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8mVaughn McClure

Falcons show offense is more than just Julio Jones in rout of Saints

Star receiver Julio Jones had just one catch, but the Falcons still recorded 442 yards behind the stellar play of Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman.

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Saints not the powerhouse they used to be (1:14)
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Falcons, Saints stand together before MNF (0:50)
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8hBill Barnwell

Stacking the NFL's best defenses

Teams that have started Joe Flacco, Trevor Siemian, Carson Wentz, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett have a combined ZERO losses. It's a time to praise defenses.

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10hSharon Katz & Jacob Nitzberg

Best and worst QB performances from Week 3

Aaron Rodgers threw four first half TDs, Ryan Fitzpatrick had six INTs. Check out the best and worst QBs in Week 3 so far, according to Total QBR.

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14hMike 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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Stephen A. Smith is ashamed of the Steelers (1:52)
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Youth sports had positive impact on Payton (1:28)
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The Big Story for every NFL team

After a four-touchdown first half, Aaron Rodgers showed that he's back to his old self. A Russell Wilson injury, meanwhile, showed that the Seahawks could have issues.

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Time to panic about Cobb? (1:42)
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3hESPN.com

Biggest NFL injuries of Week 3

Bears running back Jeremy Langford left Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with an ankle injury. Here are the other big names who went down with injuries in Week 3.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said Mohamed Sanu has a shoulder injury. Tried to come back in but couldn't

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Deion Jones on if he could have scripted a better return to his hometown of New Orleans: "Probably not." Jones had a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown and spotted his family in the crowd afterward.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons beat Saints 45-32 to close out NFL Week 3. The ViewFromVegas is they did it as 3-point road underdogs and +135 on money line. It was the seventh outright upset of the weekend (and that doesn't include Patriots, who were 'dogs earlier last week before closing pick 'em on Thursday night).

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons sit atop the NFC South now at 2-1 after a 45-32 win over the rival Saints (0-3) Monday night. Devonta Freeman with 152 rushing yards on just 14 carries, while Tevin Coleman had three touchdowns on 12 carries. Matt Ryan and the offense clicked even with Julio Jones managing just one catch for 16 yards. Rookie Deion Jones with a 90-yard interception return for touchdown in return home to New Orleans. Falcons now will face Carolina (1-2) at home on a short week Sunday.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman took this game over in New Orleans...Freeman produced 152 yards rushing and Coleman added three touchdowns on the ground. The Falcons controlled the line of scrimmage and created running lanes all night in the 45-32 win over the Saints.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Another epic loss for the Saints as they fall to 0-3 -- 45-32 to the Falcons. The Saints actually outgained Atlanta 474 yards to 442, but they were the ones who committed two game-changing turnovers (a botched punt return for a fumble in the first quarter, then an interception returned 90 yards for a TD by Atlanta LB Deion Jones in the fourth).

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Saints at San Diego next week. After their Week 5 bye: Carolina, Kansas City, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Carolina. Yikes.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Very smart of Jairus Byrd not to go for a wild slide tackle there, would have been sent off as the last man preventing a scoring opportunity

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Most receiving yards for tight ends in Week 3: Coby Fleener 109, Jimmy Graham 100.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like Matt Ryan has some protection now on his left hand after last sack.