Saints Update

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Saints Update

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13:  Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts the ball late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts the ball late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts the ball late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts the ball late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

As a result of the New Orleans versus Atlanta matchup, the Falcons ended the Saints’ six-game win streak while breaking their six-game losing streak in the process. The Saints’ ugly performance both shocked and disappointed Saints fans. From the start of the game, the Falcons were the more aggressive and disciplined team. They never allowed the Saints to develop offensive rhythm and took advantage of the Saints’ many mistakes. The Falcons’ defense held the Saints to only nine points while preventing them from scoring any touchdowns and sacking Drew Brees six times. Additionally, the Saints’ defense committed a handful of penalties in critical situations.

Going into this weekend’s game versus the Buccaneers, the Saints knew they were going to have to make changes if they wanted to win. The team was able to get the job done and rebounded from their previous loss by beating Tampa Bay 34-17. Drew Brees threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns without turning the ball over or being sacked. Michael Thomas became the first player in NFL history with 90-plus catches in the first ten games of a season for the Saints.

The Saints return home to host Carolina in the Superdome on Sunday.