Monday night's 17-14 win over the Atlanta Falcons has guaranteed the New Orleans Saints a spot in this year's NFL playoffs. Mike Triplett, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown pass in the first half during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 27, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia

Courtesy---Mike Triplett/Times-Picayune

The Saints are in.

The reigning Super Bowl champions secured a return trip to the playoffs Monday night with a dramatic, come-from-behind 17-14 victory at Atlanta. They earned a little bit of revenge and redemption in the process, paying back the Falcons for an equally thrilling Week 3 overtime loss in the Superdome.

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