Atlanta leads the series, 47-43, with New Orleans holding a 13-4 advantage over the Falcons since 2006.
The series has been defined by hard-fought contests and lengthy periods of dominance for both clubs. Since 1991, 27 games have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Falcons had a 10-game winning streak from 1995-99, which remains the Saints' longest winless streak against an opponent. New Orleans took 13 of 16 in the rivalry from 1986-94 and Atlanta won nine-straight over the fledgling Saints from 1969-73.
Atlanta's most recent mastery over a five-year period ended with a 21-19 win for New Orleans at the Georgia Dome on Nov. 22, 2000. Seven games in the series have gone into overtime, including the 37-34 Saints win on September 7, 2014 at the Georgia Dome.
In the 90 regular season games of the series there has been:
- 1,884 points scored by New Orleans, 1,991 allowed.
- A ten-game Atlanta winning streak from 1995-99.
- A six-game win streak for New Orleans from 1986-89.
- A 23-22 record for the Saints in games played in New Orleans, including the last three contests played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
- 37 games decided by double-digits.
- 17 games decided by 21 or more points.
- 46 games decided by seven points or less.
- 3 games decided by one point.
- A 38-point win by Saints (11/1/87) - Biggest Saints win.
- A 55-point loss by Saints (9/16/73) - Biggest Saints loss.
- Four shutouts—Two by each club, the most recent a 38-0 win in Atlanta on 11/1/87.
- Seven overtime games— three wins by New Orleans.
- Six Monday night games, two Sunday night games and four Thursday night games.
- A 22-23 home record for New Orleans and a 21-24 road record.