discuss the 3rd quarter of the Saints-Falcons game as it unfolds.

Heads up! The Falcons are in town.
Heads up! The Falcons are in town.
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Thanks to some Falcons penalties to help the Saints defense, the drive stalled again within FG range, and Matt Bryant booted a 50-yarder to cut the lead to one point, 7-6.

The Saints responded by driving into FG range and then murphing their way right back out of it before having to punt the ball away for the second time in the first half.

Atlanta scored a touchdown on a Matt Ryan shovel pass to Eric Weems from the three-yard line with :03 left in the half, and they took a 13-7 lead into the half.

Both teams will look to make a statement on the opening drive of the second half, which will see Atlanta starting with the ball.

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Team Stats


ATL
NO
First Downs 10
6
Total Yards 223
78
Passing Yards 209
42
Rushing Yards 14
36
Penalties (Yds) 5(54)
3(25)
Turnovers 0
1
Punts (AVG) 2(55)
3(49)
Time of Pos. 16:03
13:57

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 7/13 74 0 1
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
M. Ingram 8 21 1 8
D. Brees 2 8 0 9
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Stills 3 41 0 22
P. Thomas 2 24 0 16
J. Saunders 1 7 0 7

ATLANTA FALCONS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
M. Ryan 19/26 209 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
S. Jackson 4 9 0 5
D. Freeman 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. White 4 46 0 15
J. Jones 3 59 0 24
H. Douglas 3 20 0 9