Bourbon Street Runs Red And Black, Falcons Beat Saints, 27-24, In OT

Matt Bryant's 46-yard field goal proves the difference in a nutty, gritty Superdome slugfest.

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Sean Weatherspoon Says He's Fine; Just Cramped In Fourth

I'm doing fine by the way tweeps! Thanks for all ur prayers! I coulda walked off... The cart is protocolless than a minute ago via Echofon

 

Weatherspoon is OK. He was just cramping up really bad and had to be carted off the field.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

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Falcons Upset Saints 27-24 In Overtime

The Falcons rolled up 417 yards of offense and upset the defending Super Bowl champions, 27-24 in overtime. Matt Bryant connected on a 46-yard field goal in overtime sending the Falcons to 2-1 and into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC South.

The Falcons dominated time of possession holding the ball for over 45 minutes. Up next is the 49ers.

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Falcons and Saints Need Overtime To Decide Thrilling Game

In a thrilling back-and-forth game, the Falcons and Saints will need an extra quarter to decide this one. The Saints hit a game-tying field goal with four seconds remaining to tie the game at 24. This is the second overtime game this season for the Falcons. They lost in Week 1 to Pittsburgh 15-9.

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Falcons Regain Lead 24-21 With Roddy White's 22-Yard TD

Roddy White and Malcolm Jenkins have been going after each other all afternoon. Give this round to White after a 22-yard touchdown pass gives the Falcons a 24-21 lead.

Back and forth we go and in the words of Brian Billick, "this is like a heavyweight fight!"

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End of 3rd: Falcons Fall Behind Again 21-17 After Special Teams' Turnover

Thomas DeCoud was in the wrong place at the wrong time and the Saints take advantage of the Falcons' first turnover to regain lead, 21-17.

Drew Brees hit Lance "Reggie Bush-who?" Moore on a touchdown pass as the third quarter comes to a close.

Both teams have combined for 527 total yards. The defenses may join us in the fourth quarter. Stay tuned.

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Falcons Lead Saints 17-14 In 3rd Quarter

Another long drive - 11 plays - ended with a 23-yard Matt Bryant field goal giving the Falcons their first lead of the game. Michael Turner and Jason Snelling are finding lots of running room and have combined for 97 yards rushing.

The Falcons lead time of possession 27 minutes to 14 minutes.

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Halftime: Falcons Hold The Ball For 22 Minutes; Tied 14-14

The Saints only got to play with the ball for eight minutes in the first half as the Falcons forced two turnovers and tied the game late in the second quarter.

Tony Gonzalez has made up for the extra coverage rolled towards Roddy White with 5 catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. Neither ground game has been able to get rolling but Michael Turner leads all rushers with 36 yards on 16 carries.

If not for a special teams breakdown and a blown coverage, the Falcons would have this game well in hand. Uncle Mo is definitely in the Falcons corner as we head to the third quarter.

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Falcons Tie Saints At 14 With Monstrous Drive That Started Last Week

The Falcons chose to keep the ball away from Drew Brees and they did with a 19-play drive that took almost 12 minutes off the clock.

14-14 with a minute to go in the 2nd quarter.

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End of 1st Quarter: Falcons 7, Saints 14

The Falcons rolled up 117 yards of offense in the first quarter but trail the Saints by seven.

Tony Gonzalez has three catches for 61 yards and a touchdown.

On to the second quarter we go.

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The Saints Connect On An 80-Yard TD, Lead 14-7 in 1st Quarter

Lance Moore narrowly missed on a touchdown on a punt return earlier and now he has a receiving one with an 80-yard touchdown catch from Drew Brees.

Saints 14, Falcons 7. Time to RISE UP!

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Falcons Answer Back With Tony Gonzalez TD, Tied 7-7

The Falcons answered like a playoff team with a nine-play, 80-yard drive culminating with a Matt Ryan to Tony Gonzalez touchdown. We're all tied up at seven and the SuperDome has to stop with that "Who Dat" chant for a while now.

From Dave Choate of The Falcoholic:

Reports of Tony Gonzalez's demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated.less than a minute ago via web

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Falcons Fall Behind Early, Trail 7-0 To The Saints

After a three-and-out by the Falcons that saw a 3rd down catch by Harry Douglas ruled incomplete on a challenge, the Saints' Lance Moore returns a Michael Koenen punt 72 yards to the Falcons' six-yard line.

Three plays later, Drew Brees finds Jeremy Shockey for the game's first touchdown.

From Football Outsiders:

Mike Smith wastes a challenge two minutes into the game and then Lance Moore returns the ensuing punt to the five.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

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Falcons Vs. Saints Final Injury Report: Erik Coleman And Michael Jenkins Out, Michael Turner In

William Moore will start for Coleman today, hopefully continuing his streak of picking off a pass in every game this season. Harry Douglas gets the start in Jenkins’ absence.

Michael Turner and Jason Snelling are both raring to go.

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Atlanta Falcons' Official Injury Report Posted

Via the official site:

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Tremendous news that Jenkins is practicing again - albeit limited. If he's able to practice all week without a setback, we should see Douglas back in the slot and the field should open up for Matt Ryan to finally break his Roddy White addiction. Not that I'm complaining.

Coleman's absence means William Moore will get another chance to secure the starting safety job going forward. Turner's limited participation is (hopefully) just a precaution but after seeing what NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Jason Snelling did to the Cardinals, I'm not really concerned.

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