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Banged up Saints play Falcons in a big NFC South showdown

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ATLANTA, GA (WAFB) -

How did the New Orleans Saints get rewarded for beating the San Francisco 49ers in a physical battle Sunday afternoon?

A short week and a trip to Atlanta to face the Falcons (2-8) in a primetime NFC South showdown Thursday of course.

Here's a peek at the Saints injuries as the team prepares for the Falcons:

Defensive back Chris Carr (hip, back, hamstring), guard Jahri Evans (ankle), guard Ben Grubbs (neck), defensive end Akiem Hicks (back), running back Darren Sproles (knee, ankle), defensive back Rod Sweeting (hip), safety Kenny Vaccaro (concussion), defensive end Tyrunn Walker (knee), tight end Benjamin Watson (concussion) are all listed as questionable for the Saints.

Tight end Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot), defensive end Cameron Jordan (ankle), guard Tim Lelito (not injury related), linebacker Curtis Lofton (hamstring, ankle) are listed as probable for New Orleans.

With the Carolina Panthers only one game behind the Saints and a date with the Seattle Seahawks (9-1) on Monday, Dec. 2, a win against the rival Falcons is a must for New Orleans.

Kickoff in the Georgia Dome is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. on the NFL Network.

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