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Atlanta Falcons (5-9)


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vs. Cle
L 24-26
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vs. Ari
W 29-18
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@ GB
L 37-43
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vs. Pit
L 20-27
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@ NO
W 30-14
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vs. Car
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Saints eliminated with 30-14 loss to Falcons

NEW ORLEANS (AP) As Jimmy Graham came down with a catch over the middle with his feet just short of the goal line, the star tight end began writhing in an effort to find just enough leverage to force his way through two Atlanta defenders and into the end zone.

Short of using the type of goal-line technology employed in certain soccer and tennis matches, it may be tough to know if Graham did enough to score before safety Kemal Ishmael ripped the ball loose and made a momentum-swinging fumble recovery. And regardless of how long debate rages, it won't change the fact that New Orleans lost the game, 30-14, and was eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday.

"Did I think it was a score? Yes," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "It looked pretty clear and yet - look - it is what it is, right? ... It's disappointing."

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Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan4112
Pass TDs: M. Ryan27
Rush Yds: S. Jackson698
Rush TDs: S. Jackson6
Rec Yds: J. Jones1428
Rec TDs: R. White7
Int: K. Ishmael4
Sacks: K. Biermann3.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5360 (7)
Passing Yards: 4176 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1354 (25)
Points per game: 24.9 (10)
Yards per game: 382.9 (7)
Touchdowns: 37 (10)
Field Goals: 25 (11)
NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Carolina 681.433
Atlanta 690.400
New Orleans 690.400
Tampa Bay 2130.133
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5738 (32)
Passing Yards: 4191 (32)
Rushing Yards: 1643 (18)
Points per game: 26.4 (28)
Yards per game: 409.9 (32)
Touchdowns: 37 (22)
Field Goals: 29 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/17 J. Mabin practice squad addition
12/16 R. Allen Activated from the Practice Squad
12/15 R. Alford Placed on IR wrist
11/28 C. Bradfield cut
11/25 F. Martino practice squad addition
11/25 R. Spadola practice squad deletion
11/21 D. Davis Activated from the physically unable to perform list
11/21 F. Martino cut
11/20 J. Anderson signed
11/18 R. Heimuli practice squad addition
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/21 J. Asamoah back (Questionable)
12/21 H. Douglas foot (Probable)
12/21 J. Jones hip (Questionable)
12/21 W. Moore foot (Questionable)
12/21 R. White knee (Probable)
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