Through 3 Quarters

The New Orleans Saints are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they've been expecting all week. They have emerged as the frontrunner and are ahead of the Atlanta Falcons 17-9. The Saints have been riding high on the performance of QB Taysom Hill, who has accumulated 224 passing yards in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.

New Orleans has been led by Hill, who so far has accumulated 224 passing yards in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. Hill hadn't helped his team much against the San Francisco 49ers last week, so this is a nice turnaround for him.

New Orleans has been a nightmare for Atlanta's offensive line with six sacks already. We'll see how many sacks New Orleans can scare up the rest of the game.

Who's Playing

Atlanta @ New Orleans

Current Records: Atlanta 3-6; New Orleans 7-2

What to Know

The New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons are even-steven against one another since September of 2016 (4-4), but not for long. The Saints and Atlanta will face off in an NFC South battle at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Falcons winning the first 26-9 on the road and New Orleans taking the second 26-18.

New Orleans was able to grind out a solid win over the San Francisco 49ers last week, winning 27-13. New Orleans' RB Alvin Kamara did his thing and punched in two rushing touchdowns in addition to catching seven passes for one TD and 83 yards.

New Orleans' defense was a presence as well, as it collected two interceptions and two fumbles. The picks came courtesy of DB Patrick Robinson and SS Malcolm Jenkins.

Meanwhile, the Falcons picked up a 34-27 victory over the Denver Broncos two weeks ago. It was another big night for Atlanta's QB Matt Ryan, who passed for three TDs and 284 yards on 35 attempts. Ryan's 51-yard touchdown toss down the right side of the field to WR Olamide Zaccheaus in the first quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.

The Saints are the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Their wins bumped New Orleans to 7-2 and Atlanta to 3-6. New Orleans has been dynamite on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 30.11 points per game. We'll see if the Falcons can find some way to disarm them.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -- New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: FOX
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $135.00

Odds

The Saints are a 3.5-point favorite against the Falcons, according to the latest NFL odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Saints as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

New Orleans have won six out of their last ten games against Atlanta.

  • Nov 28, 2019 - New Orleans 26 vs. Atlanta 18
  • Nov 10, 2019 - Atlanta 26 vs. New Orleans 9
  • Nov 22, 2018 - New Orleans 31 vs. Atlanta 17
  • Sep 23, 2018 - New Orleans 43 vs. Atlanta 37
  • Dec 24, 2017 - New Orleans 23 vs. Atlanta 13
  • Dec 07, 2017 - Atlanta 20 vs. New Orleans 17
  • Jan 01, 2017 - Atlanta 38 vs. New Orleans 32
  • Sep 26, 2016 - Atlanta 45 vs. New Orleans 32
  • Jan 03, 2016 - New Orleans 20 vs. Atlanta 17
  • Oct 15, 2015 - New Orleans 31 vs. Atlanta 21

Top Projected Fantasy Players

  • Alvin Kamara: 15.61 points
  • Julio Jones: 10.21 points
  • Calvin Ridley: 10.02 points