Saints Host Falcons – At A Glance
The New Orleans Saints are back in action on Monday evening, when they play host to the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC South Division match-up.
Kickoff time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. is scheduled for 7:30 pm, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420, as well as 97.3 The Dawg.
You can also watch the game on ESPN.
The Falcons lead the all-time series, 49-45, but the Saints won both meetings last season, and have also won 8 of the last 11 match-ups, as well as 11 of the last 15.
New Orleans dropped their first road game of the season last week, falling to the New York Giants, 16-13, to drop to 0-2 on the young season, while Atlanta defeated the Oakland Raiders, 35-28, to improve to 1-1.
Offensively, the Saints are averaging 23.5 points-per-game, along with 397.5 total yards, including 333.0 passing yards, and 64.5 rushing yards-per-game.
New Orleans is led by quarterback Drew Brees, who has thrown for 686 yards and 5 touchdowns, along with running back Mark Ingram, who has rushed for 88 yards on 21 carries, and receiver Willie Snead, who has caught 14 passes for 222 yards and two touchdown.
The Falcons, offensively, are averaging 29.5 points, 451.0 total yards, 355.5 passing yards, and 95.5 rushing yards a game last season.
Atlanta is paced by quarterback Matt Ryan, who has passed for 730 yards and five touchdowns, along with running back Devonta Freeman, who has rushed for 113 yards on 28 carries, and receiver Julio Jones, who has compiled 9 receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, the Saints are giving up an average of 451.5 yards-per-game, including 336.0 passing yards and 115.5 rushing yards, while the Falcons have allowed 412.5 total yards, including 290.0 passing yards and 122.5 rushing yards.