Falcons can't afford mistakes vs. Brees
Falcons (8-0) visit New Orleans (3-5) on Sunday
The Atlanta Falcons are ready to prove they aren't defenseless against New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
Since Brees joined the Saints in 2006, Atlanta is 2-10 in the NFC South series, and the Falcons know why.
Brees hasn't just beaten Atlanta with his right arm. His footwork, field vision and game preparation are just as lethal.
"That's why we've got to finish plays," Falcons safety William Moore said. "That's the biggest thing. You will think the play's over, and Drew will step up and hit something big."
Maybe when the Falcons (8-0) visit New Orleans (3-5) on Sunday, Atlanta will have a better chance at success now that Mike Nolan is their first-year defensive coordinator.
Atlanta has dropped three straight in the series, and its blowout loss in Week 16 last December at the Superdome was one reason the Falcons weren't exactly disappointed when Nolan's predecessor, Brian VanGorder, left for Auburn.
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