The New Orleans Saints played the Atlanta Falcons last season in the opening week, and it was most likely the very best game of the week, with the Saints holding off Atlanta 23-17 on a late goal line stand. Atlanta failed terribly after that game, completing just 4-12 on the season, and failing means except expectations. Atlanta’s offense is good but not terrific, led by quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan is seen as an above typical quarterback who cannot quite win the big games. If you wish to enjoy New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons game through live streaming, you can visit our homepage (www.pro-nfl.com) for more details on how and where you can catch them live online.
Their running game is nearly nonexistent, and their passing attack should be hurt by the retirement of future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez. The Atlanta Falcon defense was close to near all-time low of the NFL last season, and frankly it seems rather porous once again, which is bad information since the New Orleans offense is dynamic. The New Orleans Saints offense is loaded with weapons for quarterback Drew Brees. Likewise, his head coach Sean Payton is called among the very best offensive minds in all of football.
The New Orleans Saints do the majority of their damage with the air, spreading the ball around to a range of targets, most especially Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston. The New Orleans offense did lose some adaptability when they traded Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles in the off season. Sproles was an Energizer Bunny kind player, a quick, shifty running back who typically made something occur. The New Orleans Saints defense is much better then many people give them credit for, in fact they were 4th in the NFL in yards permitted last season. Not to shoddy for a team referred to as a finesse team that can only throw the sphere. On special teams, I would offer a small edge to Atlanta, only because of kicker Matt Bryant, who missed only one field goal all last season.
Well, on paper, this game resembles it should be a mismatch. Atlanta was terrible last season and New Orleans was a playoff team. Interestingly enough, Atlanta is preferred in the game by the oddsmakers, which absolutely has something to do with being at house. This is a big game for Atlanta however, trying to forget a 2013 season where nothing went right and getting a divisional win may just be the tonic to help everybody forget about the awful season in 2013. I’m going to select Atlanta to win this game by the rating of 27-24. Let’s see if the Saints will beat the Falcons this time!