Photos: Saints beat Falcons,31-27

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) sprints to the end zone for a long TD in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints fan Greer Griffin, from Marrero, La, cheers after a Saints TD in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram fights for yardage in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) races to the end zone in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS New Orleans Saints receiver Lance Moore makes a catch before going out of bounds just before halftime on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints running back Pierre Thomas fights for yardage last season against Atlanta in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a dramatic leaping catch in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) for a huge gain deep into Saints territory in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) catches a pass for a big gain deep into Falcon territory in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) runs down the sideline after catching a Drew Brees pass in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) is pushed out of bounds by Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud (28) after a long pass play in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) just misses catching a TD pass as New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) defends in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Tom Johnson (96) pressures Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) as Falcons center Todd McClure (62) tries to block him in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) finds open field as New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) gives chase in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper (41)breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) knocks down a pass intended for Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) in the final seconds of second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) fights for yardage in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) fights for yardage in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) tackles Falcons receiver Roddy White in the first half of Sunday's game.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) and New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) bring down Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84)in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) drags Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84)to the ground with the help of New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints running back Chris Ivory breaks free on a touchdown run in the first half against the Falcons.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints fan Greer Griffin, from Marrero, La, cheers after a Saints TD in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) fights for yardage in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) races to the end zone in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) fights for yards in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) makes a catch before going out of bounds just before the half in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a dramatic leaping catch in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) for a huge gain deep into Saints territory in the second half of the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISNew Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory sprints to the end zone for his 56-yard touchdown against Atlanta on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints handed the Falcons their first loss, 31-27, and have won four of their past five games.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) breaks free for a TD run in the first half of the Saints Atlanta Sunday in the Superdome. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints running back Chris Ivory runs against Atlanta last season.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins makes a stop on Falcons wide receiver Roddy White in the first half Nov. 11, 2012.