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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Nov. 5


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It’s Friday, everybody. That means obsessively reading Falcoholinks until your boss asks why you haven’t emailed those overdue reports yet.

sAints on deck

New Orleans is a cool city. It’s got really great food, lots of hole-in-the-wall bars to drink in, great music scene — rich in history as well.

It also has the Saints, which nixes all of the above. The Falcons head there on Sunday to tangle with their divisional archrival, and we’ve got our prediction on how we think this one will go.

Russell Gage full-go in practice

Wide receiver Russell Gage was limited earlier in the week but was a full participant in Thursday’s tune-up prior to Sunday’s contest against the Saints.

Defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard did not practice due to a concussion, and wide receiver Calvin Ridley also did not participate due to personal reasons.

The Saints, on the other hand, are dealing with a bevy of injuries.

Big question: Run defense

Will the Atlanta Falcons be able to withstand the New Orleans Saints’ ground attack?

It’s our big question of the week, as the Falcons allowed 203 yards rushing on 47 carries against the Panthers last Sunday.

NFC South report: Week 8

We know the Falcons lost and the Panthers won, so how did the Saints fare against the Bucs in this inter-divisional week of matchups?

Week 9 picks & predictions

We’ve got picks, and we’ve got predictions for this week’s slate of games!