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8/8 @Rams 7:00
8/15 TITANS 7:00
8/23 @Colts 7:00
8/28 RAVENS 7:00
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Date Opponent Time
9/7 @Atlanta 12:00
9/14 @Browns 12:00
9/21 VIKINGS 12:00
9/28 @Cowboys 7:30
10/5 TAMPA 12:00
--- BYE ---
10/19 @Lions 12:00
10/26 PACKERS 7:30
10/30 @Panthers 7:25
11/9 SAN FRAN 12:00
11/16 BENGALS 12:00
11/24 RAVENS 7:30
11/30 @Steelers 12:00
12/7 CAROLINA 12:00
12/15 @Bears 7:30
12/21 FALCONS 12:00
12/28 @Tampa 12:00
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NFC South W L   PF PA Div
Atl. 4 6 0 238 255 4-0
N.O. 4 6 0 261 252 2-1
Car. 3 7 1 215 300 1-2
T.B. 2 8 0 194 279 0-4


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»Wk-12: Balt. @ N.O.
»Mon. 11/24

»Wk-11: N.O 10, Cinn 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 
»Wk-1: N.O. 34 @ Atl. 37

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2014 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (20)  Brandin Cooks WR
2 (58)  Stan Jean-Baptiste CB
4 (126)  Kahri Fortt ILB
5 (167)  Vinnie Sunseri SS
5 (169)  Ronald Powell DE
6 (202)  Tavon Rooks OT

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2013 Schedule
Pre-Season
(All Times CDT)
Date Opponent Time
8/9 CHIEFS Win
8/16 RAIDERS Win
8/25 @Texans Win
8/29 @Dolphins Loss
Regular Season
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Date Opponent Time
9/8 ATLANTA Win
9/15 @Tampa Win
9/22 ARIZONA Win
9/30 MIAMI Win
10/6 @Chicago Win
10/13 @Patriots Loss
--- BYE ---
10/27 BUFFALO Win
11/3 @Jets Loss
11/10 DALLAS Win
11/17 SAN FRAN Win
11/21 @Atlanta Win
12/2 @Seattle Loss
12/8 CAROLINA Win
12/15 @St.Louis Loss
12/22 @Carolina Loss
12/29 TAMPA Win
Post Season
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Date Opponent Time
1/4 @Eagles Win
1/11 @Seattle Loss
2013 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (15)  Kenny Vaccaro S
3 (75)  Terron Armstead T
3 (82)  John Jenkins DT
5 (144)  Kenny Stills WR
6 (183)  Rufus Johnson DE
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Saints Benjamin Watson’s Essay On Ferguson Goes Viral Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Yesterday 02:12 PM


Full Story – Inquisitr.Com


Benjamin Watson, tight end for the New Orleans Saints, was preparing for a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football just two days ago. As the game went on, the ruling in the case of the death of Michael Brown came through, and it was revealed that Officer Darren Wilson was not going to be indicted.

Less than 24 hours later, Watson wanted to express his feelings on the case, the riots in Ferguson, and numerous other things. Little did he realize that his words and his thoughts would go viral and change the way a lot of people have looked at this situation.

As of 10 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, November 26, Watsons’s official Facebook Page had less than 20,000 followers. Following the posting of his essay and its viral power, he has more than doubled those followers.

By Danny Cox / Inquisitr.Com

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New Orleans Saints would join not-so-exclusive company in making the postseason after a 4-7 start: First and 10 Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Yesterday 02:09 PM


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1. Bouncing back from struggles

Someone from the NFC South will make the playoffs. This will happen.

So the winner of the NFC South will continue the near annual tradition of a struggling team through the first two-thirds of the NFL season advancing to the postseason.

Seventeen teams have reached the postseason despite having a losing record after 11 games since the current 12-team playoff format came into existence in 1990. The Saints were actually the first team to do so in the 1990 season. They started 5-6 and eventually finished 8-8 to gain and NFC Wild Card bid.

By Larry Holder / Times-Picayune

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New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley has torn quad, report says Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-25-2014 10:14 AM


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New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley is believed to have a torn quad, according to a report by the NFL Network. The injury would likely be season ending.

Bunkley left Monday's game early after getting rolled up on by a Raven's defender. He gingerly walked off the field with trainers, favoring his right leg, and did not return in the second half.

If Bunkley is placed on IR, John Jenkins would step in at nose tackle.

By Katherine Terrell / Times-Picayune

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Ravens loss validates what we already knew -- Saints aren't going anywhere this season Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-25-2014 10:11 AM


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They're just not good enough.
It's clear by now isn't it?

There's no grand conspiracy or hidden secret behind the New Orleans Saints' struggles this season. We've seen enough at this point to form an educated opinion. Eleven games is a sufficient body of work.

You don't have to be Vince Lombardi to figure out the Saints are not good enough in any phase of the game to win consistently against quality NFL competition.

By Jeff Duncan / Times-Picayune

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New Orleans Saints thoroughly whipped in the trenches by physical Ravens Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-25-2014 10:09 AM


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The New Orleans Saints' defensive front was supposed to be on its way to stardom. The Saints' offensive line was supposed to be one of the better units in the NFL, helping to propel one of the most explosive offenses in football.

The only explosions we've seen in the past several weeks have been defenders breathing down Drew Brees' neck and stuffing a sputtering run game, along with opposing running backs running wild or quarterbacks having countless seconds to throw the football.

Both front lines have become black holes.

By Larry Holder / Times-Picayune

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New Orleans Saints fail to seize opportunities, gain ground in NFC South with loss to Ravens Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-25-2014 10:07 AM


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When the 2014 New Orleans Saints season goes down in the record book, there might be a footnote on the bottom of the page.

It would likely say "missed opportunities" in bold letters.

That's been the theme of their season this year. In game after game, the Saints have sat at their lockers, scratched their heads and wondered what went wrong.

"Every time we come out, it's something new," said cornerback Keenan Lewis. "Sometimes we have problems with the pass. Sometimes we have problems with the run. Sometimes we have problems with both. We've got to fix everything."

By Katherine Terrell / Times-Picayune

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Sean Payton's message to Saints: Season starts now Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-24-2014 12:22 PM


Full Story –ESPN.Com


A new six-game season kicks off tonight for the New Orleans Saints.

That's the message coach Sean Payton sent his team heading into tonight's home date with the Baltimore Ravens (6-4). Payton showed players a chart at the beginning of the week with all of their statistics reading zeroes.

"Basically the idea is, 'Play our best football now,'" Saints guard Jahri Evans said. "We still have a shot at it, despite our 4-6 record and the mistakes we've made. We're still in position to accomplish all the things we want to accomplish."

By Mike Triplett / ESPN

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Know the enemy: Saints on Terrell Suggs Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-24-2014 12:18 PM


Full Story –ESPN.Com


The New Orleans Saints would prefer to avoid making history Monday night when they go up against Baltimore Ravens pass-rusher Terrell Suggs.

The six-time Pro Bowl linebacker needs just a half-sack to reach 100 for his career.

Two of Suggs’ sacks came against Drew Brees – one in 2010 and one in just the third game of Suggs’ career in 2003, when Brees was with the San Diego Chargers.

But there’s another Saints player who’s been admiring Suggs’ work even longer – fellow Pro Bowl pass-rusher Cameron Jordan, who hails from the same town in Arizona where Suggs went to high school.

By Mike Triplett / ESPN

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Just Trying to Find a Solution -- Mike Detillier Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 11-23-2014 05:23 PM


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.

Injuries robbed the team...
New Orleans Saints safety Pierre Warren: Happy to be 'home' Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-22-2014 08:26 AM


Full Story – Nola.Com


When Saints safety Pierre Warren moved to New Orleans last May, he made a mistake that could have proved costly for a undrafted rookie on the bubble of making the team.

He got locked into an apartment lease that he couldn't get out of for a year. So when Warren made the typical free agent bounce--in his case, from New Orleans to Minnesota, he continued paying for his vacant apartment back in Metairie.

With his recent bump up to the Saints active roster, the apartment might get put to good use.

By Katherine Terrell / Times-Picayune

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Saints aiming for 15th straight prime-time win at home Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-20-2014 08:34 AM


Full Story –ESPN.Com


The New Orleans Saints (4-6) haven’t been themselves this year. Not even at home, where they’ve lost two straight games to snap an 11-game win streak.

But there’s still one streak they’ve continued to maintain -- their dominance in prime-time games inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where they’ll host the Baltimore Ravens (6-4) on “Monday Night Football.”

The Saints routed the Green Bay Packers, 44-23, on Sunday night in Week 8. They’ve now won 14 straight prime-time home games, including the playoffs, by nearly 20 points per game. They’ve won 17 of their last 18, dating back to 2008.

By Mike Triplett / ESPN

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Baltimore Ravens have the weapons and the incentive to exit Superdome winners again Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-19-2014 02:54 PM


Full Story – Nola.Com


The Baltimore Ravens are certainly a different team than the one that won Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome following the 2012 season, but they remain among the best AFC opponents.

The 6-4 Ravens are coming off a bye week after thumping Tennessee, 21-7, to end a two-game losing streak before going into the off week. Baltimore is currently in second place in the AFC North and still has a chance to win the division.

The Ravens will take on a New Orleans Saints team Monday night that is reeling having lost back-to-back games at home to fall out of first place in the NFC South. This game ends a three-game home stretch for the Saints in which many expected them to put some distance between themselves and their division opponents. But it hasn't worked out like that at all.

By Terrance Harris / Times-Picayune

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New Orleans Saints place Brandin Cooks, Rafael Bush on IR; re-sign safety Pierre Warren Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-19-2014 02:30 PM


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New Orleans Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks and safety Rafael Bush have been placed on injured reserve.

Cooks had surgery on his thumb this week with a timetable set for at least 4-6 weeks, according to Cooks' agent Jeff Sperbeck. Bush fractured his fibula, according to a source.

Bush was carted off late during Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals and was using crutches after the game. He said at the time that he wasn't sure if surgery was required.

By Katherine Terrell / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
Where did Keenan Lewis get his toughness? 'I'm from the West Bank' Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-13-2014 10:16 AM


Full Story – Nola.Com


How, exactly, did New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis return to the field so quickly last week with a grotesquely swollen knee?

And why is he fighting so hard to be ready to play on Sunday?

Lewis smiled as he held court in front of his corner locker at the Saints facility on Wednesday.

"I'm from the West Bank," he said. "That's what we do. That's what we do in the West Bank. We find a way. And that's what I'm trying to do at this point."

By Evan Woodbery / Times-Picayune

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Bengals vs. Saints preview Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-13-2014 09:33 AM


Full Story –ESPN.Com


Drew Brees was critical of himself after turning the ball over three times in the New Orleans Saints' 27-24 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. But that's nothing compared to what Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton went through.

Dalton had a passer rating of 2.0 in the Bengals' 24-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns, completing just 10 of 33 passes with three interceptions.

Both quarterbacks -- and their teams -- will be craving a bounce-back victory when the Saints (4-5) host the Bengals (5-3-1) Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett and ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey discuss the matchup:

By Mike Triplett / ESPN

Full Story –ESPN.Com
New Orleans Saints hold workouts for 4 running backs on Tuesday, per report Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 11-12-2014 11:06 AM


Full Story – Nola.Com


Four running backs worked out for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Mikel Leshoure, Andre Brown, Brian Leonard and Tim Hightower were in town to work out, Yates said.

Saints running backs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) have missed the last three games due to injury, although Robinson is thought to be close to returning.

By Evan Woodbery / Times-Picayune

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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.

Injuries robbed the team...
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Turning the Football Corner -- Mike Detillier
Posted On 11-02-2014


Turning the Football Corner

By Mike Detillier

Finally, the New Orleans Saints football club most of us thought would be featured out on the field from the opening game of the 2014 season came a little later during the season, but after watching the Saints defeat the Carolina Panthers 28-10 on the road on Thursday night, on a short week and after playing a Sunday night football game, you have the feeling this football team is starting to hit it's football stride.

After starting out 2-4 you wondered how the Saints would fare against two gunslinger quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton, but it is the Saints pressure defense, getting defensive turnovers and establishing a rushing attack that has the Saints breathing in some football confidence.

To be honest this all started with the loss to the Detroit Lions.

Even though the Saints lost to the Lions and blew a lead late in the contest, the Saints outplayed a very good football team for 3 1/2 quarters.

They just couldn't close the football deal.

They have closed the football deal the past two weeks in slamming the door shut on both Green Bay and Carolina in the second half of both contests.

And it started with pressure defense. The Saints have recorded 8 quarterback sacks against the Packers and Panthers combined and that pressure has led to turnovers.

For a football club starved for turnovers the Saints created 2 against the Panthers and in the 44-23 win over Green Bay the Saints had 2 pass interceptions and recovered one fumble.

It has been the key to their success and the Saints front-seven has done a very good job stopping the run and also bending, but not breaking on defense when it comes down to giving up touchdowns.

Against the Panthers the Saints had two turnovers early after moving the football, but the defense gave up zero points on those turnovers.

We have seen good strong overall play from inside linebacker Curtis Lofton and cornerback Keenan Lewis, but what jumps out has been the playmaking skills of defensive end Cameron Jordan and outside linebacker Junior Galette over the last two weeks.

And Rafael Bush, who took over for the injured Jarius Byrd at free safety, has brought some attitude and aggressive play to the...
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