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Forbath's FG on final play sends Saints past Falcons 20-17

(Source: Mark Lagrange) (Source: Mark Lagrange)

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer
    
ATLANTA (AP) - Jamarca Sanford's interception at the Atlanta 25 with less than two minutes remaining set up Kai Forbath's 30-yard field goal as time expired, giving the New Orleans Saints a 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
    
Sanford cut in front of Devonta Freeman for the interception with 1:47 remaining.
    
It was the Saints' sixth sweep of the season series with the Falcons in 10 years under coach Sean Payton. Payton is 15-5 against Atlanta.
    
The loss denied the Falcons (8-8) their chance to give first-year coach Dan Quinn a winning record. The Saints (7-9) avoided giving coach Sean Payton his first 10-loss season.
    
Drew Brees threw for 323 yards, including a touchdown pass to Ben Watson.
    
Julio Jones had nine catches for 149 yards for Atlanta and moved to second place in the NFL single-season records for receiving yards and catches.
    
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1/3/2016 3:11:09 PM (GMT -6:00)

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