Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons host the New Oreans Saints 2017
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is no longer in the concussion protocol and he is expected to play Sunday, giving the Falcons another weapon to throw at the Saints run defense, which enters the game ranked 18th in the league (115 yards allowed per game). (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
By Herbie Teope
There is plenty on line Sunday when the New Orleans Saints (10-4) host the Atlanta Falcons (9-5) in a much-anticipated rematch.
While the Week 14 contest between the two teams produced a Falcons’ 20-17 win and high emotions in New Orleans, the Saints need to focus on taking care of business.
New Orleans is in position to clinch a postseason berth with a win Sunday over the Falcons, and can clinch the NFC South with a win combined with a Carolina Panthers’ loss.
The Falcons currently project as the sixth seed in the playoffs, so there is also much at stake for Atlanta.
Here are three areas that will play a role in the outcome:
Saints defense against Falcons backfield
Anchored by running back Devonta Freeman, Atlanta comes off a game where the backfield rushed for 201 total yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And the…