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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The New Orleans Saints walk into Sunday's tilt with the Atlanta Falcons, their NFC South rival, without Drew Brees for the first time in 15 years. Brees, who suffered a rib and lung injury in the Saints' Week 10 win ...

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The New Orleans Saints walk into Sunday's tilt with the Atlanta Falcons, their NFC South rival, without Drew Brees for the first time in 15 years.

Brees, who suffered a rib and lung injury in the Saints' Week 10 win over the San Francisco 49ers, is expected to miss a few weeks recovering, opening the door for Taysom Hill to step in as starting quarterback, according to reports.



Get important gameday information, including how to watch, stream and follow the game, below.

Week 11: Saints vs. Falcons
When: Sunday, Nov. 22 (Noon CT)

Series record: Falcons lead, 52-49

Last meeting: 2019, Saints win: 26-18

Falcons in 2020: 3-6, 3rd in NFC South.

Saints in 2020: 7-2, 1st in NFC South.

HOW TO WATCH ON TV
— New Orleans: WVUE-TV (FOX - 8)

— Baton Rouge: WGMB-TV (FOX - 44)

— Lafayette: KADN-TV (FOX - 15)

STREAMING
— Fox Sports Go App

— Yahoo! Sports app

— Saints app (available to in-market fans only)

— You can also watch the game live on fuboTV.

RADIO
— WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM (New Orleans)

— WDGL 98.1 FM (Baton Rouge)

— KMDL 97.3 FM (Lafayette)


FOUR DOWNS
1. Will it be Taysom?

This is easily the game's biggest storyline. Drew Brees is out for at least the next three games after suffering a collapsed lung and broken ribs last week against the 49ers. Sean Payton declined to name a starter this week, although reports say it will be Taysom Hill. If it's Hill, it would be his first start as an NFL quarterback. It would also mean Hill won't be used in all those other roles that has made him one of the more dangerous weapons in the NFL.

2. Or will it be Jameis?

Jameis Winston replaced Brees in the second half last week when Brees was unable to continue playing. He's the more experienced of the two backups, having started 70 games in his five seasons with the Buccaneers before signing with the Saints in the offseason. If Hill is the starter, the good news for the Saints is that they still have a very capable guy behind him, one who threw for over 5,000 yards just a season ago. Winston completed 6 of 10 passes for 63 yards last week.

3. Ascending defense

If the last two weeks are any indication, the quarterback play may not be as critical as you'd think. The Saints may just need whoever is taking the snaps to manage the game and limit turnovers and let the defense take care of the rest. The Saints past two opponents (Buccaneers and 49ers) reached the end zone just once time. That's one touchdown over the last eight quarters. If the defense continues to play like that, the team may not miss Brees as much as they often would.

4. Battle tested

If it seems like we keep talking about how the Saints have handled adversity this season, it's because we have. Between injuries and COVID, the team has dealt with its share of problems this season. Somehow, they have managed to get through it, reeling off six consecutive wins after starting the season 1-2. This latest adversity (playing without Brees) is something they went through this time last season so they know what they are getting into, so they shouldn't be lost without No. 9 on the field.



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Old 11-22-2020, 09:34 AM   #2
 
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Kickoff

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Old 11-22-2020, 09:43 AM   #3
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Whilst I hate not having Brees playing, there is a certain excitement to see what Hill (if he is the QB) can do. Unprecedented territory for us in the last 15 years.

Let's go Hill, Beat them dirty birds!
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Hill or Jameis or both we'll get it done.
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Regardless of who it is, I hope they have a good game.

Mainly to just beat the clowns, but if it is Hill, he's getting a lot of undue Hate from every direction. I'd love for him to silence that.
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This should either be a very interesting game or a sh1t show... Either way this will test Sean Payton's metal.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:49 AM   #8
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Most fascinating game that I can remember lol.
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In my mind, this is worse than the Taysom/Winston debate .

The back ups must step up, otherwise Julio could really hurt us.

Getting consistent pressure up front will be paramount today.
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:39 AM   #10
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In my mind, this is worse than the Taysom/Winston debate .

The back ups must step up, otherwise Julio could really hurt us.

Getting consistent pressure up front will be paramount today.
Agreed brother. Jackrabbit on Julio is not going to go well; PRob on Ridley will be even worse. All our hope lies in the Manitoba Mauler and Davenport’s beastly bull rush.
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