Unless you’re foolish or foolishly optimistic, you probably don’t think the Falcons are winning today. There’s only one of us who fits those bills, as you might imagine.
I am sticking, stubbornly, to predicting an outcome I barely believe is possible. I do this because the Falcons have had rest and a chance to at least figure a few things out, because I have bet against the Saints all year (stupidly, one would say), and because some little not-quite-dead part of me believes we get one moment of glory this year.
So hey, let’s do it.
Falcons 28 – Saints 41
I hate the Saints. Their fans are crybabies and their Superbowl ring they love to constantly mention is tainted. Look up Sean Payton’s coaching record for the 2012 season, you won’t find anything because he was literally suspended for an entire year. With that being said, the Falcons are terrible – there’s no sugarcoating it. As much as I want them to win, they won’t. All I ask is that they try, and most importantly have fun. — Evan Birchfield
Falcons 24 - Saints 42
Oh boy. The Falcons get a little healthier with the return of quarterback Matt Ryan and a chance to recharge after a bye week. Oh great, they’re on the road against a Saints team that’s hot and will see the return of starting tailback Alvin Kamara. A rough season in which the Falcons can’t find any breaks whatsoever will continue to get even more woeful. - Eric Robinson
Falcons 17 - Saints 31
My only optimism is... maybe the Falcons play slightly competently? I think Quinn is on a short leash, and a bad loss against the New Orleans Saints could be the final straw that broke the camel’s back. Will he and the players do enough to avoid that? Maybe, I think optimistically to myself. I’m really just debating how bad the loss will be. I can’t entertain any other possibilities. My money is still on a double digit loss. - Matt Chambers