Saints-Texans Capsule

NEW ORLEANS (4-6) at HOUSTON (5-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Texans by 2 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 4-5-1, Texans 5-5 SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 2-1 LAST MEETING - Saints beat Texans 40-33, Sept. 25, 2011 LAST WEEK - Saints had bye, lost to Redskins 47-17 on Nov. 15; Texans beat Jets 24-17 AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 26, Texans No. 15 SAINTS OFFENSE ...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Grades for Defense: Game 9

DEFENSE LINE: A pretty decent day for the defensive line, as they got consistent pressure on Saints QB Drew Brees and controlled the New Orleans rushing attack. [The Saints averaged 6.3 yards per rush, but that was skewed by one play, RB Mark Ingram’s 70-yard first quarter run. Otherwise, the Saints averaged 3.6 yards per carry.] However, the biggest defensive play of the game...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints offensive player grades at Redskins

A rough day for the Saints offense. We’re used to casting stones as the defense lately… well really in the last decade more or less, but it’s rare to see the Sean Payton offense produce so little. They were off to a fast start, too, with 14 points off their first 3 series. They would never score again, though. A combination of penalties, poor play up front, lack of execution...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints lose in embarrassing fashion to Redskins 47-14

This game was over from the very beginning. The Saints defense never showed its teeth, and to stick to the metaphor they tried to gum the Redskins to death all game. Missed tackles, awful coverage, dumb plays, penalties, they showed the full repertoire of a Rob Ryan defense. It isn’t all his fault, injuries have been huge for a team that lacked talent from the beginning. However...
Via The Saints Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Washington Running Back Goes The Distance For Touchdown

In what is turning into a defense optional game in the nation’s capital, Washington answered a scoring drive by the New Orleans Saints in a big way Sunday. Running back Matt Jones took a screen pass from Kirk Cousins and had some running room. That running room turned into most of the field as the former Florida Gators star went 78 yards to the house to give Washington the seven...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mark Ingram Avoids Tackles, Rips Off Long Run To Set Up Touchdown

At first, it didn’t look good for the New Orleans Saints and their running back, Mark Ingram. Down 7-0 on the road against Washington, Ingram took the toss and looked to be dead to rights. After staying on his feet, several Washington defenders were set to bring him down. 70 yards later, Ingram had his team in business: He could have fallen down. He could have gotten tripped up...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

A tale of two Tennessee Titans

For those who have not read Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, I can provide a short and general synopsis. Set during the late eighteenth century, the novel depicts the injustices of socioeconomic inequality in Paris and London: the plight of peasants versus the riches of aristocrats. This article is titled A Tale of Two Tennessee Titans because the Tennessee Titans suffer...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: This will show you how dominant Saints offense has been

Despite a 4-5 record and one of  the worst defenses in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints offense has been absolutely lights out this season. Drew Brees continues to shine and he’s been distributing the ball incredibly well, while 2011 first-rounder Mark Ingram has finally come into his own. The Saints are so dominant on that side of the ball. It appears America hasn’t forgotten...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram Will Have Best Game of Season in Week 10

We'll use a simple rating scale for each player, grading each from A-F. An "A" is a 'must start', "B" is a 'recommended start', "C" is an 'if needed start', "D" is 'don't start' and "F" is simply not a fantasy option at all this week. (Photo by: Grade: A In Week 7, Mark Ingram rushed for 143 yards, marking his season-high. He did so on just...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Spiller's cup not running over with New Orleans Saints

METAIRIE, La. (AP) C.J. Spiller's 80-yard touchdown catch that beat Dallas in overtime earlier this season was supposed to be his breakout moment with the New Orleans Saints. It hasn't worked out that way. Spiller, a free agent acquisition from the Buffalo Bills, touched the ball just three times in New Orleans' 34-28 overtime loss to Tennessee on Sunday. Even though backup running...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints offensive player grades vs. Titans

The offense scored 28 points and put the team in a position to win with a 46 yard field goal with about a minute left. You could say they did their job but that would be ignoring the grossly disappointing performance by the offensive line. Despite a true commitment to running and sticking with Mark Ingram, the Saints only finished with 61 yards on 27 carries. As if that wasn’t...
Via The Saints Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Reality Sports Online: 7-1, Bell to the IR

It’s hard for me to be happy with the victory and improving to 7-1  while my star running back, Le’Veon Bell, is headed to the IR with a torn MCL. My team has finally been hit by the injury plague. This season has been brutal for fantasy owners and injuries. But, we just look for the next man up. This week I have a lot of players on the bye, but the next man up will help me...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Most impressive NFL players nobody’s talking about

Sometimes it seems the national media latches onto certain players, rather than taking a look outside the box to find the real gems of the NFL. We aim to break out of the box in this column to explore the breakout players who haven’t been given their proper due for balling out the first half of the season. These are the most impressive NFL players nobody’s talking about. Gary...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Offensive Player Grades vs. Giants

Let me first say this team is a mess and I know they’re not perfect, but man, I’m going to have fun with whatever they give us the rest of this season. I think we take for granted just how special Drew Brees sometimes. You truly are witnessing something LEGENDARY when you watch him play. I don’t throw that word out there lightly, some of the stuff he’s doing is unprecedented...
Via The Saints Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints work the flea flicker to perfection for a 35-yard score

Drew Brees, Mark Ingram and Willie Snead all played a role in a beautiful trick play for the Saints. John David Mercer USA TODAY SportsSean Payton and company are pulling out all the stops over the past two weeks it seems. After a fake field goal worked to perfect in Week 7, the Saints pulled out the good old flea flicker play in Week 8.It was a thing of beauty, as you can see below...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints run flea flicker for TD against Giants

Saints head coach Sean Payton has always been great at getting creative in his playcalling to keep his opponents off balance. He and quarterback Drew Brees did just that in Sunday’s game against the Giants with a perfectly-timed flea flicker that caught the Giants with their pants around their ankles. Mark Ingram received a handoff and pitched the ball back to Brees (and he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Flea flicker to Willie Snead gives Saints equalizer TD

The New Orleans Saints answered quickly after falling behind early to the New York Giants today, as quarterback Drew Brees executed a perfect flea flicker with Mark Ingram before going long and finding Willie Snead for a 34-yard game-tying touchdown. Check out the highlight below! Flea Flicker Alert: Drew Brews to Willie Snead for the Touchdown. #WhoDatNation #NOvsNY pic.twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up the Saints Offense Ahead of Week 8

View image | It is again time for some power rankings.  In this post, find out where NFL Writer John Miceli ranks the New Orleans Saints offense, led by Drew Brees, Max Unger, and Mark Ingram. For this post, our writer evaluated the 32 NFL offenses and sized them up in comparison to one another, in true power rankings style.  To check it out, click on the link...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints take on Giants

The New Orleans Saints take on the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at noon. The Saints have looked hot in their last two games (both wins) against the Falcons and the Colts, respectively. So, should we expect more of the same or will the Saints slip back into their undisciplined mode of play that defined their three loss start to the season? Mark Ingram As of late...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Staff Predictions: New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints

The New York Giants (4-3) will take on the New Orleans Saints (3-4) this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kick off is scheduled for 1:00 PM (EST) and the game will be televised on FOX. Here are the staff predictions for the game. Marie Cain New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89) catches a pass in the end zone but touchdown was nullified after committing offensive pass...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram praises offensive line after stellar rushing performance

Mark Ingram exploded in Week 7, but was quick to give much of the praise to the offensive line. Andy Lyons Getty ImagesThe New Orleans Saints finally got their breakthrough rushing performance in Week 7, and it came from Mark Ingram. The starting running back for the Saints broke of multiple big runs in their victory over the Indianapolis Colts, finishing up with 14 carries for...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram finalist for FedEx Ground player of the week award

The NFL announced that Saints Mark Ingram is a finalist for this week’s FedEx Ground Player of the Week award for his outstanding performance against the Indianapolis Colts (rushed for 143 yards on 14 carries (10.2 avg.) and a touchdown in the Saints’ 27-21 win). This is Ingram’s first nomination of the season.  You’ll find a list of nominees below:   Air Nominees New...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South Stock Market: Week 8

While Mark Ingram (left) had himself quite a day, Lovie Smith (right) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense faltered when it mattered most. Joe Robbins & Matt Hazlett Getty ImagesThe NFL regular season is more volatile on a week-to-week basis than the Stock Market. A team that lost by several touchdowns one week can follow up with a blowout victory the next. Players who are responsible...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: The three best moves that Saints RB Mark Ingram has made this year

The New Orleans Saints are on a roll, surging up seven spots in our weekly power rankings after winning three of their last four games. One of the main reasons has been the play of running back Mark Ingram, who had a breakout game against the Colts on Sunday. Here are three of the sickest moves Ingram has made this year… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Are the Patriots still on...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mark Ingram vs. Drake: Who wins the 'Hotline Bling' dance-off?

Mark Ingram channeled his inner Drake when celebrating a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Joe Robbins Getty ImagesMark Ingram hasn't been one to shy away from hitting the popular dance moves in the past. Whether it was after a touchdown, or even during practice, Ingram's shown off his moves without hesitation.Well, Ingram was back at it again on Sunday...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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