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Falcons stun first-place Saints, 26-9

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By Brett Martel | The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Matt Ryan passed for two touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons ended their six-game slide with a 26-9 victory over the Saints on Sunday that stopped New Orleans' six-game winning streak.

Atlanta's defense stunningly dominated New Orleans' normally stout offensive line. Coming in with an NFL low seven sacks all season, the Falcons sacked Drew Brees six times, with Grady Jarrett, Vic Beasley Jr., Adrian Clayborn and De'Vondre Campbell all getting involved. Jarrett finished with a team-high 2 ½ sacks.

It was the second time this season the Saints were held without a touchdown at home, but the first time with Brees under center. New Orleans also failed to score a TD in a 12-10 victory over Dallas in Week 4 with Teddy Bridgewater filling in at quarterback. ...

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Transcript: New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees Postgame Quotes | Saints-Falcons 2019 Week 10

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(On the protection)
“I haven't seen the film, my eyes were down in the field, but listen, they’re a good pass rush team. They’ve got a lot of guys and they rotate them. I think they got after us at times, but listen, that's the great equalizer in any game is the pass rush. If you have enough time, guys are eventually going to get open down the field. That's always the game within the game on both sides of the ball. Their offensive front against our defensive front and vice versa. Listen, this will always be a game about execution. Sometimes the difference between continuing a drive, getting a third down conversion or making that big play is just inches or it's fractions of a second. As I look to today, obviously nine points is not what we aspire to score, especially at home. But man, there's just so many little things, so many plays here and there on every drive where it's just a split second here, just an extra foot here, whatever it is, just better execution all the way around that I think would have resulted in a better result. You continue to drive, you get a little momentum, you have a tempo, and then all of a sudden now you're in scoring position.”

(On if the team lacked energy)
“We definitely didn't execute as well as we normally do or expect to do. I don't think that had to do with anything. If we come off a week where it was flat all week in practice and it just carried over to the game, that's one thing, but no we're obviously rested coming off the bye. ...

Transcript: New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton Postgame Quotes | Saints-Falcons 2019 Week 10

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(opening statement)
“Real quickly, obviously it was a disappointing finish for us. First thing I would say, give Atlanta credit. They beat us well in all three areas. They played better than us. Pick a situation and there’s a good chance they won that situation. Third down, they were better both sides of the ball. Penalties they were better. Collectively we’ve got to do a better job and that starts with me. It’s kind of one of those, it’s not a lesson, but this league is too good week-to-week where you can go in and not be focused and ready. This has always been a game played with emotion and I thought they outplayed us. They outplayed us, they outcoached us, and they deserve to win.”

(on Atlanta’s ability to run the ball today)
“I think that had something to do with it, but I think the third down stats were (important). I think they had five first downs by penalty and those were good calls. The drives for them extended and the drives for us didn’t. I thought they were going to be patient and mix it up. They were more effective running the ball than teams we’ve seen to date for quite a while. So again, I’m sure when we look at the tape tomorrow with our players there’s going to be a lot of things we’re going to clean up.”

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Saints 'outcoached' in shocking loss to lowly Falcons

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By Jeremy Bergman | Around The NFL Writer

There was no more surprising result in the NFL this week than the one-win Atlanta Falcons marching into New Orleans and taking out the one-loss Saints in the Superdome.

A Super Bowl participant just three years ago, Atlanta has since fallen on hard times, shuffling around the coaching staff in recent days -- a move akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic -- in an effort to save Dan Quinn's hide. At 1-7, the Falcons' season appeared lost, while in New Orleans, the 7-1 Saints, with Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara back in the saddle, appeared rejuvenated.

And yet, when the field-turf equivalent of dust settled inside the Superdome on Sunday afternoon, Atlanta was victorious -- and in a landslide. The Falcons crushed the Saints, 26-9, becoming the first team to hold New Orleans under 10 points in its building during the Drew Brees era. ...

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Report: Saints CB Lattimore suffered strained hamstring vs. Falcons

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Part of the misery that was a 26-9 loss to the Atlanta Falcons for the Saints came when top cornerback Marshon Lattimore left the game with an injury. With a potent Tampa Bay passing attack on deck next for New Orleans, the challenge of bouncing back in the NFC South this week may have an added degree of difficulty.

Lattimore strained his hamstring and is considered week-to week, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network tweeted Monday.

when Lattimore left the Falcons game...
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Commiskey, Hebert, Jernigan, Favre, Brown to speak Tuesday at GNO QB Club

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Former New Orleans Saints guard Chuck Commiskey, former LSU offensive lineman and radio personality T-Bob Hebert, Tulane defensive analyst Johnny Jernigan, Slidell coach Larry Favre and East St. John coach Brandon Brown will speak at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club Tuesday, Nov. 12 at noon at Rock’n’Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.

After starring at Ole Miss, Commiskey starred in the USFL as well before joining the...
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Walker: Saints' loss to Falcons shows just how thin line between good and great can be

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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It was a tough pill for the New Orleans Saints (and their fans) to swallow on Sunday.

Heck, some of you are still trying to digest it as you read this.

The Saints players, having to watch it again on Monday during film review, are too.

"It's not going to taste good going down, but it's going to go down," Sean Payton said.

So a day after the 26-9 debacle to the Atlanta Falcons, the Saints find themselves trying to pick up the pieces from a game where they looked...
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Report: Marshon Lattimore strained his hamstring in Falcons loss, considered 'week to week'

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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New Orleans Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore strained his hamstring in the team's 26-9 loss to the Falcons Sunday, according to an NFL Network report.

The injury is considered "week to week" according to the report, which could put Lattimore's status in doubt for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Lattimore left the game in the first half and did not return. He went to the Saints' locker room in the first half, then returned to the sideline and tried to warm...
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Marshon Lattimore “week-to-week” with hamstring

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The Saints clearly missed cornerback Marshon Lattimore Sunday.

They’re apparently going to have to get used to being without him.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Saints cornerback is considered “week-to-week” with a hamstring strain suffered yesterday.

Lattimore’s absence was immediately felt, when the Falcons went over the top for a 54-yard gain to Julio Jones after he left.

The Saints have a two-game lead in the NFC South, with three straight...
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Marshon Lattimore considered “week-to-week” after going down against Atlanta Falcons

  • News source: Don Kellum
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Less than 24 hours after falling to the Atlanta Falcons, news broke that cornerback Marshon Lattimore is considered week-to-week with a hamstring strain.

Lattimore left the game in the second quarter after tweaking his hamstring while in coverage on Julio Jones. Though Jones only had three catches for the day, he was able to get open and nearly take a pass to the endzone right after the former Rookie of the year left the game.

P.J. Williams slid over from the slot...
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One loss is not a trend, but Saints' slow starts are adding up

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NEW ORLEANS -- Maybe the New Orleans Saints' stunning loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday was just a one-off.

Sometimes duds happen in the NFL -- even though this one was more historic than most.

But the Saints’ sluggish start was no anomaly. That was part of a more disturbing season-long trend that they’re going to have to shake if they want to make a serious run at the Super Bowl.

The Saints (7-2) have scored a total of just 25 points in first quarters this...
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Saints-Falcons snap counts: Tre'Quan Smith, Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook return to high usage, production varies

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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The No. 2 receiver for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday may have been running back Alvin Kamara in terms of catches or tight end Jared Cook in terms of yards, but based on the snap counts, New Orleans really wanted to get wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith involved.

Smith, who'd missed five of the last six games due to an ankle injury, was in on 57 offensive snaps, or 83%. The total snap count number is a career-high and the overall percentage is the second-most, coming...
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0 Ups and 4 Downs from yesterday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons

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That was an absolute clunker of a game.

For the first time in the Ups and Downs series, I don’t have anything to label as an “Up” from the Atlanta Falcons upset win over the New Orleans Saints. Sure, Michael Thomas is still doing Michael Thomas things, and Deonte Harris had a couple of solid returns, but the game felt like one giant “Down.” Here are a few that stood out:

Down: Play-Calling

Alvin Kamara rushed the ball a total of four times all game. Four. Latavius...
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Barnwell: Lessons from every Super Bowl contender's disaster game

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In an NFL season in which we're down to just one undefeated team after the better part of 10 weeks, just about everyone has laid an egg. Even the league's most competitive teams have floundered in a disappointing loss this season, often with no explanation or notice. The Saints made their way to that list Sunday after shockingly falling to the 1-7 Falcons, who were 14-point underdogs heading into the Superdome.

Let's see whether we can learn anything from the worst...
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Raheem Morris’s “different perspective” helped Falcons secondary in Sunday’s win

  • News source: Josh Alper
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The Falcons didn’t fire head coach Dan Quinn during their bye week, but they did make some changes to the responsibilities of coaches on his staff.

One of those moves involved Raheem Morris going from working with the wide receivers to working with the defensive backs and that paid off with tighter coverage than in many recent weeks. That coverage helped set the table for six sacks and cornerback Isaiah Oliver said after the game that the “different perspective”...
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Beignets and Café au Lait: The Sky Is Dark, But It Is Not Falling

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Good morning Y’all

As always, for our novice readers or non-New Orleanians, welcome!

Let’s start with some definitions:

Beignets (English: /bɛnˈjeɪ/; French: [bɛɲɛ], ben-YAY literally bump) are distinctly New Orleans, a delicacy intimately connected to the city’s rich French heritage. Best enjoyed heavily powdered with sugar.

Café au lait (/ˌkæfeɪ oʊ ˈleɪ, kæˌfeɪ, kə-/; French: [kafe olɛ]; French for “coffee with milk”) is a delicious New Orleans way to start...
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