ATLANTA -- The New Orleans Saints have won plenty of games with their dazzling offence. Bobby Hebert Womens Jersey . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. "Were rolling and we cant stop," said Cameron Jordan, who led the way as New Orleans sacked Atlantas Matt Ryan five times. "Weve got to get better." Brees threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham and a 1-yarder to Benjamin Waton, giving the first-place Saints (9-2) a sweep of the season series with their NFC South rivals. Atlanta (2-9) dropped its fifth straight game, clinched its first losing season since 2007 and was officially eliminated from the division race with five weeks remaining. The Falcons had a chance to pull off the upset, driving to the Saints 29 with less than 3 minutes to go. But New Orleans turned up the pressure on Ryan, Atlanta missed a long field goal, and the Saints ran off all but the last 5 seconds. New Orleans also forced a crucial fumble early in the fourth quarter. Keyunta Dawson stripped the ball from Falcons rookie receiver Darius Johnson, and Corey White fell on it at the Saints 13. "We knew coming here was going to be a challenge," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "The two teams, the history, regardless of the record it has always been a close game, and tonight was no exception." The Georgia Dome rocked with chants of "Who Dat! Who Dat!" as the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Saints ensuring they will remain alone atop the NFC South and just one game behind Seattle for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. New Orleans will face the Seahawks on Dec. 2 in what shapes up as one of the biggest games of the year. "The identity of the team is still developing," said Jordan, who was credited with 2 1/2 sacks. The Falcons had hoped to salvage a bit of pride in this lost season, driving from their own 9 -- actually, the 3 after Ryan was sacked -- to the Saints 29. But Ryan was sacked again by Jordan and hurried into a pair of incompletions. As the crowd groaned, the Falcons surprisingly sent on Matt Bryant to attempt a 52-yard field goal. He knocked one through, but the Saints called timeout just before the snap. His next try sailed wide of the left upright. Brees and the offence took it from there, assuring Atlanta had time for only one desperate play at the end. "We responded to momentum changes and some adversity in the football game," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "But it was still not good enough. If you dont win, its not good enough." Brees was 23 of 33 for 278 yards. Ryan was 30 of 39 for 297 yards, but Atlantas offence produced only one touchdown -- the fourth time that has happened during its current skid. The Falcons, who had been outscored 135-61 over their previous four games, put together an impressive drive on their opening possession. Steven Jackson carried it five times for 24 yards, the last of them a dive into the end zone on third-and-goal at the Saints 1 to give Atlanta its first lead in nearly a month. The Falcons had gone nearly 15 quarters -- almost four full games -- since being up 3-0 over Arizona early in Week 8. The advantage didnt last long. Brees guided a 15-play, 78-yard drive in which the Saints converted five straight times on third down, including Watsons leaping catch in the back of the end zone. Bryant put the Falcons back ahead with the first of his two field goals, a 39-yarder early in the second quarter, but New Orleans grabbed the lead for good when Graham slipped behind the secondary and hauled in his long touchdown. He celebrated by dunking over the goalpost and hung on the crossbar for extra emphasis, and ended up bending the post. As the Saints lined up to attempt the extra point, the officials noticed the crooked uprights, leading to a brief delay as a worker came out with a ladder to straighten the bar. The Falcons got in position to recapture the lead, driving to the New Orleans 10. On third-and-goal, Ryan couldnt find an open receiver and took off running, briefly spotting a path to the end zone. But the Saints closed in quickly, prompting Ryan to slide down at the 6 rather than risk an injury. Some Atlanta fans booed as Matty Ice trotted off the field. Atlanta settled for another field goal from 24 yards and trailed 14-13 at the half. The Falcons got no closer. The only points of the second half came on Garrett Hartleys 41-yard field goal. NOTES: Graham had five receptions for 100 yards. ... Saints DE Akiem Hicks had 1 1/2 sacks. ... Falcons CB Desmond Trufant went out in the first half with a thigh injury, but returned to the game after halftime. ... Jackson had 63 yards on 16 carries for Atlanta. Archie Manning Womens Jersey . And fellow Leaf, Jake Gardiner, hiking in Whistler. Drew Brees Youth Jersey . - Kobe Bryant and LeBron James traded hugs, big shots and verbal jabs all night with warmth and humour. http://www.saintsrookiestore.com/Saints-Willie-Roaf-Jersey/ .A caravan greeted the former Boston Red Sox pitcher at the airport and took him to a public park in Santo Domingo, where a crowd lined a 19-mile stretch of highway to catch a glimpse of him.Once at the park, Martinez went on stage accompanied by players David Ortiz and Robinson Cano as merengue music played and fireworks lit up the sky.Canada: 5 W - 1 OTW - 0 OTL - 1 L, Silver Medal Russia completed the biggest comeback in world junior championship history to beat Canada 5-3 and win the gold medal in Buffalo. It was Russias first gold medal since they won in 2003 over Canada in Halifax. For Canada, it was a second straight silver medal after they lost to the USA 6-5 in overtime in last years final in Saskatoon. Canada cruised to a 3-0 lead after two periods in a game that had the pro-Canadian crowd rocking and the Canucks in full control of the play. Ryan Ellis, Carter Ashton, and Brayden Schenn each scored to chase Russian starting goalie Dmitri Shikin on 18 shots. But in the opening minutes of the third period, the game changed dramatically. Artemi Panarin and Maxim Kitsyn both scored from close range just 13 seconds apart to stun the Canadians and the crowd to pull to within 3-2. Just over four minutes later, Vladimir Tarasenko wired a one-timer past Mark Visentin to tie the game. In all, the Russians scored their trio of comeback goals in just 4:56. Then with less than five minutes to play, Panarin potted his second of the game past Visentin to give Russia its first lead. Nikita Dvurechenski scored an insurance goal with 1:16 to play to ice the game for the Russians. When the final buzzer sounded, Team Russia stormed the ice in a raucous celebration while the Canadians watched in stunned silence. Group A COUNTRY GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS United States 4 3 1 0 0 15 4 11 Finland 4 3 0 1 0 17 4 10 Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 11 13 6 Slovakia 4 0 1 0 3 7 19 2 Germany 4 0 0 1 3 5 15 1 Group B COUNTRY GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Sweden 4 3 1 0 0 21 9 11 Canada 4 3 0 1 0 28 12 10 Russia 4 2 0 0 2 19 13 6 Czech Rep. Marcus Davenport Jersey. 4 1 0 0 3 10 21 3 Norway 4 0 0 0 4 4 27 0 MEDAL GAMES Gold - Russia 5, Canada 3 Bronze - United States 4, Sweden 2 Team Canada Roster (GP - G - A - Pts) Brayden Schenn (7 - 8 - 10 - 18) Ryan Ellis (7 - 3 - 7 - 10) Ryan Johansen (7 - 3 - 6 - 9) Louis Leblanc (7 - 3 - 4 - 7) Erik Gudbranson (7 - 3 - 2 - 5) Quinton Howden (7 - 2 - 3 - 5) Calvin de Haan (6 - 0 - 5 - 5) Curtis Hamilton (7 - 4 - 0 - 4) Marcus Foligno (7 - 2 - 2 - 4) Zack Kassian (5 - 2 - 1 - 3) Casey Cizikas (7 - 2 - 1 - 3) Sean Couturier (7 - 2 - 1 - 3) Jaden Schwartz (2 - 1 - 2 - 3) Tyson Barrie (7 - 1 - 2 - 3) Carter Ashton (7 - 1 - 2 - 3) Cody Eakin (7 - 1 - 2 - 3) Simon Despres (7 - 0 - 3 - 3) Brett Connolly (7 - 0 - 3 - 3) Dylan Olsen (7 - 0 - 2 - 2) Jared Cowen (7 - 1 - 0 - 1) Team Canada Goaltending (W-L -OT - GAA - SO) Mark Visentin (3-1-0 - 2.01 - 0) Olivier Roy (2-1-0 - 3.57 - 0) Tournament All-Stars G - Jack Campbell (USA) F - Brayden Schenn (CAN) D - Ryan Ellis (CAN) F - Evgeny Kuznetsov (RUS) D - Dmitri Orlov (RUS) F - Ryan Johansen (CAN) Top Scorers PLAYER GP G A P Brayden Schenn (CAN) 7 8 10 18 Evgeny Kuznetsov (RUS) 7 4 7 11 Vladimir Tarasenko (RUS) 7 4 7 11 Ryan Ellis (CAN) 7 3 7 10 Richard Panik (SVK) 6 7 2 9 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 1989 | 1988 | 1987 | 1986 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983 | 1982 | 1977-1981 ' ' '
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