Matt Ryan is having a tough night.
 
The Atlanta Falcons quarterback had three interceptions in a stretch of nine plays at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second against the New Orleans Saints.
 
One of them wasn't his fault. A drop by tight end Austin Hooper led to a Saints pick.
 
 
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But the other two were bad throws by Ryan, including a desperation heave into the end zone that ruined a Falcons' scoring chance early in the third quarter. 
 
It the second time this season, and ninth time in his career, that Ryan has been picked off three times in a game.
 
The Saints lead 17-10.