FLOWERY BRANCH — With the NFC South title on the line, the Falcons (9-5) face the New Orleans Saints (11-3) at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Here is a look at how the Falcons’ running backs match up against the Saints’ linebackers:
Matchup advantage: Falcons.
What happened last time: The Saints were without Vilma and the Falcons ran for 138 yards on 32 carries for a respectable 4.3 yards per carry. Turner had 96 yards on 22 carries and Rogers had 30 yards on seven carries. The Saints used safety Roman Harper to help in run support. He finished with 13 tackles.
Falcons’ starters: Running back Michael Turner and fullback Mike Cox
Falcons’ key reserves: Jacquizz Rodgers, Jason Snelling and Antone Smith.
Saints’ starters: Strongside linebacker