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The Saints are ranked 29th in the NFL in overall offense (yards gained per game) and 19th in points scored. They are 17th in rushing offense and 31st in passing. … The team is eighth in overall defense and fourth in points allowed. They are fourth against the run and 15th against the pass.

The Saints have won two straight road games after losing two in a row away from the Dome. They are trying to finish the regular season with at least six road victories for the fourth consecutive season. Before this streak, the team had not won six road games in the regular season since 2010.

The 2017-2020 Saints made the playoffs a franchise-record four consecutive seasons. They are looking to extend that mark to five years in a row with a victory today and a 49ers loss at the Los Angeles Rams. The previous team record was three straight seasons set in 2009 to 2011 and 1990 to 1992.

New Orleans has won back-to-back regular-season finales after losing three in a row from 2016 to 2019.

FALCONS (7-9, 2-5 at home)

Atlanta is ranked 26th in the NFL in overall offense (yards gained per game) and 27th in points scored. They are 30th in rushing offense and 18th in passing. … They are 24th in the NFL in overall defense and 29th in points allowed. Atlanta is 26th against the run and 19th against the pass.

The Falcons have clinched a fourth straight losing season for the first time since doing it eight straight years from 1983 to 1990. This are looking to avoid winning just two home games for the second consecutive season.

LINE TRENDS
The Saints opened at 4.5-point favorite early this past week. It has trended downward and as of early Sunday morning, the line was 3.5.

SAINTS vs. FALCONS SERIES
All-time: The Falcons lead the overall series, 54-51, with all but one of those games coming in the regular season. Atlanta won the only playoff meeting, 27-20, on Dec. 28, 1991.

All-time in Atlanta: Falcons lead, 27-25. (Average score: Atlanta 22, New Orleans 21.)

All-time in New Orleans: Falcons lead, 27-26. (Average score: Atlanta 22, New Orleans 22.)

SERIES TRENDS AND NOTES
The Saints are 10-5 on the road against the Falcons in the Sean Payton era and 21-10 overall. They have won three consecutive games in Atlanta – all of them by eight points or fewer. The Saints have not won by double digits in Atlanta since December 2007 in a 34-14 victory.

The Saints and Falcons have squared up against one another in the regular-season finale on eight other occasions. Atlanta is 5-3 in those games. Here’s a list of all those matchups:

2016: at Atlanta. Falcons 38, Saints 32, on Jan. 1, 2017






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