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Falcons Win In Wild Finish After Brees Interception And Payton Penalty

Atlanta overcame three Matt Ryan interceptions to come back and beat New Orleans, thanks to Saints quarterback Drew Brees throwing his own awful interception with his team in game-tying field goal range followed by Sean Payton drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that prevented his team from ever getting the ball back.

Payton’s penalty came as the New Orleans coach appeared to be attempting a time out call; the subsequent first down enabled the Falcons to run out the clock.

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A 52-yard Matt Bryant field goal proved the difference, as the Falcons moved to within a game of the division-leading Saints.

[NBC Universo]

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