REPORT CARD: Falcons earned high marks for drubbing Saints

The defense was leaking yardage, but made enough plays to help the offense win the shootout at the Superdome on Monday.

“I thought our running backs were awesome,” Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. “Both those guys – Tevin (Coleman) and Devonta (Freeman) – have been really consistent players for us. It was fun to be a part of that. I thought our offensive line did a great job establishing the line of scrimmage, both in the running game and the passing game.”

The Falcons steamrolled the Saints into the ground and didn’t even need All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones.

Here are the grades:

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Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for 296 yards and four touchdowns in the Falcons 45-32 win over the Saints. The AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter and Greg Picker break down the victory.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.