Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Scott CarasikContributor IINovember 11, 2012

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 28:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Falcons 27, New Orleans Saints 31 — Final

The Atlanta Falcons fell to 8-1 after the heartbreaking loss to the New Orleans Saints at the end of the game. The Falcons couldn't punch it in from one yard out and then couldn't gain a yard on a fourth down that would have given them one more chance to win. 

Matt Ryan finished with the best game of his career going 34-for-52 (65.4 percent) for 411 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. The Falcons defense had trouble against the run all day giving up 148 yards total.

Drew Brees had great game as well going 21-for-32 (65.6 percent) for 298 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Jimmy Graham and Tony Gonzalez both had tremendous games where they each eclipsed 100 yards and two touchdowns.


Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek, runs the NFL draft website and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.