Originally posted on CBS Atlanta:
By Matthew Asher
Writers should officially trademark the name “The Flat-Line Falcons” when describing this team from now on.
With the New Orleans Saints’ 31-27 defeat of the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10, the Saints ended an Atlanta franchise record. When the two met in Week 13 with an Atlanta win, the Falcons’ 23-13 win upped the ante by ending an NFL record.
It may not have been the prettiest offensive game ever for the Falcons, but it was sufficient when it was needed. WIth Matt Ryan being unable to even throw for 200 passing yards, the running attack made up for it with nearly 150 yards.
Defensively, Atlanta did give up more than 400 yards of offense, but they held the Saints to just 13 points, a great job by any coach. They also contributed with five turnovers going plus-four for the game.
Not only does this…
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