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Saints vs. Falcons Preview and Matchup History

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A quick look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons before their opening matchup in the Georgia Dome this Sunday, as well as a recap of some standout individual performances last season by players from both teams.

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Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT ATLANTA FALCONS

SERIES

SAINTS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

46-43

STREAKS

13 of past 16

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 12-2

Smith: 3-9

LAST GAME

11/21/13: Saints 17 at Falcons 13. New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham has 5 receptions for 100 yards, including 44-yard TD. Saints QB Drew Brees throws for 278 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/21/13

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 108 (NO), 134 (Atl.). XM: 227 (Atl.).

2013 STATS

PASSING

Brees: 446-650-5,162 (1C)-39 (1C)-12-104.7

Ryan: 439-651-4,515 (3C)-26-17-89.6

RUSHING

Thomas: 147-549-3.7-2

Jackson: 157-543-3.5-6

RECEIVING

J. Graham (TE): 86-1,215-14.1-16 (1L)

Douglas: 85-1,067-12.6-2

OFFENSE

399.4 (3C)

343.1

TAKE/GIVE

0

-7

DEFENSE

305.7 (3C)

379.4

SACKS

Jordan: 12.5 (3C)

Umenyiora: 7.5

INTs

Lewis: 4

Moore: 3

PUNTING

Morstead: 46.9

Bosher: 46.6

KICKING

TBD

Bryant: 111 (39/39 PAT; 24/27 FG)

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