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RECORD VS. SPREAD (2012) — Atlanta 9-8-1, New Orleans 8-8.
LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Saints 23-13 on Nov. 29, 2012.
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, STATS AND NOTES — The game marks the regular-season return of Saints coach Sean Payton from his bounty suspension, which spanned the entire 2012 season. ... In the three seasons before his suspension, Payton's Saints posted a combined regular-season record of 37-11 before going 7-9 in his absence in 2012. ... The Falcons are the defending NFC South champions ... Falcons advanced to NFC title game last season before falling to San Francisco. ... Falcons QB Matt Ryan has 56 wins, the most by a QB in his first five seasons. ... Last season, Ryan passed for a team-record 4,719 yards and 32 TDs, and had a career-high 99.1 QB rating. ... RB Steven Jackson makes his Falcons debut. ... Jackson, formerly with the Rams, has rushed for 1,000 or more yards in each of the past eight seasons. ... Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez led team with 93 catches last season. Now in his 17th season,K?nken Ryggs?ck
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, the most by a TE in NFL history. ... Saints QB Drew Brees had 5,177 yards passing, his third time eclipsing 5,000 yards in last five seasons. ... Brees is the only player in NFL history with more than two 5,000-yard seasons. With 15,273 yards in the past three seasons, Brees became the only player in NFL history with more than 15,000 yards in a three-year span. ... Brees led the NFL with 43 TD passes last year and is the only player in NFL history with 40-plus TDs in two straight seasons (46 in 2011). ... Saints TE Jimmy Graham's 196 catches, 2,450 yards receiving and 23 TDs in the past two seasons are the most by a TE in that span. ... WR Marques Colston had 1,154 yards receiving last year and has 1,000-plus yards in six of seven seasons. ... Since Payton took over as Saints coach in 2006, New Orleans leads series with Atlanta 11-3, including a split last season during Payton's suspension.
OPENING LINE — Saints by 3.
1 p.m. EDT, FOX.
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SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (31)
AP PRO32 RANKING — Falcons 4th, Saints 12nd.
SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 46-41,Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys
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FALCONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (29), PASS (6)