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The Saints ran the ball very well, enjoyed a solid performance from their offensive line, and yet four turnovers will be the biggest takeaway (no pun intended) from this game. While the 27 points they put up were nice, shooting themselves in the foot with costly mistakes never really gave the team a chance to win the game. This unit has spiraled out of control the last three weeks and the high volume of turnovers are the kiss of death for any football team regardless of talent. Make the jump for the grades.
Drew Brees: C- (2.54) Despite ample time to throw he seemed just a bit off much of the day. Both of his picks were poor throws but they are both at least partially to blame on Graham as well. He finished 26 of 43 for 354 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. The first pick in particular to start the second half was a back breaker and it basically sealed the outcome. This loss wasn't squarely on him like the last two weeks, though.
Pierre Thomas: B (3.00) He ...
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Another mistake-filled loss has left the New Orleans Saints in a situation they've never dealt with since Drew Brees arrived in 2006 - playing for little more than pride in with three weeks still left in the regular season.
Although the 5-8 Saints aren't officially eliminated from the playoff race after falling 52-27 to the New York Giants on Sunday, they know it would take...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- More than nine months after the NFL first disclosed its bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints, four players will finally get a ruling on whether their initial suspensions are upheld, reduced or thrown out.
Former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who was appointed to handle a second round of player appeals to the league, has informed all parties he planned...
The first half of today's game against the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium hasn't been kind to the New Orleans Saints, as five players have already been shaken up.
The most serious of the injuries appears to be to free safety Malcolm Jenkins, who has some sort of right leg injury, and right tackle Zach Strief, who has suffered an ankle injury.
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It's official: I'm ready to call the 2012 New Orleans Saints' season over. The Saints came into Giants Stadium and put together their worst team performance of the season (worse than the Broncos game in my opinion) and got blown out 27-52. I say the worst performance of the year because the game was truly lost in all three phases of the game. Special teams coverage units...
New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury.
He is currently the third running back on the Saints depth chart, behind Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram.
Ivory, in his third season, has 36 carries for 195 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Source: NFL.com Attached Thumbnails
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league's bounty investigation of the club.
Tagliabue, however, found that the players' conduct was detrimental to the league. He says they participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays - including hard tackles - that could justify...
Saints running back Chris Ivory was indeed among the team's seven inactives for today's game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Ivory joined offensive tackle Charles Brown, cornerback Corey White, linebacker Scott Shanle, defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker, tight end Michael Higgins and defensive end Turk McBride on the list of players who are not active today...
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Special teams is much tougher to grade than defense because a lot of times mistakes are hard to pin point. But in theory, the entire unit deserves an F for how they covered kickoffs. That was a joke and David Wilson pretty much won this game on his own. It was also an up and down performance by the defense, which looked ok at times and seemed to revert back to early season form at...
If the goal was the playoffs -- and it always was -- this year's New Orleans Saints are done.
Their 52-27 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday ended any realistic visions of squeaking into the postseason.
"That was an embarrassment today," Saints interim coach Joe Vitt told The Star-Ledger after the game. "... Here's the key, we can't have four turnovers...
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will rule on the New Orleans Saints bounty appeals Tuesday afternoon, sources said Monday afternoon. But the ruling may not bring any sort of finality to the protracted case.
A source told The Associated Press that any possible punishments levied by Tagliabue would be delayed a week to give the U.S. District Court in New Orleans a chance...
Players sources say they rejected a settlement offer in the New Orleans Saints bounty case Friday because it required some acknowledgement of culpability, ESPN reports.
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who was appointed to hear the appeal, is expected to reach his decision by Tuesday, according to league sources.
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