Drew Brees became the third quarterback in NFL history to throw for 70,000 career yards as the Saints edged the Falcons 23-13 in New Orleans.
Brees hit Ted Ginn Jr. for a 54-yard touchdown with 14-seconds left in the first half to open up a 13-0 lead. Mark Ingram added a 26-yard rushing score to make it 20-3 in the third quarter.
Three Wil Lutz' field goals padded the lead as the 11-and-4 Saints locked up a playoff berth. New Orleans will clinch the NFC South with a win in Week 17.
Matt Ryan connected with Tevin Coleman for the lone Atlanta touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Julio Jones caught seven passes for 149 yards in defeat.
The loss eliminated the Falcons from contention for the division title, but they can secure a Wild Card spot with a Week 17 victory.
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