Saints return to their winning ways at Atlanta's expense

New Orleans' win over Atlanta showed the Saints are still the story in the NFC South while the Falcons are just flipping and free-falling, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: November 27, 2006, 2:39 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Losers of three of their previous four outings, and with suspicions in some corners of the NFL that the league's feel-good saga for 2006 was about to become a felt-good story over the latter part of the season, the New Orleans Saints arrived here Sunday morning intent on stopping the bleeding.

Fortunately, the Atlanta Falcons have recently become the NFL's most effective tourniquet.

So by the time the Saints exited the Georgia Dome, having dispatched the Falcons 31-13 and ...

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