The New Orleans Saints fell to the Atlanta Falcons, 40 to 34, on September 2, 1979.

Final

ATL

Falcons

1-0-0

40

NO

Saints

0-1-0

34

Team

ATL

NO

1

0

7

2

20

21

3

7

3

4

7

3

OT

6

0

Total

40

34

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

ATL

NO

Saints

Ike Harris 5-yard pass from Archie Manning (Russell Erxleben kick)

0

7

2nd quarter

ATL

NO

Saints

Wes Chandler 40-yard pass from Chuck Muncie (Russell Erxleben kick)

0

14

Falcons

Tim Mazzetti 27-yard field goal

3

14

Falcons

Alfred Jenkins 20-yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)

10

14

Saints

Chuck Muncie 69-yard run (Russell Erxleben kick)

10

21

Falcons

Wally Francis 20-yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)

17

21

Saints

Chuck Muncie 4-yard run (Russell Erxleben kick)

17

28

Falcons

Tim Mazzetti 43-yard field goal

20

28

3rd quarter

ATL

NO

Saints

Russell Erxleben 37-yard field goal

20

31

Falcons

Wally Francis 21-yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)

27

31

4th quarter

ATL

NO

Falcons

William Andrews 4-yard run (Tim Mazzetti kick)

34

31

Saints

Russell Erxleben 38-yard field goal

34

34

OT

ATL

NO

Falcons

James Mayberry 6-yard interception return

40

34