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Recap - Falcons Defeat New Orleans 23-13

Recap - Falcons Defeat New Orleans 23-13

Atlanta earned a 23-13 victory over New Orleans on Thursday in Week 13 action at Georgia Dome.

The Falcons were a 3.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 54.5.

Matt Ryan completed 18 of 33 pass attempts for 165 yards and 1 TD for the Falcons in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Pierre Thomas rushed for 84 yards for New Orleans, while Mark Ingram added 13 yards. Drew Brees threw for 341 yards for the Saints, while receivers Lance Moore and Marques Colston had 123 and 71 yards respectively.

Atlanta was outgained by New Orleans 436-283 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-15 by the Saints.

New Orleans led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 33:44/26:16 split in that important category.

Atlanta heads into a Week 14 battle against the Panthers. New Orleans, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.