Week 3 - Saints 40 vs Falcons 21 SAINTS ROLL BIG OVER RIVAL FAILCLOWNS - INJURIES BEGIN TO MOUNTNew Orleans, LA- Savage Mason Reporting Week 3 brought with it two old time OMFL rival teams, with yet another new face in control of the Atlanta Falcons. The falcons, who had started off smoking hot, are coming off a loss last week, while the Saints are coming off a sim win, which included the loss of their RT Stinchcomb for the season. This was going to be a battle for the NFC South, early in the season. Saints win the toss and elect to receive today. Over the past two seasons the Saints have really prided themselves on a balanced offensive attack, and today would be no different as the Saints would use both the run and the pass to put up the first points of the game on a 5 yard run from Bush. 7-0 Saints. Saints Defense came into this game with a major concern for stopping stud RB Turner of the Falcons. That concern would be realized early in this game as the Saints d had a difficult time tackling Turner all day long. Saints force a punt and get back to scoring early in the 2nd quarter as Brees finds Henderson on a crossing route for a 61 yard td pass play. 14-0 Saints. Falcons would not be denied on the back of Turner though. The very next drive was Turner, Turner, and more Turner. Turner would take it in from 14 yards out as he ran over plenty of Saints players on the play. 14-7 Saints. Brees wouldn't be done scoring before the half though. Brees would drop back and find a wide open Henderson, this time from 41 yards out, for the td. 21-7 Saints. Second half of the game would be more big plays from both teams, except this time it included the Saints Defense. Saints would get a fumble recovery soon after the ATL drive started. ATL defense would step up though and force the Saints for a 36 yard fg, which Hartley finally MADE! 24-7 Saints. Less than 2 mins later though Falcons QB Ryan would be picked off by your OMFL leader in INTS - Greer for the pick 6 from 37 yards out on a 3rd and long. 30-7 Saints after a missed XP. Falcons would battle back though as Ryan would throw a nice pass which White would out jump the Saints D to catch and run in from 44 yards out to get the Falcons back in the game. 30-14 Saints. Next drive though Brees would push in the dagger as he would hit Meachem on a 56 yard pass and catch td play. 37-14 Saints. The fourth quarter would see Hartley hit a 50 yard fg and the Falcons QB Ryan hit Finneran from 16 yards out to end the scoring on the day - 40-21 Saints. Stats on the game: HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: *I forgot to upload the saved highlights - no highlights this week Great game man. I hope you are able to stick it out with the Falcons because it would be nice to get some rivalries going here. Fun, straight, sim game. I look forward to meeting down in the ATL next time. Player of the game: QB DREW BREES Brees would go 10/14 with 3 tds and 350+ yards. Brees had a great ability to find the open man and get behind the Failclowns defense today. If Brees can play like this the sky is the limit for the Saints, but the question is can he keep up this pace and stay healthy behind a Saints Oline which is beginning to fall apart?