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SBNation - Tue Dec 12 2:00 PM
There were some big coaching gaffes this week, but the Saints-Falcons rivalry takes top honors. The Atlanta Falcons came back to beat the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, improving to 8-5 and jumping back into the playoff picture. It was doubly impressive that they won despite so many mistak...
SBNation - Sun Dec 10 9:23 PM
The Carolina Panthers came into Sunday’s game against the 10-2 Vikings hoping to keep pace with the Saints in the NFC South, and that’s what they did with their 31-24 win. The Vikings came into the game after having shut down the Falcons the week before on the road, and riding an eight-game winni...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 9:34 PM
What makes the Saints’ backfield duo so unstoppable? From the start of October all the way into December, the NFL’s two most productive backs have both been Saints. Indeed, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have been a huge reason for New Orleans ripping off wins in nine of 10 games following their sl...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 5:22 PM
It’s too quick of a turnaround after physical games on Sundays. Thursday night games are bad for players. And Drew Brees is the latest NFL player to speak out about it. The Saints lost six key players, including rookie running back Alvin Kamara , in their loss to the Falcons on Thursday Night Foo...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 3:38 PM
Life comes at you fast. It looked like the Saints were going to pull off a win against the Falcons . Head coach Sean Payton even felt comfortable enough to make fun of the Falcons for choking early in the fourth quarter. The game was tied 17-17, and Devonta Freeman had just run the ball out of bo...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 12:00 PM
Deion Jones’ interception late in the fourth quarter helped the Falcons survive a close one against the Saints. The Atlanta Falcons squeaked out a victory against the New Orleans Saints despite three Matt Ryan interceptions. The Saints’ offense took a huge blow after Alvin Kamara suffered a concu...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 5:54 AM
The rookie running back would suffered the injury on the Saints’ first drive. Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara suffered an injury early in the first quarter against the Falcons Thursday night after taking a hit from linebacker Deion Jones . Kamara immediately left the field, and was evalua...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 4:31 AM
The Saints’ coach lost his cool in the game’s biggest moment. The Saints and Falcons played a classic game in their rivalry, one that ended officially thanks to a Sean Payton penalty. The Saints were driving down 20-17, and appeared that at the very worst, they’d be coming away with a game-tying...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 4:31 AM
The Falcons keep their playoff hopes alive with a gutsy win over their NFC South rivals. The Atlanta Falcons kept their season alive with a comeback win over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, getting the 20-17 victory after scoring 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. The game star...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 3:15 AM
They got the opportunity thanks to a Matt Ryan interception. The ending to the first half of Saints - Falcons was a wild one. First, Matt Ryan threw a terrible interception to Marshon Lattimore as the Falcons were attempting to get into field goal range. It resulted in the Saints then having the...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 2:02 AM
The rookie running back would suffer an injury on the Saints’ first drive. Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara suffered an injury early in the first quarter against the Falcons after taking a hit from linebacker Deion Jones . Kamara immediately left the field, and was evaluated in the injury...
SBNation - Fri Dec 8 12:26 AM
The Saints will look to consolidate their NFC South lead on Thursday night. The New Orleans Saints opened up a commanding lead in the NFC South and look to continue their strong run when they face the Atlanta Falcons in a divisional matchup on Thursday night. The game kicks at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC...
SBNation - Thu Dec 7 11:00 PM
This rivalry game with playoff implications should be an energetic Week 14 matchup. Things have been a little rockier than expected for the Atlanta Falcons this season, and despite some big performances, have struggled to stay consistent. This week they’ll face a familiar foe and NFC South rival,...
SBNation - Thu Dec 7 5:47 PM
This week’s poopfest is the greatest NFC South matchup of them all. Finally, it’s Thursday. Seemed like it took us forever to get here but alas — we made it. Our poopfest this week features two teams from the NFL’s best division: the Saints and Falcons . It’s one of the NFL’s best rivalries, and...
SBNation - Thu Dec 7 2:21 PM
Atlanta’s NFC South hopes rest on a win Thursday night. With four games left in the regular season, the Falcons hopes of repeating as NFC South champion rest on a prime time win. 2016 NFL MVP Matt Ryan will welcome the division-leading Saints to Atlanta for a Thursday Night Football showdown in W...
SBNation - Thu Dec 7 2:04 PM
Freeman will receive a full workload against the Saints Thursday night. We break down the fantasy impact. Running back Devonta Freeman had a lighter workload for the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13. He rushed 12 times for 74 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in the loss to the Minnesota Viking...
SBNation - Thu Dec 7 1:20 PM
The Saints’ rookie continues to be sensational sharing time with Mark Ingram in the backfield. We break down the fantasy impact. Alvin Kamara has played lights out since the New Orleans Saints promoted him to the backup rusher role after trading Adrian Peterson . The rookie rusher has over 100 ya...
SBNation - Thu Dec 7 1:00 PM
Ingram remains a top-15 rusher despite the emergence of rookie Alvin Kamara in the Saints’ backfield. We look at the fantasy impact. Mark Ingram bounced back from an ugly Week 12 to lead the New Orleans Saints’ backfield in the win over the Carolina Panthers Sunday. Ingram rushed 14 times for 85...
SBNation - Thu Dec 7 12:30 AM
Ryan eyes a rebound game when the Saints come to town Thursday night. We look at the fantasy implications. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hit a season low Sunday versus the Minnesota Vikings, completing 16 passes for 173 yards in the Week 13 loss. He was held out of the end zone for the fi...
SBNation - Wed Dec 6 2:30 PM
The New Orleans Saints will try to earn a tough road win this Thursday against the Atlanta Falcons as small betting chalk at the sportsbooks. The New Orleans Saints are 11-2-1 against the spread and 8-6 straight up in their last 14 games against NFC South opponents. The Saints can extend their le...
SBNation - Mon Dec 4 6:14 PM
The Saints dynamic duo is “on the same wavelength." And they’re running themselves to the top of the NFC playoff race. NEW ORLEANS — Both stood side by side in the Saints locker room here on Sunday, a postgame interview skit created by running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara . It was part Chee...
SBNation - Mon Dec 4 12:28 AM
New Orleans bounced back from last week’s loss to lock up an important win over a division rival. Nothing changes with the NFC South standings after the Saints ’ 31-21 win over the Panthers on Sunday. Except, that is, that the Saints improved to 9-3 and strengthened their hold on the division. Th...
SBNation - Sun Dec 3 11:17 PM
He’s getting burn on punts as well. The Saints ’ third-string quarterback, Taysom Hill , is active for the first time this season. The most interesting part, is that is has nothing to do with needing him to take snaps. Hill has been playing special teams for the Saints, both on punts to attempt t...
SBNation - Fri Dec 1 6:23 PM
Two 8-3 teams battling for supremacy in the division, but it all comes down to one big issue. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz takes a closer look. It’s a myth that NFL games in November and December count more. They all count the same. However, games down the stretch take on an added feeling o...
SBNation - Thu Nov 30 6:49 PM
Dolphins safety Michael Thomas got some of Saints receiver Michael Thomas’ mail. Michael Thomas played three seasons for the Miami Dolphins before the other Michael Thomas came into the NFL as a second-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2016. But with the Saints receiver quickly emerging as...
SBNation - Tue Nov 28 2:39 PM
Matt Ryan’s Atlanta Falcons and Drew Brees’ New Orleans Saints are two of the betting favorites at the sportsbooks on the Week 13 odds. The Atlanta Falcons are 13-1 straight up and 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 games against NFC opponents. The Falcons will try to to continue their play...
SBNation - Tue Nov 28 2:39 PM
Kicking a field goal down 13 points did nothing to help the Saints in Week 12’s biggest coaching blunder. The New Orleans Saints cruised into Week 12 with eight straight wins, but they hit a speed bump in the form of the Los Angeles Rams . Despite the heroics of Alvin Kamara , Jared Goff picked o...
SBNation - Mon Nov 27 1:11 AM
The Saints’ winning streak snapped at eight games with Sunday’s loss to the Rams because of one bad decision. No game had as much riding on it this week as Sunday’s matchup between the Saints and Rams, two of the NFC’s best teams. The Rams looking to rebound from a road loss to the Vikings last w...
SBNation - Sun Nov 26 10:38 PM
Josh Reynolds wanted to be Rafiki, and you can’t blame him. That’s the most iconic part. The Rams are leading the Saints 17-7 after a Josh Reynolds receptions from Jared Goff. But the celebration is what’s important here, per usual. Reynolds handed the ball to tight end Gerald Everett , who re-en...
SBNation - Sun Nov 26 5:00 PM
A game between the 8-2 Saints and 7-3 Rams is the only duel of winning records on Sunday. Three games on Thanksgiving got Week 12 started, but Sunday is when the playoff race will really have a chance for a shakeup. Ten of the 12 teams that ended Week 11 in position for a playoff spot will play S...