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Game, series and broadcast information
THIS WEEK: The Saints (10-4) will attempt to punch their playoff ticket and keep alive in the NFC South divisional race, when they travel to the Atlanta Falcons (12-2) on Monday, Dec. 27 for a nationally televised Monday Night Football contest. Kickoff is 7:30 CT.



TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play, Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski will serve as color analysts and Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya will be on the sidelines. The game will also air in the New Orleans area on WDSU-6.



RADIO: Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan will call the game on the Saints Radio Network with Kristian Garic on the Saints sidelines. The game will air live on Saints Radio Network originating on WWL 105.3 FM and 870 AM, with pre and post-game analysis. The radio pregame and postgame shows will feature former Saints Steve Korte and Bobby Hebert as well as host Deke Bellavia.



SPANISH RADIO: Saints 2010 games air in Spanish on radio station La Fabulosa, WFNO 830 AM. Emilio Peralta and Marco Garcia handle announcing duties.



SERIES: Atlanta leads the series, 45-37, with New Orleans holding a 7-2 advantage over the Falcons since Sean Payton has been head coach. The Saints have won three of the last four contests played in the Georgia Dome

The series has been defined by hard-fought contests and lengthy periods of dominance for both clubs. Since 1991, 23 games have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Falcons had a ten-game winning streak from 1995-99, which remains the Saintsí longest winless streak against an opponent. New Orleans took 13 of 16 in the rivalry from 1986-94 and Atlanta won nine-straight over the fledgling Saints from 1969-73. Atlantaís mastery ended with a 21-19 win for New Orleans at the Georgia Dome on Nov. 22, 2000. Five games in the series have gone into overtime, including this seasonís September 26 27-24 Falcons victory at the Louisiana Superdome. In games held at the Georgia Dome, the series is tied 9-9.

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