Picks & Analysis: Falcons vs Saints 01/07/2024

Picks & Analysis: Falcons vs Saints 01/07/2024

January 4, 2024


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The Week 18 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons (7-9) and New Orleans Saints (8-8) will determine who has a better chance of qualifying for the postseason.


After going just 4-6 in their first ten games of the season, Atlanta has lost to the Bucs, Panthers, and Bears, and has now gone 3-3 since the bye. Thus far, the Falcons’ average scoring output has been a sour 19.0 points a game, with 200.8 yards every game, 15 total touchdowns, and 15 interceptions in the passing game. Atlanta gains 14 touchdowns and averages 130.1 yards per contest on the rush. The Falcons trailed the Bears 21–7 at the half in their most recent game. Atlanta’s second-half deficit increased to 16 points, and they ultimately lost 37–17. Bijan Robinson ran on fifteen occasions for 75 yards, while Taylor Heinicke finished with 163 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions, and a rush touchdown.



In contrast, the Saints performed marginally better in the ten games played prior to their bye, finishing 5-5 overall. However, New Orleans has also gone 3-3 in the previous 6, triumphing over the Panthers, Giants, and Buccaneers during that span. The Saints are scoring 22.1 points per match on average while giving up 19.4 points a contest. In their most recent game, the Saints defeated the Buccaneers, leading 20-0 after 3 quarters. From then on, New Orleans won 23–13 with ease. Juwan Johnson grabbed 8 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, while Derek Carr passed for 197 yards and two scores and leading the rush with 19 carries for 58 yards was Jamaal Williams. The Saints are 21st in the NFL in terms of rushing yards after carrying the ball at a rate of 27.8 times per game, while they get 3.6 yards per rush attempt on average.


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Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints Game Information


  • Date: 01/07/2024
  • Time: 01:00 PM ET
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
  • How to Watch Falcons vs Saints: CBS
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass


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