Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints: Full game preview

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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

Why to watch

When these two teams lineup opposite one another, there is no introduction necessary. But this game has plenty of intrigue to it, despite the teams’ differing seasons so far.

The Falcons are looking to remain undefeated and take another giant leap towards the playoffs, and the Saints would love nothing more than to add the first tick to the loss column. Inside the Superdome, anything can happen.

Atlanta is 5-0, New Orleans is 1-4. Forget about that. Of course, statistics do matter to some degree. The fact the Falcons’ No. 6 run game is matching up with the No. 31 run defense is important, but in rivalry games like this, teams tend to play better than their records suggest.

Many see the Falcons as a 9-0 team before they enter the Week 10 bye. While that is certainly possible, this is one team not to be slept on. If the Saints only win two more games this season, you know which ones they will want them to be.

This is without doubt one of the biggest games of the season.

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