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Who will win in Week 12, Falcons or Saints? Expert Picks

Atlanta will face New Orleans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday

The Falcons take on the New Orleans Saints at home fresh off the bye. Atlanta is hoping to crush a three-game losing streak against its biggest rival.

The quarterback situation is less of a factor this week compared to the last few. Desmond Ridder was named the starter by coach Arthur Smith this week, ending recent uncertainty about whether Ridder or Taylor Heinicke would start.

Earlier in the week, it looked like Atlanta may face yet another backup quarterback this season with starter Derek Carr in the concussion protocol, but Carr was removed from the Saints participation report Thursday and is reportedly ready to start Sunday.

Experts largely picked the Falcons in their Week 10 battle at Arizona, but Atlanta couldn't measure up. This week it's more split, but more have predicted the Saints to take the divisional matchup. Check out the full list of picks below:

Table inside Article
Author | Outlet Pick
Jeremy Fowler | ESPN Falcons
Lindsey Thiry | ESPN Saints
Dan Parr | Saints
Tom Blair | Saints
Albert Breer | Sports Illustrated Falcons
Connor Orr | Sports Illustrated Falcons
Gilbert Manzano | Sports Illustrated Saints
Pete Prisco | CBS Sports Saints
Bill Bender | Sporting News Saints

For more complete picks, visit: ESPN, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News and

Take a look as the Atlanta Falcons put in the work in Flowery Branch for the game against the New Orleans Saints, presented by Fast Twitch.

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