Thursday December 18th, 2014

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints

A pair of teams on the playoff bubble look to stay in contention on Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons (5-9) visit the New Orleans Saints (6-8). The Falcons lost last week to drop to third in the division and need to win in order to avoid elimination. The Saints control their destiny and could still win the division even if they lose this week.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here

How to watch

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: FOX

Radio: For a list of Falcons affiliates, click here. For a list of Saints affiliates, click here.

Season recaps


Week 15: Steelers 27, Falcons 20

The Falcons dropped to third place in the the NFC South with a loss to the Steelers. After trailing by as much as 13 points, the Falcons pulled within seven in the fourth quarter, but they couldn't complete the comeback. Matt Ryan completed 26 of 37 passes for 310 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and Harry Douglas caught 10 balls for 131 yards. 

Week 14: Packers 43, Falcons 37

The Packers held off a second-half rally by the Falcons to win their fifth-straight game. Green Bay took a 31-7 lead into halftime, but Matt Ryan threw four second-half touchdowns to make the game close down the stretch. Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 36 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and Jordy Nelson caught eight balls for 146 yards and two scores. James Starks and Eddie Lacy combined for 148 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Packers won despite giving up 259 receiving yards to Julio Jones.

Week 13: Falcons 29, Cardinals 18

Atlanta’s offense had 500 yards as Steven Jackson rumbled for 101 yards on the ground and Julio Jones had 189 yards worth of catches to keep the Falcons in the middle of the NFC South race. Arizona held on to its slim division lead despite a second straight loss.


Week 15: Saints 31, Bears 15

The Saints took the lead in the NFC South with a win over the Bears. Drew Brees completed 29 of 36 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns to lead New Orleans. Jimmy Graham and Pierre Thomas combined for 10 catches and 170 receiving yards in the victory. Pierre Warren had two interceptions and Patrick Robinson added another for the Saints.

Week 14: Panthers 41, Saints 10

The Saints surrendered nearly 500 yards of total offense in a blowout loss to the Panthers. Cam Newton torched the Saints for 226 passing yards and three touchdowns while adding 83 yards and a score on the ground. Drew Brees completed 29 of 49 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the loss. The Saints had the ball for just 24 minutes and lost the turnover battle, 2-0.

Week 13: Saints 35, Steelers 32

The Saints knocked off the Steelers to end a three-game losing streak. Drew Brees threw five touchdowns while completing 19 of 27 passes for 257 yards, and Kenny Stills led the team with five catches for 162 yards and a score. Mark Ingram had 23 carries for 122 yards for the Saints. Cameron Jordan and Kenny Vaccaro each had interceptions.

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