Falcons Shock Saints

Glenn Kaplan

2019 NFL Draft Hats from New EraThe Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints would both be coming off a bye heading into this game. It was very possible that this could be the final game that Dan Quinn would be coaching Atlanta because Owner Arthur Blank would be evaluating him on a week-to-week basis from here on out.

However, it appears as if Quinn will be coaching for this team at least another week as the Falcons upset New Orleans on the road by a score of 26-9.

With the game tied at three entering the second-quarter, Matt Ryan threw a 8-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hooper. Hooper caught four pass for 17 yards receiving and a touchdown.

With Atlanta leading 13-9 in the third-quarter, Brian Hill caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan. Ryan completed 20-of-35 passes for 182 yards two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 13 yards on two carries. Hill also caught one pass for three yards receiving.

Hill rushed for 61 yards on 20 carries. That was also his only reception in the game.

Julio Jones was the leading receiver in this game for the Atlanta Falcons with three receptions for 79 yards receiving.

Devonta Freeman rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries. He also caught three passes for 10 yards receiving.

Calvin Ridley caught three passes for 28 yards receiving for the Falcons. He also rushed for 19 yards on one carry.

As for the Saints offense, Drew Brees completed 32-of-45 passes for 287 yards. Taysom Hill also completed a pass for 17 yards. He also rushed for 11 yards on one carry.

Michael Thomas was the leading receiver in this game once again for New Orleans with 152 yards on 13 receptions.

Alvin Kamara was the leading rusher for New Orleans with 24 yards on four carries. He also caught eight passes for 50 yards receiving.

Latavius Murray rushed for 12 yards on five carries.

Jared Cook also caught six passes for 74 yards receiving.

Younghoe Koo made four goals in this game for Atlanta. He made field goals from 37, 36, 48, and 30 yards out.

Will Lutz made three field goals for the Saints. He made field goals from 29, 47, and 28 yards out.

These two teams will play each other again on Thanksgiving Night in Atlanta at Mercedez-Benz Stadium.

The Falcons (2-7) will be on the road against the Carolina Panthers (5-3) next Sunday.

New Orleans (7-2) will be on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-7) next Sunday.


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