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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees cheers with (Credit: AP)

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees cheers with the team before the first half against the Atlanta Falcons. (Nov. 21, 2013)

Saints vs. Falcons

The New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons, 17-13, in a Week 12 Thursday Night Football game at the Georgia Dome.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80)
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New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) hangs from the goal post after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80)
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New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) prepares to enter the end zone as Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore (25) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints
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Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at the Georgia Dome. (Nov. 21, 2013)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters, top, and
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Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters, top, and Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore (25) tackle New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees cheers with
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees cheers with the team before the first half against the Atlanta Falcons. (Nov. 21, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs
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Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs against New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23)
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New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) is hit by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Joplo Bartu (59) and Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82)
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New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) makes a touch-down catch against Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud (28) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) keeps
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Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) keeps into the end zone for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Atlanta Falcons tackle Lamar Holmes (76) celebrates Atlanta
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Atlanta Falcons tackle Lamar Holmes (76) celebrates Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson's touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson (13) heads
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson (13) heads to the end zone against New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. The play was ruled not a touchdown after review. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) celebrates
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Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) celebrates his touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain (27) and strong
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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain (27) and strong safety William Moore (25) defend against New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22)
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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) works against Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12)
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) moves past Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, right,
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New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, right, embraces New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) after Graham scored a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80)
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New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) work during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson (13) falls
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson (13) falls after trying to catch a ball as New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) falls during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks (76)
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New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks (76) prepares to hit Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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