The Atlanta Falcons are about to blow the New Orleans Saints out. This Saints defense is mediocre at best. They probably have the worst linebacker core in the National Football League. The Saints defense couldn’t stop Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tyrod Taylor,  and now they face a former MVP.

The Falcons will win 30-24 I will tell you how.

The New Orleans Saints are marching into town this Sunday. This is always a huge game as both teams absolutely hate each other. Last year they split the season series, with the home teams holding serve. The Falcons offense will have to sustain drives & put up some points in order to win this game. You can only stop Drew Brees for so long. He will carve his way into the end zone at some point in the game. In addition, the Falcons defense is depleted, having already lost two starters.

The Atlanta Falcons offense has to control the time of possession in this game. Keeping the defense off the field and keeping Drew Brees on the sideline is a must. Expect to see a heavy diet of Tevin Coleman. He ran so well in the last game, rushing for over 100 yards  versus the Panthers. Coleman will have his imprints all over this game. Play action will be a focus for the Falcons offense and Julio Jones will catch a deep pass off the play action, probably for an early touchdown. The Saints will be trying to stop the run, and  that’s when Julio will strike, catching them deep off the play action

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Julio Jones

Julio Jones owns the Saints. In fact, his last game versus them he had seven catches for 149 yards. Expect that trend to continue. The Saints thought they drafted a guy that could contain Jones. In reality that only angered him, and made him want to dominate even more. Jones is a fierce competitor and he always rises up to a challenge, and every time he proves it. Marshon Lattimore will be checking Jones most of the game. He loves to play physical and hold. Mike Evans torched Lattimore in Week 1. So what do you think Julio Jones is going to do?

Mohammed Sanu

Sanu is a pro’s pro. He shows up to work and he gives you everything he has. He will find the end zone in this game. Sanu will be in the slot gashing the Saints in the middle of the field.  Sanu is a matchup nightmare for the Saints and I think his line looks something like. eight catches 70 yards and a touchdown. The Saints just don’t have anyone that can cover Sanu. He runs great routes and catches everything. A strong game is coming for Sanu as he will be open ALOT.

Bottom line

Matt Ryan will have so many opportunities to make big plays on Sunday. This Saints defense is not intimidating, and really don’t have big-time playmakers. The offense found their groove versus the Panthers. They scored 30 points and went 4-for-4 in the red zone. The Saints are 1-1, and a fairly unimpressive 1-1 at that. These two teams are heading in two totally different directions.

Falcons 30-24

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