Falcons center Todd McClure had a shotgun snap skid back to Matt Ryan.
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma pounced on the ball at the 34-yard line. The Saints converted the turnover into a touchdown.
“The nose of the ball got caught on the turf,” McClure told the AJC’s Steve Hummer. “I feel just awful about it. That has never happened to me before and of all the games for it to happen. …I put the team in a terrible position. I just felt awful. A terrible feeling.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter