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Saints at Falcons Week 10 Capsule

STREAKS 4 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Payton: 8-2 Smith: 2-4
LAST WEEK W 27-16 vs. Buccaneers W 31-7 at Colts
LAST GAME 12/27/10: Saints 17 at Falcons 14. New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham catches 6-yard TD pass from QB Drew Brees with 3:24 remaining for decisive points as Saints earn division win.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (NO), 134 (Atl.). XM: 228 (Atl.). 


PASSING Brees: 269-379-3,004 (1L)-21 (2L)-11-100.6 (2L) Ryan: 168-276-1,958-12-9-83.3
RUSHING Sproles: 49-347-7.1-2 Turner: 157-692-4.4-7 (T3L)
RECEIVING Sproles (RB): 56 (1C)-446-8.0-3 White: 43-501-11.7-3
OFFENSE 445.1 (1L) 347.1
DEFENSE 348.1 341.8
SACKS Harper: 5.5 Abraham, Peters: 3
INTs P. Robinson: 2 DeCoud: 3
PUNTING Morstead: 49.7 (2C) Bosher (R): 38.5
KICKING Kasay: 85 (1L) (31/31 PAT; 18/22 FG) Bryant: 57 (21/21 PAT; 12/12 FG)


SAINTS: QB DREW BREES is 1st player in NFL history with 3,000+ pass yards (3,004) in 1st 9 games of season. Has 20+ comp. in NFL-record 29 games in row. Has TD pass in 36 consecutive games, tied with BRETT FAVRE for 2nd-longest streak in NFL history. As NO QB, is 8-2 vs. Atl., completing 261 of 383 (68.1 pct.) for 3,010 yards with 20 TDs vs. 9 INTs for 99.2 rating…RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES is only player in NFL with rush TD (2), rec. TD (3) & ret. TD. RB MARK INGRAM is 2nd among NFL rookies with 329 rush yards. RB PIERRE THOMAS has 10 TDs (6 rush, 4 rec.) in past 12 vs. division. Has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in past 5 vs. Atl…TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs in receptions (55) & yards (791). Had TD in last meeting. WR ROBERT MEACHEM had career-high 10 catches (101 yards) in last meeting. Has 20 career rec. TDs & 13 have gone for 25+ yards. WR DEVERY HENDERSON averages 18.1 yards per catch vs. Atl. (30 catches, 543 yards)…Since entering NFL in 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 15 sacks, most by DB. DE WILL SMITH aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with sack…FALCONS: Aim for 7th consecutive win in Nov…QB MATT RYAN is 8-1 in home division games with 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 98.7 rating. Aims for 3rd division home game with 100+ rating. Falcons are 18-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating. Is 6-0 in past 6 Nov. starts with 104.7 rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER has 6 rush TDs in past 5. Has 10 rush TDs in past 9 at home. When he has 21+ att., his teams are 25-1 (.962). Since joining Atl. in 2008, has 46 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL. Has rush TD in 4 of past 5 vs. NO. Has 19 rush TDs in past 16 vs. division… WR JULIO JONES had 3 catches for 131 yards (43.7 avg.) & 2 TDs (80, 50 yards) last week, 1st rookie since 1970 with 80+ & 50+ yard TD catch in game. WR RODDY WHITE aims for 3rd in row vs. NO with TD. Since start of 2007, has 414 rec., 2nd most in NFC. TE TONY GONZALEZ has TD in 2 of past 3 vs. division…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 105.5 sacks, 2nd most among active players. Had sack & INT in last meeting. CB BRENT GRIMES has INT in 2 of past 4 meetings.

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