The New Orleans Saints have yet to win a game in the 2016 NFL season. Will their first victory come at the expense of the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 26? ‘Monday Night Football’ is about to get dirty, so be ready to see every explosive moment! Click to watch.
Even though it’s only the end of Week 3 of the NFL season, both these teams are desperate for this win. With a victory, the Atlanta Falcons could take control of the NFC South from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints need a notch in the win column so they don’t join the Cleveland Browns as a 0-3 team. Which squad will march out of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sept. 26 with the momentum? Kickoff is at 8:30 PM ET so be ready to watch!
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This clash will be a battle of “the best” and “the worst.” On one hand, both teams have two of the best quarterbacks in the league, according to SB Nation. Matt Ryan, 31, of the Falcons and Drew Brees, 37, of the Saints are trusted throwers who can drop long bombs to open receivers. Ryan is 53-for-73 in the first two weeks of the season, scoring 5 touchdowns with just 1 interception. Drew has notched similar numbers – 57-for-86 passes, 686 yards and 5 touchdowns.
However, these squads have two of the worst defenses in the NFL. The Falcons have allowed 245 rushing yards in the prior two games, while the Saints have let opponents blast by them for 231 yards. Huh. Great QBs going up against a D that can’t stop the run or cover the wide receivers? Sounds like the right ingredients for a wild game.
This game might also be a bit emotional, as it marks the 10th anniversary of when the Saints and the Falcons met to re-open the repaired Superdome, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. That game will be on the mind of every football fan in Louisiana. The Saints came out of that the 2006 game with a win, going over Atlanta 23-3, per NFL.com. Going into this game, the big question is: will history repeat?
Who do you think will win this game, HollywoodLifers? Will the Saints secure their first victory of the 2016 season or will the Falcons fly away with another win?