We tend to think of division wins as celebratory affairs, full of Gatorade showers and whooping Sean Weatherspoons. We don't tend to think of them happening on an off day. With the Buccaneers...
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.
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.
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.
Asante Samuel, who was questionable entering the Thursday night meeting with the Saints, has left the game with what appears to be a repeat injury to a shoulder.
The Atlanta Falcons would deal a blow to the New Orleans Saints' playoff chances with a victory on Thursday night.
After a physical game against the 49ers, New Orleans heads into their battle with the Falcons short-handed.
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.
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.
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