The MVP candidate, quarterback Matt Ryan, struggled. The running game bogged down after the first quarter. And yet the Atlanta Falcons still pulled off their biggest win of the season Thursday night in the Georgia Dome, 23-13 over the New Orleans Saints. This Falcons team doesn't always pass the eye test. They often seem to get outplayed -- like against the Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders -- yet find a way to win. They win games in the final seconds, like against Carolina and Tampa Bay. And they beat their biggest division rivals on Thursday night in a sloppy, often inexplicable affair.
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