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Gameday is here and with it comes a chance for the Saints to claw their way back to .500 for the first time since week 2! For them to get to 5-5 after an 0-4 start would be somewhat miraculous, but also necessary to have any shot at the postseason. The opponent is an extremely beatable one, but the "easier" games, which don't truly exist in the NFL, are the ones the Saints seem to have the biggest problems with. Here are the five things I'll be looking for in this contest:
1. How do the Saints distribute reps amongst the backs now that Darren Sproles is back?
I'm assuming Sproles, still on the mend, will still have a lighter workload than normal. It seems obvious that Travaris Cadet will be the odd man out of offensive reps with Sproles back, but Sproles also figures to eat into the reps of the other three backs (Ingram, Thomas, Ivory) more than Cadet did. Whatever happens, I hope the Saints have learned their lesson keeping Chris Ivory out of the lin...
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The Saints seem to have things together, is it too late to make a playoff push?
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a tie.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
Arizona at Atlanta - The Cards need to get some production from the QB position if they want any chance to make playoff this season.
The New Orleans Saints listed running Darren Sproles as questionable for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Sproles has missed the past two weeks after undergoing surgery on a hand that was injured in a loss to Denver in week eight. Interim coach Joe Vitt said Friday that Sproles experienced some swelling in the hand. If Sproles plays Sunday, Saints offensive coordinator...
Reports out of the New Orleans market are painting a picture that free agent head coach Sean Payton will weigh his options prior to firmly committing to a return to the Saints.
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore celebrated his second quarter touchdown with a little "Gangnam Style" during Sunday's NFL game against the Oakland Raiders.
Moore caught a 38 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees.
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The New Orleans Saints offered up head coach Sean Payton a contract extension recently but the NFL league office decided to void the extension, making Payton a free agent head coach at the conclusion of the regular season. When the news broke of Payton’s impending free agency, several pundits speculated that he might jump to the Dallas Cowboys.
Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune...
Darren Sproles is inactive for the New Orleans Saints against the Oakland Raiders with an injured left hand.
Sproles practiced this week for the first time since breaking his hand, but is being held out of the game Sunday.
The Raiders are without their top two running backs as Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both have sprained right ankles. Safety Tyvon Branch has his streak of...
Chris Ivory has played so well the last two weeks there's almost no way the Saints can go back to shelving him on the inactive list again. If nothing else, he's secured his spot in the rotation as a situational runner for the Saints. But why did it take so long for the Saints to plug him in there, especially when Mark Ingram had performed so poorly, and why are the Saints...
This is the last of the bye weeks. It’s all up to health and strategy from here on out to get you to a fantasy football championship. Here are some...
According to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Sean Payton isn’t expected to re-sign with the Saints right away. He’ll continue to keep his options open and right now. The only real option aside from going back to New Orleans, would be to sign with the Cowboys since his kids live in Dallas and he has a great relationship with Jerry Jones.
From talking with...
Saints running back Darren Sproles has enjoyed a good week of practice, according interim Saints coach Joe Vitt. But there remains some swelling in Sproles' broken left hand, so the Saints officially listed Sproles as questionable for Sunday's game at the Oakland Raiders.
"We are trying to get the swelling out," Sproles said, adding he hopes to play. "That...
Nigel Adkins' Southampton won 3-1 at winless QPR in a match dubbed 'El Sackico'.
The futures of both managers were subject to intense speculation in the build-up to a Loftus Road encounter contested by the sides bottom and second-bottom of the standings.
QPR and Southampton had conceded 49 league goals between them prior to the game and the hosts' defence was breached...
Already thin at the offensive tackle position with starting right tackle Zach Strief sitting out with a groin injury, the New Orleans Saints suffered another blow when Strief's replacement Charles Brown left the game late in the second quarter with a right knee injury.
Brown did not return and left the locker room Sunday with the help of crutches. Early indications are that...
The Saints and suspended head coach Sean Payton have not begun new talks about a contract since the NFL rejected the original three-year deal agreed upon by Payton and the team, but according to league sources those talks are expected to resume shortly, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
The Saints received word from the league recently that, despite Payton's suspension...
The Saints were both efficient and balanced on offense in this game. 28 passes, 28 rushes. They passed for 229 at 8.2 yards per pass (thanks to 75% completions) and rushed for 153 yards at 5.5 yards a pop. The last few weeks they've gotten away from Brees throwing for 400+ yards in the interest of balance, and it's made them more explosive. This was another all around impressive...
Just like that, the Saints are back to .500. After starting the season 0-4, it's hard to believe the Saints are now 5-5 and right in the thick of the wild card race, but a convincing win in Oakland did just that. The Raiders look like a lost team in complete disarray, sure, but the way the Saints were able to come in and thrash them is a very encouraging sign. The defense played...