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Gameday! I'm not sure how I feel about having a game on a Thursday night, but it sure makes the end of the week more exciting. The Saints will attempt to take the season sweep on the Falcons today and run their record back to .500 in the process. The Falcons are 10-1 on the season and I think we all know who that one loss belongs to. The two teams know each other well so there won't be many surprises... this game will be more about who executes better. Here are the five things I'm looking for.
1. Can the Saints withstand the Falcons' initial surge?
I full expect the Falcons to give the Saints their best shot, given the history and the trash talk that ensued after the Saints' last win. I think they'll come out of the gate possessed and eager to put up points quickly, which in my opinion means they'll take some risks early. I think it's important for the Saints to avoid going down a couple scores early on the road like they did in the previous...
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Multiple New Orleans Saints players say that workers at Atlanta's airport egged their team bus as they arrived from New Orleans for their upcoming game on Thursday night, according to WWL-TV. Jimmy Graham was among the players, including Chase Daniel and Will Herring, who tweeted about the incident. Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy!
ATLANTA A lingering media throng is a curious sight following ahistoric sporting event, conversing in hushed tones but bodies and eyes all facing one direction. On Thursday night in the Georgia Dome,those eyes faced the Saints locker room door, each pair straining to spot afuture Hall of Fame quarterback.
After years of playing Atlantastormenter, Drew Brees feel back to Earth against...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith attended a hearing Friday at Washington, D.C., law office during bounty appeals testimony that included former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Both players said they came away with a positive feeling after a day of cross examination by Vilma's lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, and Smith's NFL Players...
The NFL has deemed that Saints defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley's kick to the head 49ers OL Alex Boone was $10,000 less of an infraction that Ndamukong Suh's groin kick to Texans' QB Matt Schaub.
Are we the only ones who think the NFL is all of the place this year in it's consistency regarding discipline?
First, Roger Goodell says he wasn't sure of Suh&...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith have a busy few days coming up. Thursday night, they will play a crucial game against the Falcons in Atlanta. Friday morning, they will be in Washington, D.C., as part of their appeal of suspensions handed down in the Saints' bounty scandal. ESPN.com reported that the NFL Players Association will...
Boy, did Drew Brees lay an egg against the Atlanta Falcons.
Five interceptions for the first time in his career.
The end of his NFL-record touchdown streak.
And a timing mistake that cost the Saints dearly.
The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead, then turned to their defense to make it stand up. The result was a 23-13 victory Thursday night that pushed Atlanta to the brink of a division...
The Saints-Falcons rivalry is as legit as they come.
Want proof? On Wednesday night, when the Saints were boarding buses at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a few Saints players accused airport employees of egging their bus.
The Saints are in town for a Thursday night battle with the Falcons at the Georgia dome.
Check out the tweets below from Jimmy Graham, Chase Daniel...
The Saints and Falcons tangle in Atlanta tonight. And if the game wasn’t big enough, workers at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport apparently egged the charter bus the Saints used when they arrived in Atlanta Wednesday night.
A couple of Saints players took to Twitter to give firsthand accounts of the egging.
Wow, as we’re boarding buses on the Tarmac @ Atlanta airport, we...
WASHINGTON (AP) Right from the start, the NFL said Gregg Williams was in charge of a pay-for-pain bounty system with the New Orleans Saints.
Now the former defensive coordinator - who told the league about others' involvement - is slated to be cross-examined by lawyers for players appealing their suspensions in the case.
Friday's session is part of the latest round of player...
Acting head coach Joe Vitt said Tuesday the team has elevated tight end Michael Higgins from the practice squad to the 53-man roster to replace tackle Bryce Harris, now on injured reserve with a broken bone in his lower right leg.
Starting right tackle Zach Strief (groin) was limited in Tuesday's workout, and it remains unclear whether he can step back into the lineup with...
The Falcons backfield is now a committee and Michael Turner will share the rock with Jacquizz Rodgers going forward.
It took eleven games. It took multiple games where Michael Turner averaged less than two yards a carry and it took the finest game of young Jacquizz Rodgers' career. What matters is that the moment a majority of fans, analysts and sentient rocks have been calling...
A little after eight o'clock tonight the Falcons and Saints will go at it for the second time this season with the Falcons looking for a much different finish. The Falcons sit at 10-1 but still have a bit of a bitter taste in their mouth as their lone loss came at New Orleans. The Saints might deny that this is a rivalry but these two teams grew up hating each other and that...
It was only a matter time before Marijn got lucky and everyone else would be wrong in their predictions and he'd sneak out a victory. Ellmanov tied him with only one correct answer so it came down to the tiebreaker bonus question... which Marijn won by virtue of having the lowest yardage total. Vernon Davis had 0 yards, go figure. Well, with a new week comes a new game and with...
On Thursday, the New Orleans Saints will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Georgia, with the Saints fighting for their playoff lives against a Super Bowl favorite.
After the Saints landed in Atlanta on Wednesday night ahead of that game, the locals made sure the team knows exactly how they feel about the Saints. According to Twitter reports seemingly corroborated by the Atlanta Journal...
Saints starting defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley has been fined $20,000 for his kick to the back of the head of 49ers guard Alex Boone, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Bunkley's kick came in the final minutes of the Niners' 31-21 victory Sunday. The DT was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected with 1:05 left for kicking Boone after the...