The Saints are ready to bury the Falcons once and for all.
But the Falcons aren’t biting on a eulogy offered by Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis.
Via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Lewis was talking about not letting the Falcons pass for 500 yards against them when he said: “We’re definitely gonna give them their funeral.”
To his credit, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White didn’t pay it a whole lot of mind.
“Nope,” White said. “May we rest in peace until Sunday.”
The 6-8 Saints, leaders of a miserable division, can eliminate the 5-9 Falcons from the playoffs Sunday.
“It is what it is because you play the game on the field,” Douglas said. “I’ve never seen anybody play the game talking. All we’ve got to do is play the type of football we have to play, and the rest will take care of itself.
“Lewis is a great player. He’s a competitor. But it boils down to New Orleans vs. Atlanta. We don’t like them, and they don’t like us. You leave it all out there on Sunday. That’s when I’m going to play the game: on Sunday. I can’t play the game on Wednesday.”
The Falcons beat the Saints in the opener, and the Saints have been historically bad at home this year, so the possibility of the NFC pillowfight going down to the last week still exists.