Sunday, November 13, 2011
Jonathan Vilma out; Mark Ingram back
ESPN.com news services
ATLANTA -- The Saints were without linebacker Jonathan Vilma for Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over Atlanta.
Running back Mark Ingram returned after missing two games with a heel injury, but carried just eight times for 11 yards in the loss.
The Falcons were missing starting safety William Moore for Sunday's game with first place on the line in the NFC South.
Vilma missed his second straight game with a sore left knee. Jo-Lonn Dunbar started for Vilma at middle linebacker.
New Orleans nickel back Patrick Robinson (stomach pain) also was inactive.
The Saints had Chris Ivory inactive instead of carrying a fourth running back behind Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles.
Moore (quadriceps) and left tackle Sam Baker (back) were replaced by James Sanders and Will Svitek, respectively. Baker missed his third straight game.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones started after tweaking his right hamstring this week.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.