Payton refutes speculation, will stay as coach of Saints

Jan 7, 2016

Payton refutes speculation, will stay as coach of Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton smiled often and answered questions for a full hour while team owner Tom Benson and general manager Mickey Loomis looked on from a few meters away. More introspective, laid back and talkative than usual, Payton appeared refreshed and eager to ...

Lions hold on to beat Saints

Dec 22, 2015

Lions hold on to beat Saints

For all the arm talent Matthew Stafford has displayed in his seven NFL seasons, it was his efficiency and decision-making that sparked the Detroit Lions to a big lead and helped prevent them from squandering it. Stafford completed 22 of 25 passes for 254 ...

Panthers remain unbeaten

Dec 7, 2015

Panthers remain unbeaten

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers displayed composure in the clutch. That’s what unbeaten teams do. Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the Panthers clinched the NFC South with a 41-38 ...

Brees, Watson lead Saints past high-flying Falcons

Oct 16, 2015

Brees, Watson lead Saints past high-flying Falcons

Ben Watson sank to his knees at the back of the end zone with both arms raised, looked up at the frenzied Superdome crowd and absorbed the adulation. This was more like it. Drew Brees passed for 312 yards, Watson racked up a career-high ...

Aug 31, 2015

Hoyer guides Texans past Saints

Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston’s starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. All three Texans quarterbacks led scoring drives. Ryan Mallett, ...

Saints poised to cut ties with Galette

Jul 25, 2015

Saints poised to cut ties with Galette

The New Orleans Saints have cut Junior Galette, who has been among their most productive pass rushers the past two seasons, but also has dealt with off-the field trouble. Galette’s agent, Alvin Keels Jr., said Friday that his client has been informed he’ll be ...

Jun 25, 2015

Ex-Saints coach Haslett named Penn State consultant

The coach who guided the New Orleans Saints through Hurricane Katrina has joined Penn State’s football team as a consultant. Penn State said Jim Haslett will work with its offensive, defensive and specials teams coaches and serve as a “sounding board” for the staff. ...

Saints run over lowly Bears

Dec 16, 2014

Saints run over lowly Bears

Turns out all Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed to solve their problems was to show up in Chicago. Nothing like playing the Bears to break a slump. Even better, the Saints jumped into first place. Brees threw for 375 yards and ...

49ers outlast Saints to emerge victorious in overtime

Nov 10, 2014

49ers outlast Saints to emerge victorious in overtime

A reprieve for mercurial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Redemption for indomitable linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive in the final minutes of regulation, Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked ...

Pesky Saints get season back on track

Nov 1, 2014

Pesky Saints get season back on track

Even as the New Orleans Saints enjoy their return to the top of the NFC South, coach Sean Payton wants his team to remember what it felt like to be 2-4. “Having been where we’ve been and knowing how difficult that is, you refuse ...

Saints power past Panthers

Oct 31, 2014

Saints power past Panthers

The Carolina Panthers need to get their offense moving before it’s too late to make another playoff run this season. In a game to determine the NFC South lead, the Panthers sputtered to 231 yards and didn’t build any momentum when their defense was ...

Arbitrator rejects Graham's bid to be declared wide receiver

Jul 3, 2014

Arbitrator rejects Graham's bid to be declared wide receiver

The Saints’ Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. NFLPA had filed a grievance arguing that Graham was ...