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Deke Bellavia

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Deke: Brees doesn't think Atlanta is seeking revenge

Saints quarterback Drew Brees spoke to Bobby Hebert and myself for the weekly "QB to QB" session.  Drew talked about the solid win by the Black and Gold on Monday night, while looking ahead to Sunday's match-up with the Dirty Birds in the Superdome.

Bobby asked Drew if he thought last year's 45-16 pounding of the Falcons in New Orleans last year might make for extra motivation by Atlanta.

"I don't think that's an issue at all," Drew told us. "We're far enough down the road here in this 2012 season, and look at the season they're having.  They're 8-0, playing as good of football as anyone in the league right now. They're kind of the team to beat."

Drew continued, "I think there's enough riding on this game anyway.  I don't think either side needs any extra motivation."

Click HERE to listen to our full "QB to QB" interview.

And, Brees noted that there are some solid reasons why  Atlanta is undefeated.

"They play very well as a team.  They're very well-coached, very disciplined.   They don't give up big play, they get after the passer with the pass rush...they're doing a great job of getting turnovers this year.  I believe they've got the 4th most turnovers in the NFL, and they're doing a great job of taking care (of the ball) offensively.  So their giveaway-takeaway ratio is very good.  And they're the least-penalized team in the league.  All in all, that's championship caliber football, and that's the reason why they're 8-0. "

Finally, #9 told us that the Falcons D offers some special problems for the Saints' pass-heavy offense.

"They've got some ball hawks in that secondary, they've gotten a lot of interceptions.  They've got guys with really good ball skills, really good awareness and instincts.  So it's definitely something for us in the passing game that we know where these guys are, and know that they're looking to make plays, plays on the ball, and just be aware of that."


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11/09/2012 9:11AM
Deke: Brees doesn't think Atlanta is seeking revenge
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11/09/2012 12:08PM
Pop The Champagne
The cream will rise and the current milk will sour. The Falcons will fall on the appointed hour. Thunder Dome will rock for Who Dat Nation. The Saints will beat an impersonation. The Dolphins will pop chilled champagne, as Falcon fans go, completely insane. The streak will start for 0-8, as Who Dat Nation rises, for a playoff date.
11/09/2012 3:33PM
Don't be so naive
This sunday and the upcoming prime time showdown were days marked on the Falcons schedule. They suffered two hapless losses at the hands of the no saints and even complained about their dirty play. This and the next meeting you can count on Atlanta victories.
11/09/2012 8:18PM
Not in our house Falcons fan
It puts the playoff lotion on its Falcons skin. "We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious!" "You don't have any friends. Nobody likes you." "Sneaky little Saintses!" "We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious!" Give us the precious, Saintses. RG gives us the precious. Nasty sneaky little Saintses. The Lombardi precious is ours. "Gollum! Gollum!" Saintses! Saintses!
11/10/2012 6:00AM
Bird Season opened last weekend
We limited out on Eagles Monday Night and will limit out on Dirty Birds Sunday. Who Dats are bird hunting!!!
11/10/2012 1:07PM
Undefeated Atlanta Falcons, take on the New Orleans Saints, who are well, 3-5-0
11/11/2012 9:03AM
Huge Saints fan here
Come on man' ..... Really- our defense is not going to be able to handle the firepower falcons offense brings- I love my Saints!!! Who Dat baby- but... Man our D-fense Sucks huge bloody chunks- they do... Who disagrees with me?
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