• Falcons and Saints battle leads Week 1

    Summary of 21 articles · Updated Sep 11, 2013
    The New Orleans Saints got their season off to a good start with a win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Saints' defense looked much, much better. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton looks for an intentional grounding call during the season-opener between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints in the Superdome on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The New Orleans Saints did their level best to play football in 2012 without two things they desperately needed: Head coach Sean Payton and a defense th...
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    • New Orleans Saints question of the day: What area do you think needs the most improvement in Week 2?

      Saints will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday
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    • New Orleans Saints show resolve in last stand vs. Atlanta Falcons: Film Study

      Saints pass catchers had zero drops vs. the Falcons.
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    • Defensive line the early favorite for New Orleans Saints' comeback unit of the year

      Saint's big men up front were sensational against Atlanta Falcons on Sunday - both when they were blitzing and when they weren't
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    • Upon Further Review: Saints Week 1

      A review of the hot issues from the New Orleans Saints' 23-17 victory against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Payton’s return: Coach Sean Payton was back after missing last season while serving a suspension for the bounty scandal. Th…
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    • First Down/Fourth Down: Saints defense, Andrew Luck among Week 1 stars

      A too-close-for-comfort win over the Raiders showed Andrew Luck is still money in the clutch.
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    • New Orleans Saints fans take to social media to celebrate the win over the Falcons

      Saints move to 1-0 heading to Tampa Bay next Sunday
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    • Payton, defense back on top in Saints' win vs. Falcons

      Both head coach Sean Payton and the Saints' defense made triumphant returns against Atlanta.
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    • Game balls for the New Orleans Saints' 23-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons

      Anyone familiar with the long history of this rivalry was not surprised that the game came down to the final possession, with every player laying everything on the line. This time, it was the defense, fresh off a season...
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    • New Orleans Saints defeat Atlanta Falcons, 23-17, in thrilling opener

      An offensive onslaught by the New Orleans Saints would have been a nice welcome back for coach Sean Payton against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in his first regular-season game since 2011. A gritty, not-so-pretty offensive performance complimented by a…
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    • Saints welcome Sean Payton back in style

      The worst defense in the history of the NFL made plays when it needed to. The Saints came back for a 23-17 win over the Falcons, making key plays at the right time with a makeshift defense. The Falcons had a fourth-and goal chance inside the final minut…
  • New Orleans Saints chat with Katherine Terrell at 12:15

    Send in your questions and comments about the Saints
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  • Atlanta Falcons Fall Short in New Orleans…….Again

    Eerily Similar Loss Sees Falcons Choke @ Saints Best you got on 4th and Goal? (AJC) Is this the 2013 NFL season or are we stuck in 2013 playoffs? The Falcons started their season almost exactly the way the ended it, yards short of victory. As will be di…
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    • Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 1

      A review of the hot issues from the Atlanta Falcons’ 23-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Not the Greatest Show on Turf: There was a lot of offseason talk about Atlanta’s offense and how it could be among the greatest eve…
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    • Rapid Reaction: Saints 23, Falcons 17

      NEW ORLEANS -- My thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 23-17 win against the Atlanta Falcons: What it means: It means New Orleans has the early lead in the NFC South race. The Saints held serve. No team has ever repeated as champion in the division since…
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  • Saints creating new identity on defense

    The head coach was back to fix the offense, but the Saints change in coordinator and scheme on defense was the difference in their win over the Falcons yesterday. And the difference was apparent. “That was not their 2012 defense,” Falcons coach Mike Smi…
  • New Orleans' Saints Drew Brees teaches Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerbacks some tough lessons

    Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford put through test against the New Orleans Saints offense.
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    • Brees, Saints hold off Falcons in Payton's return

      Drew Brees passed for 357 yards and two scores and the New Orleans held on for a 23-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons to give Saints coach Sean Payton a triumphant return from his bounty ban.
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  • Payton rolls the dice, doesn’t work

    Sean Payton is back, but the Saints problems aren’t gone. Their back-from-exile head coach rolled the dice, running Mark Ingram on a fourth-and-inches only to be denied by the Falcons. This game figured to be a shootout, but only the Falcons are holding…

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