The Atlanta Falcons take on the New Orleans Saints today in the first game of the season for both. These two teams are widely expected to be in the running for the NFC South crown, so this game matters a great deal.
Here's a quick rundown of the historic matchup between these two bitter rivals, who have been duking it out on the gridiron since 1967.
All-Time Record: 47-41, Falcons
Last 10: 7-3, Saints
Look for the Falcons to try to bring a balanced attack to bear and force the Saints into turnovers. Look for the Saints to pass, pass, pass and aggressively go after Matt Ryan to mask some shortcomings in their defense. Expect it to be a close game, as it always seem to be when these two teams meet up in the Superdome.
I feel like I need to say this after this week, in bold: Do not troll Canal Street Chronicles. And to those Saints fans who have pushed their luck just about as far as it can go, don't make my life more difficult or you'll find you're no longer welcome here.
Game day inactives here. As expected, Jeremy Trueblood is out.
Today's Falcons inactives: CB Samuel, RB Vaughan, S Ishmael, T Trueblood, G Gunn, DT Robertson, DE Maponga #ATLvsNO— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) September 8, 2013
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Follow along here for all the live game action you need!