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Two New Orleans Saints players collide on special teams play

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This week's edition of Monday Night Football saw the New Orleans Saints lose their third game of the season against their divisional rivals the Atlanta Falcons by a scoreline of 45-32.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees may not have been as good as he usually is, but his performances on the gridiron wasn't the worst thing to come out of the Superdome this week.

That award goes to what happened on a special teams play late in the first quarter while the Saints were still up by a score of 7-0 and receiving a Falcons punt, which you can view further down this article. 


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With just under six and a half minutes left on the clock in the first, Atlanta punted the ball from their 41-yard line down towards New Orleans' 14-yard line where rookie wide receiver Tommylee Lewis was waiting for the ball. 

Unaware where the ball was and trying to block a Falcons player at the same time, rookie cornerback  De'Vante Harris crashed into Lewis, causing him to miss the catch.

Attempting to correct his mistake, Harris tried to return the ball, but this was another rookie error as he was tackled almost immediately and he fumbled the ball. The loose ball was then recovered by the Falcons.

This gave Atlanta great field position on the New Orleans' 11-yard line for their next drive, which they capitalised on two plays later with running back Tevin Coleman running in a two-yard touchdown. It was the exact opening the NFC South team needed in this rivalry, as they didn't go behind in the game again.

The Saints have plenty of things to improve upon this season if they want to finish with a record .500 or more, but you wouldn't have thought one of those things would be special teams and simple communication between two players. 

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