Saints at Falcons Week 13 Capsule

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-6) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (10-1)

SERIES

SAINTS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER   45-41
STREAKS Past 4 & 11 of past 13  
COACHES VS. OPP. Vitt: 1-0 Smith: 2-7
LAST WEEK L 31-21 vs. 49ers W 24-23 at Buccaneers
LAST GAME 11/11/12: Falcons 27 at Saints 31. New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham catches 7 passes for 146 yards & 2 TDs (29, 14) as Saints defeat Atlanta. 
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/13/11: Saints 26, Falcons 23 (OT). New Orleans K John Kasay converts 4 FGs, including game-winning 26-yarder in OT.
BROADCAST NFLN (8:20 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 94 (NO), 93 (Atl.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (NO), 226 (Atl.). 

STATS

PASSING Brees: 276-442-3,333-31 (1L)-11-98.5 Ryan: 294-429-3,425 (2L)-21 (T3C)-13-96.1
RUSHING P. Thomas: 75-341-4.5-1 Turner: 168-592-3.5-6
RECEIVING Colston: 55-757-13.8-8 (T1C) Gonzalez (TE): 69 (3C)-712-10.3-6
OFFENSE 381.9 385.9 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE +2 +3
DEFENSE 454.8 344.9
SACKS Jordan: 6 Abraham: 9 (T3C)
INTs P. Robinson: 3 DeCoud: 4
PUNTING Morstead: 50.3 (1C) Bosher: 47.1
KICKING Hartley: 66 (39/39 PAT; 9/12 FG) Bryant: 108 (3L) (30/30 PAT; 26/31 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: Since joining NO in 2006, QB DREW BREES is 11-2 vs. Atl. with 100.6 rating. Avg. 302.8 yards per game in those 13 (3,937 yards) & has 29 TDs. Aims for 5th win in row vs. Atl. Has TD pass in NFL-record 54 games in row. Has 20+ comp. in 47 consecutive games, longest streak in NFL history…RB CHRIS IVORY had 56-yard rush TD in last meeting. RB-PR DARREN SPROLES had TD catch in last meeting…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 5 TDs in past 4 meetings & aims for 5th in row vs. Atl. with TD. In last meeting, had 7 catches for 146 yards with 2 TDs & was named NFC Off. Player of Week. Incl. playoffs, has TD catch in 12 of past 15. Since 2010, Graham leads NFC TEs with 27 TDs (incl. playoffs). WR MARQUES COLSTON has 56 career TDs & passed DEUCE MC ALLISTER for most by Saint. Has 8 TDs in past 8…Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 18.5 sacks, most by DB (incl. playoffs)…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is only QB in SB era to win 31 of 1st 35 home starts. In last game vs. NO, had 411 yards & 3 TDs. In past 3 meetings, has 1,135 pass yards (378.3 per game). In career, Falcons are 30-1 (.968) when he has 100+ rating. Aims for 5th in row with 300+ yards…RB MICHAEL TURNER aims for 3rd in row at home with rush TD…TE TONY GONZALEZ became 8th player (1st TE) in NFL history with 14,000+ rec. yards (14,050). In last meeting, had 11 catches for 122 yards & 2 TDs. In past 2 meetings, WR JULIO JONES has 12 catches for 203 yards (101.5 per game) & TD. Had 6 catches for 147 yards & TD (80 yards) last week. WR RODDY WHITE aims for 3rd in row vs. NO with 100+ yards. In past 2 meetings, has 18 catches for 241 yards (120.5 per game). Since 2007, has 538 receptions, most in NFC…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 13.5 sacks in past 14. LB STEPHEN NICHOLAS had sack in last meeting. CB ASANTE SAMUEL had INT in last meeting.


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