NFL Week 13, Saints vs. Falcons

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Smith very pleased with his secondary

The Falcons are 11-1 and riding high after defeating New Orleans.

Smith very pleased with his secondary

The Falcons are 11-1 and riding high after defeating New Orleans.

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Can Falcons explain 1-of-11 3rd down performance?

The Atlanta Falcons got the win over the New Orleans Saints, but the offense struggled significantly. Head coach Mike Smith is giving the team four days off, and when they get back to practice third down is at the top of the list.

Can Falcons explain 1-of-11 3rd down performance?

The Atlanta Falcons got the win over the New Orleans Saints, but the offense struggled significantly. Head coach Mike Smith is giving the team four days off, and when they get back to practice third down is at the top of the list.

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Was Matt Ryan looking past the Saints?

Matt Ryan turned in one of his worst performances of the seasons against the New Orleans Saints, but five interceptions by the defense helped Atlanta pick up the win. The Falcons are 11-1, and comments from Ryan indicate they're thinking postseason.

Was Matt Ryan looking past the Saints?

Matt Ryan turned in one of his worst performances of the seasons against the New Orleans Saints, but five interceptions by the defense helped Atlanta pick up the win. The Falcons are 11-1, and comments from Ryan indicate they're thinking postseason.

Falcons post second-worst offensive effort of 2012

The Atlanta Falcons' win over the New Orleans Saints came on the back of five interceptions by the defense. The offense did enough to win, but as Tony Gonzalez's post-game comments indicate, things could have gone a lot better.

Relentless Falcon defense drives win over Saints

The Falcons intercepted Drew Brees five times in Atlanta's Thursday night win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Mike Smith was full of praise for the team, specifically Chris Owens, who stepped up when Asante Samuel came out of the game.

Falcons can hurt Saints' playoff chances

The Atlanta Falcons would deal a blow to the New Orleans Saints' playoff chances with a victory on Thursday night.

Falcons, Saints meet Thursday

Atlanta and New Orleans are set for a showdown on Thursday Night Football.

Saints are wounded as they prepare for Falcons

After a physical game against the 49ers, New Orleans heads into their battle with the Falcons short-handed.

Three Falcons could miss Thursday's game

Samuel, Robinson and Jerry all missed Tuesday's practice. They will likely be game-time decisions when the Falcons try to avenge their only loss of the season.

Lofton says Saints-Falcons is not a 'rivalry game'

New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton, who played with the Atlanta Falcons for four season, does not view Thursday's game between the two teams as a rivalry game.

Gonzalez says that Thursday football is unhealthy

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez says that Thursday Night Football is 'not healthy' because of the limited recovery time for the players involved.

Saints injury update: OT a huge concern

New Orleans was down to its fourth-string OT in the loss to the 49ers and, with a short week coming up, may not have time to get everyone healthy before Thursday night's game with the Falcons.

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Falcons injury update: 11 Atlanta players on list

The Falcons, like every other team in the NFL, are dealing with a lot of injuries at this time of the season.

Samuel misses Falcons practice

Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel was one of two players to miss Monday's practice.

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