Falcons(27) @ Saints(21)

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    Falcons(27) @ Saints(21)

    Falcons Come Out Of New Orleans Flying High
    Birds and Brave-Atlanta Sports Blog
    Xavier Washington

    In the highly anticipated showdown between division rivals the Saints and Falcons, the Falcons were able to squeak out of New Orleans with a win. In a game that showcased two high flying offenses it was Atlanta's defense that had to win the game and they did in a big way. On two of New Orleans' drives deep into Falcons territory Atlanta was able to hold the Saints to no points.

    The game started out with the Atlanta defense coming out strong cuasing Drew Brees to fumble on the the first 3rd down of the game resulting in a punt. It looked like Atlanta was taking control of the game as they drove down the field and scored on a Roddy White 20 yard TD. The Saints, not allowing Atlanta to gain momentum, put together a long scoring drive of thier own capped of with a Brees to Henderson TD. Atlanta would answer right back with another scoring drive making it 14-7 going into the second quater.

    The second quarter saw both QB's throwing pics as Ryan was picked twice and Brees once. Only the Saints seemed to find a rythm as they put another scoring drive together making the score 14-14. After a Falcon fumble the Saints would drive down to the 1 yard line only to fail on 4th and goal leaving the score tied going into halftime.

    Atlanta began the third quarter moving the ball but stalled and was forced to kick a 42 yard FG. New Orleans would again put a long drive together capped of with a Brees to Ingram TD putting the Saints up 21-17. Atlanta quickly found themselves in a 3rd and long but Matt Ryan found Roddy White who borke a tackle and ran for a 58 yard TD putting Atlanta backin the lead 24-21.

    After the Falcons defense held Brees and Co. to a punt, Atlanta could only muster a FG making it 27-21. After again forcing a punt the Falcons seemed poised to cruise to victroy but a Turner fumble would give the Saints new life. The Saints must have felt a little deja vu as they would drive all the way down to the 1 yard line only to be stopped short as the clock expired. Atlanta is sitting in a really good position at the half way point of the season with a 6-1 record and a 3 1/2 game lead over both Carolina and New Orleans.

    Coach Wajy made a short statement after the game."It was a tough game but our team was well prepared and we were able to come up with the win. Coach Nate had his team well prepared and we were just able to make a few more plays. Roddy played outstanding, I mean for the guy to break his arm a week ago and come out and do what he did today, thats amazing to me. We do have some things to work on still, we have got to stop giving the football away and we have to quit giving up the big plays. if we can do that i think this ball club has a good chance to do something special."

    Key Stats
    Atlanta Falcons
    M. Ryan 24-34 318YRDS 3TD 2INT
    ATL RB's combined for 16ATT 84YRDS
    R. White 9REC 183YRDS 2TD

    New Orleans Saints
    D. Brees 21-34 303YRDS 2TD 1INT
    B. Westbrook 13ATT 34YRDS
    D. Henderson 8REC 104YRDS 1TD
    S. Ellis 1FF 1INT 1SCK 5TCKL
     

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