Lance Moore Active for the Saints on as Drew Brees Eyes Marino's Record
New Orleans go-to receiver will be in the lineup against the Falcons
By: Athlon Sports | 12/26/11, 8:07 PM EST
Lance Moore, will continue his great year as he is officially active for the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.
Moore tweaked his hamstring on Friday and was held out of practice on Saturday, but it seems as though this was more of a precautionary measure. According to reports, Moore was fine in pre-game exercises and looks like he's ready to go.
And the Saints are going to need all the offensive help they can get. As Drew Brees is just 305 yards away from breaking Dan Marino's record for most passing yards in a season, the Saints are without running back Mark Ingram, OT Will Robinson, TE Mike Higgins and WR Adrian Arrington. The loss of Higgins and Arrington shouldn't affect Brees' high-powered attack too much, and the Saints are so stacked at running back (with Ivory and Sproles) that their running game shouldn't miss a beat, but anytime an offensive lineman goes down, could be a cause for concern.
And this game is important to both the Saints and the Falcons (Brees' record aside). Both teams are jockeying for playoff position. The Saints have a postseason spot sealed up, as do the Falcons after last night's Bears loss, but the Falcons and Saints are vying for the division crown.
The Saints seal it with a win or tie in either one of their remaining games, while Atlanta needs the Saints to lose both games and win both their remaining games. An uphill battle for the Falcons, but a win tonight against New Orleans could make next week's games much more interesting.
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