The New Orleans Saints Saints win toss and defer. The Atlanta Falcons start at the 25. Matt Ryan to Todd Gurley over the middle for 4. Ito Hill rushes for 2. 3rd and 4. Ryan is hit as throwing. Incomplete to Julio Jones. Falcons punt.
Tommylee Lewis returns to the 28. A Holding flag backs it up to the 7. Alvin Kamara loses a yard. Taysom Hill completes to Trautman for 5. 3rd down and 6. Tre’Quan Smith can’t hold on to it and the Saints punt.
Falcons ball at their 47. Falcons rush for 2. Ryan to Jones for one. Patrick Robinson with the tackle. 3rd and 6. Under pressure Ryan is forced to throw it away. Falcons punt.
Lewis fair catch at the 12. Taysom under pressure incomplete. Kamara rushes for 3. 3rd and 7. Hill hit as he throws. Pass is almost intercepted. A personal foul, low hit on the QB gives the Saints a first down. Taysom is sacked. 2nd and 20. Hill to Michael Thomas for 14. 3rd and 6. Taysom deep to Jared Cook. 1st down at the 42. Hill forced out scrambles to the Falcons 15. Taysom to Tre’Quan Smith for his first passing TD. Will Lutz is money. 7-0 Saints.
Falcons start at the 25. Ryan complete to Jones for 12. Ito Smith rushes for 6. Ryan to Jones for 20 yards. That one is on P.J. Williams. Smith rushes for 4. Ryan dumps off to Ito who loses 2. 3rd and 8. Russell Gage drops the pass at the 1st downline. Falcons hit the 53 yard fieldgoal. 7-3 Saints.
Saints start at the 25. Taysom to Emmanuel Sanders for 7. Latavius Murray rushes for the 1st. Taysom pass to Thomas is undercut and deflected away instead on intercepted. Kamara rushes for 7. 3rd and 3. Taysom to Thomas to the 48 and a 1st. Under pressure Hill throws it out of bounds. Hill screen to Murray loses 3. 3rd and 13. Taysom to Tre’Quan for the 1st at the Falcons 34. Kamara drops the toss and recovers but loses 2. End of the 1st quarter. On 2nd and 12 Taysom underneath to Trautman who just makes it back to the line of scrimmage. 3rd and 12. False start backs the Saints up 5. 3rd and 17. Hill to Thomas for the 1st. Kamara rushes for 7. Kamara rushes for no gain. Holding penalty by Andrus Peat backs the Saints up 10. 2nd and 13. Hill screen to Kamara gains 1. Hill to Kamara is short of the 1st. 4th and 4. Saints try to draw the Falcons offsides. Take a timeout and Will Lutz goes wide right on the fieldgoal attempt. 7- 3 Saints.
Falcons take over at their 25. Smith rushes for 2. Ryan goes deep to Calvin Ridley. PI flag on Lattimore. Flag is picked up. 3rd and 8. Pass defended by C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Falcons punt.
Saints ball at the 32 on the nine yard return by Lewis. Taysom hands off to Tommylee Lewis who runs for 16. Murray rushes for 6. Taysom to Thomas for 7 and the 1st. Taysom incomplete deep. PI not called after Lewis is knocked down. Kamara for no gain 3rd and 10. Taysom to Murray for 3. 4th and 7. Saints go for it and Jared Cook can’t handle the 1st down pass. Hit him right in the hands.
Falcons ball on downs at their 36. Ryan to Julio Jones to the Saints 29. Ryan to Gage for 3. Ryan is hit as throwing. Incomplete. 3rd and 7. Ito Smith runs to the 11. Gurley takes the ball and makes no gain. Ryan to Ridley incomplete in the endzone. 3rd and 10. Ryan over throws his TE and have they to take the fieldgoal. 7-6. Saints.
Saints start at the 25. Kamara breaks lose to the Falcons 38. Murray rushes for 5. Hill dumps off to Murray for the 1st but a holding flag on Nick Easton backs the Saints up 10. 2nd and 15. Taysom to Sander to the 36. 3rd and 8. Timeout Saints. Taysom to Sanders to the 18. 1st down. 2 minute warning. Taysom keeps and picks up 6. Hill for no gain. 3rd and 3. Timeout Falcons. Taysom to Jared Cook for another TD. Will Lutz extra point is good. 14-6 Saints. 1:45 to the half.
Falcons start at the 25. Rush for 1. Ryan incomplete. Ryan completes for 8. 3rd and 1. Jones catches the 1st down but limps off the field. Looks like that Hammy. Ryan deep to Calvin Ridley to the Saints 28. Under review to ruling of a catch stands. Pi flag on Marshon Lattimore moves them up to the 25. Ryan is sacked by David Onyemata to the 35. Ryan complete back to the 24. 3rd and 19. Incomplete pass draws a PI on Gardner-Johnson. 1st down and goal. Ryan throws it away. Pass is broken up and Falcons are forced to attempt the fieldgoal. Fieldgoal is good. Halftime. 14-9 Saints.