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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints (5-6) at Atlanta Falcons (10-1) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan Last meeting: The Saints won a see-saw 31-27 shootout Nov. 11 in New Orleans with Drew Brees tossing three touchdowns and the Saints defense holding Atlanta to 46 rushing yards. Streaking: Brees is averaging 314 passing yards with 18 touchdowns and a 6-1 record against the Falcons since 2009. Pass the Quizz: There is raging debate over Michael Turner's role in the Falcons' pedal to the metal offense. Turner's production is in decline -- 41 carries, 78 yards in his past three games -- and the Falcons are getting Jacquizz Rodgers more involved on first and second down. QB Matt Ryan is doing most of his damage between the hashes. The Saints have reason to fret. SS Roman Harper and FS Malcolm Jenkins have been worn out by Tony Gonzalez and other premier tight ends. With Rodgers on the field, stretch plays to get him into the open field wit...
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New Orleans QB Drew Brees tossed three touchdowns for the third straight game and the eighth time this season Sunday against the 49ers but he also threw two picks for TDs and failed to reach 300 yards for the fifth straight game.Fantasy Spin:Brees threw for 325 yards or more in five of the first six games so his low yardage as of late is a bit of a surprise. Still, the Saints quarterback...
Before I get to this week’s rankings, I want to hand out a few awards. The fantasy year is approaching the postseason, and it’s time to give credit to the players who got you where you are now.
In one league, C.J. Spiller, Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson have me sitting at 8-4 and looking at a first round bye, and those boys deserve some credit.
In another league, Michael Vick...
Drew Brees happily entertains playoff possibilities for the New Orleans Saints, figuring that the question of whether a 5-6 team deserves to be in the NFC wild card race is irrelevant.
He has a point.
Despite an 0-4 start and their latest loss on Sunday to San Francisco, New Orleans remains one game out with five games left. To Brees, that means the Saints are virtually in control...
Drew Brees and Matt Ryan are two of the top fantasy options at the quarterback position in week thirteen. The Saints struggle on the road and the Falcons excel at home which leads us to believe that the Saints may be throwing a little more thus leading to Brees being ranked ahead of Ryan this week in my rankings.
RGIII has a date with the New York Football Giants on Monday...
The Saints' offense is largely responsible for this loss, no one more than Drew Brees for a horrible pick six to Ahmad Brooks before halftime that tied the game and forever changed the complexion. Brees would throw another pick six later, and when you consider the final spread in the game was 10 points, the fourteen give up on the two picks alone loom pretty large. But if you...
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation makes his weekly visit to break down the film from the loss to the 49ers. Ralph thinks the Saints might be closer to the playoffs even after the loss. Andrew explains why before Drew Brees' first interception the Saints had played their best half of football all year. He also thinks it's time to reevaluate how good Cam Jordan can be. Andrew...
At one point the Saints led 14-7 with under a minute left in the first half and were getting close to field goal range for a possible chance at a 17-7 lead at the break. Then, Drew Brees threw a horrible interception that was easily returned for a touchdown to make it a 14-14 tie at half. 6 sacks and another pick six later, the Saints lost 21-31. The game was largely a disaster in...
Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, the 49ers sacked Drew Brees five times, and San Francisco ended the New Orleans Saints' three-game winning streak, 31-21 on Sunday.
Colin Kaepernick was solid in his second-career start while Alex Smith, deemed healthy enough to suit up, watched from the sideline. Kaepernick passed for 231 yards, including...
Thursday Preview: Saints vs. Falcons
It’s crunch time for fantasy football leagues. While some start their first round of playoffs, others have this final week to fight for that final playoff spot, and theres no better way to kick off this week than to have two offensive powerhouses dueling it out on a Thursday night. Two division rivals ready to throw down, and hopefully score...
This week's Thursday Night's game features the New Orleans Saints visiting the very inhospitable confines of the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are 5-0 at home this season. The Saints have won one of their four Thursday night games away from the Superdome. What does this mean for fantasy teams? Nothing. You don't care about wins and losses right now, unless it reflects...
NEW ORLEANS - It wasn't so much that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a "hot hand" as it was that normally red-hot Drew Brees had a very cold one, courtesy of one very mean defense. Getting his second consecutive start in place of Alex Smith, who stood on the sidelines holding a football, Kaepernick passed for one score and ran for another, and...
NEW ORLEANS - It wasn't so much that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a "hot hand" as it was that normally red-hot Drew Brees had a very cold one, courtesy of one very suffocating defense. Kaepernick got his second consecutive start in place of Alex Smith, who stood quietly on the sidelines holding a football, and Kaepernick passed for one touchdown...
SAN FRANCISCO (31) d NEW ORLEANS (21)
The Headline: 49ers do it the old fashioned way to burst Saints bubble
Despite all of the drama surrounding their team this season, the Saints offense still looks really good from time to time. They have struggled with execution from time to time but they are still fighting and not giving up on the 2012 season. Unfortunately for them...