Saints vs. Falcons: 5 Things to Watch for on Monday Night Football

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Saints vs. Falcons: 5 Things to Watch for on Monday Night Football
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The Saints will be playing the Atlanta Falcons during Week 16 on Monday Night Football.

If the Saints can win this game, then they will clinch the NFC South and move one step closer to the No. 2 seed in the NFC. They will be playing against the division rival Falcons, who are fighting for a playoff berth.

Sean Payton, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are very difficult to beat on national television. Just ask the Packers, Colts, Giants, and Lions. The Saints are 3-1 in primetime this season and their only loss came by eight points. In nationally televised games this season, the Saints have outscored their opponents 176 to 90.

The Saints are a completely different monster when everyone is watching them. They have proved that time and time again and I do not expect anything less from them against the Falcons.

However, Atlanta is a hungry team and they need this win to solidify a playoff spot. If the Saints are not careful, the Falcons can come into New Orleans and steal a victory. There are plenty of key matchups in this game, but here are five that are crucial for the Saints.

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