White also had a holding penalty that negated Warrick Dunn's 30-yard reception.
"The bottom line is they need me to make plays, so it's up to me, not them," White said. "They can't keep waiting on me to come around and get back into the game from missing a couple of games with injuries or whatever. I've just got to turn up the pace and get back into the game."
The Falcons finally pulled out the victory on the final play when Todd Peterson booted a 36-yard field goal. Moments earlier, Peterson missed a 41-yard attempt, but a Saints penalty gave him a second chance.
Michael Vick managed the game efficiently on the final drive, but he struggled earlier -- a lot of which had to do with White.
The bottom line is Atlanta won the game in spite of itself, but the team's flaws are glaring.