Falcons back in thick of things in NFC South
Deion Jones’ interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining sealed the Falcons’ 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints Thursday in Atlanta, setting up a three-way race for the NFC South title. Matt Ryan shook off three interceptions to guide the Falcons to Matt Bryant’s 52-yard field goal with 3:49 to go, snapping a 17-17 tie. The Saints (9-4) were in position to pull out the victory, driving to the Atlanta 11 after Drew Brees converted on fourth-and-one with a quarterback sneak. On second down, Brees attempted to hit tight end Josh Hill in the end zone, but was intercepted by Jones. The Falcons (8-5) climbed to within one game of the division-leading Saints with three weeks to go.