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This will undoubtedly be one of Sunday's best games. Drew Brees and the Saints take on the division rival Atlanta Falcons, who sit at 5-3, just behind the 6-2 Saints in the NFC South.
This is an absolute must-win game for both teams. They are practically neck and neck in the race for the NFC South, and this is the first time they've played each other this year, meaning whoever wins will have quite an advantage in the weeks to come.
The Falcons are 5-3 and just finished crushing the Indianapolis Colts 31-7, but they'll be lucky if they can hold the Saints offense to under 30 points. New Orleans is averaging 31.9 points per game, and Atlanta is only 19th in the league in pass defense, which isn't good when you throw Drew Brees into the mix. If the Falcons lose, they will drop to 5-4 and the 7-3 Saints will start pulling away with the NFC South.
If the Saints lose, however, they will be down a game against the Falcons and will have virtually the same record, and games against the Titans and Vikings in the next two weeks could mean definite wins for the Falcons while the Saints will have to face the Giants and Lions.
If the Saints win, they will be able to start breaking away from the competition for the NFC South. However, if the Falcons win they will keep things extremely close and may be able to upset the Saints at the end of the season and take the division.
Predicted Final: New Orleans Saints 35 Atlanta Falcons 28