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Saints-Falcons Preview


Although their records may be lousy, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons control their playoff destinies. Hoping to represent the downtrodden NFC South in the postseason, these sub-.500 teams meet Sunday at the Superdome.  Read more...
Run & Pass

Brees pleased by diversity of Saints' attack


As Drew Brees examined the box score from New Orleans' latest victory, he was struck by how equitably the Saints distributed the ball among players at various skill positions. For a quarterback trying to lead his team through a late-season playoff push, it was a re-assuring sign... Read more
Your Enemy

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week 16 - Atlanta (Episode 2: A New Hope)


The Black and Gold rebellion has been surrounded by turmoil this season, but their primary mission of earning the division crown is still within grasp.  All that is needed is 2 more wins to close out the regular season and the NFC South is back under New Orleans reign... Read more
QB to QB

QB to QB: Drew Brees excited about Saints and Falcons


"It's an exciting position to be in," Saints QB Drew Brees had his weekly chat with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia.  Drew talked about the Saints 31-15 win over the Bears, and set up this weekend's big home game against the Atlanta Falcons.  Read more and listen to Brees...
Saints-Falcons

Kristian: Saints vs Falcons "It's a war"


Falcons week:  The fans from these two teams feel the rivalry, and so do the players.  Defensive back Keenan Lewis described this Sunday's match up with Atlanta, “It's a war; they know what time it is, we know what time it is.  Read more...
Playoffs?!?

Saints playoff possibilities... how the Saints get in or out


If the Saints beat the Falcons Sunday AND the Browns beat the Panthers, the Saints win the NFC South and host a playoff game.  Click here to see the other ways the Saints get in or miss the playoffs...
 
Falcons Coach

Falcons coach facing uncertain future as he prepares for Saints


Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work. Since finishing 10 yards shy of the Super Bowl two years ago, the Falcons have been a model of dysfunction on the field.  Read more...
Brees Speaks

Brees: We showed resolve against Bears


The hallmark of a Sean Payton/Drew Brees team has always been how they handle a tough loss, or a tough stretch of games. But the Saints of 2014 haven’t been good in handling big wins or setbacks. Read More
 
Ready to Clinch

Saints fans still don't know if they'll get Jekyll or Hyde team on gameday


Each gameday now is a test for your New Orleans Saints. The Saints are back on top of the NFC South Division, but if they want to stay there, they must beat the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday. The Who Dat Nation seems unsure of its confidence after the 31-15 win in Chicago. Read more...
We Learned...

What we learned from the Saints win in Chicago


Drew Brees saw a different attitude, noticed a better vibe this time.  Jimmy Graham could sense it, too. "You should have heard this locker room before the game started," he said. "We need to come out every week just like that."  Read more...
SAINTS WIN!

Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab NFC South lead


Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC South lead. Read More
Hoping for 8-8

Saints fans expect win tonight, not sure about rest of season


When the Saints take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field tonight, the chance for the Black & Gold to avoid a losing a season and grab first place in the NFC South are on the line. Read more...
Bears Preview

Deke: Saints will find a way to beat Bears


After 14 weeks in a season you are who you are.  The Saints last road trip was as good of an outing as the team has had all season long.  And the last home game was the lowest point of the season up to now.  As bad as the Saints looked last week they are still a three point favorite over the Bears. Read More
Payton Staying

Saints coach Sean Payton squelches Michigan rumors


New Orleans Saints head coach, Sean Payton, shot down rumors at his Saturday news conference that he has any interest in replacing fired coach Brady Hoke at the University of Michigan.  Read more...
 

Payton's final presser before Chicago Bears


Is ball population an emphasis on defense at all right now? “Absolutely.  Look when you are defending run, pass, one of the first things that you have to have to play real good defense is 11 guys flying to the football and that takes energy." Read More

Rob Ryan previews Bears game


Was there anything you could put your finger on after dissecting the Carolina film? “There was a lot obviously.  When you play that kind of style of game against Carolina and play right in their hands it is going to be a long day." Read More

Saints v Bears Saturday Injury Report


Junior Galette (Knee) and Terron Armstead (Neck) are both questionable for Monday's matchup against the Bears. Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Ryan vows his defense is ready for Bears


Saints defense:  Rob Ryan’s defense clearly played their worst game of the season last Sunday against the Panthers.  Ryan says his side of the ball will be ready to go. Read More
Galette Better

Saints' sack leader Galette says knee improving


New Orleans Saints sack leader Junior Galette says his injured right knee is feeling better and that he considers his status as "day-to-day.''  Read more...
 
Payton Comments

Payton's Friday press conference comments


Do you miss having the opportunity to practice outdoors? “Yes, this would have been a week barring with what they are doing with the fields we would have gone out in the grass.  You can’t really control it.  It sounds like they are calling for a good chance of rain, 65 percent chance of rain." Read More
Bowl Tix

LSU close to selling out allotted tickets for bowl


LSU's ticket office says they have about seven-hundred tickets left for the Music City Bowl on December 30th. On that day the 22nd ranked Tigers will take on Notre Dame in Nashville and LSU ticket office manager Brian Broussard is expecting to sell its allotted 8,000 tickets.  Read more...
Brees Speaks

Brees Thursday press conference comments


“There’s a lot at stake.  We’re playing for a tremendous amount.  We could’nt be playing for more.  So that in itself is something that is exciting, but something we also expected to be playing for." Read More
Payton Comments

Payton's Thursday press conference comments


Opening Statement: “With regards to the roster, we waived wide receiver Joe Morgan and we signed wide receiver Seantavius Jones from our practice squad up to the active roster. That puts our roster at 53." Read More
QB to QB

QB to QB: Brees says "we have everything in front of us"


Saints QB Drew Brees made his weekly visit on Sportstalk with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia.  “The most important thing is the next game.  We have everything in front of us, and we are focused on the Chicago Bears,” Drew told Bobby and Deke. Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Vaccaro meeting with Payton "career changing"


I fully expect Vaccaro to play in this game Monday, and the phrase 'benching' in the truest form isn’t entirely accurate, it sounds like more of a demotion than benching. Read More

Saints vs Bears Thursday Injury Report


Junior Galette did not practice Thursday. Read More
Bears Preview

Steve: Know Your Enemy, Week 15 - Chicago


The “Monsters of the Midway” have played more like the “Chi-town Chumps” this year.  The overall defense is tied for 28th in the NFL currently (30th vs. the pass / 16th vs. the run) and are giving up a league high 29 points per game. Read More
Deuce Speaks

Deke: Deuce chimes in on what's plaguing the Saints


He’s one of the greatest Saints players ever, so I simply asked the legendary Deuce McAllister what’s wrong with the Black and Gold.  “Funk!" he said. "If you’re looking for one word it’s they are in a funk.  Since you’re not winning, every little thing that is done people nitpick at and say that’s why the Saints are not winning." Read More
Vaccaro Out?

Kristian: Report says Saints are benching Vaccaro


The ball keeps rolling... the NFL Network is now reporting that Kenny Vaccaro is benched. Another odd twist in a very strange season for the Saints. Read More
Saints Probs

Steve: The problem with the 2014 Saints is...


The big issue with the Saints this season is starting to reveal itself.  Drew Brees said after the blowout loss at home to the Panthers that he thinks the team still has a lot of maturing to do. Read More
Morgan Waived

Steve: Saints making changes, waive Joe Morgan


WWL Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garic confirms that the Saints have waived wide receiver Joe Morgan. Coach Sean Payton stated we could see some personnel changes following their 41-10 loss at home to Carolina.  Read More
Saints Woes

Kristian: Do the Saints have enough REAL pros?


The Saints surely sound like a team splintered to its core.  After getting off to an 0 and 2 start in the beginning of the season; the catch phrase was “stick together” and not point fingers.  The team was able to avoid that for the most part this season - until now.  Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: Who IS that team in Black and Gold?


Okay, let me be honest.  I have nothing more than a working relationship with Saints Head Coach Sean Payton.  So what I write to you comes from the experience of interviewing Coach Payton weekly since the 2006 season and nothing else.  I have no special privileges, get no special access…this is pure feeling on my behalf. Read More
MMQB

MMQB: Brees says Cats game "not one we are proud of"


Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has been through some highs and lows in his NFL career and his time as the Saints signal caller.  “We all need to get mentally tougher,” Brees said after the latest set back to the Carolina Panthers (41-10) in the Superdome yesterday. Read More
Bobby's Take

Bobby has harsh words for Saints, but "it ain't over til it's over"


The Saints got mauled by the Carolina Panthers 41-10, falling to 5-8 on the year and ensuring that they won't finish with a winning record under Sean Payton for the first time since 2008. Read More
Brutal Loss

Panthers clobber Saints 41-10


Cam Newton passed for three touchdowns, appeared to incite a scuffle with frustrated New Orleans after he went over the pile for another score, and the Panthers ended a six-game skid with a 41-10 rout of the Saints on Sunday. Read More
Saints Preview

Deke: Saints should easily defeat struggling Panthers


Carolina leads the all-time series 20-19.  The two clubs split the regular season meetings in 2013.  But New Orleans can complete a season sweep of the Panthers with a win over Carolina in the Superdome.  Read More

Rob Ryan's Panthers week Review


Rob Ryan talks to reporters ahead of Panthers game. Read More

Sean Payton Preview Panthers Game


Sean Payton talks to reporers ahead of Panthers game. Read More

Saints vs. Panthers Final Injury Report


Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is OUT for Sunday's game. Read More

Quotes from Sean Payton's Thursday press conference


Transcript of Coach Payton's post-practice press conference on Thursday, December 4, 2014 Read more
Quick Hits

Kristian: Patrick Robinson a much more confident Saint


Saints defensive back Patrick Robinson is coming off his best game in a Saints uniform Sunday in a win over the Steelers.  Robinson nearly had a huge interception in the first quarter of the game and helped slow down a very potent Steelers offensive attack. Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: Saints should win big against Panthers


OK it’s still a few days away from kickoff.  But the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert and I both feel like the Saints will come out and win impressively this Sunday.  “I think the Saints are a better team than the Panthers are,” Hebert said. Read More
QB to QB

QB to QB: Brees pleased with O-Line, ready for Cats


The Cajun Cannon and Big Chief had their weekly visit with Saints QB Drew Brees Wednesday to recap the big win in Pittsburgh and talk a bit about the Cats coming to town. Read More
Brees Speaks

Brees's Wednesday press conference comments


Sean Payton called himself an equal opportunity yeller. “That is actually a perfect way to describe him.” Can you describe Sean Payton’s game day demeanor? “It’s kind of a running joke as to the ‘game day Sean’ demeanor.  He can be so calm, cool, composed in here, practice, meeting room, that kind of thing and then..." Read More

Kristian: Saints looking to build off Steelers win


Inconsistency: It has been the problem this season for the Saints.  Coming off Sunday’s 35-32 win over the Steelers, the Saints are trying to put together a string of games and make a run at the post-season. Read More
Saints Preview

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week 14 - Carolina


It’s gut check time in the NFL folks. We are entering the 4th quarter of the regular season and now’s the time for the contenders to separate themselves from the pretenders.  So, what are the Saints? Read More

Saints vs Panthers Wednesday Injury Report


New Orleans Saints' Wednesday Injury Report: Read More

 

Sean Payton reviews the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers


Transcripts of Coach Payton's press conference on Monday, December 1, 2014. Read More
Bobby's Take

Bobby: Steelers win sets up Saints for 5 game win streak


Bobby Hebert has a message for the Who Dats out there. “I want to challenge the Who Dat Nation. People want to complain, but people don't want to talk when good things happen. No one wants to give praise. But you cannot complain about this!” Read More
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QB to QB: Drew Brees excited about Saints and Falcons
"It's an exciting position to be in," Saints QB Drew Brees had his weekly chat with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia. Drew talked about the Saints 31-15 win over the Bears, and set up this weekend's big home game against the Atlanta Falcons. ...
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Deke: NFL Top Ten, week sixteen
Oh man some teams have already been ousted from the playoff race and there is still three weeks left! The three time NFC Title Game rep in the 49ers are not going to the party this season and there is a log jam atop of the NFC right now and could get...
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Deke: It truly is a wonderful life
Sometimes in life, we get a feel for how much we are loved; how much people care when something unfortunate happens. Sunday October 29th, an event took place that I truly don't remember much about, but what I do know is that the team around me acted...
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Deke: Saints will find a way to beat Bears
It's a MNF battle in primetime with two of the league's worst defensive units. New Orleans allows 27.6 points per game which is 30th, while Bears are in last place, allowing an NFL worst 29.1 points per game. Simply put this is a battle of teams...
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Deke: Mariota first Duck to win Heisman Trophy
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota won the 2014 Hesiman Trophy tonight in New York. Mariota pretty much captured all the major awards this season. The nation's best QB also won the Walter Camp, Davey O'Brien Trophy, Maxwell and Johnny Unitas Golden...
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Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Saints vs Falcons "It's a war"
Falcons week: The fans from these two teams feel the rivalry, and so do the players. Defensive back Keenan Lewis described this Sunday's match up with Atlanta, "It's a war; they know what time it is, we know what time it is. We definitely...
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Brees: We showed resolve against Bears
The Saints had their backs against the wall heading into Monday night's game with the Chicago Bears. After an embarrassing loss to Carolina, the players and coaches vowed changes were coming, and that leaders needed to step up and the team needed to...
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Kristian: Ryan vows his defense is ready for Bears
Saints defense: Rob Ryan's defense clearly played their worst game of the season last Sunday against the Panthers. Ryan says his side of the ball will be ready to go: "We have to come out with a great game this week playing a high-powered offense with...
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Kristian: Vaccaro meeting with Payton "career changing"
Humbling: Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro was hesitant to call his meeting with Sean Payton humbling, but did describe it as career changing: "When I shook his hand in that meeting, it changed my career from that point on. I needed that, in times like...
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Kristian: Payton says "We are THAT team"
The Saints are THAT team, that team that will turn the ball over, that team that will commit stupid penalties, and that team that can't get out of their own way. It's pretty hard to believe right? For so long the Saints were known as a smart, sound...
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