Chris Graythen

Falcons vs. Saints, Week 1: New Orleans wins in Sean Payton's return

Drew Brees and the Saints held off Matt Ryan and the Falcons in a key NFC South matchup in Week 1, in the return of head coach Sean Payton to New Orleans.

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Reaction to Saints' 23-17 win over the Falcons

The Saints' defense shined as the unit held Matt Ryan and the Falcons' offense in check during crunch time.

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Saints hold off Falcons, 23-17

Roman Harper picked off a Matt Ryan pass in the end zone with just 43 seconds remaining to preserve the Saints win.

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Roman Harper picks off Matt Ryan

The Saints stopped the Falcons with a last-minute interception on Matt Ryan.

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Fantasy football projections for Falcons-Saints

We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 1 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.

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Uffsides: Falcons vs. Saints Week 1 preview

The NFC South rivalry features two explosive offenses and the return of exiled Saints coach Sean Payton. Can Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham keep pace with Matt Ryan and his array of weapons?

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Saints favored over Falcons in NFC South clash

Experts are largely torn between the two teams, but the Saints are getting a slight majority of the nods.

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Saints favored in opener against Falcons

The Saints are three-point favorites against the defending division champion Falcons, who were minutes from making the Super Bowl last season.

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Odds favor Saints, computer picks Falcons

Atlanta has lost 11 of 14 meetings with New Orleans and are underdogs on the Week 1 NFL odds menu against their NFC South foes. See the trends, odds and prediction.

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NFC South preview: Are the Saints back?

The Saints are ready to push for a division title after a lost season, but the Atlanta Falcons are still the team to beat in the NFC South. And just how close are Carolina and Tampa Bay to contending?

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