On Sunday afternoon, the undefeated Atlanta Falcons will try to make it 9-0 as they travel to the Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints. Gametime in the Mercedez-Benz Dome is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET, with regional coverage to be provided by FOX.
The Falcons improved their unbeaten record to 8-0, with a win at home over the Dallas Cowboys, 19 -13. Atlanta held edges in first downs at 21-18, total yards at 453-377, and rushing yards at 123-65. The Cowboys attempted a rally in the fourth quarter, narrowing the game to 16-13, but the Falcons answered right back, scoring a field goal in the final 17 seconds to secure the six-point victory and covering the spread. QB Matt Ryan threw 24-of-34, for a season-high 342 yards, while WR Julio Jones ran for 129 yards on 5 catches. The Falcons are 4-0 on the road, with a 30-15 edge in points per game. The Saints played the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, winning 28-13 in the dome. The Saints suffered deficits in first downs at 24-20, total yards at 447-371, and rushing yards at 221-140.
However, New Orleans sacked the Eagles 7 times, and forced two turnovers. QB Drew Brees threw 21-of-27, for 239 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Check the Sportsbook Lines for Falcons vs. Saints Game. Atlanta is 6-2 ATS on the season, and 2-0 ATS as a road favorite. The Saints are 4-4 ATS so far this year, 2-2 ATS at home, and 1-1 ATS as an underdog. This will be their first game listed as a home underdog.
These two teams have met 22 times since 2001, with the Saints leading the series 14-8. Their last meeting, in December 2011, resulted in a 45-16 Saints victory. In that one, the Saints were 7 point favorites. In a November 2011 matchup, the Saints won 26-23 in overtime, in a game in which the teams were even money. Start your Sportsbook Bets on Falcons vs. Saints Game.
For this weekend’s game, the Falcons are 2 ½ point road favorites from sbgglobal.eu Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 53 ½ points.
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