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Impact Drive: Saints Make Defensive Stand to Win

Trailing by six points with less than a minute to go and a fourth down and goal at the New Orleans Saints' 3-yard line, the Atlanta Falcons were unable to reach the end zone and defeat their bitter NFC South rivals. After giving up 77 yards rather easily, the Saints defense showed up when it mattered most. Here's a film study of the key plays that enabled New Orleans to come out on top in the final drive of the game.

Mythbusters: Mark Ingram

There is plenty of blame to go around for Saints running back Mark Ingram's poor performance against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Saints Beat Falcons 23-17: Complete Postgame Coverage

Everything there is to know about the Saints' 2013 season opening matchup against the Falcons this Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Saints vs. Falcons Prediction Results and Voting

We're already in mid-season form with our prediction contest as one member nailed all three of his predictions and is declared this week's outright winner. Were you the lucky one?

Garrett Hartley, the Unsung Hero

While the Saints defense is getting most of the credit for the win over the Falcons, and deservedly so, be sure to give Garrett Hartley the credit he is due.

Saints vs. Buccaneers Preview and Falcons Recap

Ralph chats with Sander Philipse of Bucs Nation to preview the Saints' next game against the Buccaneers, then the rest of the gang joins in to recap the victory over the Falcons.

Saints' Defensive Player Grades

The Saints' defense put together a performance that suggests you'll see a completely different unit from 2012.

Grading the Saints' Offensive Players vs. Falcons

Despite the win, the Saints have a lot of room for improvement on offensive. See how each player graded out in their 23-17 win over the Falcons.

Saints 23, Falcons 17: Who Dat Say!?!

Time for your Week One Who Dat Say!?! with all the postgame media coverage of the Saints' win over the Falcons in the triumphant return of head coach Sean Payton.

New Orleans Saints Own First Place in NFC South

The Saints are all alone at the top of the NFC South standings thanks to losses by both the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers today.

Saints vs. Falcons Postgame Injury Report

The Saints defense took care of business today today in their win against the Falcons, but not without a few injuries to key players.

Saints vs. Falcons Postgame Podcast Live at 5pm

Kevin, Ralph, Andrew and Dave host the first postgame podcast of the season tonight at 5pm CST.

Saints Final Score: Defense Seals 23-17 Win

Bring it in here to check the stats, get the recap, vote on YOUR non-Drew-Brees MVP, and discuss the details of the game live with other Saints fans!

Saints 13, Falcons 10: First Half Recap

Drop in here to check the first half stats, game trends, and chat it up in the second half of the Saints-Falcons game with other Saints fans!

Colston Breaks Team Receptions Record

With his 25-yard TD catch in the second quarter (his first catch of 2013), Marques Colston has passed up Eric Martin for the team's career receptions leader with 533.

Saints vs. Falcons [open thread]

Chat live with other Who Dats as you watch the Saints take on the Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for the opening game of the 2013 NFL season.

Saints-Falcons Hot Reads: Protect Brees!

The Saints must protect Drew Brees, slow Steven Jackson, tackle on the back end, and melt Matt Ryan's confidence to win today's NFL opener against the Falcons.

Fleur-de-Links: Saturday, September 7

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints/NFL-related news, quotes, videos, opinion and whatnot.

Everything You Need to Watch the Saints vs Falcons

The New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons in the Superdome! Here is everything you need to follow the first Saints game of the NFL season on Sunday afternoon, including game time, TV schedule, radio coverage, online streaming, odds and more!

Saints vs. Falcons [prediction contest]

Make your three best predictions about Sunday's Saints vs. Falcons showdown against other CSC members for a chance to win nothing.

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S-Jax Should Destroy The Saints

Why the veteran back is slated for a successful day against the Saints.

Impact Drive: Saints Defeat Falcons Nov. 11, 2012

The New Orleans Saints defense was up to the challenge when it faced the Atlanta Falcons in the Superdome in 2012. Here's a film breakdown of the most critical drive of the game, culminating in a gutsy goal line stand.

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5 Questions With Canal Street Chronicles

Five questions and answers with SBNation's Saints blog.

Saints vs. Falcons: Scouting the Enemy

I catch up with our old friend Dave Choate of The Falcoholic to get some inside information on the Saints' Week 1 opponent.

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Falcons Injury Report: Birds Looking Healthy

The first injury report indicates that the Falcons will go into New Orleans at close to full strength.

The Hammond Dirty Bird

Hammond native and former Southeastern Louisiana CB Robert Alford makes his rookie debut as the enemy against Drew Brees & Company just right down the road from his hometown.

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Falcons-Saints Keys To Victory

Nate Butler breaks down Falcons-Saints in detail.

Keys To Victory vs. Falcons: Stop Steven Jackson!

The highly anticipated season opener features two very dangerous aerial attacks. But recent history shows that the running game usually influences the end result.

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A Closer Look At Rob Ryan's Saints Defense

Let's dive deeper into the record of the Saints new DC...

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Ask The Falcoholic: The 2013 Askening!

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Falcons-Saints Just Five Days Away

It's time to get excited, people.

Saints vs. Falcons Preview [podcast]

Ralph, Kevin, and Dave wrap up the Saints' final roster cuts and preview the upcoming game against the Falcons. Dave Choate from The Falcoholic also stops by to share his knowledge about the Saints' upcoming opponent.

Martez Wilson Expecting to be Ready for Falcons

The Saints linebacker is right on schedule with his dislocated elbow rehabilitation.

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The Falcons Starters Heading Into Week One

A closer look at who the Falcons are likely to start ahead of the New Orleans Saints game.

Sean Payton, Falcon Killer

After being suspended for a year, Sean Payton will return to the Saints sidelines when the team faces the Atlanta Falcons on September 8, 2013. Payton's teams are 10-2 against Atlanta from 2006 to 2011, a domination the head coach looks to continue.