New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Published on November 12, 2019 -

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons

The New Orleans Saints are as battle-tested as they come, having won five straight games with back-up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater under center and six overall upon the return of Drew Brees.

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New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons

- the new orleans saints are as - battle-tested as they come... - having won five straight games- with back-up quarterback- teddy bridgewater under - center... and six overall - upon the return of drew brees.- so it felt pretty safe to assum- the 7-and-1 saints... coming- off a bye... would extend that- streak on sunday... against - the 1-and-7 falcons.- but that's why they play the- games... first of two match-ups- between these heated n-f-c sout- rivals... and the black - and gold just came out flat.- matt ryan fires a dart to austi- hooper in the back of the end - zone... touchdown atlanta...- breaks a second - quarter tie... to make it 10-3- in favor of the visitors.

- now the story of this game was- the new orleans defense not - getting off the field... 11 - penalties in this game... six o- them resulting in a first down- for the falcons... as ryan hook- up- with brian hill for the 10-yard- fourth quarter score.

- just a shocking result from the- superdome... as the black and - gold drop their first game in - almost two months.- michael thomas was a bright spo- with 13 receptions for- 152 yards... but at the end of- the day...- but at the end of the day... we- can always count on news 25's - jeff- haeger... to put this 26-9 loss- in perspective.

- - coming into this game... the- saints- were an n-f-l best 8-2 coming - off a bye week under head - coach sean payton... dating bac- to their super bowl - winning 2009 season.- instead... it was the 1-7 - falcons playing like it was - their super - bowl... preventing the black an- gold from finding the - end zone... for the third time- this year.- saints quarterback drew brees - says they gave the- dirty birds an inch... and they- took a mile.- "listen.

This will always be a- game about execution, right?- sometimes the - difference between continuing a- drive, right?

Getting a third - down conversion or- making that big play is just- inches or it's fractions of a - second, right?

And so as i look- - - - to today, obviously nine points- is not what we aspire to score.- especially at home."- - - - "it's very hard any time you- take a loss, especially coming- off a bye week.

You want- to get a win and get back in- your groove.

Just taking a loss- you're starting back- from square one to win next - week.

It just bumps you out of- your groove, really.

That's - all."

- "when you go into a game -- surprise may not be the word fo- it - but when you go into a - game against a division - opponent, you knew you were - - - - going to get all of their best- shots.

You knew that they were- coming in here like this was- their super bowl.

You look- at their last eight games and - they haven't fared too well.

At- - - - the same time, again, we knew w- were going to catch all of thei- best shots and you've got to be- able- to capitalize on stuff.

You - can't have these third downs be- overturned by - penalties each and every time.- you can't have self-inflicted - wounds.

And at the- end of the day, you've got to - turn this tape on.

We've got to- get better asap."

- "shame on us if we can't get- those corrections made.

But tha- won't be a- problem.

It's much easier to- come in and watch tape after yo- win, but that's one of- the things about this game that- creates a little toughness and- grit."- - - - if there's any good news that - can come out of a game that - brees was sacked six times... - which ties a career-high... - it's that new orleans is still- in first place atop the n-f-c - south.- if only the falcons had blown - another 28-3 lead.- from the superdome, jeff- haeger... news 25 sports.

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