2012 Records: Atlanta 13-3, New Orleans 7-9
Kick-off: 1 p.m. EST
Spread: New Orleans by 3
Last meeting: Atlanta 23, New Orleans 13 (2012)
Passing: The Falcons averaged 281.8 yards per game while New Orleans was putting up 312.3 per game.
Rushing: Atlanta was averaging 87.3 yards per outing while the Saints averaged 98.6 yards per contest.
Passing yards against per game: The Falcons averaged 242.4 yards against per outing while New Orleans averaged 292.6 yards against per game.
Rushing yards against per game: Atlanta averaged 123.2 yards against per game; meanwhile the Saints averaged 147.6 yards against per outing.
(Above stats from 2012 regular season)
Thoughts: The Saints are trying to rebound after finishing under .500 last season while Atlanta was edged out by San Francisco in the 2012-13 NFC Championship Game. As for this contest, I like the Saints to take care of business and win at home (as well as cover the spread). In addition, I like the over here.
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