On Sunday afternoon, the New Orleans Saints renew their
rivalry with domination of the Atlanta Falcons. That was not a typo. As of late, Saints-Falcons has been lopsided: since 2006 and the advent of the Golden Era of Saints football, New Orleans is 13-3 against the Falcons (7-1 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome and 6-2 at the Georgia Dome).
If the Saints were to win on September 7th in Atlanta, the overall series record between the two teams would be 44-47 in favor of the Falcons. For perspective, when Sean Payton took the Saints job, the series record stood at 30-44 Atlanta. At this pace, the last bastion of bragging rights the Falcons have in this "rivalry" might fall in only a couple of years.
The Falcons and their faithful are optimistic however, after a dismal 2013 season marred by injuries to some of their best playmakers. The team seems legitimately poised to rebound in 2014.
Jeanna Thomas, who does great work at The Falcoholic, joins me to tell us how Atlanta is going to right their staggering ship, starting this Sunday at home against the Saints.
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Share your opinion in the comment section and even questions if you have any. Oh and for this thread, a little...ahem...rudeness is tolerated and even encouraged, but let's stay above the belt please? Thank you and have fun!