3 best Atlanta Falcons wins over Saints during the past decade
1) Week 14, 2017: Falcons pick off Drew Brees to secure a huge victory
This was the game where Atlanta Falcons linebacker, Deion Jones, made the play of a lifetime by intercepting Drew Brees at the end of the game off of an extremely athletic play. He always had a knack for hurting Brees.
This is a game that will live in Falcons fans’ memories forever.
Up until this game, the Falcons were sitting with an 8-4 record, so they were in the thick of the playoff race, they had to take down the 9-3 New Orleans Saints as it would be a huge win in the standings of the NFC South.
This game opened up with field goals by each team, making it a tie game 3-3, after that the Saints punted twice and the Falcons punted once.
The Falcons continued on with a touchdown to put them ahead by seven, until the subsequent drive when Drew Brees where his team scored to tie the game which would be the same score going into halftime.
The second half opened up with Matt Ryan throwing an interception, followed by the Saints scoring a touchdown, and then another interception by Matt. It was not looking good for the Falcons as they were down by seven.
The Saints ended up punting two more times, with the Falcons punting once more before they scored a touchdown to tie the game back up.
Atlanta ended up scoring a field goal with time running down, the Saints got the ball back with four minutes left, down by three.
Drew Brees drove them down the field putting them in scoring position with about a minute and a half left in the game.
Brees dropped back and attempted to throw a pass over the head of Deion Jones to his tight end, but that ended up being the biggest mistake of the game, Debo jumped high in the air and snagged the ball to seal the win for Atlanta.
It was a huge play that lives in Atlanta Falcons fans’ memories forever, the game was electric and ended in the most dramatic way possible in front of a home crowd. It was a huge game for the standings as well.
The game ended in a 20-17 win by the Falcons.