Saints-Falcons one-liners

LB Jonathan Vilma has evolved into the leader of the Saints defense, and made the biggest plays in the team’s 26-23 win over Atlanta.

Vilma is focused on winning a title, not a 16-0 record.

Owner Tom Benson, getting ready to boogie, interrupted coach Sean Payton’s press conference with a chant of “Woo hoo.”

A few weeks off did RB Reggie Bush a lot of good.  “I thought Reggie Bush was outstanding,” coach Sean Payton said.

Fans of downfield blocking (who isn’t?) will enjoy Bush’s second touchdown.

Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution doesn’t believe the team’s slump is an indictment of G.M. Thomas Dimitroff’s regime.

WR Brian Finneran’s season is over early because of injury.

Opponents are double-teaming WR Roddy White and TE Tony Gonzalez, which doesn’t speak well for the other Atlanta offensive weapons.

The Falcons chose to play DL Jonathan Babineaux after his recent arrest; he didn’t speak with media after the game.

Coach Mike Smith doesn’t see the close loss to New Orleans as a moral victory.