Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in loss to Saints

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3) Falcons’ run defense isn’t a fluke

Oct 15, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) scores a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons’ run defense continues to shut down running backs. The Falcons held Mark Ingram to 46 yards on 20 carries, good enough for 2.3 yards per attempt. That’s the definition of shutting someone down. As a unit, the Falcons held the Saints to 81 yards on 32 attempts.

The Saints’ longest run can on an 11-yard carry from Ingram in the fourth quarter with the game out of hand. The Falcons rank in the top 5 in the NFL in rushing yards allowed and will likely climb the ranks after another week of pure domination. If only the Falcons’ pass defense was this good.