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 ...

Saints end road playoff jinx, edge Eagles on late field goal

Jan 5, 2014

Saints end road playoff jinx, edge Eagles on late field goal

After erasing nearly a half-century of road playoff frustration, a trip to Seattle shouldn’t be intimidating for Drew Brees, Shayne Graham and the New Orleans Saints. Graham’s 32-yard field goal, the fourth of the game for the recent addition to the team, won the ...

Inspired Panthers clinch playoff spot

Dec 23, 2013

Inspired Panthers clinch playoff spot

There is a message stitched inside the collar of every Carolina Panthers jersey. Two powerful words. Keep Pounding. They were spoken by late linebacker Sam Mills during his fight with intestinal cancer, and served as a reminder to teammates and friends to never give ...

Seahawks steamroll Saints

Dec 3, 2013

Seahawks steamroll Saints

The rest of the top NFC teams better get ready to visit the Pacific Northwest in January. After Monday night’s rout, the road through the NFC playoffs is almost certain to go through Seattle. Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and ...

Saints roll past Falcons

Nov 22, 2013

Saints roll past Falcons

The New Orleans Saints have won plenty of games with their dazzling offense. The defense is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, ...

Nov 17, 2013

49ers-Saints tilt couldpreview playoff clash

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins has a hard time buying the criticism San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has drawn for his recent spate of sacks and risky throws. “Last year this guy took his team to the Super Bowl, and now basically everybody’s expecting him ...