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Saints vs. Falcons: Thursday Night Football Live Thread

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The Saints can plunge a dagger into the hearts of Atlanta tonight. The wait is over for this primetime showdown!

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints (9-3) and the Atlanta Falcons (7-5) continue their long and contentious rivalry tonight, as the two teams face-off for the first time this season. The spotlight of the NFL and the sports-watching public lands right on Mercedes-Benz Stadium tonight (where the light can't get in because the retractable roof is stuck in the off position). Nevertheless, there will undoubtedly be fireworks under the roof tonight.

The big thing to watch here are how these defenses will handle the opponent’s rushing attack. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman were the main factors in Atlanta’s success against New Orleans last season, while Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are taking the NFL by storm this season. The running game that has the most success tonight will likely lead its team to victory.

Sean Payton’s Saints are 2-2 against Dan Quinn’s Falcons, with New Orleans sweeping the season series in 2015 and Atlanta sweeping the season series in 2016. A win here will be a great way to continue this rivalry for the Saints and the fans. Who Dat!

Enjoy this big game with the CSC family and join the thread below!