The Falcons got some great news with the return of both Julio Jones and William Moore:
Julio's playing. Willy Mo's playing. Giddy up. #ATLvsNO— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) December 21, 2014
Jones may not be 100%, but simply having him on the field forces the Saints to plan around stopping him. That should open up opportunities for others, and even 75% of Julio Jones is a fearsome weapon.
Moore's return gives the Falcons' a boost in coverage, where they've had troubles in recent weeks. Kemal Ishmael will return to a part-time role, and he should be effective against the run, as usual.
Jon Asamoah, meanwhile, is inactive. That leaves Gabe Carimi and Harland Gunn to work at right guard, which is a definite downgrade for the Falcons' pass protection. Hopefully they can hold against the Saints' front seven, which is easily the best part of their defense.
Your thoughts on Jones being active?