FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - Nothing comes easily for the Atlanta Falcons against New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
Though the Falcons earned a narrow win last year at New Orleans, Brees has beaten Atlanta in six of the last meetings in the Superdome. A victory by the Saints, who are 11-3 and have clinched a playoff spot, gives them the NFC South title. The Falcons (9-5) are still fighting to get in the postseason.
The Saints have won six straight overall, including a 26-23 overtime victory over the Falcons five weeks ago. It came as no surprise that Brees played a nearly flawless game, improving to 9-2 in the NFC South rivalry with 3,332 yards passing and 22 touchdowns.
Brees also needs 305 yards shy of breaking Dan Marino's NFL single-single passing record of 5,084.