Victory a Brees for Falcons

  • Last Updated: November 30 2012, 8:00 GMT

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-13 to book their NFL play-off place and bring them even closer to the South Division title.

Tony Gonzalez scores a TD
Tony Gonzalez scores a TD

The Falcons now boast a win-loss record of 11-1 after opening up a 17-0 lead and then closing it out with five interceptions to end Drew Brees' record touchdown streak.

Brees came into the match having hurled a touchdown pass in 54 successive games but could not breach the Falcons defence, with William Moore twice intercepting.

For the Falcons, Tony Gonzalez collected a TD pass from Matt Ryan and Matt Bryant kicked three field goals.

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