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2016 Schedule
0-3, 4th in NFC South
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Falcons' run game stood out on MNF

In the last five seasons, only two teams have rushed for more yards on Monday Night Football than the Falcons did in New Orleans. The Saints' defense seems to be susceptible to such performances.

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Saints NFL Nation reporter Mike Triplett and Chargers NFL Nation reporter Eric Williams preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Michael Smith: 'The Saints are all we got' (2:52)
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Saints keep slipping in rankings

For the second straight season, New Orleans' defense continues to be the culprit in losses. The Saints have fallen five spots since our preseason edition of this list, though they aren't last in the NFC South. Power Rankings

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Falcons issues not limited to Matt Ryan (2:34)
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Falcons run all over Saints in victory on MNF (1:39)
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Saints in bad spot after dropping to 0-3 (0:55)
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Ingram in favor of Falcons-Saints show of unity (0:32)
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Ryan reflects on victory over Saints (2:30)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints rank 1st in the NFL in total offensive yards since the start of 2012, with 398 more yards than the Broncos, according to ESPN Stats and Information. They rank last in defensive yards allowed, with 831 more yards allowed than the Giants.

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Payton furious over Saints' rush defense (0:26)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Unfortunately the Saints have become way too familiar with starts like this year's 0-3. Drew Brees said it's not easy to overcome, but he said that's why they want out and got the kind of guys they got. Guys who won't cash it in at the first sign of adversity.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Drew Brees: It's accountability. Young guys need to have it, veteran guys need to have it. Everyone needs to figure out what they can do better. And can't beat themselves. Said they won almost every category besides the turnover ratio, 2-0 -- and they were two huge ones.

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Freeman, Coleman step up for Falcons in victory on MNF (1:19)
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Freeman, Coleman lift Falcons past Saints, 45-32

Tevin Coleman rushed for three touchdowns, Matt Ryan passed for two and Deion Jones returned an interception 90 yards for a score to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the New Orleans Saints Monday.

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Saints not the powerhouse they used to be (1:14)

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).

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).

Team Stats

Passing Yards341.71st
Rushing Yards81.328th
Points For26.3Tied-8th
Points Against32.031st

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