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By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
For the first time ever, New Orleanians will get a chance to spend Thanksgiving with the Saints in the Superdome.
New Orleans is playing its second-ever Thanksgiving day game, and its first at home, and it gets to do so in a milestone matchup against its most bitter rival.
Just do yourself a favor and do not eat so much turkey that you fall into a food coma, because Thursday’s game should be a fun one between two high-powered offenses.
The stars align
As always seems to be the case, this game will feature some of the NFL’s top offensive playmakers.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees is putting together a monster season, and he has had plenty of help from some of the NFL’s best young playmakers. Between them, running back Alvin Kamara and receiver Michael Thomas have already accounted for more than 2,300 yards from scrimmage and 23 touchdowns.
The connection between Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones is as strong as ever. Ryan leads the NFL in passing yards per game (330.8) and Jones leads in receiving yards per game (115.8, which is the best per-game average of his stellar career).
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