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Saints 31, Falcons 27

Falcons suffer first loss of season to Saints

New Orleans’ late stand takes down the last unbeaten team

NEW ORLEANS — The Atlanta Falcons can forget about perfection, thanks to their resurgent rivals from the City that Care Forgot.

Of all the teams to end Atlanta’s unbeaten run, it had to be the New Orleans Saints. And it had to be a memorable, drama-filled game that left the Falcons frustrated by the 1 meager yard they could not get to take a lead inside the final two minutes of a 31-27 loss Sunday.

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