NFL Week 16 Showdown: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

NFL Week 16 Showdown: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

There is a ton on the line Sunday when the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons in a key NFC South battle. The New Orleans Saints are 10-4 on the season, and tied with the Carolina Panthers at the top of the division. The Saints need just one win to seal their spot into the postseason. The Saints are 6-1 when playing at home this season.

The Atlanta Falcons also need just one more win to get into the postseason. The Falcons are 9-5 on the season, and would win a tiebreaker over both the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks in case of a tie. Atlanta is a game behind both the Saints and the Panthers in the divisional race. The New Orleans Saints are -5 over the Atlanta Falcons in a National Football League Week 16 game on Sunday afternoon. 

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are the third highest scoring team in all of the NFC. The Eagles and the Rams have scored more points this season. New Orleans has seen both Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram put together a sensational season, with 135.1 yards per game. The Saints are also 4th in all of the National Football League with 266.4 yards per game via the pass.

Michael Thomas is putting together a sensational season. The receiver has 94 receptions, 1,085 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season. New Orleans will finish the 2017 regular season on the road at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.

Falcons Coming in on Short Rest

The Atlanta Falcons won on Monday Night Football for their 9th win of the season. The Falcons are 5-2 on the road this season, and in those two losses, allowed 23 in New England and 20 in Carolina. The Falcons have scored 318 points on the season and allowed opponents to score 282 on the season.

Matt Ryan has thrown for more than 3,400 yards on the season with 18 touchdowns. Julio Jones is the top receiver for the Falcons with more than 1,210 yards, but just 3 touchdowns. The Falcons finish their 2017 regular season at home against the Carolina Panthers

Saints Roll over Atlanta

The New Orleans Saints want revenge from their loss in Week 14 to the Falcons. Remember after that game, the Falcons had a few things to say about the win. The Saints are not going to like that, and Drew Brees is going to come out with a plan in mind to blowout the Falcons. The Saints can do it, especially at home. This is going to be a great football game, but there is no doubt where our bet is at. The final bet for the game on Sunday is the New Orleans Saints -5 over the Atlanta Falcons. Bet on the New Orleans Saints -5 over the Atlanta Falcons in National Football League action on Sunday afternoon.