4. New Orleans Saints (9-2, Previous 3)
The Saints kept marching on Thursday against a flatlining Falcons team, although the game was closer than it should have been. The offense was short on highlight-reel moments (with the exception of Jimmy Graham abusing the poor goalpost), but Rob Ryan’s defense stepped up to make New Orleans’ 17 points enough. The Saints now have 11 days of rest before heading to Seattle for a big game with even bigger playoff implications. (Getty Photo)
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