Falcons pick off Brees 5 times, beat Saints 23-13
Hartley connected from 52 yards on the Saints’ next possession to make it even closer.
The Falcons failed to pick up a first down on five straight possessions, a stretch in which the Saints had a 289-30 lead in total yards and a staggering 18 first downs.
But the Atlanta defense kept coming through when it counted.
Late in the third, Brees rolled to his right and threw over the middle. Moore stepped in front of the receiver and returned it to the New Orleans 41. Ryan connected on first-down throws to Gonzalez and Roddy White to set up Bryant for a 29-yarder that extended the lead back to a touchdown.
Moore made another pick in the closing minutes to seal the victory.
NOTES: Brees had two previous games with four interceptions. ... Turner ran 12 times for 83 yards. ... Lance Moore of the Saints hauled in 11 passes for 123 yards.
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