NFL Thursday Night Football Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints live streaming Free NFL Playoffs Week 12 Online, Thursday 22 November 2018, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Time 08:20 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
The Atlanta Falcons need a win here to save their season after losing five of their last eight games. The Atlanta Falcons have lost three of their last four road games. Matt Ryan is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 3,306 yards, 22 touchdowns and four interceptions. Ryan has one touchdown pass in three of his last six games. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley have combined for 1,690 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Mohamed Sanu has 38 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 88.8 yards per contest, and Tevin Coleman leads the way with 500 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 27.6 points and 405.2 yards per game. De’Vondre Campbell leads the Atlanta Falcons with 55 tackles, Takkarist McKinley has 5.5 sacks and Damontae Kazee has five interceptions.
Entering Week 12, the New Orleans Saints (9-1) are sitting comfortably atop the NFC South while the Atlanta Falcons (4-6) are out of the playoff picture as the projected 10th seed in the conference.
Atlanta has an uphill battle against a Saints team that hasn’t lost since Week 1 and ranks first in the NFL with 37.8 points-per-game. New Orleans has won back-to-back games in blowout fashion and is currently the second seed in the NFC.
Quarterback Drew Brees is having an MVP season with a 76.9 completion percentage (first in the NFL), 25 touchdowns and one interception. Last week he threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints’ 48-7 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles.
It’s a good thing the Saints’ offense is off-the-charts good as their defense has struggled this season. The unit is ranked 18th in the NFL in points-per-game allowed with 23.9 and tied for 21st in sacks with 24. Even worse, it is ranked last in the NFL with 573 combined tackles.
Those stats should give Matt Ryan and the Falcons some confidence on Sunday. They rank ninth in the NFL in points-per-game with 26.3. Last week, in the Falcons’ 22-19 loss to the Cowboys, Ryan threw for 291 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was also sacked three times for a loss of 17 yards.
The New Orleans Saints look to build on their nine-game winning streak in hopes of inching closer to the top seed in the NFC. The New Orleans Saints have won four straight home games. Drew Brees is completing 76.9 percent of his passes for 2,964 yards, 25 touchdowns and one interception. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 17 games. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara have combined for 1,552 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Tre’Quan Smith has 22 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 131.4 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 617 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 23.9 points and 358.2 yards per game. Demario Davis leads the New Orleans Saints with 70 tackles, Cameron Jordan has six sacks and Marcus Williams has two interceptions.
The Falcons are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Saints are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. NFC South, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Falcons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in New Orleans, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The over is 19-8-1 in Saints last 28 home games. The under is 6-2 in Falcons last 8 road games.
The Atlanta Falcons looked like they turned their season around with three straight wins until they lost back-to-back games to the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys. The New Orleans Saints remain the hottest team in the league with nine straight wins and each of their last four wins have been decided by 10 or more points. The Atlanta Falcons have covered their last five games as a double-digit underdog. The New Orleans Saints have split their last 10 games ATS as a double-digit favorite. The spreads for the New Orleans Saints are getting larger and larger by the week, but I did say about a month ago that I’m not looking to step in front of this team. For the most part, the Saints are beating the hell out of teams, and this game should be no different against an Atlanta Falcons defense that can’t stop a nose bleed. Laying double-digit chalk on short rest in an NFL game sounds crazy, but I can’t back the Falcons given the inconsistent play and the trash defense.
Matt Ryan led an all-out aerial assault against an easily exploitable Saints’ pass defense when these teams met back in Week 3. It resulted in a career-best outing for the former NFL MVP quarterback, who completed 74 percent of his passes for 374 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley also took advantage with a monster performance of his own (7 catches for 146 yards and 3 touchdowns).
While New Orleans still ranks just 27th in the NFL against the pass (280 ypg) heading into the Thanksgiving rematch, the Saints have been anything but vulnerable against opposing passing games of late. They have allowed just 154 passing yards per game and one TD pass over their last two games, tallying five interceptions and seven sacks in the process. Can the Saints keep it going against a high-powered passing attack that has already torched them once this season?
The Saints’ chief objective will be a difficult one — shut down the Matt Ryan to Julio Jones/Ridley connection. Jones leads the NFL with 1,158 receiving yards, and the elite wideout is currently in the midst of a streak that includes 100-plus yards in each of his last five contests, with a touchdown in three consecutive games. But Jones hasn’t had much luck finding the end zone against the Saints, registering just one touchdown catch in his last nine games against them. And Ridley may have trouble filling the void this time around after going relatively quiet since that breakout performance in Week 3.
The Falcons are one of the few teams that have been able to give the Saints a run for their money this season. However, it took a career-best performance from Matt Ryan to make that possible. And these two teams have gone in vastly different directions since Week 3. Even if Atlanta plays the best game it can possibly play on Thursday night, it’s unlikely that it will be enough to pull off the Thanksgiving upset against the surging Saints on the road. New Orleans is simply on a different level right now.