The New Orleans Saints (1-1), led by quarterback Drew Brees, meet the Atlanta Falcons (1-1), led by quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones, in an NFC South matchup during NFL Week 3 on Sunday, September 23, 2018 (9/23/18) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Saints vs. Falcons
What: NFL, Week 3
When: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
TV: Fox (To Watch Free,Please click below)
Line: Falcons -3 (Over/under: 53)
Week 3 picks and predictions
Saints notes: QB DREW BREES has 682 pass yards (341 per game) with 5 TDs & 0 INTs for 123 rating in past 2. Has 300+ pass yard in 6 of past 8 vs. Atl. In his past 5 at Atl., has 1,555 pass yards (311 per game), 8 TDs & 3 INTs for 98.5 rating. Aims for 4th in row on road with 100+ rating. * RB ALVIN KAMARA has 588 scrimmage yards (117.6 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 5 on road. In his past 2 vs. division, has 269 scrimmage yards (134.5 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.). Aims for 6th in row with 6+ receptions. * WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 12 catches for 89 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 28 receptions in past 2 & surpassed ANDRE RISON (26) for most catches in 1st 2 games to start season in NFL history. Has 33 catches for 454 yards (113.5 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 4 on road vs. NFC South. Has 10+ catches, 100+ rec. yards & TD in each of past 2 meetings. WR TED GINN, JR. had 76 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. TE BENJAMIN WATSON aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with TD. * DE CAMERON JORDAN had 2 sacks in Week 2. Had 2 sacks in last meeting. Has 6.5 sacks, FF & FR in his past 6 vs. Atl. Has 13 tackles, 3 sacks & PD in his past 3 vs. NFC South. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with INT. Aims for 6th in row vs. division with PD. Had FF last week. S MARCUS WILLIAMS had INT in Week 2. Has 3 INTs in his past 3. LB DEMARIO DAVIS aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with 8+ tackles. Had 9 tackles & FF last week.
Falcons notes: QB MATT RYAN completed 23 of 28 (82.1 pct.) for 272 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 116.1 rating last week. Added 2 rush TDs in Week 2, his 1st-career 2 rush TD game. Has 1,334 pass yards (333.5 per game) & 10 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 109.9 rating in his past 4 home meetings. Has 100+ rating in 6 of past 8 games vs. NO. * RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has 898 scrimmage yards (112.3 per game) & 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.) in 8 career meetings. Aims for 5th in row at home vs. NFC South with TD. RB TEVIN COLEMAN had 125 scrimmage yards (107 rush, 18 rec.) in Week 2. Has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in past 4 meetings. * WR JULIO JONES has 19 catches for 343 yards (114.3 per game) & TD in his past 3 meetings. WR MOHAMED SANU has TD catch in 2 of past 3 meetings. Rookie WR CALVIN RIDLEY had 4 receptions for career-high 64 yards & 1st-career TD catch in Week 2. TE AUSTIN HOOPER had rec. TD last week. Has 3 career TDs vs. NFC South. * DE TAKKARIST MC KINLEY aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 2 sacks & FF in his past 4 vs. division. LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL & LB DUKE RILEY tied for team lead with 9 tackles last week. CB RICARDO ALLEN had INT in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with INT vs. NFC South. Has 21 tackles, 2 INTs & 3 PD in his past 4 at home. Since 2015, CB ROBERT ALFORD leads NFL with 57 PD. Has INT & 5 PD in his past 2 at home vs. division.