The Saints come into Atlanta looking to put some distance between these teams in the NFC South standings. Can they end the Falcons three-game win streak?
The Falcons have a golden opportunity vs. the Saints in Week 10. Atlanta rides a three-game winning streak into the matchup and a fourth consecutive victory would move the Falcons into first place in the NFC South.
Atlanta opened the week as one-point underdogs, according to OddsShark.com, but the expert picks suggest that the Falcons could be in line for a win. The ESPN.com panel picked 7-1 in favor of Atlanta, with only Mark Schlereth choosing the Saints. Four out of five CBSSports.com experts like the Falcons as well.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King is one expert who likes New Orleans in this game. Here's his breakdown:
blockquote>Drew Brees and Sean Payton are 8-2 against Atlanta since uniting in New Orleans in 2006. All eight of those wins came without the leading receiver in the NFC -- Darren Sproles. Surprise, surprise. Sproles has become twice the matchup problem for defenses that Reggie Bush was.
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