The Atlanta soldiers (4-6), led by defender Matt Ryan, met with New Orleans saints (9-1), led by defender Drew Brees, on a Thursday, November 22, 2018 / 22/18 ) to Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Drew Brees made Atlanta pay because he lost passes from his inexperienced receivers, and the New Orleans defense stopped some promising Falcons with forced fumble that they could not afford.
Tommylee Lewis and Austin Carr took every second pass, Dan Arnold and Keith Kirkwood each received their first game, and the saints won the tenth match with a 31-17th Thursday night victory that eliminated Atlanta NFC South.
All four players entered the NFL as free agents without odds in the last three years.
"I like this state," Brees said. – This is one of my favorite.
They also combined for zero touchdowns this season before Carr caught the first of his career last Sunday.
"It says a lot about taking advantage of the opportunity," Brees said. "It's fun to keep them growing and gaining trust. We're building chemistry, which usually takes time, is not it?
Meanwhile, Falcons (4-7) lost three fumbles inside saints 20 – hard for any team to overcome against New Orleans (10-1) this season.
Atlanta Matt Ryan was stripped of safety by Marcus Williams on a third and two at Saints 3 and Williams recovered to end the Atlanta opening drive. Julio Jones was eliminated from the attack line by Alex Anzalone after a capture on New Orleans 17 and Vonn Bell's safety returned to the last minute of the second quarter to keep a 17-3 lead on the break.
The New Orleans Defense Office, which had six large-scale bins, continued to come in with big parts in the second half. Anzalone broke a fourth goal in the third quarter and linebacker A.J. Klein intercepted a defensive pass through Tyler Davison in the fourth.
"I like the way we played today," said Cameron Jordan, who had two bags. "I love the four business figures, I like the bags, I like the pressures, I like the background blows, I have Thanksgiving for all the deadlines and goals."
Klein's interception gave the Saints possession of Atlanta 22, setting Kirkwood's 4-foot Kirkwood capture.
With about four minutes remaining, Marshon Lattimore stripped Calvin Ridley from Saints 1 after a 29-meter finish, which seemed to end in an attack. Defensive back Eli Apple recovered that one.
"When you have a single turnover (in the red area), it feels like a lot," said coach Falcons Dan Quinn. "We had three over there and that was the real story of the game."
Ryan was pressured all night by a defense of the Saints, which was stimulated by the return of the first round of selection Marcus Davenport from a foot injury that marginalized him for three games. Marcus Williams, P.J. Williams, Sheldon Rankins and Demario Davis each had a bag.
Ryan finished 35 of 47 for 377 meters, two touchdowns and one intercept. But it came slightly. His first move from TD to Ridley came fourth in the last quarter.
Atlanta rushed only 26 meters. New Orleans finished with 150, led by Alvin Kamara 89 and Mark Ingram 52.
Statistically, Brees did not have one of his most impressive games, completing 15 of the 22 races for 171 meters with the second intercept of the season. The pick was hit by Damontae Kazee, his NFL leader, the sixth this year.
Brees' ability to play at the strengths of unparalleled receivers allowed saints to make money on scoring opportunities. A week earlier, he discovered Beaulieu Trean Quan Smith 10 times for 157 meters and a TD, but Smith was ruled out against Atlanta with a foot injury. Another receiver, Ted Ginn Jr., came out with a knee injury in week 5.
Lewis, a third-year professional, was in his first game back after nine weeks on the wounded reserve and did not get a license all season before getting wide open for his 28-meter grab that did 7 -0. Carr is a second-year professional who played in a single game without being a rookie. And he was opened after the Falcons defenders hit with a fake for Ingram. Kirkwood made his debut in the NFL three games ago when Arnold made his first trap.
"Obviously, Drew is a person who is very confident in training, confident in the players around him. There are many things that go into this direction," said coach Saints Payton. I'm excited about those guys who have opportunities.
A DIFFERENT SITUATION
The Falcons playoffs attempted to get into the wild-card race and fired Minnesota (5-4-1) with two games for the last place.
"We do not have to leave the boys," Jones said. "This is the moment when you see what guys are really."
Falcons linebacker Kemal Ishmael was helped off the field in the third quarter after a punt.
Falcon host Baltimore December 2.
Saints visit Dallas Thursday night.
Here's what you need to know:
Which: Falconi vs. Sanctify
What the: NFL, week 12
When: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Time: 8:20 p.m. Of east
Live Transmission: fuboTV, NBC Sports Live
The line: Saints -13
Falcons note: QB MATT RYAN has completed 26 of 35 (74.3%) for 374 meters with 5 TD vs. 0 INTs for 148.1 rating at the last date. In his past 3 vs. division, has 1,001 square meters (333.7 per game) with 10 TD vs. 1 INT for 134.3 rating. He has a 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5. In 3 Thursday's career, he has 890 passes (296.7 per game) with 6 TD vs. 1 INT for 98.2 rating * RB TEVIN COLEMAN had 85 yards last week. Third-to-third goals No and 3rd against NFC South with TD capture. In the last 5 vs. NO, it has 6 TD (3 Rush, 3 rec.). Rookie RB ITO SMITH has a bunch of TD in 2 of 3 career games. * WR JULIO JONES had 6 seizures for 118 meters and TD at week 11. The targets for the fourth row with TD capture. Leads NFL with 1,158 rec. yard in 2018. In his past 9 vs. NFC South, has 1,056 rec. (117.3 per game) and 2 TDs. Has 632 rec. (126.4 per game) and 3 TDs in the last 5 games on Thursday. Rookie WR CALVIN RIDLEY has 4 TD captures in 3 career games. division. * LB VIC BEASLEY, JR. had 2 sacks last week, his 5-card game. He had the bag at the last date. Targets Third In Front Of vs. TFL. S DAMONTAE KAZEE high-career career with 9 approaches at the last meeting. Fourth row objectives on the road with INT and 5 per row on the road with PD. He heads NFL with 5 INTs in 2018. DL JACK CRAWFORD had FF on Week 11.
NFL QB Rankings: Week 12
Saints note: QB DREW BREES has gone 363 meters with 4 TD vs. 0 INTs for 153.2 in Week 11. He has 23 career games with TDs & 0 INTs and has overcome TOM BRADY (22) for most of these NFL history games. Leads NFL to comp. PCT. (76.9) and rating (126.9) in 2018. Third-row target with 3+ past TDs, 0 INTs and 150+. In 5 home games this season, he finished 138 out of 175 (78.9 points) for 1,754 meters (350.8 per game) with 16 TD vs 0 INTs for 138.9 rating. * RB ALVIN KAMARA had 108 scrimmage sites (71 rush, 37 rec.) & TD captured last week. The 6th objective with TD and 4th with 100 scrimmage courts. They had 15 career receptions and 190 scrimmage sites (124 rec., 66 rush) at the last meeting. In 8 career division games, it has 896 yards of scrimmage (112 per game) and 9 TD (7 rush, 2 rec.). RB MARK INGRAM had 103 Russian yards and 2 TDs last week. Goal for the 3rd, 100 meters races and TD. He has 9 TD rounds in his 7 home home. * WR MICHAEL THOMAS takes second place in the NFL in receptions (82) & rec. (1042) in 2018. It has 10 seizures and over 115 recits. yard in 3 of the past 4 vs. Atl. In its past 6 vs. division, has 656 rec. (109.3 per game) and 3 TDs. Rookie WR TRE QUAN SMITH set up high pitched pitches (10) & rec. (157) and had TD in Week 11. * DE CAMERON JORDAN proposes for 3rd round in the round. Atl. with 2 + bags. He has 5 bags in his past 4 vs. NFC South. S CHRIS BANJO had 2 INTs last week, his first multi-career career game. – NFL Communications
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