1:00 PM ET, November 9, 2008
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
• Matt Ryan went 16-for-23 for 248 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Falcons to their second straight win and fourth in the last five games.
• Michael Turner had 96 yards and a TD, his first since Week 5.
• The Falcons overcame 422 passing yards by Drew Brees, in part thanks to three interceptions. One of those was returned 95 yards for a touchdown by rookie Chevis Jackson, his first career interception.
• Brees has thrown for 2,985 yards this season, but his three interceptions were a season high.
-- ESPN research
The Falcons improved to 4-0 on their home field, the team's best start at the Georgia Dome since the 1998 Super Bowl season. ... Abraham banged his left shoulder while rushing Brees late in the first half and to come out. The Falcons star managed to finish the game, but wiggled his the arm uncomfortably at times. "I feel great," he said. "Just a little beat up." ... Henderson ran for 30 yards on his lone carry, which made him the Saints' leading rusher. New Orleans attempted only 17 running plays. ... White's TD catch was his sixth of the season, a career high. ... Atlanta snapped a streak of four straight losses against its division rival. New Orleans swept both meetings in 2006 and '07.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.9||6.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||09:07||Roddy White 16 Yd Pass From Matt Ryan (Jason Elam Kick)||0||7|
|FG||02:15||Garrett Hartley 24 Yd||3||7|
|TD||12:04||Michael Turner 2 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||3||14|
|FG||08:33||Garrett Hartley 44 Yd||6||14|
|FG||03:05||Jason Elam 22 Yd||6||17|
|FG||02:06||Jason Elam 27 Yd||6||20|
|TD||14:40||Jerious Norwood 67 Yd Pass From Matt Ryan (Jason Elam Kick)||6||27|
|TD||09:54||Deuce Mcallister 15 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick)||13||27|
|TD||01:17||Chevis Jackson 95 Yd Interception Return (Jason Elam Kick)||13||34|
|TD||00:00||Lance Moore 32 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick)||20||34|