Drew Brees threw a late TD pass to snatch a 17-14 win in the Georgia Dome against divisional rivals the Atlanta Falcons to clinch the reigning Super Bowl champions return to the post season.
The Saints swept into an early 10-0 lead however Matt Ryan pulled the scores back to 10-7 going into the half, and when Brees threw an interception, which Chauncey Davis returned for a TD it looked like Atlanta had the No 1 seed in the bag.
However New Orleans rallied and their narrow win was well deserved. They put up 368 total yards including 296 passing while holding Atlanta to a total of 215. The Falcons have what on paper is an easy game against Carolina next week so should end up as No 1 seeds overall, however it is not clear if they are the best team in the NFC and the two sides could very easily meet again in the post season.