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A revived defense, a record-setting game by tight end Ben Watson and a little bit of Steve Gleason-inspired magic helped the New Orleans Saints upset the Atlanta Falcons, 31-21, on Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Saints (2-4) played their most complete game of the season, dominating the previously unbeaten Falcons (5-1) in front of a boisterous home crowd.

Watson, 34, caught 10 passes for a career-high 127 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. The Saints elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 4. After an encroachment penalty moved the ball up to the 2, Drew Brees lofted a pass to Watson in the end zone, who dropped to his knees in celebration.



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Old 10-16-2015, 01:20 AM   #2
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Re: Ignited by blocked punt for TD, New Orleans Saints drop Atlanta Falcons, 31-21

Ellerbe and Kikaha played exceptionally well. And, who is this Mauti guy? Let's keep him.
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Linebacker MICHAEL MAUTI

On the punt block for a touchdown:

“In that situation, we don’t know who is going to block it. We were just going to put some pressure. It was a great call by Coach Mac (Greg McMahon, special teams coordinator) that was put in this week. I just happened to come free. It was a good scheme put in. It was awesome.”

On if he felt it:

“I do not think it’s hit me yet. I was in the stands when Steve Gleason blocked that punt against Atlanta (in 2006). It was a special feeling. That’s what I’ve been dreaming about since I was sitting in that seat up there. To live that out is something special. I’m enjoying it.”

On doing it the night Steve Gleason is honored:

“He is one of my heroes. I look up to him. To do something like that against Atlanta like he did is something that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time.”

On that play sparking the team:

“I think so. Anytime you get an explosion play like that is momentum for us. We are at home and the crowd is into it. It was a special play. I think a lot of guys fed off that.”

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W.T. Sherman is my favorite General. After all he did order Atlanta to be burned to the ground.
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I had to get up out of bed to make sure it wasn't all a dream.
I guess we really did kick Atlanta's azz!

Ok, back to bed for another hour and a half!!!
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