The NFC South is the weakest division in the NFL and the Atlanta Falcons were still somehow in first place with a 4-7 record. Then the New Orleans Saints pulled off a win to up their record to 5-7. The Falcons had to win…and win they did 18-29.
The Falcons were led by Matt Ryan (30-41 for 361 yards a 2 TD’s), DeShawn Jackson (18 carries for 101 yards) and most brilliantly by receiver Julio Jones who hauled in 10 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown.
“When we play consistent football, we can put that type of performance out there,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said after the game.