Saints and Falcons by the numbers

By Pat Yasinskas

NEW ORLEANS — The fine folks at ESPN Stats & Information just passed along some stuff on the Falcons’ 27-24 overtime victory Sunday. Let’s run through some of the highlights.

  • Atlanta got the ball twice in overtime and the series had different approaches and different results. On the first series, which was three and out, the Falcons tried to do it through the air. Matt Ryan just missed a wide-open Harry Douglas on the first play and was sacked on third down. The Falcons ran the ball on second down. On the second drive, they ran the ball a lot. Using two backs on every one of 12 plays, the Falcons ran 10 times. They produced four first downs and 59 yards to set up Matt Bryant’s game-winning field goal.

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