Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NO 436
    • 283 ATL
  • Turnovers

    • NO 5
    • 1 ATL
  • Possession

    NO ATL
    26:16 33:44
  • 1st Downs

    • NO 24
    • 15 ATL

Game Information

Georgia Dome
,
Coverage: NFL
  • Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Line: ATL -3.0
Attendance: 70,514
99%
Capacity: 71,250
Referees: Scott Green
11/30/2012 Associated Press

Falcons pick off Brees 5 times, snap TD streak

The Atlanta Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes and ending his NFL-record touchdown streak with a 23-13 victory Thursday night.

Scoring Summary

NFL1234T
Saints076013
Falcons7100623
first QuarterNOATL
TD
11:14
Michael Turner 3 Yard Run
6 plays, 80 yards, 3:51
06
XP
11:09
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
6 plays, 80 yards, 3:51
07
second QuarterNOATL
TD
14:14
Tony Gonzalez 17 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
5 plays, 49 yards, 2:28
013
XP
14:08
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
5 plays, 49 yards, 2:28
014
FG
8:58
Matt Bryant 45 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 2 yards, 0:51
017
TD
3:25
Mark Ingram 1 Yard Run
11 plays, 81 yards, 5:36
617
XP
3:17
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
11 plays, 81 yards, 5:36
717
third QuarterNOATL
FG
8:28
Garrett Hartley 21 Yard Field Goal is Good
15 plays, 78 yards, 6:36
1017
FG
3:58
Garrett Hartley 52 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 36 yards, 2:49
1317
fourth QuarterNOATL
FG
14:53
Matt Bryant 29 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 30 yards, 2:50
1320
FG
4:29
Matt Bryant 55 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 43 yards, 5:38
1323

Research Notes

  • 5 Int & 0 TD in Regular Season Game - After Winning Super Bowl MVP

    SeasonResult
    Drew Brees2012Lost
    Terry Bradshaw1979Lost
    Joe Namath1975Lost
    Bart Starr1967Won

  • Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers combined to average 13.6 yards per rush between the tackles in the first quarter, obliterating the Falcons season average of 3.2. Six of their seven first-quarter runs between the tackles went for first downs.The Falcons gained 122 of their 126 total rushing yards (not counting kneels) between the tackles.

  • Drew Brees threw a career-high five interceptions Thursday, with three coming on play-action passes. Entering Thursday, Brees had thrown two interceptions after play action all season.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Drew Brees attempted six passes that traveled more than 30 yards downfield Thursday, the most he has thrown in a game in the last five seasons. Brees was intercepted twice on those throws, both of which were underthrown. Entering Thursday, Brees had not underthrown a receiver on throws of more than 30 yards since Week 15 of last season.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Falcons had success when sending four or fewer pass rushers against Drew Brees, intercepting him four times. Entering the game, Atlanta ranked among the bottom five teams in yards per attempt and completion percentage with such pressure.

  • 325 Pass Yards, 0 TD, 5 Int - Super Bowl Era

    Opponent
    2012 Drew BreesFalcons
    1996 Mark BrunellRams
    1968 Joe NamathBroncos

  • Most Consecutive Games With Pass TD - NFL History

    Drew Brees54*2009-12
    Johnny Unitas471956-60
    Tom Brady432010-12
    Brett Favre362002-04
    *Snapped Thursday at Falcons

  • 0 Touchdowns & 5 Interceptions

    Single Game Since 2009
    OpponentResult
    ThursdayDrew Brees*FalconsLost
    Nov. 18, 2012Matt RyanCardinalsWon
    Dec. 6, 2009Josh FreemanPanthersLost
    Nov. 12, 2009Jay Cutler49ersLost
    Oct. 18, 2009Mark SanchezBillsLost
    *Set career-high with 5 interceptions

  • Notable Quarterbacks Throwing Interceptions - vs Falcons This Year

    Season High?
    Drew Brees5Yes
    Peyton Manning3Yes
    Philip Rivers2*No
    * T-2nd most this season

  • Roddy White: 2 targets, 0 catches at halftime.This is the first time he had a reception-less 1st half since Week 15 of 2007. It's the first time in his last 78 games that he went without a 1st-half catch.

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