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»Wk-12: N.O. 27 Balt 34
»Wk-11: N.O 10, Cincy 27
»Wk-10: N.O. 24, S.F. 27 OT
»Wk-9: N.O. 28 @ Car. 10
»Wk-8: N.O. 44, G.B. 23
»Wk-7: N.O. 23 @ Det 24
»Wk-6: BYE
»Wk-5: N.O. 37, Tampa 31 OT
»Wk-4: N.O. 17 @ Dallas 38
»Wk-3: N.O. 20, Minn. 9
»Wk-2: N.O. 24 @ Cle. 26 
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3 (75)  Terron Armstead T
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John DeShazier: Saints, Falcons know they're playing in 'significant' game Sunday Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Yesterday 09:01 PM


Full Story – New Orleans Saints.Com


Loquacious Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White hasn’t been immune from yielding to the occasional exaggeration during his NFL career.

Wednesday, though, wasn’t one of those days.

With the Falcons (5-9) set to play the New Orleans Saints (6-8) on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, White had a pretty good handle on a game whose outcome will have a significant influence on who claims the NFC South Division title.

The Saints lead Carolina (5-8-1) by half-game, and Atlanta by one game.

By John DeShazier / New Orleans Saints.Com

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John DeShazier: Josh Hill's week keeps getting better Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Yesterday 08:54 PM


Full Story – New Orleans Saints.Com


Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints were expected to add a new member to the franchise, courtesy of tight end Josh Hill and his wife, Courtney.

Hill, who caught touchdown passes of 7 and 8 yards in the Saints’ 31-15 victory over Chicago on Monday night, and Courtney were expecting their first child sometime Wednesday.

Hill has 14 catches for 176 yards and five touchdown receptions this season, second on the team to Jimmy Graham’s nine touchdown catches.

Also Monday night, he had a tackle and an assist on special teams.

By John DeShazier / New Orleans Saints.Com

Full Story – New Orleans Saints.Com
New Orleans Saints' playoff scenarios after win at Chicago Bears Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Yesterday 10:02 AM


Full Story – Nola.Com


After beating the Chicago Bears, the New Orleans Saints have the NFC South division lead at 6-8, with the Panthers (5-8-1) and Falcons (5-9) still in the mix. Here are the scenarios remaining for the Saints:

Saints beat Falcons and Browns beat Panthers in Week 16.

Result: Saints win the division, get the four seed and host the top wild card.

Saints lose to Falcons and Panthers beat Browns in Week 16.


Result: Saints eliminated.


By Gene Guillot / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
New Orleans Saints get the perfect gift in hapless Bears Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-16-2014 10:07 AM


Full Story – Nola.Com


Chicago - Christmas arrived early for the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.

Desperately in need of good tidings, the Saints found them in the form of the Chicago Bears, the gift that keeps on giving to their NFL brethren. For the Saints, the Good News Bears proved to be the perfect opponent at the perfect time, a welcome present after the lump of coal they retrieved from their stocking against Carolina last week.

The Saints' 31-15 victory at foggy, soggy Soldier Field was far from spectacular but a team still fighting to reach .500 is in no position to worry about style points. At this stage of the season, any win is a good one, especially when it occurs on the road in bad weather conditions with a potential playoff berth on the line.

By Jeff Duncan / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
New Orleans Saints respond to Sean Payton's message, as lineup shakeup works in win over Chicago Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-16-2014 09:39 AM


Full Story – Nola.Com


Chicago -- Eight days ago, a disgusted Sean Payton promised changes.

On Monday, it appeared the New Orleans Saints' head coach pushed the right buttons, sending a message to his team about their lackluster play a week ago and making targeted lineup changes to spark a struggling defense.

The Saints beat the Chicago Bears 31-15 on Monday at Soldier Field, just a week after suffering a 31-point loss to the Carolina Panthers.

By Evan Woodbery / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
Around the NFL Saints cruise past lethargic Bears for NFC South lead Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-16-2014 07:31 AM


Full Story – NFL.Com


On a misty, foggy Monday night at Soldier Field, Drew Brees passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints to a convincing 31-15 victory over the lethargic Chicago Bears. Our takeaways:

1. Brees enjoyed one of his best games of the season, but it's hard to judge how much of that was merely the luck of the draw against a slump-busting Bears squad that was flat-out undisciplined and noncompetitive from the opening whistle. The bottom line is that the Saints reclaimed a semblance of momentum and sole possession of first place in the NFC South, with a home bout versus the Falcons and a road game at Tampa left on the schedule. One possibility is entering January with a three-game winning streak, a healthy Jimmy Graham and homefield advantage versus the Cardinals' third-string quarterback. Continued..

By Chis Wesseling / NFL.Com

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It’s About Personnel for the Saints -- Mike Detillier Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 12-14-2014 12:56 AM


It’s About Personnel for the Saints

By Mike Detillier

More and more the 2014 season for the New Orleans Saints reminds me of the 2011 “Dream Team” of the Philadelphia Eagles. The 2010 Philadelphia Eagles were a 10-6 football team that won the NFC Eastern Division, but were bumped out of the playoffs in the wildcard round by the Green Bay Packers 21-16.

In 2011 the Eagles loaded up with veterans in the off-season for that hard push that then-Eagles head coach Andy Reid thought he needed to get the Eagles back to Super Bowl Sunday.

That off-season the Eagles signed high priced veterans in cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive end Jason Babin, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, halfback Ronnie Brown, quarterback Vince Young and offensive guard Evan Mathis.

The team went 8-8 in 2011 and only Mathis turned out to be a quality pick-up. And the Eagles missed the playoffs in 2011.

In a little over a year Andy Reid was out as head coach in Philly after leading his team to five NFC championship games and a berth in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004.

This year’s version of the New Orleans Saints reminds me of that very disappointing Eagles team of 2011.

There has been no bigger anticipation of a season for the New Orleans Saints than the one leading up to the 2014 campaign.

A host of local and national analysts, including myself, felt this was the most talented New Orleans Saints roster ever. But something is wrong in the locker-room from an emotional standpoint. Leadership is hard to find, and most importantly, the talent level on this team today is not as good as it was just a year ago. A lot of it traces back to bad free agency signings and the lack of any sort of impact players drafted in 2014.

In 2013 the Saints signed veteran defenders in outside linebacker Victor Butler, cornerback Chris Carr, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, safety Jim Leonhard and defensive end/outside linebacker Jay Richardson.

They got virtually zero out of them out on the football field because of injuries and because the coaching staff felt they had little left in the football gas tank.

The Saints did hit very well in free agency signing former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis, but then injuries and age robbed them of defensive end Will Smith, middle linebacker Jonathan...
Saints' Junior Galette aims to move past comments, bounce back from injury Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-14-2014 12:28 AM


Full Story –ESPN.Com


METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette said he didn’t get any "backlash" from teammates over comments he made about former players last week. But he said he did get feedback, as he gets after most interviews he does. And his most important takeaway was, "My teammates always have my back."

"They always have my back regardless of what’s going on in the outside world. The locker room is always going to have my back, we’re gonna have each other’s back," said Galette, who caught some flak from former teammates after insisting the Saints’ defensive players were better than their predecessors.

Galette said it got blown up by the media, and he said he hasn’t really been on Twitter since then to hear the responses.

By Mike Triplett / ESPN

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Saints' Sean Payton shoots down Michigan speculation Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-14-2014 12:25 AM


Full Story –ESPN.Com


METAIRIE, La. -- For the second time this week, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton shot down speculation about his coaching future. This time he denied that he would have any interest in the vacant University of Michigan job.

There haven't been any actual reports of Payton being a candidate in Michigan, and there are no significant ties between the coach and school. But his name has popped up in some speculation, including articles by GoBlueWolverine.

"Listen, I've got two kids right in Dallas, alright. … I've got no interest in any other job but this one," Payton said. "And I know you guys will preface all that by, ‘Well, he's gotta say that.' It seems like every three years I answer that question, and every three years, sure enough, he's the head coach here. …

By Mike Triplett / ESPN

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John DeShazier: Saints want to continue recent road success Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-13-2014 03:33 PM


Full Story – New Orleans Saints.Com


In the last month-and-a-half for New Orleans – encompassing six games, beginning with a Thursday night, nationally televised game against Carolina on Oct. 30 – the Saints have played their best football on the road.

In that time, both of their victories have been away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, while all four losses have been at home. So it doesn’t hurt that the Saints (5-8) have had recent success away from home as they prepare to play the Bears (5-8) in Chicago on "Monday Night Football."

The sense of urgency – the Saints control their destiny in the chase for the NFC South Division title and the Bears, though eliminated from the playoff race, are hoping to finish the season on a high note – is palpable for both teams. New Orleans has lost four of its last five games and Chicago, seven of its last 10.

By John DeShazier / New Orleans Saints.Com

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New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears: game preview Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-13-2014 03:31 PM


Full Story – New Orleans Saints.Com


The New Orleans Saints (5-8) will return to the road following Sunday’s 41-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, to face the Chicago Bears, who also enter the game at 5-8, Monday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN (WDSU-6 locally).

The Saints and the Bears have met 26 times in the regular season, with the series knotted at 13-13. New Orleans will be looking for their second consecutive win against the Bears. Since 2002, six of the seven games between the two clubs have been decided by eight points or less, including the Saints’ 26-18 victory at Soldier Field on Oct. 6, 2013.

Carolina got the ball first on Sunday, as QB Cam Newton led the Panthers down the field on a seven-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a nine-yard touchdown pass to WR Kelvin Benjamin. After New Orleans got the ball, DT Colin Cole recovered a ball fumbled by RB Mark Ingram to set up a 37-yard field goal by K Graham Gano.

By New Orleans Saints.Com

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Report of Saints brawling with Panthers over Katrina comment is not true Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-13-2014 03:29 PM


Full Story – AXS.Com


The New Orleans Saints are dealing with a season that is going nothing like they expected, and there is more than enough focus on their failures so far this season. Problems are coming from every direction and they don't need any more to start up, and that includes the rumor that their brawl with the Carolina Panthers started due to a comment about Hurricane Katrina.

The 41-10 loss to the Panthers was bad enough, but the fight that broke out during the game made things worse. Many said that the fight was about numerous things, but on Dec. 8, 2014, WGNO debunked rumors that it happened because of comments made about one of the biggest tragedies in history.

A rumor was going around that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had said something to some of the Saints, and it was along the lines of "You should have died in Katrina."

By Danny Cox / AXS.Com

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New Orleans Saints shake things up by cutting Joe Morgan, benching Kenny Vaccaro Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-10-2014 10:17 AM


Full Story – AXS.Com


After a huge 41-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints are experiencing a major shake-up. On Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at least 10 players were called into head coach Sean Payton's office individually. Aside from that, the team alerted the media that wide receiver Joe Morgan was waived and safety Kenny Vaccaro was benched.

Morgan ended up being the first casualty off Payton's wrath as the team promised there would be roster changes after the big defeat. It's possible that other cuts could be coming or maybe just even more roster moves and demotions.

After Morgan was waived, Vaccaro was benched. He is the 2013 first-round selection in the NFL Draft and a very big talent in the secondary. It's believed that he hasn't taken a step forward from his rookie year last season, and this may be a way of sending a message to him.

By Danny Cox / AXS.Com

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A closer look at the New Orleans Saints' NFC South title hopes Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-09-2014 11:23 AM


Full Story – Nola.Com


The New Orleans Saints (5-8) are tied with the Atlanta Falcons (5-8) and lead the Carolina Panthers (4-8-1) by a half game in the NFC South. They have three games left. Here's the fallout from each of the remaining scenarios:

At 8-8
If the Saints win all three, they win the NFC South, get the four seed and host the top wild-card team.

At 7-9
If the Saints beat the Falcons and split the other two, they would need both the Falcons and Panthers to lose once more.

By Gene Guillot / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
Junior Galette's comments, locker room friction not to blame for Saints' slide, says Zach Strief Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-09-2014 11:20 AM


Full Story – Nola.Com


Defensive end Junior Galette's recent comments about former players haven't caused a large rift inside the New Orleans Saints locker room, according to veteran offensive tackle Zach Strief.

Galette told reporters that the team's current players are better than the veterans they replaced "across the board." That provoked a response from former Saints like Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith. Coach Sean Payton called the comments "fairly silly."

Strief, a ninth-year player and team leader, almost never uses Twitter, but he published a tweet last week that lauded the "leadership and professionalism" of Vilma and Smith.

By Evan Woodbery / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
Payton puts Saints on notice Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 12-09-2014 11:17 AM


Full Story –Hattiesburg American .Com


METAIRIE, La. – New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has put his players on notice.

Some could be looking for jobs sooner than later.

“I don’t rule out any changes with regard to who we’re asking to do what we’re asking them to do,” Payton said Monday after reviewing video of Sunday’s 41-10 loss to Carolina.

“Guys understand, hey, this is serious. It’s their profession. It’s our profession. It’s going to be our job and the leaders of this team to lead. This is exactly when you find out who your guys are,” Payton added. “If it’s not happening … then we’re going to look at other options.”

By Brett Martel / Hattiesburg American

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It’s About Personnel for the Saints -- Mike Detillier
Posted On 12-14-2014


It’s About Personnel for the Saints

By Mike Detillier

More and more the 2014 season for the New Orleans Saints reminds me of the 2011 “Dream Team” of the Philadelphia Eagles. The 2010 Philadelphia Eagles were a 10-6 football team that won the NFC Eastern Division, but were bumped out of the playoffs in the wildcard round by the Green Bay Packers 21-16.

In 2011 the Eagles loaded up with veterans in the off-season for that hard push that then-Eagles head coach Andy Reid thought he needed to get the Eagles back to Super Bowl Sunday.

That off-season the Eagles signed high priced veterans in cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive end Jason Babin, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, halfback Ronnie Brown, quarterback Vince Young and offensive guard Evan Mathis.

The team went 8-8 in 2011 and only Mathis turned out to be a quality pick-up. And the Eagles missed the playoffs in 2011.

In a little over a year Andy Reid was out as head coach in Philly after leading his team to five NFC championship games and a berth in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004.

This year’s version of the New Orleans Saints reminds me of that very disappointing Eagles team of 2011.

There has been no bigger anticipation of a season for the New Orleans Saints than the one leading up to the 2014 campaign.

A host of local and national analysts, including myself, felt this was the most talented New Orleans Saints roster ever. But something is wrong in the locker-room from an emotional standpoint. Leadership is hard to find, and most importantly, the talent level on this team today is not as good as it was just a year ago. A lot of it traces back to bad free agency signings and the lack of any sort of impact players drafted in 2014.

In 2013 the Saints signed veteran defenders in outside linebacker Victor Butler, cornerback Chris Carr, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, safety Jim Leonhard and defensive end/outside linebacker Jay Richardson.

They got virtually zero out of them out on the football field because of injuries and because the coaching staff felt they had little left in the football gas tank.

The Saints did hit very well in free agency signing former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis, but then injuries and age robbed them of defensive end Will Smith, middle linebacker Jonathan...
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Just Trying to Find a Solution -- Mike Detillier
Posted On 11-23-2014


Just Trying to Find a Solution

By Mike Detillier


Just Trying to Find a Solution

Trying to find the right buttons to push a football team with so much promise to start the 2014 season has to be troubling to head coach Sean Payton and his coaching staff.

It was universally thought in almost every area of NFL circles that the 2014 version of the New Orleans Saints was the best team on paper they had ever assembled and they were legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

The (4-6) win/loss 2014 mark does not give you the indication the team we all thought would be on the field in 2014 will ever show up.

A lot of the issues are personnel.

Many of the decisions in the off-season of 2013 and 2014 have not worked out and it has greatly affected this version of the Saints.

One of the major acquisitions in 2013 in outside linebacker Victor Butler never was the player Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan thought he would be when he was able to lure him away from the Dallas Cowboys via free agency. Knee and lower leg injuries put his NFL career in real jeopardy and Butler never had any impact in New Orleans.

The Saints personnel brass thought that 36-year old Champ Bailey could drink from the fountain of youth and give them just one season, if that, like they got from Darren Sharper back in 2009.

Father time and injuries made Bailey just a “shell” of the once great football player he really was and he was a mere mortal in the black and gold in the practices and pre-season.

The Saints spent a king’s ransom to lure free safety Jarius Byrd to New Orleans and the coaching staff thought that the former All-Pro safety, who was looked at as one of the top two safeties in the game along with Seattle’s Earl Thomas, would provide the ballhawking ability the team sorely lacked.

Byrd had intercepted 22 passes and forced 11 fumbles in five seasons and been a constant source of deep containment for the Buffalo Bills, but first a back injury, surgery and then a knee injury ended his 2014 season.

The Saints invested a 6-year, $56 million dollar deal in Byrd and $28 million was guaranteed.

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