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Numbers, Notes and Colors for Week 14


The Falcons will wear their RED jerseys this weekend against the Saints. * Tony Gonzalez set a new single-season reception mark for a tight end in franchise history last week. Gonzalez, who now has 69 receptions on the year, topped Alge Crumpler's old record of 66 set in 2005. * Roddy White caught his career-best eighth touchdown of the season last week against the Eagles. * Saints safety Chris Reis graduated and played with Falcons defensive tackle Vance Walker at Georgia Tech. * Kroy Biermann tied Jonathan Babineaux last week for the team lead in sacks last week. Each player has recorded five sacks on the season. * The Falcons all-time record against the Saints is 44-36. * If Michael Turner is unable to go because of an ankle sprain, Jerious Norwood and Jason Snelling will likely split the carries against the Saints. * Under Head Coach Mike Smith the Falcons have never lost back-to-back home games. * Curtis Lofton ranks second in the league in tackles with 115according to * The Saints won the first meeting between these two teams 35-27, but the Falcons played aggressive defense and forced four turnovers. That's the most turnovers the Saints have committed in a game all season. * Rookie defensive end Lawrence Sidbury recorded his first career sack, dropping Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb last week. * Matt Bryant played with Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey with the New York Giants from 2002-03. * Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt coached with the Green Bay Packers with Falcons assistant head coach Emmitt Thomas in 1999. * Saints tackle Jon Stinchcomb played alongside Falcons fullback Verron Haynes and linebacker Tony Gilbert at the University of Georgia. * Michael Koenen leads the league in kickoff touchbacks with 23 according to * Gonzalez's streak of consecutive games with a reception is now 143, second among tight ends in league history. * Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen coached the Atlanta Falcons as a defensive assistant from 2002-05. * The Falcons home record under Smith is 12-2.

MULTIMEDIA:Falcons-Saints video interviews and features * WHAT TO WATCH:Key stats and information to get you ready for gameday * GAME INFORMATION:Important fan information for Sunday's game * J. MIKE'S MISSIVES:News updates and thoughts from the managing editor * THE BEAT BLOG:Additional Falcons news and injury updates from John Manasso * INJURY REPORT:Injury updates on the Falcons and Saints, presented by Piedmont Healthcare * TRANSACTION:Falcons make early-week roster moves | Bergeron back on practice squad * PREVIEW PACK:More game info and stats from the Football Communications Staff * FALCONS LIVE:Mike Smith and Lawrence Sidbury talk with Wes and Dave * TRANSCRIPTS:Wednesday Locker Room | Smith Wednesday | Smith Monday * USA FOOTBALL:Gonzalez named to first All-Fundamentals Team

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