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What was the play of the game in the Saints win against the Falcons?

Won’t be surprised by the winner!

As expected, fans voted LB Michael Mauti's blocked punt, touchdown as the Saints top play in team's win against the Atlanta Falcons in a poll on the team's website.

Mauti's play received 81 percent of the 1,811 votes in the poll.

Midway through the first quarter against the Falcons, Mauti blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown to put the Saints up 14-0. It was the first blocked punt of Mauti's career, as well as his first career touchdown.

The last time the Saints blocked and returned a punt for a touchdown was on Sept. 9, 2012 vs. Washington, when DE Martez Wilson blocked a punt and it was recovered and returned four yards by WR Courtney Roby.

Rich Mauti, Michael's father who spent six seasons with the Saints, had 75 career punt returns and 126 career kickoff returns in the NFL – none for touchdowns. The blocked punt for a score was Michael's first career touchdown.

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