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Brees, Saints top Cards in HOF game

Drew Brees didn't need much time to finish off a good weekend for the New Orleans Saints. Brees smoothly led a touchdown drive on his only series Sunday night, and the Saints beat the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 in the Hall of Fame game, officiated by a crew with college experience. The game was canceled last year for the first time in 45 years, a casualty of the NFL's lockout...

For New Orleans Saints, Hall of Fame Game the Beginning of Sean Payton-less Season

The Hall of Fame Game in Canton returns today after being taken off the schedule in 2011 due to the lockout. It features the New Orleans Saints taking on the Arizona Cardinals, but it is more than just a regular NFL preseason game. The Cardinals and Saints face off in the Hall of Fame Game tonight, the first time the Saints will be taking the field since the Bountygate Scandal broke...

Saints cap good stay with 17-10 win over Cardinals

The bronze busts were impressive. Willie Roaf was magnanimous. And Drew Brees? Same as always. It added up to a great weekend for a team that really needed one about now. Brees produced a touchdown on his only series in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night, leading the New Orleans Saints to a 17-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals that topped off a fine time. ''Just to...

Football Is Back…and So Is Drew!

All offseason long, the Saints have been vowing to put the ugliness of the bounty scandal and Drew Brees’ contract battle behind them and get down to football when the time was right. At last night’s hall of fame game against the Cardinals, they appeared to be doing just that. It was a thing of beauty to watch them storm the field again, with their heads held high. There...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. New Orleans vs. Arizona 8/5/2012

  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. By Eric Judd   The Hall of Fame Game Arizona 10 – Saints 17   The Good Yeah, I’m totally worth it. Drew Brees: There is a reason, (okay quite a few reasons) he just got a big fat check. Just watch the first drive of this game. After just a handful of padded practices, you’d expect a slow, vanilla offense during the first preseason game...

Saints Nation: Photos From Hall of Fame Weekend

Here are a number of shots taken from Hall of Fame weekend. All photos taken by Anne Juge of Antiques of Paris. Above is one taken with myself and Drew Brees. Of all the people I met over the weekend, I have to say the most approachable and engaging, by far, were Joe Vitt, Steve Spagnuolo, Thomas Morstead and Malcom Jenkins. If you ever meet those guys, definitely introduce yourself...

Drew Brees was asked if he trusts Roger Goodell

AP Photo New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said last week that NFL players don’t trust NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.  He sat down with Marshall Faulk of the NFL Network and was asked if he trusts Goodell. “Do I trust the Commissioner?” Brees said.  “I think that Commissioner Goodell has done a lot of great things for this league.  It just happens to be that...

Kolb injured; Cards fall to Saints in HOF game

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Drew Brees didn't need much time to finish off a good weekend for the New Orleans Saints. Brees smoothly led a touchdown drive on his only series Sunday night, and the Saints beat the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 in the Hall of Fame game, officiated by a crew with college experience. The game was canceled last year for the first time in 45 years, a casualty...

Jonathan Vilma Offered Possible Reduced Suspension for Upcoming Season, NFL Denies Reports

Conflicting reports regarding Jonathan Vilma surfaced today, as multiple news outlets released information claiming that the NFL had offered Vilma a reduced suspension for the upcoming season. The Saints’ starting middle linebacker was suspended for the entire season for his alleged involvement in the New Orleans bounty scandal, which also led to the suspension of head coach...

Saints set tone with Hall of Fame Game win

CANTON, Ohio -- Cue the bounty jokes. Every stinking one of them, tired and lame as they are. The New Orleans Saints seem just fine with them. Because it almost seems as if the Saints want to use the bounty claims and the resulting suspensions of their GM, coach and players as a galvanizing force. They will unite and prove the world wrong, prove that they did not have an illegal...

Saints QBs shine as Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb is hurt again during the NFL’s Hall of Fame game

CANTON, Ohio-Hall of Fame Weekend means so much to the NFL for a variety of reasons. For fans it signals the true start of the new season. To read this complete recap of Hall of Fame weekend which includes video and details on the impact of Kevin Kolb's injury on the Cardinals QB battle, please click the link below.

Curiosity landed on Mars tonight

The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints had the first NFL preseason game of the season tonight. I thought that may have been the peak of my evening. I was totally wrong. I watched Kevin Kolb get taken out of the game after a dismal performance. I saw Drew Brees and Chase Daniels put on a clinic against Arizona’s defense. After the game, ParadigmShift35 headquarters had a...

Will New Orleans Saints Repeat as NFC South Champs? History Says No

Throughout its 10-year history, the NFC South has been consistently inconsistent – and wildly entertaining. Since the NFL realignment in 2002, not one NFC South team – the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers – has won the division in consecutive seasons. Also since 2002, each NFC South team has not only won at least two division...
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