NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Falcons looked inspired to reverse the outcome of the "Domecoming" 10 years ago by beating the Saints in a shootout 45-32.
This is the second year in a row the Saints start the season 0-3. Last year the Black and Gold finished 7-9. The Saints haven't made the playoffs since the 2013 season.
Matt Ryan torched the Saints defense by air, going 20-30 passing, 240 yards, two touchdown passes.
Devonta Freeman rushed for 152 yards, and Tevin Coleman scored three touchdowns on the ground.
Drew Brees went 36-54 passing, 376 yards, and three touchdowns. Coby Fleener led the Saints in receiving with 109 yards.