Two different records that tell two completely different stories: 8-0 and 3-5. Should be an easy win for the undefeated team, right?
Not so much.
The Falcons will look to put the Saints out of their misery and squash any hope of making the playoffs, while the Saints—coming off an impressive Monday night win over the Philadelphia Eagles—are looking to make a late season push to make the playoffs.
Before the Monday night game against the Eagles, a lot of people wrote off the Saints' season. Well, that can change with a victory over the undefeated Falcons.
Yes, the Falcons are undefeated. But does that make it impossible for a team like the Saints to beat them? Of course not. The Saints really stepped up against the Eagles and executed well. They need to carry that into Sunday's game.
The following are 10 keys to the game for New Orleans.