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Second Half Game Threat: Saints 16 Falcons 14

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The Saints started this one off strong.

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

The Saints offense starts off the Game against Atlanta Strong. Driving right down the field to go up by seven. And they defense starts out strong with a three and out on the first Atlanta series.

After a bad past from Drew behind Alvin Kamara, the Saints go three and out. The Julio Jones picks up the Falcons 1st first down on the next series. Rookie Calvin Ridley gets the next first down on 3rd and seven. Defense breaks from here on out and the Birds tie it up.

Saints turn the ball over on downs. Marcus Davenport comes up with a sack on Ryan forcing a punt. Kamara has a decent return. A holding penalty on Benjamin Watson and a dropped pass by Ted Ginn Jr. stalls the next drive, setting up the go ahead fieldgoal.

Defense holds and forces another Falcon punt. Brees takes the all-time completions record on the next drive. A personal foul, late hit, on Drew extends this drive. Watson makes a diving catch making it first and goal. A hold backs them up ten yards. Then a false start backs them up another 5. Fourth and four, the Saints settle for a fieldgoal.

Falcons come back with a long ball to Ridley and they go up by one. P.J. Williams doesn’t appear to be the answer. Once again burned for the TD.

A false start and another drop from Ginn and the Saints punt. Defense holds and Drew gets the ball back with 40 seconds and one timeout left before the half. A first down from Kamara and a catch by Watson sets the Saints up for the go ahead fieldgoal. The Saints kickoff to start the second half.