The final course of NFL’s Thankgiving football feast takes place in Atlanta with the Falcons hosting the Saints in an NFC South rivalry matchup.
The two teams enter Thursday with much different outlooks: The Saints look like Super Bowl contenders and the Falcons remain in last place in the division.
MORE: NFL playoff picture
Despite that, Atlanta is looking for a series sweep against New Orleans and its third divisional victory in four weeks. The Falcons upset the Saints 26-9 in a stunning beatdown in New Orleans earlier this month; the Saints will try to return the favor at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Sporting News is tracking live updates, highlights and score changes for Saints vs. Falcons.
Saints vs. Falcons score
Saints vs. Falcons live updates, highlights
(All times Eastern)
11 p.m.: Another Matt Ryan turnover. He tries to scramble for the first down but fumbles and the Saints are on it.
10:54 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, SAINTS. Lutz drills another kick, this time a 42-yard field goal. Saints 23, Falcons 9.
10:45 p.m.: Ryan is picked off again, this time by Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. He returns it 28 yards to the Falcons 29.
End of third quarter: Saints 20, Falcons 9
10:35 p.m.: New Orleans’ drive goes backward and the Saints punt it away.
10:33 p.m.: Ryan’s pass is intercepted by Saints defensive lineman Shy Tuttle who stiff arms Ryan on his way to the Falcons 49.
10:22 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, SAINTS. Lutz’s 47-yard field goal is through the uprights and good. Saints 20, Falcons 9.
10:12 p.m.: Ryan goes down on third down by the Saints pass rush and the Falcons will boot it away.
10:08 p.m.: New Orleans punts after five plays.
10:03 p.m.: Saints start the second half with the ball.
Halftime: Saints 17, Falcons 9
First downs: Falcons 13, Saints 9
Total yards: Saints 198, Falcons 171
Passing yards: Saints 147, Falcons 130
Rushing yards: Saints 51, Falcons 41
Penalties: Falcons 2-10, Saints 3-72
Possession: Falcons 18:04, Saints 11:56
9:46 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, FALCONS. Koo shakes off the early jitters and drills a 45-yard attempt to cut into the lead shortly before the half. Saints 17, Falcons 9.
9:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SAINTS. Taysom Hill strikes yet again. He takes the direct snap and scores a 30-yard touchdown for his second score of the night. Saints 17, Falcons 6.
9:30 p.m.: Younghoe Koo’s 42-yard attempt sails left of the uprights and is no good. He’s left four points off the scoreboard already.
9:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, SAINTS. Jared Cook is unable to bring in a would-be touchdown grab so the Saints have to settle for a 22-yard Wil Lutz field goal. Saints 10, Falcons 6.
9:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, FALCONS. On the next play following the Saints penalty, Ryan slings it to Jaeden Graham for an 18-yard touchdown. The extra-point is wide left. Saints 7, Falcons 6.
9:05 p.m.: Ryan underthrows Calvin Ridley deep but Eli Apple is again called for pass interference and the Falcons will have another opportunity in the red zone.
9 p.m.: New Orleans quickly goes three-and-out and the Falcons will start their next drive with good field position.
8:57 p.m.: Ryan’s slant pass is off the mark and Atlanta turns it over on downs at the Saints 2.
End of first quarter: Saints 7, Falcons 0
8:51 p.m.: Matt Ryan takes a shot downfield to Calvin Ridley but Eli Apple is called for pass interference, setting the Falcons up at the Saints 11.
8:44 p.m.: The Falcons force a Saints punt and the Atlanta offense is back on the field.
8:37 p.m.: Atlanta punts it back to New Orleans after six plays.
8:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SAINTS. Drew Brees delivers a pop pass to Taysom Hill who punches it in for a touchdown. Saints 7, Falcons 0.
8:26 p.m.: The Saints force a three-and-out and then block Atlanta’s punt, setting up great field position for their first drive.
8:23 p.m.: Falcons win the toss and will receive.