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2016 Schedule
0-2, 4th in NFC South
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3hMike Triplett

When a blocked punt symbolized 'Rebirth' of New Orleans

The Saints and Falcons match up for a reunion on Monday Night Football, and ESPN gathered the memories of those who will never forget that Superdome homecoming after Hurricane Katrina.

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4hJon Gruden

Saints' secret weapon for keeping Drew Brees upright

Jon Gruden reveals how the Saints force outside pass-rushers out of their comfort zones. Tune in to Falcons vs. Saints live on ESPN or stream live on a computer, tablet or TV-connected device.

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Youth sports had positive impact on Payton (1:28)
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19hNFL Vegas Experts

MNF: How to bet Atlanta-New Orleans

Where does the betting value lie in the Atlanta-New Orleans Week 3 matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice.

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Falcons' improved offense has a good chance against Saints (0:59)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton taking his turn as the auctioneer at Gleason Gras. He and Drew Brees might have both missed their true calling.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Drew Brees and P Thomas Morstead helping to run the auction at Gleason Gras for former Saints player Steve Gleason. Tossing mini-footballs to the crowd. Brees tells Morstead to throw while Brees kicks.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN analyst Jon Gruden doing a chalk-talk session with New Orleans area high school players in the Saints' practice facility -- something he does at each Monday Night Football stop in conjunction with Dick's Sporting Goods, ESPN and the NFL. Donations and equipment will also go to the schools: Carver, McMain, McDonough 35, Landry-Walker and Edna Karr.

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2dMike Triplett

Saints' Armstead (knee) out of game vs Falcons

New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead has been ruled out for Monday night against Atlanta with an unspecified knee injury after missing practice all week.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Willie Snead said he will be a game-time decision Monday after doing a little more in practice each day this week. He said he is very hopeful but knows it will come down to how he feels Monday and it will be Sean Payton's decision. ... Left tackle Terron Armstead, meanwhile, appears highly doubtful after being absent from practice all week.

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Breaux sometimes shadows

Delvin Breaux, currently sidelined with a leg injury, shadowed right out of the gate last season and rose to the team's clear top corner. He ended up following the top receiver in about half of his outings, but didn't travel to the slot very often -- just 9.4 percent of pass plays. Shadow report (Insider)

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Saints in "must-win" game

Three of the past five matchups between Atlanta and New Orleans have been decided by four points or less, so you can almost always expect a competitive battle between these NFC South rivals. ESPN's FPI give the Saints a 61 percent chance to win on Monday night. Week 3 predictions (Insider)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Mark Ingram said he supports the message of Colin Kaepernick and others 100 percent, and "it just hurts my heart" to see so many victims of injustice. Ingram said he and other players have discussed a possible gesture of their own -- but he wants to make sure it's a message of unity the whole team can get behind and not a cause of division or controversy. "We're trying to bring unity," Ingram said. "That's what's so good about sports, it brings everybody together, no matter what race."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) was present at Friday's practice, though we'll have to wait for the practice report later this afternoon to see if he participated in team drills. LT Terron Armstead (knee) remained absent – a daunting sign for the Saints, since he is arguably one of their two or three most valuable players. CB Delvin Breaux (fibula) and TE Josh Hill (ankle) also remained absent.

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How Willie Snead's injury should be addressed (1:19)

Team Stats

Passing Yards333.02nd
Rushing Yards64.530th
Points For23.515th
Points Against25.521st

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