What a difference a year makes. Last season the Atlanta Falcons were the top seed in the NFC and fell just short of reaching the Super Bowl as they lost a close NFC Championship Game while the New Orleans Saints were very inconsistent as they missed the playoffs without their head coach and had one of the worst defenses in the NFL. This season the Falcons are the team who are in disarray and the Saints are jockeying for home field advantage in the playoffs and have one of the top defenses after bringing in Rob Ryan. Under Ryan the Saints have been allowing less than 20 points per game but it has been their pass defense that has really improved as they are ranked third in the league giving up less than 200 yards through the air.
The New Orleans Saints sit at 8-2 and hope to pull away in the NFC South this week when they take on the struggling Atlanta Falcons who are a dismal 2-8. This game features two of the best passers in the NFL in the Saints Drew Brees and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan, both of whom can fit the ball into very tight windows making them both a threat to score on every play. The keys to the Falcons stealing a win in this game will be if their running game can get going and if their defense can create turnovers. For this Thursday Night Football meeting Falcons tickets are currently averaging $132, which is a whopping 41% lower than what Saints road games have been averaging on the season. Fans looking for less expensive options can Get-in to this divisional game is $35.