Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints: Tale of the tape

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Dec 21, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is sacked by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackles Corey Peters (91) and Tyson Jackson (99) during the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

After winning just six games in all of 2014, the Atlanta Falcons now have five in as many games this season. Up next is one of the biggest games of the season, the New Orleans Saints. But you can forget about the Falcons’ undefeated start or the Saints’ early struggles, because this is a rivalry game.

We’ve seen some great games between the two teams over the years. After being dominated for so long, the Falcons have now won three of their last five meetings with the Saints, and swept the series last season. Despite that, last season’s win in the Superdome was the Falcons’ first since 2010.

How do these teams stack up? The Falcons have made a 5-0 start for the second time in franchise history, and are looking to take another giant step towards the playoffs with a win. The Saints are sat miserably at 1-4 wondering what’s next. But this game won’t be an easy one. Let’s take a look.

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