Falcons Fall 45-16 Against New Orleans - Game Recap
|Falcons Fall 45-16 Against New Orleans - Game Recap|
New Orleans got 4 passing strikes from Drew Brees en route to a 45-16 victory over Atlanta on Monday in Week 16 action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
New Orleans was the ATS victor, as they covered the 7-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 53.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Darren Sproles rushed for 67 yards, while Pierre Thomas added 53 yards in the win. Marques Colston and Robert Meachem added 81 and 75 receiving yards respectively.
Michael Turner rushed for 39 yards for Atlanta, while Jacquizz Rodgers added -1 yards. Matt Ryan threw for 373 yards for the Falcons, while receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White had 128 and 127 yards respectively.
New Orleans was outgained by Atlanta 469-463 yards in Monday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-23 by the Saints.
The time of possession battle favored Atlanta as their offense was on the field for 33:19, longer than the 26:41 of their opponents.
New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Falcons will aim to get back on the winning track vs Tampa Bay.