The Atlanta Falcons (8-7) will host the New Orleans Saints (6-9) this weekend and even though both teams are out of the playoff hunt, expect them to bring their A games for different reasons. The Falcons are fighting to give Head Coach Dan Quinn a winning season while the Saints are trying to prevent Head Coach Sean Peyton’s first 10-loss season.
“You could very easily say we’re not playing for a playoff position here,” Saints QB Drew Brees said. “Why risk it? Why do this? Well because first of all it’s our jobs. It’s what we’re paid to do. We take pride in what we do. But also we’ve got guys we don’t want to let down. We want to be there for them. We want to do this together.”
“To say that it doesn’t have any meaning is uninformed in terms of what we do professionally,” said Saints right tackle Zach Strief. “Guys are playing for jobs and guys are playing for certainly respect, and guys are playing for pride, and on top of that it’s a rivalry game.”
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The Atlanta Falcons have used their bye week to recharge and individually address where each man stands on the merits of their work thus far.
“As a running back group we talked about finishing,” said FB Patrick DiMarco, who added that cleaning up small mistakes is an important objective, as well. “You don’t get that many (opportunities), especially in San Francisco when they limited us. You got to have some explosive plays. We just need to finish better, I need to finish my blocks better, (Devonta Freeman) needs to finish his runs a little harder.”
The team will be facing the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday. The Colts are coming off an upset win over the Denver Broncos. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons!
If you spot a team four turnovers and 17 points you most likely will not win that game and the proof is in the pudding.
The Falcons fumbled three times and Matt Ryan threw one interception in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adding insult to injury, the Falcons were penalized an uncharacteristic 11 times for 124 yards. Ryan did complete 37 of 45 passes for 397 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
“We can’t dig ourselves that hole and expect to consistently get out of it,” said Ryan, who was responsible for two of the turnovers.
The Falcons must now get back to basics as they prepare to take on the struggling San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.
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