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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Halftime thoughts on Falcons-Saints

By Pat Yasinskas

NEW ORLEANS -- We’ve got a typical Falcons-Saints game going on at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

It’s shaping up to be a classic shootout between Matt Ryan and Drew Brees and there hasn’t been much defense out of either team.

At halftime, the Saints have a 21-17 lead. Brees hit Jimmy Graham with a touchdown pass with 34 seconds left in the half to give the Saints the lead. The Saints have the momentum right now, but I've got a hunch we could see multiple momentum (and lead) changes in the second half because neither defense appears capable of stopping much of anything.

Also, an important note from the first half. Atlanta receiver Julio Jones left the game after catching a short pass late in the first quarter. The Falcons said Jones has a leg injury and his return is questionable.

I’ll be back with Rapid Reaction soon after the game ends and will have a full column on the biggest topic of the game after that.