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Thursday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints - Live Blog

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Atlanta Falcons
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30 PM MDT
New Orleans Saints




8th Pass Off. 3rd
9th Rush Off. 29th
29th Pass Def. 23rd
1st Rush Def. 30th
5-0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA 1-4
T-1st NFC South Falcons Favored 4th NFC South

The Atlanta Falcons are flying high, having come back to win four of their five games to start the 2015 season and I attribute most of that to the explosive running from Devonta Freeman, which has opened everything else up for Matt Ryan and that offense.

On the other side, the New Orleans Saints are losing most of their games and the dysfunction is coming from the defensive side of the ball and a complete lack of a running game. This is effectively what the Denver Broncos would be right now without their all-world defense.

This game has the makings of an upset and I really want to pick the Saints here, but teams that win in comeback fashion tend to find a way to get the job done, while teams that lose late in games find ways to lose. I'll grudgingly pick the Falcons here.

Prediction: Falcons 27, Saints 26

What is your prediction, Broncos Country?