5/ Saints fourth down stop of Falcons
Sometimes we harp on the sour moments the most; they seem to stick with us as people more than the good ones.
But when Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive linemen Sedrick Ellis and Shaun Rogers stopped Atlanta running back Michael Turner on fourth down in overtime, a good moment was etched in everyone’s minds.
New Orleans had just given up two long scoring drives to Atlanta in the fourth quarter that pushed the game into overtime.
The Falcons forced the Saints to punt on their first possession of overtime and Atlanta coach Mike Smith didn’t think his defense had another stop in it. So, he went for it on fourth-and-inches on his own 29 yard-line.
The Saints came up with the stop and New Orleanians had another victory over their bitterest of rivals Atlanta.