By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate
A game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons always carries a little something extra.
But this Week 3 matchup between the two teams could end up being pivotal down the road.
New Orleans and Atlanta both opened this season regarded as potential contenders for the NFC playoff crown, and by the time Sunday's noon tilt at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta comes to a close, one of the two teams will be 1-2.
A tough place to be in an NFC South with three returning playoff teams and a surprising Tampa Bay team off to a 2-0 start, including a season-opening win over the Saints.
"It is a divisional opponent, and it is a very, very good divisional opponent," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. "I think we just know the type of game it is. They’re usually one-possession games, they're usually hard-fought." ...
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