This Sunday, the final episode will begin in the famed Falcons vs Saints rivalry. A fierce battle that dates back to 1967, the Falcons’ second season, when the Saints joined the league. These two sides have faced 104 times, with the Falcons narrowly owning the head-to-head matchup 53-51, including their lone playoff meeting in the 1991 NFC Wild Card game.
These two sides look drastically different than when they faced off last season. The Drew Brees era is officially over in New Orleans, echoed by Brees himself on the air last week after Jameis Winston went down with a season-ending ACL injury. The Saints need to tackle who will line up under center for them with Winston out. Trevor Siemian stepped up last week and led the Saints to victory over the Buccaneers, but they also have Taysom Hill at their disposal.
The Falcons will need to be prepared for one of the most dynamic running cores in the NFL with Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. The Falcons battled the run against Carolina this past Sunday, and with the Saints on the calendar, the defense this week is likely to be a climax in practice. On the Falcons side, there are a few dynamic talents who will pose a threat to the Saints’ defense. Cordarrelle Patterson continued his career season with his seventh touchdown of the season against Carolina, and remains a threat from the backfield and into the receiving game. In addition, Kyle Pitts may have a downweek hand against the Panthers, but he is still a force to be reckoned with in this league, as evidenced by his back-to-back 100-yard games the two games before.
With all that to look forward to, let’s see how we can watch Sunday’s Falcons vs Saints.
What: Atlanta Falcons (3-4) vs. New Orleans Saints (5-2)
When: Sunday at 13:00 ET
Broadcast: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Wilma, Sara Walsh
Streaming within the Atlanta market: Fans in the Atlanta market can stream the game on the Atlanta Falcons app.
Off-market streaming: Watch live out-of-market preseason games and replay every game of the season with NFL Game Pass.
Radio: 92.9-FM The Game; The Best [español]; Those with SiriusXM Radio can find games here.
(per The Weather Channel)
High Low: 71 degrees / 56 degrees
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