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Atlanta Falls 23-17 to Saints - Recap

Atlanta Falls 23-17 to Saints - Recap

Drew Brees's 357-yard performance through the air was the key in New Orleans's 23-17 win over Atlanta on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

New Orleans was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 54.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Pierre Thomas rushed for 43 yards, while Darren Sproles added 22 yards in the win. Darren Sproles and Kenny Stills added 88 and 86 receiving yards respectively.

Steven Jackson rushed for 77 yards for Atlanta, while Matt Ryan added 12 yards. Matt Ryan threw for 304 yards for the Falcons, while receivers Harry Douglas and Julio Jones had 93 and 76 yards respectively.

The time of possession battle favored New Orleans as their offense was on the field for 35:11, longer than the 24:49 of their opponents.

New Orleans heads into a Week 2 battle against the Buccaneers. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against St. Louis.