New Orleans Saints-Atlanta Falcons: NFC South Clash on the Bayou

September 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After San Francisco nearly pulled a major upset last Monday night, it is likely that more teams will use the same blueprint the 49ers employed against New Orleans in the weeks ahead—keep the ball out of Drew Brees' hands by controlling the ball on the ground against a suspect Saints run defense.
Expect those Dirty Birds from Atlanta to try the same approach this Sunday in the Superdome.
Back in the offseason, the national sports media "big feet" anointed the Atlanta Falcons as the team who would knock the New Orleans Saints off their perch in the NFC South. The "anointed ones" got off to a disheartening start with a 15-9 overtime loss to Pittsburgh in Week 1.
However, after last week's 41-7 crushing of the Arizona Cardinals, the Falcons come into New Orleans with momentum and swagger and moxie and all the rest of that stuff John Madden likes to talk about.
Atlanta has nicknamed their stingy defense the "D Block" and while no one will ever confus...

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