A pair of NFC South rivals close out the Thanksgiving slate of football as the New Orleans Saints look to avenge one of their only two losses this season against the Atlanta Falcons.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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New Orleans is in the running for the top seed in the NFC, but will have to avoid another pitfall against the Atlanta Falcons, who have picked up their play of late.
The Saints (9-2) suffered one of the more surprising losses of the NFL season on Nov. 10, getting blown out by the 3-8 Falcons 26-9.
“We didn’t play good football last time,” said Saints linebacker Demario Davis. “We didn’t stop the run well. We didn’t get off the field on third down. We didn’t create turnovers, weren’t good in the red zone. We’ve got to get better all the way around, for sure.”
The Saints can clinch a third straight NFC South title with a win.
“Everybody in this locker room has that on their mind,” said Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins told reporters.
The Saints were able to squeak by another division rival in the Panthers last time out, using a late field goal to win.
“It’s exciting. It’s butterflies. But also, it’s confidence,” quarterback Drew Brees said after the win. “It’s unity. You feel like everybody knows the challenge ahead. Everybody knows what we need to do in order to accomplish whatever it is we need to accomplish to go win the game. Everybody just kind of locks in and goes.”
The Falcons know they’ll get a fired up Saints team after their last upset win, but will be playing for pride.
“That’s what is fun about the division games,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “They are teams that are going to go battle for it and go. Offensively, everything starts with Drew and his accuracy.”
The Saints had an uncharacteristic performance last time out, but are eager to prove that the game was just a bad day.
“I think they ran it well,” said Saints coach Sean Payton reflecting on the last game. “Time of possession was in their favor. The third-down numbers were in their favor. Every key component to winning games.
“The only thing that tilted in our favor was that we had one turnover and takeaway and still lost the game. Atlanta did so many things well in that game, and we didn’t or we didn’t do them well enough.”
New Orleans opened as a 5.5-point favorite, but that quickly moved to an even touchdown. The total is set at 48.5 points. The teams have split the last 10 matchups.
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