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Falcons pick off Brees 5 times, beat Saints 23-13

Updated: November 30, 2012, 3:52 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Boy, did Drew Brees lay an egg against the Atlanta Falcons.

Five interceptions for the first time in his career.

The end of his NFL-record touchdown streak.

And a timing mistake that cost the Saints dearly.

The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead, then turned to their defense to make it stand up. The result was a 23-13 victory Thursday night that pushed Atlanta to the brink of a division championship and may have finished off the Saints' fading hopes.

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