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Thursday Night Battle Brewing

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The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have turned down the volume on the trash-talking a little bit this week, leading up to Thursday night's game in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. But just two weeks ago, players from both sides were throwing some gasoline on the fire of their heated rivalry after the Saints' 31-27 victory.

The most incendiary comment came from Saints linebacker Scott Shanle, who told Yahoo! Sports that the Falcons are "like our little brothers" after the Saints won for the 11th time in the past 13 meeting

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