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NFL: New Orleans 17, Atlanta 13

Nov. 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

ATLANTA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Drew Brees moved into fifth place on the NFL's all-time passing list with 278 yards Thursday and New Orleans handed Atlanta a fifth straight loss, 17-13.

Brees made good on 23-of-33 throws with two touchdowns, passing Warren Moon (49,325) on the career yardage list. He ended the contest with 49,564 career yards.

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His favorite target was Jimmy Graham, who hauled in five passes for 100 yards with a score as the NFC South-leading Saints (9-2) notched a third straight win.

Matthew Ryan threw for 297 yards on 30-of-39 efficiency for the Falcons (2-9), who occupy last place in the division.

Steven Jackson carried the ball 16 times for 63 yards and scored Atlanta's only touchdown.

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