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Kristian: Ingram is back, Saints should win


After missing two days of practice this week with a toe injury, Saints RB Mark Ingram returned to practice today. Read More 
 
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Saints wary of Lions' penchant for performing in the clutch


Saints coach Sean Payton has experienced clutch envy while studying the Lions this season. It's got nothing to do with fashionable, hand-held bags, but everything to do with Detroit's repeated triumphs in close contests.  "Listen, I'm jealous," said Payton, whose team has lost five games by... Read more

Kristian: Stafford can beat you with his arm and his legs


Lions Quarterback Mathew Stafford made his NFL debut in 2009 as the number one draft pick that year. Read More
Lions Preview

Steve: Motivated Saints look to tame lucky Lions


The Lions have only one offensive touchdown in each of their past two games and haven’t put up more than 30 points in a contest since October. Read More
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Brees: Lions are playing complimentary football


Saints Quarterback Drew Brees stopped by Sportstalk with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia ahead of Sunday's clash with the Lions. Brees said Detroit is a complimentary team, and talked about the Lions match up. Read More
HOT Brees

Brees' passing rate suggests Saints QB is as good as ever


Bad memories of Saints quarterback Drew Brees completing 32 of 39 passes against his team on a Super Bowl Sunday back in 2010 have come flooding back to Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell this week. More than half a decade has passed since Brees and the Saints beat... Read more

Injury Report

Kristian: Saints are aware of "The Comeback Cats"


The Detroit Lions (7-4) come to town Sunday to battle the Saints (5-6), and New Orleans is well aware of the Lions' comeback ability this season. Read More
Korte Blog

Korte: Saints O-Line facing opportunistic Lions defense


I had a strange feeling going into week 12 against the LA Rams. The Rams, for the past several seasons, have given the Saints absolute trouble. We haven't matched up well against this Jeff Fischer-coached franchise. However, watching the Saints offense these past few weeks and you can see the potential fireworks. Read More
Playoffs?!?

Kristian: The Saints are a playoff team! Yeah, you heard me right!


Before you roll your eyes or shout me down, hear me out. The Saints 5-6 record wouldn’t qualify them for the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean the team isn’t a playoff-caliber team. Read More
Improved Play

Saints suggest sense of desperation has improved their play


Saints linebacker Craig Robertson sounded confident that he knew the main reason why New Orleans looked as locked-in as the club has been all season during a lopsided victory over Los Angeles Rams.  Read more...

 
Game Flexed

Saints at Bucs flexed!


Even at 5-6 the NFL recognizes that the Saints are must see TV.  The Black & Gold's December 11th match-up at Tampa Bay has been flexed from noon to a 3:25pm kickoff for "America's Game of the Week" on Fox. Read more...
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Brees: Key to Saints win over Rams was execution


The Saints tuned up the Los Angeles Rams for a good old fashioned butt kicking 49-21 on Sunday.  QB Drew Brees certainly was familiar with the schemes of Gregg Williams from his days as the Saints DC, but ultimately it boiled down to executing, Brees explained. Read More
Trick Play

Saints' prolific day features trick play in rout of Rams


The grin on Drew Brees' face as he discussed the longest of New Orleans' seven touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams showed how much the Saints' record-setting quarterback enjoyed the 50-yard pass - even if he wasn't the one who threw it.  Read more... 
Deke Blog

Deke: Saints roll over Rams - sometimes business is personal!


There is that old saying that it’s only business, it’s never personal.  I do sometimes agree with that statement, but I also believe that sometimes business becomes personal. Read More
Bobby's Take

Bobby: Unusually animated Saints wanted to put it to Gregg Williams


The New Orleans Saints came up big against the Los Angeles Rams, leaving the field having scored 49 points against a defensive squad helmed by Gregg Williams, whose very presence in his former stomping ground seemed to animate the Black and Gold to victory. Read More
SAINTS WIN!

Saints rout Rams 49-21


Drew Brees passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns, Mark Ingram scored twice, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 49-21 on Sunday. Read More
Injury Report

Kristian: Lasco only player ruled out for Saints vs Rams


The Saints are putting the finishing touches on this Sunday's game plan for the Los Angeles Rams.  RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) is the only player ruled out for this week. Read More
Rams Preview

Steve: Will Rams D-Line be too much for Saints to handle?


Everyone has their own take on the direction of this 4-6 team, but there’s no debating on the improvement witnessed on the defense side of the football.  Read More
Payton Speaks

Payton: Gregg Williams-coached Rams defense comes with some challenges


When you look back at the contributions that Gregg Williams did for this team, how do you look at them in a positive light in the aftermath of what happened? “Number one, I think he’s a real good defensive coordinator. I was asked this by their media..." Read More
Injury Report

Kristian: Ingram and Armstead return to practice


After losing two games in the span of five days, the Saints are reeling a bit and anxious for Sunday's match up with the Rams Sunday in the Superdome. Read More
Payton Speaks

Payton: Saints prepared for aggressive Rams defense


What is the difference preparing for an interior pass rusher like Aaron Donald as opposed to some of the outside guys that you’ve had success against? Read More
Korte Blog

Korte: Saints O-line should get the job done against "dumpster fire" Rams


Once again the Saints offense did a decent job against Carolina, turnovers and kicking mix ups aside. Carolina's front seven on defense are very formidable with two of the best linebackers in the league, and we still blocked them up pretty well. Read More

LT Andrus Peat held his own and for the most part didn't hear too much from his side - nice job rook! LG Senio
New Coach

Payton announces Saints will hire special teams coach Kevin O'Dea


Tonight on the Saints Coaches Show, Payton told Bobby Hebert the team will bring in another special teams coach - Kevin O’Dea, formerly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Read More
Special Teams

Kristian: Saints to add special teams coach


​The Saints special teams has been far from special this season, and according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Saints are going to add another coach to help Greg McMahon and Stan Kwan. Read More
Saints Lose

Saints fall to Panthers 23-20 in game marred by injuries


Cam Newton threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and the Carolina Panthers held off New Orleans' fourth- quarter rally to beat the Saints 23-20 on Thursday night in a game marred by injuries to key players. Read More
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Saints rookie Rankins on return from injury, NFL debut


Rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, the Saints’ 2016 first-round draft pick, made his first appearance on the Saints Players Show Tuesday night at Hooters in Metairie, and host Deke Bellavia spoke with Rankins about the broken leg that kept him out of the Saints’ first seven games of the season. Read More
Bobby's Take

Bobby: Its not Goodnight Irene for Saints, but she's ready for bed


Well, that happened. The Saints lost to the Panthers in what pretty much everyone considered to be a "must win" game if the Saints are to have a hope in the postseason this year. Bobby Hebert sounded off in fine form on "The Point After." Read More
Panthers Preview

Steve: Will Panthers pounce on visiting Saints?


Saints players seem to remain confident and focused on the next task at hand, even though they just lost a gut-wrencher at home to the defending Super Bowl champs. Read More
Korte Blog

Korte: Saints O-line held up against Denver, just wasn't enough


The Denver Broncos came to town with a couple a key defenders out with injury and this game had the makings of a shoot out. That being said, I thought Saints #9 would prevail, and he did... however we all know the outcome and a poor couple of missed calls paired with an extraordinary athletic feat spelled doom in the Dome. Read More
Brees Speaks

Brees: Saints are more solid than first time they saw Carolina this year


Do you like the Thursday night games as a player or is it something you might want to avoid?
“It’s difficult from the point of trying to condense six days of preparation into two and a half days and then just getting your body ready to play..." Read More
Payton Speaks

Payton: Saints taking short week in stride, prepping for Panthers


How do you prepare for Cam Newton and his run game? “I think you have to prepare for those designed runs. You get him in the red zone, He is real effective. They are real effective down inside the 10-yard line, (where) it becomes real challenging..." Read More
Injury Report

Kristian: Saints LB Michael Mauti gets season-ending surgery


The Saints will lose another key player to injured reserve this year.  Special teams captain LB Michael Mauti will undergo surgery to correct ulcerative colitis, ending his season. Read More
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Brees: Saints have to bounce back; we know what we're capable of


The Saints typically don’t take silver linings from losses, but against Denver it proved something to Brees and the team. Read More
Bobby's Take

Bobby: Saints loss to Denver "a hard one to take!"


The Saints lost 25-23 in a rotten fashion to the Denver Broncos, blowing a great opportunity to take care of business at home and extend their winning streak before a crucial matchup against Carolina on Thursday night. Bobby Hebert was all over it on "The Point After." Read More
Tipping Point?

T-Bob: Next five days have potential for seismic shifts for Saints franchise


If New Orleans manages to beat Denver and Carolina, then you are talking about being at the forefront of the wild card race with a favorable schedule for the rest of the season... if New Orleans loses both of these games, then you are talking about a season that will most likely end in 7-9 disappointment once again for the 4th time in the last 5 years. Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: Saints should fare well against banged-up Denver squad


The New Orleans Saints take on the Denver Broncos Sunday at noon in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.  Here are some of the things to keep a close eye on when the White Horses come to town. Read More

Kristian: Saints embrace challenge from Super Bowl champs


The Saints are 4-4 and feeling pretty good about themselves having won four of the last five games, but are looking forward to testing their mettle against the champs. Read More
Broncos Preview

Steve: Saints bracing for Broncos defensive barrage


Buckle up buttercup, because a serious pass rush is coming to town. The 6-3 Denver Broncos may not be as dominating as last year’s Super Bowl squad, but they can get after, and more importantly, get to the quarterback. Read More
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Brees: I still feel Saints' best football is yet to be played


Saints quarterback Drew Brees stepped into WWL’s radio huddle with Bobby Hebert for their weekly “QB To QB” segment Wednesday night, and he discussed his team’s trek from 0-3 to 4-4. Read More
Kristian Blog

Kristian: Stacking up 2011 Saints to 2016 - look familiar?


Indulge me for a bit.  So the Saints are 4 and 4, with a high scoring offense, and a defense that is perplexing and frustrating at times and opportunistic and scrappy at other times. Sound familiar?  It should. Read More
2 Games, 5 Days

Resurgent Saints to be tested by 2 tough games in 5-day span


Veteran linebacker Craig Robertson, who emerged as a surprise starter in his first season with New Orleans, uses words like "confidence" and "trust" when he describes the Saints' transformation from an 0-3 team to a resurgent playoff hopeful that has won four of five games.  Read more...
Jenkins Cut

Kristian: Saints release DT John Jenkins


The Saints have released DT John Jenkins, according to a league source. Jenkins was drafted by the Saints in 2013 as a 3rd round draft pick but became expendable with rookie Sheldon Rankins returning to the roster this past Sunday. Read More
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Payton: 4-4 Saints "have that grit!"


Saints Coach Sean Payton joined Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia Monday night for another edition of the Saints Coaches Show on WWL and reflected on his team’s win in San Francisco and their journey from 0-3 to 4-4. Read More
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Brees: I'm not satisfied; Saints just scratching surface of what's possible


Now it’s on to the next step for the Saints and Brees, an opportunity to get above .500 for the first time all season this Sunday against the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos.  Brees says the team just has to keep sticking to the plan. Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: Saints' consistency is the key in last four games


Hey I’ll be the first to tell you that when a team starts a season losing their first three, that very same team is going to have to go on a streak in order to get back in the mix of things. A streak of wins is usually accompanied by consistent play. Read More
Bobby's Take

Bobby: That was some old-school domination by Saints offense


The Saints are back at .500 tonight, as their 41-23 smack down on the struggling San Francisco 49ers awarded them their fourth win in five games. The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert picked apart the victory on the "The Point After." Read More
SAINTS WIN

Brees leads Saints to fourth win in five after 0-3 start


Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes to Michael Thomas and another to Mark Ingram, who also ran for a 75-yard score a week after being benched as the New Orleans Saints beat the lowly San Francisco 49ers 41-23 on Sunday. Read More
49ers Preview

Deke: Saints match up well with 49ers, should get to 4-4


I believe that if the Saints are moving in the right direction, and if this team is going to make a run, then the win one, lose one stuff stops now. Read More
Saints-49ers

Saints - 49er Stats, Streaks and Notes


Saints won seven of past nine regular-season meetings in series. ... New Orleans has won three of four following 0-3 start. ... Saints QB Drew Brees seeks fourth straight game with passer rating of at least 100... Read more

Saints - 49er Stats, Streaks and Notes


Saints won seven of past nine regular-season meetings in series. ... New Orleans has won three of four following 0-3 start. ... Saints QB Drew Brees seeks fourth straight game with passer rating of at least 100... Read more
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Deke's NFL Top Ten, week thirteen
Man it’s been two months since the Silver Stars tasted defeat, while the Pats overcame a scrappy NY Jets team.  Seattle stumbled and so did the White Horses.  But the Raiders continued their rise in the West while the second hottest team...
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Deke: LSU, Coach O "hold that Tiger" and lock up Aranda with three year deal
The 2016 LSU football season will be remembered for many things.  Some things were good and some things not so good, but certainly LSU fans were more than pleased with the first season under new Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda. Aranda came to...
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Deke: Saints roll over Rams - sometimes business is personal!
There is that old saying that it’s only business, it’s never personal.  I do sometimes agree with that statement, but I also believe that sometimes business becomes personal.   When the Saints welcomed the Los Angeles to the Dome...
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Deke's college football top ten, week 14
The Committee has some explaining to do, as the Big Ten title game looks irrelevant right now, according to the rankings.  The Tide can lose and still be in the top three, Clemson better not sleep on the Hokies, the Pac-12 Title Game looks to be a...
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Deke: Will self-inflicted mistakes continue to plague Saints?
The National Football League is a league in which over 70% of the games are decided by a touchdown or less.  This season the New Orleans Saints have seen their share of those close games including their most recent contest in which the Saints lost...
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Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Ingram is back, Saints should win
After missing two days of practice this week with a toe injury, Saints RB Mark Ingram returned to practice today. This is certainly positive news considering he leads the NFL in yards per carry this season and should be able to play Sunday when the...
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Kristian: Stafford can beat you with his arm and his legs
Lions Quarterback Mathew Stafford made his NFL debut in 2009 as the number one draft pick that year. You remember that game right? The Saints dominated the young signal caller out of Georgia. The Black and Gold D forced a couple of turnovers in a...
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Brees: Lions are playing complimentary football
Saints Quarterback Drew Brees stopped by Sportstalk with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia ahead of Sunday's clash with the Lions. Brees said Detroit is a complimentary team, and talked about the Lions match up. "This is the third year in row...
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Kristian: Myles Brennan's father says he hasn't de-committed from LSU
As reported earlier today, star LSU recruit QB Myles Brennan said on Twitter that his committment to LSU is in a state of transition, but Brennan's father Owen joined Kristian and T-Bob on "Double Coverage" tonight to say there's more...
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Kristian: Saints are aware of "The Comeback Cats"
The Detroit Lions (7-4) come to town Sunday to battle the Saints (5-6), and New Orleans is well aware of the Lions' comeback ability this season. "This is a good team that has been in a lot of close games, much like we have, and they’re...
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