Falcons vs. Saints: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent INovember 11, 2012

The New Orleans Saints kept their playoff hopes alive and ruined the Atlanta Falcons' chance at a perfect season, winning at home Sunday 31-27.

Matt Ryan had a monster game in defeat, throwing for 411 yards and three touchdowns. Drew Brees was also phenomenal, throwing for 298 yards and three touchdowns. Both quarterbacks thew an interception.

Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham put on a clinic at the tight end position for both teams. Gonzalez caught 11 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and Graham caught seven passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns. 

The real difference in this game was on the ground. The Falcons couldn't run the ball and couldn't stop the Saints from running. The Saints outgained the Falcons 148-46 on the ground.

The Saints improved to 4-5 and will travel to face the Oakland Raiders in Week 11. The Falcons fell to 8-1 and will host the Arizona Cardinals next week.

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