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WhoDat!656 11-08-2012 09:02 PM

Saints-Falcons: Still a heated rivarly
For at least one week, it really doesnít matter that the New Orleans Saints got off to an 0-4 start or that Bountygate seems to have been airing as long as ďAs The World Turns."

The Saints host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and that means only one thing. The NFC Southís best rivalry -- and one of the NFLís best rivalries in recent seasons -- will take center stage, and everything else will be forgotten.

Yeah, the Saints are 3-5 and have had more turmoil than perhaps any team in NFL history. Yeah, the Falcons are 8-0 and cruising through a sea of tranquility.

But none of that matters. If the Saints are going to step up and be the Saints of old in just one game this season, it will be this one. If the Falcons are going to slide back in just one game this season (and weíll discuss their past playoff issues when the time comes), it will be this one.

These teams simply donít like each other. Although they came into the NFL at roughly the same time (in the mid-1960s) and always had a bit of a geographic rivalry, this turned into a full-fledged feud in only recent years. Thatís largely because the teams have been good at the same time, egos have gotten out of control and been bruised, and itís all made for some great entertainment.

Letís take a stroll down memory lane and look at some incidents that have come to define this rivalry.

Saints-Falcons: Still a heated rivarly - NFC South Blog - ESPN

pherein 11-08-2012 10:26 PM

Re: Saints-Falcons: Still a heated rivarly
There is no rivalry. We kick their *SS every year. In order for a rivarly to occur they would have to be competitive, or we would have to take them seriously,,,um which we don't.

SaintnDE 11-09-2012 06:19 AM

Re: Saints-Falcons: Still a heated rivarly
THe best part of that article was the dumb Falcons comments down below. Halarious.

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