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What the Atlanta Falcons said after beating the New Orleans Sai…

What the Atlanta Falcons said after beating the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome

"It was a critical play in the ballgame. We talked about attacking the ball and winning the turnover battle. That was a big-time play. He (Kemal Ishmael) went in, raked the ball out, and created a turnover. We talked about...
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  • Jalen Saunders' debut as Saints' kickoff returner came from ros…

    Jalen Saunders' debut as Saints' kickoff returner came from roster shuffle

    nola.com 2 hours ago
    Saunders returned the opening kickoff -- the first of his career -- 99 yards to the Falcons' 1-yard line.
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  • Falcons' Robert McClain explains how he intercepted Saints QB D…

    Falcons' Robert McClain explains how he intercepted Saints QB Drew Brees in fourth quarter

    nola.com 2 hours ago
    The interception set up a field goal that put the Falcons ahead 23-14.
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  • Drew Brees disappointed as Saints eliminated: 'We have to susta…

    Drew Brees disappointed as Saints eliminated: 'We have to sustain drives'

    nola.com 2 hours ago
    Brees had two turnovers in the final three minutes of the game.
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  • Jimmy Graham fumble or touchdown? You be the judge: a frame-by-…

    Jimmy Graham fumble or touchdown? You be the judge: a frame-by-frame photo gallery

    Here is a series of photos taken as Saints tight end Jimmy Graham catches the ball at the goal line before being stripped of the ball on a controversial call in the fourth quarter of the game between the Atlanta...
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  • Report: Lance Stephenson Has “Clashed With Teammates” In Charlo…

    Report: Lance Stephenson Has “Clashed With Teammates” In Charlotte

    dimemag.com 3 hours ago
    Things have not according to plan since Lance Stephenson spurred the Pacers in free agency this summer to sign with Charlotte. The new-look Hornets are 8-19 so far and Stephenson has been the subject of trade rumors with a number of teams, and his old t…
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  • Falcons WRs to CB Lewis: Back up trash talk

    Falcons WRs to CB Lewis: Back up trash talk

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Atlanta Falcons receivers Roddy White and Harry Douglas had some choice words for New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis following the Falcons' 30-14 victory on Sunday.
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  • Saints end up feeling funeral-like atmosphere

    Saints end up feeling funeral-like atmosphere

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    NEW ORLEANS -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the New Orleans Saints' 30-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons eliminated them from playoff contention: 'Feels like a funeral': The mood in the Saints' locker room was gloomy. Outside linebacker Juni…
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  • Panthers-Falcons tie would deliver division title to Carolina, …

    Panthers-Falcons tie would deliver division title to Carolina, in unusual way

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    With the Falcons beating the Saints and the Panthers defeating the Browns, next week’s game between Carolina and Atlanta becomes the NFC South championship game. But what if there’s a tie? That’s when it gets a little interesting. A tie between the Pant…
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  • Former Saints defensive end Will Smith on leadership: 'It's not…

    Former Saints defensive end Will Smith on leadership: 'It's not that hard'

    nola.com 8 hours ago
    Former defensive end Will Smith signed autographs for more than an hour at the Saints hall of fame exhibit, and former linebacker Jonathan Vilma led the on-field "Who Dat" chant before the kickoff.
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  • New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons: Live scoring summary, s…

    New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons: Live scoring summary, stats

    nola.com 8 hours ago
    The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons are under way at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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  • Video - Game Balls: Atlanta At New Orleans 01:31

    Game Balls: Atlanta At New Orleans

    Dec 21
    Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure honors Robert McClain and Kemal Ishmael. McClain had an interception to help seal the win, and Ishmael forced a fumble. Saints reporter Mike Triplett honors Jalen Saunders for his 99-yard kickoff return on the opening
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Saints Recap 02:44

    Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Saints Recap

    Dec 21
    Jim Basquil and Ron Jaworski break down the Falcons' 30-14 win over the Saints.
  • Video - Matt Ryan On Falcons' Win 01:02

    Matt Ryan On Falcons' Win

    Dec 21
    Matt Ryan discusses Atlanta's 30-14 win over New Orleans in which he threw for 322 yards and a touchdown.
  • Video - Falcons Knock Saints Out Of Contention 00:47

    Falcons Knock Saints Out Of Contention

    Dec 21
    Atlanta forced four turnovers in its 30-14 win over New Orleans and stay alive in the NFC South race with Carolina.

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