Saints, Falcons 1st half action

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Roman Harper scoops up an Atlanta fumble in the secord quarter as the New Orleans Saints faced the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday, September 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Marques Colston pulls in a second} quarter touchdown ahead of Atlanta's Akeem Dent as the New Orleans Saints faced the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday, September 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez celebrates a first quarter touchdown as the New Orleans Saints faced the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday, September 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- After a defensive stand, Coach Sean Payton talks with Tyrunn Walker and Junior Galette as the New Orleans Saints faced the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday, September 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Roman Harper runs back an Atlanta fumble in the second quarter as the New Orleans Saints faced the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday, September 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Kenny Vaccaro talks with Coach Sean Payton as the New Orleans Saints faced the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday, September 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette (93), bottom, and New Orleans Saints defensive end Tyrunn Walker (75) sack Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) in a NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) fumbles the ball, recovered by New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The turnover led to a Saints score.