Falcons stun Saints in Superdome

More Sports / Football Nov 11, 2019

Falcons stun Saints in Superdome

Grady Jarrett and an unusually menacing Falcons defensive front repeatedly pulled Drew Brees to the Superdome turf and proved Saints coach Sean Payton right. The records really didn't matter in this matchup of NFC South Division rivals — as Payton had insisted days earlier. Sacking Brees ...

Rams win big in rematch against Saints

More Sports / Football Sep 16, 2019

Rams win big in rematch against Saints

When Drew Brees went to the sideline holding his injured throwing hand, this NFC championship game rematch — and maybe this season's Super Bowl race — dramatically changed in an instant. Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams didn't waste the opportunity created by Brees' ...

NFL mulls expanding video after botched call

More Sports / Football Jan 22, 2019

NFL mulls expanding video after botched call

The NFL will consider allowing video reviews of pass interference calls, according to multiple reports Monday, in the wake of a heartbreaking no-call in the NFC Championship Game. The Washington Post and ESPN reported the league will consider expanding its video replay to include pass ...

Saints cruise past Falcons for 10th straight victory

More Sports / Football Nov 23, 2018

Saints cruise past Falcons for 10th straight victory

Drew Brees made Atlanta pay for losing track of his inexperienced receivers, and New Orleans' defense halted several promising Falcons drives with forced fumbles they could not afford. Tommylee Lewis and Austin Carr each caught his second career touchdown pass, rookie tight end Dan Arnold ...

More Sports / Football Aug 19, 2016

Sharper sentenced to over 18 years for rape

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them — double the sentence recommended by prosecutors. One of Sharper's victims — the only one to speak at his sentencing hearing — ...

Former Saints defensive end Smith killed

More Sports / Football Apr 11, 2016

Former Saints defensive end Smith killed

Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday after a traffic accident. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died "of multiple gunshot wounds" after a traffic accident in the city's Lower Garden District. ...