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NFL Scores, NFC South Standings: Saints Extend Lead Over Falcons, Buccaneers

The New Orleans Saints extend their lead in the NFC South with a 26-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 13: Devery Henderson #19 of the New Orleans Saints reaches for a pass against Brent Grimes #9 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 13: Devery Henderson #19 of the New Orleans Saints reaches for a pass against Brent Grimes #9 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Saints 26, Atlanta Falcons 23: Drew Brees threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints extended their NFC South lead with a 26-23 win over Atlanta in overtime.

Houston Texans 37, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9: Matt Schaub threw for two touchdowns and Arian Foster had over 180 total yards in the Texans rout of the Buccaneers. Tampa falls to 4-5 on the season and is one game back of the Falcons in the NFC South.

Tennessee Titans 30 vs. Carolina Panthers 3: Chris Johnson ran for 130 yards and a touchdown as the Tennessee Titans handed the Carolina Panthers its second straight loss 30-3. The Panthers fall to 2-7 on the season and are dead last in the NFC South.


NFC South Standings

W L T PF PA
New Orleans 7 3 0 313 228
Atlanta 5 4 0 212 196
Tampa Bay 4 5 0 156 233
Carolina 2 7 0 190 237

(updated 11.13.2011 at 4:34 PM EST)


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