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Saints' week off comes as slew of key players near return

Oct. 14, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Beyond the New Orleans Saints' quarterback transition from Drew Brees to Jameis Winston, and the club's month-long displacement by Hurricane Ida, there has been the challenge of having half-dozen or more prominent players unavailable because of injury or suspension. ...

Hail Mary Saints: Winston has 4 TDs, Saints beat Washington

Oct. 10, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — After Jameis Winston connected with Marquez Callaway on a Hail Mary touchdown on the final play of the first half, Sean Payton recalled a similar play in his first season as New Orleans Saints coach. Fifteen years ago, his team's Hail Mary in...

Buying or selling these NFL storylines through Week 4?

Oct. 08, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

The NFL schedule isn't even a quarter complete, thanks to the expansion of the season to 17 games. Already, though, there's all sorts of chatter — some of it actually reasoned — about what's ahead. And what's occurred. Such as: — Urban Meyer...

Washington's Rivera now faces Saints with Winston and Payton

Oct. 07, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The previous time Ron Rivera faced the New Orleans Saints, he was on the brink of being fired from his job and in Washington's sights to take over after the season. Back then, Rivera was used to facing the Saints coached by Sean Payton and had...

Saints, Washington face off, both 2-2 and struggling

Oct. 07, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (2-2) at WASHINGTON (2-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Saints by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: New Orleans 2-2; Washington 1-3. SERIES RECORD: Washington leads...

Saints seek to ramp up pass rush vs. Washington, Heinicke

Oct. 06, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan figures he and the rest of New Orleans' defensive front can, and should, disrupt quarterbacks more than they have lately. Jordan doesn't have a sack through the first four games of 2021 after taking down...

Saints' Payton wants lessons from loss to Giants to stick

Oct. 04, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton generally doesn't like to dwell on losses. A new week brings a new game, new matchups and a new scheme that may emphasize some players and de-emphasize others relative to the previous week. But on Monday,...

Saints disappointed after folding in 'Domecoming' defeat

Oct. 03, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara and the Saints' offense broke the huddle to start a drive with nine minutes left in regulation, New Orleans looked poised to close out a victory in its first game in front of a full Superdome in more than a year. The...

Jones, Barkley lead Giants past Saints, 27-21 in OT

Oct. 03, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Daniel Jones and the indefatigable New York Giants faced down deafening crowd noise in the Superdome, erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter and broke into the win column in a game fittingly decided on the final play. Saquon Barkley ran for...

Saints look to prolong Superdome streak vs. Giants

Sep. 30, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-3) at NEW ORLEANS (2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Saints by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: New York 1-2; New Orleans 2-1. SERIES RECORD: Giants lead...