The last time that these two teams faced off was in Week 12 when the Saints lost 24-15 on the road in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This will be the 109th time that these two franchises will face one another in the regular season. The Saints and Falcons regular season series is tied 54-54, with the Saints holding a 24-11 advantage over the Falcons since 2006. New Orleans’ largest margin of victory over Atlanta was 38 points on November 1st, 1987, when they defeated the Falcons 38-0 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
New Orleans will head into this game with an 8-8 record and in 2nd place in NFC South after a defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Saints still have 2 shots at making the playoffs, all with some help. With a Saints win and a Bucs loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, New Orleans wins the division and gets into the playoffs as the 4th seed. They can also earn the 7th seed wild card spot with a win against the Falcons, a Bucs win vs. the Panthers, Arizona Cardinals win vs. the Seattle Seahawks and a Chicago Bears win vs. the Green Bay Packers.
Kickoff is at 12 noon in Caesars Superdome and the game will be broadcast on CBS with Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Tiki Barber and Matt Ryan (color analysts) and AJ Ross (sideline)