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16mVaughn McClure

Julio Jones not a factor, but Falcons' offense rolling versus Saints

Julio Jones has no catches on MNF. Tune in to Falcons vs. Saints live on ESPN or stream live on a computer, tablet or TV-connected device.

Coleman strolls in for third touchdown (0:32)
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6hBill Barnwell

Stacking the NFL's best defenses

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9hSharon Katz & Jacob Nitzberg

Best and worst QB performances from Week 3

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12hMike Sando

Ranking NFL's surprise teams by sustainability

The Broncos are 3-0 with Trevor Siemian at QB. The Vikings are 3-0 after trading for Sam Bradford. Mike Sando ranks which surprise teams have the best chance of maintaining their success.

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The Big Story for every NFL team

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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 3

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10hDave Tuley

What we learned: Week 3 NFL betting recap

Missed any of the NFL action on Sunday? Dave Tuley runs through all 13 games to give a recap from a betting perspective, including which teams covered easily and which games were toss-ups.


Coleman rushes for third TD of game

The third short touchdown of the game for Tevin Coleman gave the Falcons a 35-17 third-quarter lead in New Orleans on Monday Night Football.


Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

That's the third rushing TD of the night for Tevin Coleman. Just an outside stretch scheme, but the Falcons dressed it up with a crack block. That allowed the WR to block down on the safety. And with the CB chasing inside (failing to replace on the edge), The Saints had no secondary support. A walk-in TD and a 35-17 Falcons lead in the third quarter.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The home fans booing inside Superdome after Saints give up another quick TD drive to start the second half. Tevin Coleman gained 34 yards on a wide-open play-action pass when the Falcons went for it on fourth-and-1 and the Saints' D sold out to stop the run. Then Coleman walked into the end zone for a 6-yard TD on the next play. Atlanta leads 35-17.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Which fantasy owners out there have Tevin Coleman? He just scored his third TD on a 6-yard run. Falcons are now up, 35-17, over the rival Saints.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

The Saints have allowed four first-half touchdowns by an opposing offense for the second time since Sean Payton became head coach in 2006. Green Bay did it against New Orleans in the 2011 opener.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher, when asked how close DE Robert Quinn is to being the guy from 2014: "He's there. He's back. But our opponents understand that, too. So when Robert lines up and there's a tight end next to him, and he's chipping or the back is chipping before he goes out, they understand that. They're trying to neutralize his rush skills. So, we have to continue to evolve defensively to create positions where we can create one-on-ones." Here's Quinn on his game-ending tackle on Sunday ...

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints finally stopped the Falcons' momentum with a 57-yard field goal by Wil Lutz as time expired in the first half – but it's been a pretty rough night otherwise as they trail the Falcons 28-17. Stunningly, Atlanta WR Julio Jones doesn't have a catch yet, but the Falcons have still churned out 216 yards. And they drew a very costly 25-yard PI flag against Saints rookie CB Ken Crawley on third down to keep a 94-yard TD drive alive in the final two minutes.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Drew Brees averaged 4.7 yards per pass attempt in the first half. That is his fifth-lowest average in a first half over the past five seasons (2012-16). The Saints lost the other four games and trail this one, 28-17.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones without a catch on four targets but Falcons still lead Saints 28-17 at halftime. Matt Ryan found Justin Hardy for touchdown that was confirmed after review. Falcons getting production all around. Tevin Coleman with two touchdown runs and Devonta Freeman with a touchdown catch. Only helps in the long run when Falcons can get it done without Julio.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher called Todd Gurley's 16-yard run on Sunday "one of the better runs I've seen in the last 20 years." Asked about getting him going consistently, Fisher said: "I said last week he was really close. If you watch it, he's really close. He was even closer than really close. We're fine there. We'll be all right. ... The hundred-yard games and those kind of things, they'll come."

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Mack is fun to watch and a great, stabilizing addition to the Falcons' offensive line. He was well downfield searching out defenders on that play a moment ago. Mack was the top signing in free agency this past offseason, in my opinion.

trey wingo @wingoz

Falcons have a shot at the double dip: points before the half and getting the ball to start 3rd quarter