Originally posted on CBS Atlanta:
By Matthew Asher
It was bound to happen. After starting out the season 8-0 (the previous franchise record was 4-0) the Atlanta Falcons finally have one in the loss column and it came at the hands of their NFC South rival New Orleans Saints.
The Saints may now be 4-5 following the 31-27 victory, but don’t think that this was an upset. This is one of those games where the stats really do tell the story of the game: a battle between two high-powered offenses. The Falcons and Saints combined for 894 total yards of offense, 46 first downs and 58 points.
Matt Ryan, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez each get an A.Matt Ryan showed he deserves to be in the same elite league as Drew Brees. The quarterbacks combined for 709 passing yards with each throwing three touchdowns and one interception. Ryan actually threw…
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