November 25, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) is congratulated by wide receiver Roddy White (84) after he scored a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Atlanta Falcons defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Here are Blogging Dirty’s staff predictions for tonight’s game:
This is a must win for the Saints, which means this is a statement game for the Falcons. Much like the last game, I think this will come down to one or two critical plays that will sway the game in the favor of one team. I think Jacquizzwill play a pivotal role with more carries, mainly just because I loved seeing him juke Curtis Lofton out of his ACL last game in the open field. Tony G. will be a large factor, and the Falcons must stop Jimmy Graham from dunking the ball. In a rowdy, egg throwing spanaza, I’ve got the Falcons….”EGG-cellent!”
Saints- 20 Falcons- 24
Saints have owned this rivalry the last few years, but this game is a MUST win for the Falcons. Falcons have the chance to lock up Home-Field Advantage this game and MUST cease this opportunity.
A bigger dose of Rodgers and Snelling should be enough to keep the Saints’ defense honest. Tony Gonzales goes for 100 yards and two TD’s.
Atlanta 27, Saints 24.
The Falcons don’t normally drop games in the Georgia Dome, and the only team they have consistently lost to in the Dome is the Saints. That all changes tonight, as the Falcons continue to pick on a miserable New Orleans defense. The score is similar to the last time these teams played, with one major difference: the Falcons figure out a way to get the ball in the end-zone rather than kicking field goals.
Falcons 31- Saints 30.