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Saints Slip Past Falcons

Saints Slip Past Falcons

(Atlanta, GA)  --  Drew Brees threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns as the Saints slipped past the Falcons 17-13 on "Thursday Night Football" at the Georgia Dome.  Brees has now thrown for 49,564 yards in his career, surpassing Warren Moon for fifth place on the NFL's all-time list.  Jimmy Graham had five catches for 100 yards and a TD, while Benjamin Watson also had a TD grab for the Saints, who improved to 9-and-2 with their third straight win.  Pierre Thomas ran for 73 yards on 10 carries and had five catches for 57 yards in the victory.  Steven Jackson had 16 touches for 63 yards and the lone score for the Falcons, who have lost five in-a-row to dip to 2-and-9 on the year.  Matt Ryan was 29-of-38 for 281 yards in defeat. 

 

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