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Two weeks in, and it is still not clear what type of football team the New Orleans Saints have. Sunday’s rivalry game should provide a solid barometer.
In recent years, the games between the New Orleans Saints and the Falcons have been as competitive as ever. The last 12 meetings between the two franchises have been split evenly, and all but two have been decided by 10 or fewer points.
Both clubs feature some dynamic playmakers that should make for some fun matchups Sunday.
Julio Jones (11) missed two days of practice this week with a calf injury, but suited up Friday (Sept. 21) and should be ready to go, meaning the Saints will have to try to contain one of the game’s most explosive receivers.
As usual, the Falcons are leaning heavily on their star receiver through two weeks this season, as he has been targeted 28 times in the first two games of the season.
So far, it has not been an efficient connection between Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan, with Jones only catching 55.6 percent of the balls thrown his way.
But the Saints surely are less concerned with those numbers than Jones’ career numbers against New Orleans. In his last eight games against the Saints, Jones has hauled in 49 passes for 824 yards, including 12 passes for 247 yards in last season’s matchups.
It will be interesting to see if the Saints try to shadow Jones with their top cover corner, Marshon Lattimore (23), who bounced back last week after a rough Week 1 performance.
Saints coach Sean Payton said the Falcons like to move Jones around in the formation to try to gain a favorable matchup.
“You get him in some different positions,” Payton said. “He plays the X (receiver position), but you will see him in the slot. You will see him inside of trips. He’s an explosive player with a real big catch radius. He’s a handful.”