NEW ORLEANS -- After catching three touchdown passes in his first meeting with the New Orleans Saints, Calvin Ridley found the end zone once again late in the third quarter.
Ridley also played a key role in helping the Falcons get into the red zone, coming up with a 50-yard catch-and-run on a improvised pass from Matt Ryan. Ryan then connected with Ridley on a 2-yard touchdown pass on a crucial fourth-down play to cut the Saints' lead to 24-10 in the third quarter.
The touchdown was Ridley's eighth of the season, which is the most among rookie wide receivers in the NFL this season. He also tied the Falcons' franchise record for touchdown catches by a rookie receiver, which was set by Julio Jones in 2011.