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New Orleans started out the season at 0-4 and has fought back to a 5-5 record, a three-game winning streak, and winning five of its last six games.
The fallout from bounty gate is slowing going away, and the Saints are getting their groove back. Sunday the Saints have their biggest game of the year against the San Francisco 49ers.
Drew Brees has thrown for 3,066 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2012 but it’s been the resurgence of creating turnovers on defense that has made a huge difference. Brees spoke to WWL in New Orleans with Bobby Hebert about how the defense has come together to help the offense.
“We had a lot of turnovers early in that season. I can tell you this: The statistics will tell you when you get a defensive score you win like 85 percent of the time. Right off the bat you know you have a tremendous advantage the minute you score defensively. If you are able to add another turnover at some point, like we did in the game against the Raiders, it kicks it up to 95 percent, so that is championship football. That’s not just winning football.
That is championship football. Offensively, for us, we are thinking about how can we sustain drives? How can we be as balanced as possible? How can we use up this clock? How can we create momentum and good field position for our defense? And that’s complementary football and I think that down the stretch here, in these last six games, I think we have done a really good job as a team of playing complementary football, feeding off one another offensively and defensively. Special teams comes up with a big return to start the second half against the Raiders and the very next play we are running that ball into the end zone. That’s the way it’s supposed to be done there.”
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Is it just me or has there been a spike in unsportsmanlike behavior in the NFL this season? New Orleans Saints lineman Brodrick Bunkley attempted to one-up Ndamukong Suh's groin kick on Thanksgiving by delivering a little swift kick of his own on Sunday. Watch as the former first round draft pick takes out his anger on San Francisco's Alex Boone by booting him in the back...
Marques Colston has scored the 56th touchdown of his career and with New Orleans, surpassing Saints' all-time rusher Deuce McAllister for the club record.
Colston, a seventh-round draft choice out of Hofstra in 2006, surpassed McAllister with 10-yard reception over the middle in the second quarter of New Orleans' game against San Francisco on Sunday.
The touchdown catch...
Saints receiver Lance Moore is probable for Thursday's game against Atlanta. He briefly left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter after a blow to the head, but returned to the contest, though he didn't catch another pass.Fantasy Spin:Moore has been solid this season with 45 catches for 699 yards and four touchdowns and is a favorite target of Drew Brees in clutch third down situations.
If you happen to be looking for the latest NFL wide receiver to do a touchdown celebration using Psy's "Gangnam Style" dance, it would be Lance Moore of the New Orleans Saints.
Last week against Oakland, Moore caught a 38-yard pass from Drew Brees and decided to bust out the dance in front of Raiders Nation at O.Co Coliseum:
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This is just a terrible choice on Bunkley’s part. The referee’s saw it and he was ejected from the game, and deservedly so. I’m not sure what possessed Bunkley to do this, every time I watch it I can only guess that Boone said something to him as Bunkley was hunched over him right before he kicked him. He will probably incur a fine and a suspension of some sort.My only...
Southampton recorded back-to-back successes for the first time this season on Sunday, with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle enough to lift them out of the Premier League drop zone.
Saints skipper Adam Lallana and record signing Gaston Ramirez were on target at St Mary's, with the injury-plagued visitors unable to provide any kind of attacking threat.
Nigel Adkins' side looked...
I'm still trying to figure out how New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston didn't end up seriously injuring himself on this brutal hit from yesterday's Saints/49ers game.
The incident happened in the third quarter of play as Colston was hit low by 49ers safety DaShon Goldson and was sent helmet first into the Superdome turf:
Thankfully for Marques...
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In what surely will result in a hefty fine from the league, Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley did his best Ndamukong Suh impersonation by kicking 49ers OL Alex Boone in the head. He was promptly ejected from game. Via Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports:With 1:13 left in San Francisco's eventual 31-21 win, the 49ers were set up to kick a 33-yard field goal, but the attempt was blocked by...
At one point the Saints led 14-7 with under a minute left in the first half and were getting close to field goal range for a possible chance at a 17-7 lead at the break. Then, Drew Brees threw a horrible interception that was easily returned for a touchdown to make it a 14-14 tie at half. 6 sacks and another pick six later, the Saints lost 21-31. The game was largely a disaster in...
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham only had four receptions for 33 yards on six targets Sunday against the 49ers, but it wasn't due to a lack of playing time. Graham played 70 percent of the team's offensive snaps, tops on the team among any WRs, RBs and TEs. SOURCE: Adam Caplan, TheSidelineView.comFantasy Spin:San Francisco arguably has the fastest linebacking corps in the NFL...
New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFL game in the Superdome for kicking San Francisco 49ers offensive guard Alex Boone in the head.
Boone was on the ground after a Niners field goal was blocked, while Bunkley stood over him and kicked him in the back of the head as he was getting up.
In addition to being...
The Saints' offense is largely responsible for this loss, no one more than Drew Brees for a horrible pick six to Ahmad Brooks before halftime that tied the game and forever changed the complexion. Brees would throw another pick six later, and when you consider the final spread in the game was 10 points, the fourteen give up on the two picks alone loom pretty large. But if you...
Late in today’s game between the 49ers and the Saints, Brodrick Bunkley let his frustration get the best of him.
Alex Boone, a lineman for San Francisco, was kicked in the head by Bunkley after a play. Boone was on the ground at the time, with Bunkley standing over him.
No harm was done to Boone, but the officials saw it and ejected Bunkley. Enjoy paying that fine, sir.
San Francisco receiver Kyle Williams and running back Kendall Hunter both were hurt on the same play during the second half of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Niners officials said Williams had a knee injury and would not return, while Hunter hurt his ankle and was questionable. The club did not specify which leg was hurt for either player.
Both had help off the...
The San Francisco 49ers will play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Superdome. The game is scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. EST start time and can be seen in many markets as the late game on FOX.
New Orleans was given up for dead when the season started, now they are one of the most dangerous teams in the league. The 49ers will start Colin Kaepernick at quarterback as they apparently...