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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is sacked by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Falcons' lopsided loss to Saints was a complete team effort

Nov. 23, 2020 4:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Raheem Morris saw the ugly truth behind the season-high eight sacks allowed by the Atlanta Falcons. The interim coach said it was unfair to place full blame for the sacks on the offensive line in the Falcons' 24-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Indeed, no unit deserved all the...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Falcons QB Ryan again swamped by Saints' pass rush

Nov. 22, 2020 7:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan kept taking sacks against the Saints in the Superdome. It was a familiar feeling. After sacking him nine times when the teams met last November in Atlanta, the surging Saints had eight more on the way to a comfortable 24-9 victory against the...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) drops back to pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints win 7th straight, beat Falcons in Hill's first start

Nov. 22, 2020 6:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Driving accurate throws downfield, exhibiting poise in the pocket and scrambling judiciously, Taysom Hill capitalized on his first true opportunity to make his case as a candidate to one day succeed record-setting star Drew Brees as the Saints quarterback. Hill rushed for two touchdowns...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) hands the ball off to running back Phillip Lindsay (30) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Better ground game would help settle Broncos QB Drew Lock

Nov. 20, 2020 5:29 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A good ground game could do wonders for scuffling quarterback Drew Lock and his health but the Denver Broncos’ 1-2 punch of Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay has been no haymaker in 2020. When Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million deal in free agency, the Broncos were...

Surging Falcons to test Saints while Brees is injured

Nov. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (3-6) at NEW ORLEANS (7-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Saints by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 4-5; Saints 4-5 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 53-49 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Falcons 26-18 on Nov. 28, 2019 in Atlanta LAST WEEK — Falcons had bye, beat Broncos...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) throws downfield to a receiver in an NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in New Orleans. The Saints defeated the 49ers 27-13. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Saints look to Winston, Hill, as they host improving Falcons

Nov. 19, 2020 7:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alvin Kamara expresses confidence in the Saints’ ability to quickly coalesce around a fill-in quarterback while record-setting, 15-year starter Drew Brees is injured. There is precedent for that. New Orleans went 5-0 in games Teddy Bridgewater started in 2019 while Brees was out...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Atlanta. Ryan’s durability since he was drafted in 2008 has been a constant for the Falcons, who play at New Orleans on Sunday. He has missed only three games in 13 seasons. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Falcons' Ryan 'very proud' of durability during 13 seasons

Nov. 19, 2020 4:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — With the Atlanta Falcons on their bye, Matt Ryan was watching New Orleans' win over San Francisco on TV last week when Saints quarterback Drew Brees took a hit. Immediately, Ryan knew the script had changed for the Falcons' game at the Saints on Sunday. He knew Brees wouldn't be playing....

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) crosses the goal line untouched for his second touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Kamara-Jones a marquee matchup when Saints host Falcons

Nov. 18, 2020 7:09 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Alvin Kamara's next chance to build on his prolific, workhorse of a season comes against a Falcons defense that hopes it has an answer to the Saints' dynamic running back. Atlanta’s Deion “Debo” Jones — who happens to be a New Orleans native and former LSU...

New York Giants kicker Graham Gano (5) reacts after making a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington has virus case, 3 other teams add to COVID list

Nov. 18, 2020 2:49 AM EST

The New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons and Las Vegas Raiders put players on the NFL's COVID-19 list Tuesday, while Washington had its first instance of someone in the organization testing positive for the coronavirus since the season began. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams announced they will hold their team...

Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering...