Atlanta 27, New Orleans 24

Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 26, 2010
WHERE: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Walt Anderson
ATTENDANCE: 70051

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Atlanta 7 7 3 7 3 27
New Orleans 14 0 7 3 0 24

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 2-1 1-0 1-1 W2
New Orleans 2-1 1-1 1-0 L1

Recap

Matt Bryant kicked a 46-yard field goal with 1:55 left in overtime, lifting the Atlanta Falcons to a 27-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Superdome.

The Falcons (2-1) took a 24-21 lead on Ryan's 22-yard touchdown pass to Roddy White with 9:20 left, but Garrett Hartley booted a 32-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to force overtime.

Hartley missed on his next attempt, a 29-yarder on New Orleans' first possession in overtime after the Saints stopped Atlanta on its first drive.

Michael Turner rushed for 114 yards on 30 carries and scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter for Atlanta, and Tony Gonzalez caught eight passes for 110 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Lance Moore caught touchdown passes of 80 and 16 yards and had a 72-yard punt return for a score for New Orleans (2-1). He caught six passes for 149 yards.

Atlanta's Matt Ryan threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-30 passing. Drew Brees completed 30 of 38 passes for 365 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Saints.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Atlanta   New Orleans
Michael Turner Player Pierre Thomas
30 Attempts 9
114 Yards 30
3.8 Avg Yards 3.3
1 Touchdowns 0
32 Long 12
Receiving
Atlanta   New Orleans
Tony Gonzalez Player Lance Moore
8 Receptions 6
110 Yards 149
13.8 Avg Yards 24.8
1 Touchdowns 2
34 Long 80

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Atlanta 417 202 215 3 2 2 2.0 1
New Orleans 398 43 355 3 1 0 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Carolina . The Saints have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Falcons have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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