Having played each other 81 times, the Saints have faced off against the Falcons more than any other club in their history. Various members of the Saints and Falcons organizations share various other connections. Below are some of these connections.
Saints Atlanta Connections -- *T *Jon Stinchcomb prepped at Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) HS and was a four-year starter at Georgia from 1999-2003…S Chris Reis prepped at Roswell (Ga.) HS, attended Georgia Tech and went to camp with Atlanta in 2006…DL Anthony Hargrove played for Georgia Tech from 2001-03
Falcons Louisiana connections –Atlanta C Todd McClure played at LSU…Atlanta wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie is an Edgard native who starred at LSU...Falcons tight ends coach Chris Scelfo is a New Iberia native who served as head coach at Tulane from 1998-2006.
Former Saints - *Falcons offensive line coach *Paul Boudreau served in the same position in New Orleans from 1987-93.
Former Falcons -Secondary coach Dennis Allen, defensive line coach Bill Johnson and quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardiserved on the Falcons coaching staff…CB Leigh Torrenceprepped at Marist HSl in Atlanta and played for the Falcons in 2005. Torrence and Falcons T Will Svitekwere teammates at Stanford.
Jets ties –C Jonathan Goodwin, LB Jonathan Vilma, Atlanta DE John Abrahamand S Erik Coleman were teammates with the New York Jets.
Trojan Ties -T Charles Brown, RB Reggie Bush, DT Sedrick Ellis and Atlanta T Sam Baker were teammates at USC.
Texas Ties –TE David Thomasand Atlanta G Justin Blalockwere teammates at the University of Texas.
Sooner Familiarity - DT Remi Ayodele, K Garrett Hartley, Falcons CB Dominique Franksand LB Curtis Loftonwere college teammates at Oklahoma.
Texas Teammates -TE David Thomas and San Francisco CB Tarell Brownwere college teammates at the University of Texas.
Tampa Bay Connection –DL Jimmy Wilkersonand Falcons K Matt Bryantwere teammates in Tampa Bay in 2008.
Kansas City Connection –Wilkerson and Falcons TE Tony Gonzalezwere teammates in Kansas City from 2003-07.
Buckeyes Connection -- DE Will Smithand Atlanta WR Michael Jenkinswere teammates at Ohio State.
Tiger Ties –QB Chase Danieland Falcons S William Moorewere college teammates at the University of Missouri.
Chargers Connection –QB Drew Breesand Atlanta TE Justin Peellewere teammates in San Diego.
Florida Familiarity --DE Alex Brown and Atlanta LB Mike Peterson were teammates at Florida.
Texans Tutoring –Assistant secondary coach Tony Odentutored Falcons CB Dunta Robinsonwith the Houston Texans from 2004-05.
Boston College Connection –LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Atlanta QB Matt Ryan were teammates at Boston College.
Seminole Similarities –CB Patrick Robinsonand Falcons RB Antone Smithwere teammates at Florida State.