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Falcons get even with archrival Saints
The Atlanta Falcons have had a few close calls, but only one blemish on their record. It came at New Orleans.
“I didn’t know that,” running back Michael Turner said when told the Falcons take the NFC South with a victory and a Tampa Bay loss at Denver on Sunday. “You just focus on this week. We know nothing is guaranteed.”
Well, some things are pretty close to a certainty, such as the Saints giving the Falcons a tussle. New Orleans has won 11 of the last 13 meetings, including that 31-27 victory on Nov. 11. Of course, the Saints (No. 15 in the AP Pro32) are a much different _ read better _ team at the Superdome than in Atlanta's building.
To beat Atlanta (No. 3, AP Pro 32), which is a 3 1/2- point favorite, New Orleans probably needs to turn this game into a shootout. The problem there is that the Falcons are pretty good at those type of games and rank sixth in yards gained this year, ahead of the Saints, who are eighth.
It should be an entertaining game for the national TV audience, and a profitable night for the Falcons, who will secure at least a wild card of they win and Seattle loses.
No. 7 New York Giants (pick-em) at No. 16 Washington, Monday night
Not having to give points make this an obvious …
BEST BET: GIANTS, 27-24
No. 10 Indianapolis (plus 4 1/2) at No. 20 Detroit
Hold that challenge flag, coach Schwartz, especially on long TD runs.
UPSET SPECIAL: COLTS, 22-20
No. 12 Tampa Bay (plus 6 1/2) at No. 5 Denver
Buccaneers are testing everyone and will give Broncos a mile-high scare.
By Tom Fitton
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