Saints vs. Falcons: Time for a Statement Game from Atlanta

November 27, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last week, I described how proud I am of the Atlanta Falcons for being able to win in more ways than one this season. From games when Matt Bryant is having a bad day, to games when the defense struggles, to games when Matt Ryan and the offense can't move the ball, and all without a consistent running game, the Falcons have squeaked their way to a 10-1 record on the season.
Now, it's time for a statement game from these Falcons.
And there's no better time than this Thursday night against the division rival New Orleans Saints.
The Saints, of course, were the team to hand the Falcons their lone defeat of the season in a 31-27 decision at the Superdome in Week 10. New Orleans was also the team that annihilated Atlanta 45-16 on Monday Night Football last December, and it has been the team that has had Mike Smith's number ever since he became Atlanta's head coach in 2008.
Playoff games aside, no matchups have been as hotly anticipated for the Falcons than their y...

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