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New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams (43) intercepts a pass by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints exhibiting depth, chemistry, execution in all phases

Nov. 23, 2020 7:20 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even as Taysom Hill produced amply in his triumphant first start, his job was made considerably easier by a defense that has allowed just one touchdown in three games. The levels of depth and performance on both sides of the ball have given the Saints, winners of seven straight, the...

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...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) his help off the field during the second half of an NFL football game between against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover. Burrow was carted off the field with a left knee injury. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

'See ya next year' Burrow tweets after scary knee injury

Nov. 22, 2020 8:50 PM EST

Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a scary knee injury. “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year,” the Cincinnati Bengals franchise quarterback tweeted after he was carted off the field early in the third...

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...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws downfield to a receiver in an NFL game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. The Colts defeated the Titans 34-17. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Colts could go from outsider to contender by beating Packers

Nov. 21, 2020 12:19 PM EST

It's difficult to sneak up on anybody in the NFL, given the attention the sport commands. Yet the Indianapolis Colts have been something of a secret at 6-3. If you're surprised to see them tied with Tennessee atop the AFC South, it's excusable. After beating the Titans, should they handle one of the NFL's elite...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Kentavius Street (95) sacks quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. The Saints placed Brees on injured reserve Friday, Nov. 20, meaning he'll miss at least three games with rib injuries. Brees was unable to finish last Sunday's game after absorbing a heavy hit on a sack attempt by 287-pound San Francisco defensive tackle Street, who was penalized for roughing on the play. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Brees to miss at least 3 games after Saints place him on IR

Nov. 20, 2020 8:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints placed quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve Friday, meaning he'll miss at least three games with rib injuries. Brees was unable to finish last Sunday's game after absorbing a heavy hit on a sack attempt by 287-pound San Francisco defensive tackle Kentavius Street, who was...

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, left, shares a light moment with defensive tackle Greg Gaines during an NFL football camp practice Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Donald loves seeing Rams defense dominate on weekly basis

Nov. 20, 2020 8:23 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald recognizes this iteration of the Los Angeles Rams defense is special. “It ain’t just one, two, three guys. It’s all 11, so having a group like this, a tight group that can feed off each other, that’s playing good with each other,...

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...