Atlanta Falcons Will Be No Match for Defending Champion Saints on Monday Night

December 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Atlanta Falcons are in for a surprise on Monday night in the Georgia Dome; especially if they expect to see the same New Orleans Saints that handed them the week three victory with Garrett Hartley missing a chip shot 29 yard field goal in overtime. The last meeting between the two NFC South rivals saw a markedly different New Orleans Saints, as a lot has transpired since then.
Three key players have emerged as integral parts of the Saints Super Bowl defending squad, rookie running back Chris Ivory, 2008 first round draft pick defensive back Malcolm Jenkins, and rookie tight end Jimmy Graham.
Reggie Bush went down in week two, prior to the last meeting, with a broken fibula and Pierre Thomas was injured during the last meeting with a mysterious, slow-healing ankle sprain. They were inactive for eight and nine games respectively. Chris Ivory, who began the season on the inactive list, has since become the Saints’ leading rusher and the primary short yardage back.

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