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Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
- The Saints have won 19 of the last 28 games in the series, including four of the last five. Last season's Atlanta-New Orleans meetings produced a pair of road wins -- the first time this happened in the series since 2010. This will be the first of two meetings between the teams in a three-week span.
- Prior to last week's bye, Atlanta won three of four games following the change in head coaches from Dan Quinn to Raheem Morris. The four teams they faced in that stretch have a current combined winning percentage of .378; the teams remaining on Falcons' slate have a combined .677 winning percentage.
- With Drew Brees suffering a first-half injury against the 49ers on Sunday, the Saints produced only 123 net passing yards -- tied for the fewest for the team in any victory in Brees' 15 seasons in the Big Easy. New Orleans has won six straight games, marking four straight seasons the Saints have reeled off a streak of that length.
- Matt Ryan is the all-time leader in completions (578), passing yards (6,848) and TD passes (43) among Saints opponents. Set to make his 199th career start, Ryan is 254 yards from an 11th straight 3,000-yard season; only Philip Rivers (14) and Tom Brady (11) have longer active streaks, neither of which has been extended in 2020.
- After going three consecutive games without scoring a touchdown, Alvin Kamara has reached the end zone four times in the last two games, scoring three times against the 49ers last week (twice on runs, once via reception). His 11 total TDs are second in the league behind Dalvin Cook's 13.
- Drew Brees' likely absence this Sunday will snap a streak of 20 consecutive Falcons-Saints meetings in which the starting QBs were Brees and Matt Ryan. Dating back to 1950 -- as long as quarterback starts have been tracked - this is the longest streak of consecutive games in a series with the same pair of starters under center.
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