As the Falcons and Saints clash on the Week 13 edition of Thursday Night Football, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape in the NFL.
While the Falcons have all but sealed a playoff berth, the Saints are still vying for a spot in the postseason.
After a slow start that saw New Orleans lose its first four games, Drew Brees and the Saints bounced back with a pair of wins against the Chargers and Buccaneers.
Since then, they're 3-2 in their last five games and still fighting hard to get back to competitive form and give themselves a chance.
The Falcons, on the other hand, sit atop the NFC South at 10-1 and have had much success this season.
However, lately, the Falcons have shown their weak points, and despite winning four of their last five games, most wins have come by close margins on the scoreboard.
Nonetheless, the Saints will have their work cut out for them once the opening kickoff commences tonight, and there are five ways the Falcons can hold them off and continue their dominance in the NFC South.