Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints: Full game preview

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Dec 21, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) carries the ball as New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) and inside linebacker David Hawthorne (57) defend during the second quater at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons (5-0) hit the road to take on the New Orleans Saints (1-4) under the bright lights of Thursday Night Football. Can Dan Quinn’s team remain undefeated?

A win for the Falcons would match last season’s final win total, except this time they would have done so without 10 losses alongside it. But this game is far from a walkover, no matter what the records tell you. The Saints will be fired up and ready to put the first dent into Atlanta’s record.

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The big news is that Julio Jones will likely be playing. He was listed as probable on Wednesday’s injury report after practicing in a limited basis. How effective he is and how many snaps he plays will be one to monitor.

Let’s get started, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

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