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Brees, New Orleans likely to make Falcons hit rock bottom

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is sacked by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks in the second half of a National Football League game on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans.

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What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
Then the Atlanta Falcons didn’t do their part.
Instead, the prime-time meeting between long-time rivals has lost much of its luster. Atlanta (2-8) is the biggest disappointment in the entire NFL, going from nearly making the Super Bowl to contending for the top overall draft choice.
It’s been a rough year for the Falcons, who have been ravaged by injuries and plagued by sloppiness (minus-11 turnover margin).
“It’s certainly ...

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