They get back first round pick Keanu Neal, and their official inactive list consists of no one worth mentioning.
S D. Goldson
LB P. Worrilow
LB D. Campbell
G M. Person
G W. Schweitzer
TE J. Perkins
DL C. Upshaw
#ATLvsNO #RiseUp pic.twitter.com/r51rVZqInX— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 26, 2016
No surprises here. Courtney Upshaw who was already pretty far down the depth chart appears to be a healthy scratch. Same with Dashon Goldson, who may struggle to keep his roster spot past midweek. De'Vondre Campbell and Paul Worrilow are still injured and have been expected out all week.
The Saints? Oh man, it is a list of big names.
Saint's inactives:September 26, 2016
S K. Vaccaro
CB D. Breaux
LB D. Ellerbe
T T. Armstead
WR W. Snead IV
TE J. Hill
DT T. Davison
/grabs a napkin to clean up drool
Wow, this looks like half their starters. Vaccaro has had a pretty good season and the Saints have been running three safeties to makeup for their injured corner situation (see: Delvin Breaux). Breaux is easily their best defensive back and won't be back anytime soon. Ellerbe isn't great but he had some starts for the Saints last year.
Lets get to the offense: their best offensive lineman (Armstead) is out. Add that to their otherwise poor offensive line situation and even the Falcons should be able to get to Drew Brees. If Vic Beasley can't make it to the 37 year old Brees behind this weak line, he should be cut at halftime and forced to live the rest of his life in New Orleans. Snead (averaging over 110 yards per game this season) is out and the Saints don't have a lot of other offensive threats.
This is a lot of favorable matchups. Like an insane amount of favorable matchups. The Falcons should be disbanded as a team and sold off for scrap if they don't beat New Orleans by at least 150 points.