The road to the Super Bowl for the New Orleans Saints must go through Atlanta, and the Falcons. Sam Farmer, of the Los Angeles Times, has the story, below.

Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a 4th quarter touchdown during the game against the Baltimore Ravens  at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Saints 30-24.

Courtesy---Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

What stands between the New Orleans Saints and more revelry?

A rivalry.

The defending Super Bowl champions can secure at least a wild-card playoff berth with a victory at Atlanta on Monday, but that's far from a simple task. The Falcons are 19-1 at the Georgia Dome with Matt Ryan starting at quarterback, their only loss coming more than two years ago to Denver.