Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Tickets
About Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints
The Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints are divisional rivals, both competing in the NFC South Division of the NFL. Having been founded one year apart in the 1960’s, these two teams were the first two franchises in the NFL from the Deep South.
Sometimes referred to as the Southern Showdown, the rivalry between these two teams has been enthralling the South for many decades. With cities located in close proximity, games between these two teams are packed with raucous fans from both sides. The rivalry is about so much more than just football. It’s about the identity of the Deep South, and which city gets to claim it.
The Falcons-Saints rivalry is often hailed as one of the most underrated rivalries in the NFL. The games between these two teams are fiercely fought, with fans seeing the other side as their biggest and most bitter rivals. Since they play in the same division, they face each other on the field quite often.
In the battle for the Deep South, which team will 2021 favor?
Memorable Matchups Between the Falcons and the Saints
As members of the same division, the Falcons and the Saints have played a number of memorable games. Here are a few of their most memorable encounters.
The Saints Worst Defeat
September 16, 1973 - In one of the worst defeats handed to the Saints, the Falcons defeated the Saints 62-7. They also broke 35 franchise records in the process.
The Return to New Orleans Post Katrina
September 25, 2006- After the devastation of hurricane Katrina, this game marked the official re-opening of the Superdome. The game was nationally televised, becoming one of the highest rated programs in the history of ESPN, and had a packed audience. The Saints dominated the game and would win 23-3.
In the first quarter of the game, Steve Gleason, the New Orleans safety, clocked a punt which his teammate Curtis Deloatch would then recover in the end zone for a touchdown. To commemorate that event, a statute of the punt block was put up outside the Superdome and called Rebirth, to signify the resilience of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
A History of their Meetings
The Falcons and the Saints have faced each other a total of 90 times in the regular season. Here are the Falcons’ statistics from those meetings:
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The Atlanta Falcons have faced the New Orleans Saints once in the postseason in 1991. The Falcons won that game 27-20.
Top Players for the Falcons and the Saints
The Atlanta Falcons have had their fair share of talented players. They include Steve Bartkowski, the Falcon’s all-time leading passer. Jeff Van Note is another player who was one of the best offensive linesmen in the Falcon’s franchise history. Also William Andrews, an exceptional running back who rushed for over 5,900 yards in his time with the Falcons.
Some of the best players that have played for the New Orleans Saints include Morten Andersen, one of the leading scorers in the franchise history. Willie Roaf was the best offensive linesman in the Saints history. And last but not least by any count, Drew Brees, the Saints’ star quarterback who holds numerous franchise and league records.
In 2021, It’s the Falcons vs. the Saints
In 2021, fans of the Falcons and the Saints can watch these two teams go head to head. To get your hands on Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints tickets, you’ll need to know when the teams are playing against each other. Check both the Atlanta Falcons schedule and the New Orleans Saints schedule for information. Also have a look at Georgia Dome (until the Falcons relocate to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium) and the Mercedes- Benz Superdome seating charts to find out which seats are best. Once you’ve chosen the seats you want, you can buy cheap Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints tickets right here.