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- Aug 1, 1997
- Reaction score
- Lafayette, LA
By Paul Newberry (AP) / Shreveport Times
ATLANTA — The New Orleans Saints managed to catch two long touchdown passes, even though their best receiver wasn’t on the field.
The Atlanta Falcons couldn’t catch anything.
Drew Brees threw a 76-yard touchdown to Devery Henderson on the third play of the game, then lofted a 48-yarder to Terrance Copper on the final play of the first half, leading the Saints past the bumbling Falcons 31-13 on Sunday.
New Orleans bounced back from losing three of four, boosted its playoff hopes and delivered a crushing blow to an NFC West rival. The Saints (7-4) won without rookie star Marques Colston, who didn’t dress because of a sprained ankle. Full Story - Times