If the playoffs started this week, the New Orleans Saints would rest up during their first-round bye and then enjoy a home playoff game inside the comforts of the Superdome.
That's how crucial Sunday night's 31-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers was, as New Orleans is now back in control of the NFC South.
The win also marks the fifth time coach Sean Payton has guided...
Carolina Panthers (9-3) at New Orleans Saints (9-3)
The Saints got blown out in Seattle last week 31-7, but there’s not a lot of shame in getting blown out in Seattle. They have the most powerful homefield advantage in the NFL and they also might be the best team in the NFL. This week, the Saints return home, where they have probably the 2nd most powerful homefield advantage in...
It was easy to forget about the New Orleans Saints last season. The franchise was nothing but a controversial former contender with a quarterback who wasn’t getting any younger and a head coach whose name will forever be synonymous with Bountygate.
In 2013-14, however, the Saints are right back atop the NFL money line.
How exactly does a club so mired in negativity completely reset...
The New Orleans Saints are establishing themselves as a complete team entering the stretch run.
Despite a 6-2 start, the knock on the Saints has been their inability to run or stop the run. They have answered that challenge in the last two weeks, beating Dallas behind a dominant ground game and rallying past San Francisco by slowing down running back Frank Gore while containing...
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21 days ago
As much as Sean Payton would like to see his offense's record-setting performance against Dallas carry forward, experience tells him that assuming so would be unwise.
''You don't play many games like that, and every once in a while you find yourself on the good end and sometimes you find yourself once in a while on the bad end,'' Payton said Monday, a day...
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28 days ago
Sean Payton has been back on the sideline calling plays for half a season, and the record-setting offense he designed hasn't quite lived up to its usual standards.
The Saints' offense remains the envy of most of the NFL, ranking seventh in yards and scoring. Drew Brees is on pace for another 5,000-yard, 40-touchdown season, and ranks third in passing.
Still, the Saints...
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November 07, 2013
No doubt the The Who Dat Nation was all in, desperate, in fact, to welcome coach Sean Payton back to the sidelines after his season-long Bounty Suspension.
Sunday's season opener featuring the Saints versus the Atlanta Falcons on Fox scored ratings that rival Super Bowl numbers.
The Nielsen Company says Sunday's game averaged a 75 share of the television audience in the...
The injury of wide receiver Joe Morgan has brought on an intense competition for the third wide receiver spot on the roster. The New Orleans Saints went on and added another name to the mix with the signing of Patrick Crayton, who took no time joining the team and practiced Monday.
Crayton will join the competition that already features rookie Kenny Stills, Nick Toon...
The New Orleans Saints are one of four lucky franchises to have a future Hall of Fame lock at quarterback; the others being the New England Patriots with Tom Brady, Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers, and Denver Broncos with Peyton Manning. The Saints have also been lucky in the sense that Brees is the only one to not miss a game due to injury (Rodgers has been durable as well...