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Game Notes: Falcons at Saints

The Atlanta Falcons offense finished the game with 413 total yards. This is the second straight game, and the fourth time the offense has finished with at least 400 total yards. QB Matt Ryan was 30-of-44 for 295 yards with two touchdowns. Ryan now has 12 career touchdown passes on Thursday Night Football, which is third-best mark in the NFC since 2008. * Ryan moved his League high streak of games with at least 250 passing yards to 13, which dates back to Week 11 of 2014. * WR Roddy White recorded his first receiving touchdown of the season in the second quarter. The touchdown extended White's franchise record to 63 career touchdowns. The score was also White's 9th career touchdown reception against the New Orleans Saints. * K Matt Bryant recorded his 700th career point as a Falcon, when he connected on an extra point in the second quarter. He is the second player in franchise history to reach 700 points, joining Morten Andersen. * The Falcons offense recorded 150 rushing yards against the Saints. This is the fourth consecutive game the offense has rushed for of over 100 yards. The last time the Falcons offense totaled at least 100 rushing yards in for four-or-more consecutive games was during Weeks 6-11 in 2011 (Week 8 was a bye-week). * RB Devonta Freeman extended his streak of scoring at least one rushing touchdown in a game to five. His 25-yard run was his ninth rushing touchdown of the season, and his longest touchdown run of the season. Freeman finished the game with 13 carries for 100 yards, which was his second straight game with at least 100 yards rushing. He has more touchdowns through the first six games than any Falcon player had all last season. * Freeman added eight catches for 56 yards and finished the game with 156 total yards. This is his fifth straight game recording 100 total yards. He also caught his first touchdown pass of the season on a 13-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter. Thursday night marked the first time in his career that Freeman has scored a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game. It was also his third multi-touchdown game of the season. * Freeman's 10 total touchdowns lead the NFL. Dating back to 1991, Freeman is the ninth Falcon to score 10 total touchdowns in a single season and the first since Julio Jones in 2012. * The Falcons averaged a season-high 7.1 yards per rush against the Saints. Thursday marked the club's best per carry average since Week 11 of the 2013 season when the Falcons averaged 7.6 yards per rush against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Atlanta has averaged better than five yards per carry twice this season. * Through six games, the Falcons are averaging 130 yards per game on the ground, which is the Falcons highest average in a season since 2008 (152.7) * The Falcons defense held the Saints to 81 rushing yards. This is the fifth opponent that Atlanta has held to under 100 rushing yards during a game this season. * DE Adrian Clayborn recorded the only sack of the game for the defense, which was his second sack of the season. * LB Paul Worrilow led the defense with nine total tackles (seven solo).

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