The New Orleans Saints will be ready to play on Thursday night in a key rivalry matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
They were without safety Marcus Williams and cornerback Marshon Lattimore against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Lattimore also missed their previous game against the Los Angeles Rams. Both players were not on the inactives list, and will take the field against the Falcons.
There was also worry that running back Mark Ingram would not be available because he is dealing with a toe injury. However, he was also not on the inactives list.
This is a huge game for both the Falcons and Saints. If the Saints can defeat the Falcons on the road, barring a collapse down the stretch they should win the NFC South.
For the Falcons, their playoff hopes will take a serious blow if they lose. They are already behind the Panthers in the race for the last NFC wild-card spot. If they lose on Thursday, they will fall into the six-loss group with the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions.