Dan Quinn owes Deion Jones big time after his linebacker bailed him out for one of the worst decisions we’ve seen in a long time.

Quinn nearly handed Thursday night’s game to the New Orleans Saints by declining a penalty call in the final two minutes.

Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons were leading the Saints 20-17 with under two minutes to go. The Saints had the ball in a 3rd and 1 situation at the Falcons 24 with 1:55 left and threw an incomplete pass. However, New Orleans was called for holding, which could have pushed them back to a 3rd and 11 from the 34.

Guess what happened? Quinn declined the penalty, giving New Orleans a 4th-and-inches situation. Sean Payton of course chose to go for it, and Drew Brees converted with a quarterback sneak.