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Falcons-Saints Game Notes


Falcons quarterback Chris Redman connected with wide receiver Michael Jenkins for a 50-yard touchdown in the third quarter cutting the Saints lead to 23-16. The touchdown pass was the longest for Redman since the 2007 season finale against Seattle (55-yard touchdown). The reception for Jenkins is his longest since the 2008 season opener when he took Matt Ryan's first career pass 62-yards for a touchdown against Detroit. * Quarterback Chris Redman completed 23 of 34 passes for 303 yards, one touchdown and one interception for a 93.1 passer rating. The 303 passing yards marked his second-highest single-game total. * On Atlanta's first possession of the fourth quarter, Chris Redman led the offense on an 11-play, 79-yard scoring drive which was capped by a running back Jason Snelling four-yard touchdown run. The drive consumed 5:21. * In the fourth quarter, running back Jason Snelling scored a touchdown on a four-yard rush. The TD was the first for Snelling in three games as he now has four this season. Snelling finished the game with 10 carries for 37 yards and one score. * Running back Jason Snelling finished with a career-high in receiving yards with 65 on four receptions for a 16.3 average. * On quarterback Chris Redman's first pass of the contest, he found running back Jason Snelling for a 38-yard gain which took the Falcons into Saints territory. The 38-yard reception marked a career-high for Snelling. * Wide receiver Michael Jenkins posted his best receiving game of the season, finishing with three receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown. * Tight end Tony Gonzalez improved his consecutive games with a reception streak to 144 with his first catch of the game in the first quarter. Entering Sunday's game Gonzalez's streak was the third longest in the NFL. * With Roddy White's first reception of the contest in the second quarter, the five-year veteran has now caught at least one pass in 49 consecutive games. * Wide receiver Eric Weems posted a career-long rush with a 31-yard end around in the first quarter. * Atlanta's defense held the Saints to six first quarter rushing yards, the lowest total for the defensive unit in the opening 15 minutes of play all season. * Defensive end John Abraham was credited with his first forced fumble of the season when he stripped Saints running back Reggie Bush in the third quarter. The forced fumble was also the 32nd of his career. * Kicker Matt Bryant tallied his first field goal as a member of the Falcons and gave Atlanta a 3-0 lead in the first quarter when he split the uprights from 36-yards. He connected on two more kicks from 30 and 27 yards to cut New Orleans' lead to 16-9 at halftime.


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