"I think everybody has that in mind when you train and you prepare in the offseason but at this time of the year, guys are really focused week to week," Ryan said, via NFL.com and NFL Network's Jeff Darlington. "We are not really worried about what is going to happen in January or February.
"It's about handling our business in November and this week. I think that is one of the strengths of our locker room."
The Saints are just 3-5, but this one shouldn't be a cake walk for the Falcons. As wide receiver Roddy White made clear this week, there's some bad blood between these teams. The Saints aren't going to roll over.
The Falcons could be facing their biggest test yet.
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