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New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS -- Picking apart what officially qualifies as the worst defense in NFL history, DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards on 21 carries and the Carolina Panthers rolled up 530 yards in total offense and scored 28 consecutive second-half points to points to defeat the New Orleans Saints 44-38 Sunday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The Panthers' offensive output added final humiliation to a black-cloud season for the Saints defense. The Saints (7-9) allowed 7,042 yards in 16 games (a 440.1-yard average), breaking the all-time NFL record of 6,793 yards set by the 1981 Baltimore Colts. In sweeping the Saints, the Panthers (7-9) rebounded from a 24-13 hole early in the second half with touchdowns on four of five possessions, two of which came at the end of 80-yard drives during which the Saints could not stop Williams. The Panthers led 41-24 with 8:23 left before the Saints got two late touchdown passes from Drew Brees to make the result look respectable.The Panthers ...
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According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, it sounds like Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will not be fired.
To answer another question from a Panthers reader, I’ve heard that Ron Rivera is safe.
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) December 30, 2012
The Panthers have finished this season strong and I believe Rivera deserves to come back for a third season. If he can’t get...
When NFL coaches and players are asked to describe Cam Newton as a football player, you’ll most likely hear phrases like “high ceiling” and “limitless upside.”
There’s another Carolina Panther who has inspired the same type of praise – except he plays defense…and he’s a rookie.
Linebacker is not only having one of the best rookie seasons in the NFL, he’s having...
NEW ORLEANS - Cam Newton kept handing off to DeAngelo Williams on Sunday, and then all he could see was the back of his No. 34 jersey, heading downfield through gaping holes against the worst defense in NFL history. Picking apart what statistically qualifies as the most porous defense in league annals, Williams rushed for a franchise-record 210 yards on 21 carries, and the Carolina...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer As Saints players dumped belongings from their lockers into huge brown bags, right tackle Zach Strief said he wished he could look forward to a new season devoid of questions about the bounty scandal.
The seven-year veteran and offensive captain knows better than that.
He expects everything the Saints do when Sean Payton returns...
The New Orleans Saints' last-ranked defense has allowed more yards in a season than any defense in NFL history.
The Saints have allowed 287 yards in the first half of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, surpassing by 6 yards the mark of 6,793 yards allowed by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.
The mark has been set in the final game of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo...
Drew Brees has passed for more than 5,000 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times.
The Saints quarterback surpassed the coveted yardage mark with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. That was also the 41st scoring pass for the season for Brees, the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs...
In a game that saw Drew Brees once again make NFL history, the Saints defense couldn't stop the Carolina Panthers from rallying to a victory 44-38. Cam Newton was 16 for 33 with 248 YDS and 1 INT, but it was in the running backs' hands in the red zone. Mike Tolbert had three 1-yard TD runs. DeAngelo Williams ran wild, for 201 yards to be exact, including big TD runs...
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had just his second 100-yard game of the season Sunday versus Carolina while also catching his ninth touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Graham's numbers -- 85 catches, 982 yards, 9 touchdowns -- look nice but fantasy owners expected more from a first- or second-rounder.
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New Orleans Saints placed Pierre Thomas on injured reserve, ending his season. Thomas’s knee has been a nagging injury since week 16 and the team has decided to shut him down. The player I feel that could really step up is Mark Ingram. The forgotten first-rounder has been wasting away in the Saints backfield and Sunday could be a perfect opportunity...
Tweet At one point it seemed like Drew Brees’ career was over. In 2005, while with the San Diego Chargers, he suffered a torn labrum as well as a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder and was facing surgery and extensive rehab. San Diego opted to not re-sign him and [...]
Sources have reported that the New Orleans Saints and Sean Payton have agreed to a five year deal for Payton to stay as the Saints head coach. There was an extension already in place, but the NFL rejected the deal since there was a stipulation that allowed Sean to part ways with the Saints if their general manager Mickey Loomis was no longer part of the organization.
Despite rumors to the contrary, coach Sean Payton will not
be leaving the New Orleans Saints following the 2012 season. The Super
Bowl-winning coach reached an agreement with the Saints on a multi-year
extension, reports Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Payton, the suspended Saints head coach whose future in New
Orleans was in doubt because of questions about his contract, has agreed...
Carolina halfback Jonathan Stewart won't be on the field for Sunday's regular season finale against New Orleans.Fantasy Spin:DeAngelo Williams will get the start in Stewart's absence. Williams rushed 14 times for 69 yards and a touchdown against the Saints in a game earlier in the season.