New Orleans Saints out for revenge
Since Sean Payton’s arrival in New Orleans back in 2006, the Saints have flipped the all-time series with the Atlanta Falcons on its head, having won 18 of 27 head-to-head meetings during that stretch.
Only twice have the Saints been swept by the Falcons, compared to the seven times New Orleans has given them the same treatment.
So, at the risk of reliving the nightmare that was a 26-9 loss in week 10, survey says the Saints have a lot more than a puncher’s chance at exacting their revenge here in week 13.
The secret formula is complimentary football and protecting Drew Brees at all costs. Saints Defensive End Cameron Jordan said, “No, I don’t. It doesn’t hurt that they beat us in our house. It’s the most important game cause it’s the next game. Yes. Is that what you want? Yes. We’re gunning – we’re gunning for Thursday.”
Saints Quarterback Drew Brees said, “It wasn’t too long ago, obviously. They got after us a little bit with the pass rush. We were not very balanced offensively. We didn’t run the ball that many times. We didn’t run it as effectively as I know we can. And so, I think any time we take the field – regardless of who the opponent is – man, we want to be balanced.”
This marks just the third time during the Coach Payton Era that the Saints and Falcons have played twice in a four week span.