Found November 15, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
The New Orleans Saints have ruled out safety Kenny Vaccaro and tight end Ben Watson for this week’s game against the 49ers after suffering concussions last Sunday. #Saints officially rule out S Kenny Vaccaro and TE Benjamin Watson for this week's game against #49ers. Everyone else is listed as Probable. — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) November 15, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Saints rule out Kenny Vaccaro, Ben Watson appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

New Orleans Saints: Temper expectations on the running game

In beating the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night the New Orleans Saints discovered something that has been missing all season—a running game. Mark Ingram hopped in the Delorean and looked like the Heisman Trophy version of himself with 145 yard and a touchdown on 14 carries (over 10 yards a carry!). Meanwhile Pierre Thomas averaged 5.1 yards a carry on 17 carries totaling 87 yards...

New Orleans Saints look to top old foe

A familiar foe in the San Francisco 49ers (6-3) will come into the Superdome to face the New Orleans Saints (7-2)in what figures to be the game of the weekend in the NFC. The Saints are coming off one of the more dominating performances the NFL has seen this season in their win over the Cowboys. The 49ers have been a thorn in the side of the Saints after knocking them out of the...

The worst controversies from a year in sports talk radio

The last week or so much of the sports media world has been focused on the incendiary comments of KNBR sports talk host Damon Bruce, whose awful rant about women not being welcome in sports went viral.  The controversy has now died down and most people have already moved on in this 24/7 news cycle.  Bruce was suspended for two days but he has his normal timeslot back and is talking...

DC Rob Ryan says Saints defense out to prove they aren't 'soft' anymore against 49ers: 'We’re looking forward to this opportunity'

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan wanted to change the style of the team's defense in his first year with the club. He wanted to get bigger and more physical while implementing his 3-4 defense. The 'Ryan' defense is well known for its exotic blitz packages, and physical nature. Long known as a 'soft' defense, the Saints 2013 unit has been one...

Saints injury report: Jimmy Graham, Kenny Vaccaro

The Saints play host to the 49ers this week and they’re starting to get players back to full strength. Several players were still limited in practice but most were ruled probable for Sunday’s tilt. As reported earlier in the week, Jimmy Graham is still being limited by foot and now elbow concerns but is likely to start. Safeties Roman Harper (knee) and Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring...

LB Parys Haralson says no 'hard feelings' towards 49ers: 'I'm a New Orleans Saint and I want to go out and help the Saints win'

New Orleans Saints LB Parys Haralson was traded from the 49ers to the Saints in August and had only good things to say about San Francisco, where he spent his first seven seasons. However, despite the good feelings, he wants to help put a 'L' in the loss column for his former team.

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#3)

Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 7-2 After the Saints’ absolute trouncing of the Cowboys, in which they won by 32, despite muffing a punt, missing a field goal, and not recovering an opponent’s onside kick, they now lead the NFL in rate of moving the chains differential. They are moving the chains at an 82% rate, as opposed to 70% for opponents. This makes sense, as the Saints not only...

Ex-49er Haralson helping Saints' surging defense

While Saints outside linebacker Parys Haralson was pleased to be moving closer to family, he didn't otherwise know what to expect when he was traded from the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers to a New Orleans team emerging from the bounty scandal and a 7-9 record. After all, he was leaving one of the NFL's best defenses to join a unit that in 2012 went down as one...

Saints' offense thrives despite limited snaps from Jimmy Graham

The New Orleans Saints exploded offensively last week against Dallas, putting up 49 points, breaking a franchise single-game record with 625 yards and an NFL single-game record with 40 first downs. And one of the most potent skill players in the league played a minuscule role in the success. Tight end Jimmy Graham hauled in five receptions for only 59 yards against the Cowboys....

NFL Game of the Week: Saints

The last time the 49ers were in the Big Easy, they were this close to hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Alas, that endeavor fell short, as San Fran departed for the West Coast empty-handed after a 34-31 Super Bowl loss. Despite this failure, the 2013 forecast was bright for the Niners, as the team believed it had found a franchise player in Colin Kaepernick, and with most of the integral...

San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints Preview and Prediction

The New Orleans Saints host the San Francisco 49ers this afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX in a game that could carry significant playoff...

Drew Brees says Johnny Manziel 'can do it all,' can be NFL starter

Ever since Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel exploded on the scene in 2012, NFL scouts have been enamored with his playmaking ability yet wary of his 6-1, 200-pound frame. Manziel's 2013 campaign has put much of that concern to rest, as Manziel has moved up to No. 5 overall on the prospect rankings for the 2014 NFL Draft. Former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees...

Football Gameplan’s 2013 NFL Week 11 Preview – 49ers vs Saints (Video)

Our friends at Football Gameplan previewed this Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Saints. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Football Gameplan’s 2013 NFL Week 11 Preview – 49ers vs Saints (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Saints Nation: What to Expect Sunday Against the 49ers Based on Recent History

There's already been a lot of talk about revenge and payback when discussing the 49ers coming to New Orleans this week. The last two times these teams have played it's been close but the Saints walked away from the contests beat up and defeated. The keys may seem simple, but I think it's important to do two things: 1. match the 49ers' intensity and 2. take care of...
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