Latest Sean Payton News

Saints defense looking more dominant by the week

Oct. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Drew Brees sidelined, the defense has become the must-see unit for the New Orleans Saints. That's lowered pressure on a Saints offense operating without their record-setting quarterback, and offensive tackle Terron Armstead is loving every minute of it. "I just see those guys locked...

Bridgewater now 4-0 as starter after Saints top Jaguars 13-6

Oct. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater probably should have had another multi-touchdown day for the New Orleans Saints. He'll gladly settle for remaining unbeaten as the starter. Bridgewater missed wide-open receivers Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn for would-be scores in the 13-6 victory Sunday, two of...

Saints quiet Minshew Mania, handle Jaguars 13-6

Oct. 13, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Minshew Mania didn't have a prayer against New Orleans. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew was harassed, hurried and humbled in a 13-6 loss to the Saints on Sunday, his worst performance of the season coming just a few hours after Pope Francis accidentally tweeted support for the...

Saints RB Kamara questionable vs Jaguars

Oct. 11, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have listed running back Alvin Kamara as questionable for Sunday's game in Jacksonville because of an ankle injury that limited his practice time on Thursday and sidelined him entirely from practice on Friday. Kamara, who routinely catches passes out of the...

Saints' defense in dominant form

Oct. 7, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

New Orleans (AP) — When Teddy Bridgewater talks about his 3-0 record as a fill-in starter for record-setting Saints quarterback Drew Brees, he doesn't hesitate to share credit New Orleans' defense. New Orleans' 31-24 triumph over Tampa Bay on Sunday illustrated why. For the second straight week, the Saints...

Bridgewater's breakout lifts Saints past Bucs 31-24

Oct. 6, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater won the affection of the Superdome crowd, which chanted his name as he picked apart Tampa Bay's struggling secondary, turning in his best performance in nearly four years. Bridgewater passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns and New Orleans beat the Buccaneers 31-24 on...

Buccaneers have Saints’ attention as NFC South clash looms

Oct. 3, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The resurgence of Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and Tampa Bay’s offense under first-year coach Bruce Arians has the attention of the New Orleans Saints. That was bound to happen after the Bucs’ offense accounted for all but one touchdown in a 55-40 victory over the...

Gruden's rabble-rousers are diminishing in numbers

Oct. 1, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

Jon Gruden tried retrofitting the Raiders into their renegade, rabble-rousing best for one final season in Oakland. Harkening to the time when Jack "The Assassin" Tatum patrolled the defense with a menacing stare and a villainous vibe emanated from Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Gruden added mischief-makers Richie...

Playing complementary football, Saints 2-0 without Brees

Sep. 30, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints are 2-0 without future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. That alone made Sunday night's 12-10 victory against Dallas beautiful for coach Sean Payton despite some ugly offensive moments. "It's just about the feeling of winning," Payton said Monday. Two weeks after a thumb...

Saints stifle Cowboys, win 12-10 without scoring a TD

Sep. 30, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Marcus Williams came down with an interception to seal the Saints' triumph over previously unbeaten Dallas, injured quarterback Drew Brees ran to rookie C.J. Gardner-Johnson to offer a congratulatory hug and tap on the helmet for the defensive back's role in rushing Dak Prescott's...