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  1. Keys to victory: Saints 17, Falcons 13

    ESPN Stats & Information

    What were the keys to victory for the New Orleans Saints in their 17-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons? For the Saints, it was a matter of just following up on everything that they've done all season. Brees on play-action Most TD Passes (1s...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  2. Falcons thwart what Brees does best

    ESPN Stats & Information

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has had a lot to enjoy from past games against the Atlanta Falcons, winning 11 of his first 13 meetings, and setting the single-season pass yardage mark against them last season. But Thursday night was anythi...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  3. How the Saints beat the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- With some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let's take a by-the-numbers look back at how the New Orleans Saints knocked the Atlanta Falcons from the ranks of the unbeaten on Sunday. Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones missed only a...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  4. Rodgers playing at elite level last 2 weeks

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Aaron Rodgers posted a Total QBR of 95.5 in Sunday's win over the St. Louis Rams, his second consecutive game with a Total QBR of 95.0 or better (95.8 at Texans in Week 6). Over the last five seasons, he is the fourth starting QB to accomplish th...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  5. Manning struggles with early deep balls

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Daniel Shirey/US PresswirePeyton Manning threw three first-quarter interceptions for just the second time in his career.Peyton Manning would like to have his first quarter back. For the first time in his career, he threw an interception on each of...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  6. NFL: The numbers show deferring on the opening kickoff doesn't ma...

    John Clayton

    The numbers show deferring on the opening kickoff doesn't make sense, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  7. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said in this radio interview that he doesn't believe the team's recent playoff struggles bring added pressure. Instead, Weath...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  8. Saints struggle with play action

    Pat Yasinskas

    There are many dramatic differences between this season's New Orleans Saints and the team of last season. I just found one category that's stunning as I looked through our weekly packet from ESPN Stats & Information. New Orleans' play-actio...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  9. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Playing the percentages: The odds already are in favor of the Atlanta Falcons making the playoffs and against the New Orleans Saints reaching the postseason. The Falcons have a chance to start 3-0. Since 199...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  10. Play action a big deal for Falcons, Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we look ahead to Monday night's game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, we should probably start thinking about play-action passing. It will be strength against strength because the Saints and Falcons both excel in this area. ...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  11. Falcons, Saints thrive on play action

    Pat Yasinskas

    I've always said running back Michael Turner is the key to Atlanta's offense. I think the Atlanta Falcons still were trying to figure out exactly what they wanted to be offensively early in the season. They were trying to work in rookie receiver J...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  12. Strength vs. strength: Ryan against the blitz

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's never too early to start talking about the "Monday Night Football" game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, so let's go ahead and get it started. While coaches don't go around handing out game plans in advance, I think the...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  13. NFC South by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- With help from ESPN Stats & Information, Elias Sports Bureau and the media relations department of the Falcons and Buccaneers, here are some interesting NFC South numbers. Before kicking a 37-yard, game-winning field goal, Caroli...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  14. Saints making most out of shotgun formation

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas The New Orleans Saints aren't using the shotgun formation very often this season, but they're the league's most productive team when they do. Thanks to ESPN's Stats & Information, we've got a very thorough...

    Blog | October 15, 2009