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The Atlanta Falcons were inspired by “Game of Thrones” in a new video announcing their 2019 schedule.

And they couldn’t resist getting in a jab at the New Orleans Saints.

The team tweeted a video showing each team they’ll play in 2019 after the NFL schedules were released Wednesday night. The video pans over each stadium in the same way as different regions in the HBO show’s intro.

The team took a jab at the Saints around the :40 mark. The video shows a ram running over a Saints fan outside of the Superdome, and a referee stepping in.

That’s a reference to the controversial no-call in the NFC Championship Game between the Saints and Los Angeles Rams, that many New Orleans fans believe cost them the game.

The dig could be in response to Saints fans’ relentless references to the Falcons’ infamous 28-3 Super Bowl loss after Atlanta led the Patriots by 25 points early in the game.

The Falcons and the Saints go head-to-head on Thanksgiving in Atlanta.

Britneé Davis is McClatchy’s South Region Digital Producer. The south region includes the Sun Herald, the Telegraph, and the Ledger-Enquirer.


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