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Losing sucks. While the offense scored a healthy 31 points and were helped out by a pick 6, they were not totally immune from blame. The balance was piss poor (43 passes to 18 rushes) and lack of execution in the 1st and 3rd quarter allowed long stretches for their opponent to dig in. Still, in a perfect world they did enough to win with even a marginal defense. Oh well, hopefully this output will be enough to get double digit wins next year. Make the jump for the grades.
Drew Brees: B+ (2.79) His stats were 29 of 43 for 396 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. While those are astronomical, he did get a lot of garbage benefit late. Still, you take away some unfortunate drops and it's scary enough to realize how much better his stats could have been. His interception was horrid, throwing into triple coverage with nowhere to go, though. Granted his margin for error was small due to horrid defense, but that interception was a very poor decision in a crowd that pretty...
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The 2012 NFL regular season schedule has come to a close, something that couldn’t have happened soon enough for the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans struggled through a tough season that was filled with distractions. Bountygate, interim head coaches and one of the league’s worst defenses were all issues plaguing the Saints this season. New Orleans was able to ink a deal with head...
Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 29-of-43 for 396 yards and four touchdowns Sunday against the Panthers.Fantasy Spin:Brees reached 5,000 yards for the second consecutive season and third time in his career and 40 touchdowns for the second straight season with Sunday's effort. He had a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 11-1 over the final three games.
Saints running back Darren Sproles snagged eight passes for 79 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Panthers.Fantasy Spin:Sproles turned in another nice PPR campaign, catching 75 passes for 667 yards and seven touchdowns and rushing for 244 yards and a touchdown on 48 carries in 13 games.
Tweet At one point it seemed like Drew Brees’ career was over. In 2005, while with the San Diego Chargers, he suffered a torn labrum as well as a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder and was facing surgery and extensive rehab. San Diego opted to not re-sign him and [...]
The New Orleans Saints' last-ranked defense has allowed more yards in a season than any defense in NFL history.
The Saints have allowed 287 yards in the first half of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, surpassing by 6 yards the mark of 6,793 yards allowed by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.
The mark has been set in the final game of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo...
In a game that saw Drew Brees once again make NFL history, the Saints defense couldn't stop the Carolina Panthers from rallying to a victory 44-38. Cam Newton was 16 for 33 with 248 YDS and 1 INT, but it was in the running backs' hands in the red zone. Mike Tolbert had three 1-yard TD runs. DeAngelo Williams ran wild, for 201 yards to be exact, including big TD runs...
The Saints will conclude their 2012 campaign and I have mixed emotions about it. Like any NFL season, including the Super Bowl winning 2009 season, I don't want it to end. So there's a fair amount of sadness attached to my Sundays opening up again and a big void being placed in my fanhood. Conversely, I think we can all agree that this season can pretty much go F itself ...
Saints receiver Lance Moore needed 80 yards in Week 17 to reach 1,000 for the first time in his career; he had 121 on four catches.Fantasy Spin:Moore came close with 928 yards in 2008-09. He'll end up with 1,041 yards and six scores on 65 catches.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had just his second 100-yard game of the season Sunday versus Carolina while also catching his ninth touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Graham's numbers -- 85 catches, 982 yards, 9 touchdowns -- look nice but fantasy owners expected more from a first- or second-rounder.
Don't lie, even if you were sold on there being no doubt Sean Payton would return as the coach of the Saints, a small part of you was nervous. I know I was. As much as you want to talk about loyalty, or not leaving the Saints in this condition, eventually Sean Payton will leave. He'll either get too old, he'll get fired, he'll decide to leave on his own terms... one...
The New Orleans Saints announced Saturday that coach Sean Payton and the team have an agreement in principle to a multi-year contract extension. The deal is for five years, according to multiple reports. "I am pleased that Sean Payton will be our head coach for a long time," Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement. "Now we can focus our attention on building...
NEW ORLEANS -- Picking apart what officially qualifies as the worst defense in NFL history, DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards on 21 carries and the Carolina Panthers rolled up 530 yards in total offense and scored 28 consecutive second-half points to points to defeat the New Orleans Saints 44-38 Sunday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The Panthers' offensive output added...
NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees made more NFL history, but so did the Saints' defense in an undesirable way, and the Carolina Panthers rallied to a 44-38 victory Sunday.
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards, including touchdown runs of 54 and 12 yards, for Carolina (7-9), which has won four straight. His 65-yard gain set up the first of three 1-yard scoring runs by Mike Tolbert...