An offensive onslaught by the New Orleans Saints would have been a nice welcome back for coach Sean Payton against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in his first regular-season game since 2011. A gritty not-so-pretty offensive performance complimented by a fourth-and-goal stand by the Saints' defense was just as nice.

Saints safety Roman Harper intercepted a jump ball for Tony Gonzalez in the end zone to preserve the Saints' 23-17 win in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.