2019 NFL – New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons taking place? Friday 29th November, 2019 – 01:20 (UK)

Where is New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons taking place? Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

What is the expected weather for New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons? 11c with clear skies and closed roof

What television channel is New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Atlanta Falcons 26-9 New Orleans Saints

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

  • New Orleans Saints have responded well to their defeat at the hands of NFC South rivals Atlanta Falcons back in week 10 by winning their last two games against Tampa Bay and Carolina, and they will now look to avenge that shock loss to the Falcons.
  • After being held to just nine points in that loss to the Falcons, Drew Brees and the offense have bounced back in style, scoring 34 points in each of their last two matches, and Brees throwing for three touchdowns in each of those games.
  • In the previous meeting three weeks ago, Alvin Kamara had just returned from injury and only ran for 24 yards on his four carries but they will look to get the run established early on with him and Latavius Murray, and they have all their key players available for this Thanksgiving match.

ATLANTA FALCONS

  • Atlanta Falcons are coming off a 35-22 loss against divisional rivals Tampa Bay on Sunday but their performances have been much-improved since the coaching changes they made prior to the week 10 victory over the Saints.
  • The defence was the key behind the victories against the Saints and the Panthers but they slipped to their old ways against the Bucs, who scored 35 points against them with WR Chris Godwin picking up two touchdowns and seven catches for 184 yards.
  • Neither RB Devonta Freeman nor TE Austin Hooper have played since picking up injuries in the Saints match back in week 10, while star WR Julio Jones is rated as questionable after picking up an injury to his right shoulder in the loss to the Bucs.

THE PREDICTION

The Falcons' win over the Saints in Week 10 was one of the surprises of the season but it is hard to see their defense stopping Brees for a second game. The Saints' star quarterback was held without a touchdown the entire game, and he will be desperate to prove that was an off-day as he has been showing in the two matches since then. The Falcons are missing some key parts to their offense, and the 9-2 Saints should avenge that loss and get a win in Atlanta.

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