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Monday, 19 December 2011 09:14
Playoffs Hopes Ride As Rivals New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons Fly Next
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falcons_logoNext up: New Orleans Saints versus the Atlanta Falcons in the Merecedes Benz Superdome. 

The Saints and the Falcons, have a great rivalry and the Saints won in overtime when they played in Atlanta earlier this season. The Falcons say they are a better team than then, but the Saints say the same. 

 On Thursday night, Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and the Atlanta Falcons clinched a fourth straight winning season with a 41-14 slam of the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

The game is important to both the Saints and Falcons.  The Saints are in the chase for the number two seed in the NFC.

Thursday night.  The Saints lead the 49ers by one-half game.

San Francisco plays tonight. 

The Falcons are 9-5 and are tied with the Detroit Lions for a wildcard berth. 

The Saints had very little trouble handling or man-handling the Vikes. 

"I'm more comfortable with this offense than I've ever been," said Brees.

The much-maligned Saints secondary held the Vikings to 102 net yards passing and sacked rookie Christian Ponder four times.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 60 yards, but the Minnys lost their sixth staight game, and have gone in nine games without an interception.

Brees was pulled early in the fourth quarter after he posted a 149.2 passer rating.

Marques Colston compiled a game-high eight catches for 70 yards. Darren Spoles had 232 all-purpose yards and a 13-yard TD catch.

Brees went over 40,000 yards passing for his career and became the first quarterback to top 350 yards passing in a game seven times in a season.

SOME HITHER, others yon: Reggie Bush rushed for 203 yards for the Dolphins in their 30-23 victory in the snow. His longest run was a 76-yard TD trip...

How Vikings media saw the game...

Dan Wiederer, Minneapolis Star Tribune: "At some point during the third quarter Sunday as Saints quarterback Drew Brees continued carving the Vikings defense like it was a tender holiday ham, it seemed appropriate to gauge the public reaction on Twitter. The exercise describes New Orleans' effortless massacre of the Vikings in one word: Pitiful. Sickening. Bloodbath."

Sid Hartman, Minneapolis Star Tribune: 

 "There is an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. That was the case Sunday after the Vikings' 42-20 loss to the Saints. Sunday's game had to be one of the lowest points in the franchise's history. As owners Zigi and Mark Wilt, along with Rick Spielman, vice president of personnel, stood side by side as the players walked into the locker room with a look of nothing, but concern as their faces tell you the story of the game."

by Ed Staton

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Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  

 

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