Latest Michael Thomas News

Saints sinking fast during hard-luck campaign

Dec. 03, 2021 15:13 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Moving on from a quarterback with the combination of skill, leadership ability and hyper-focused work ethic Drew Brees displayed throughout his record-setting tenure with the New Orleans Saints was never going to be easy. But succeeding after the...

Allen throws for 4 TDs as Bills beat hobbled Saints, 31-6

Nov. 26, 2021 00:45 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Josh Allen and the mercurial Buffalo Bills swung back to a better version of themselves against the reeling New Orleans Saints. Allen passed for 260 yards and four touchdowns, and the Bills throttled New Orleans' short-handed offense in a 31-6 victory...

Jalen Hurts aims to lead Eagles to another win over Saints

Nov. 18, 2021 16:04 PM EST

Jalen Hurts has come a long way since leading the Philadelphia Eagles to an upset victory over the New Orleans Saints in his first career start 11 months ago. The Eagles (4-6) are favorites this time against the Saints (5-4) and Hurts is thriving. ...

Analysis: Can halfway award contenders sustain success?

Nov. 12, 2021 15:10 PM EST

In a most unpredictable of NFL seasons, with only the Detroit Lions showing true consistency — and not quite what you seek — pinpointing the best performances at the halfway mark is a particularly difficult task. For example, who is the front-runner for Coach of the...

Saints competitive, but inconsistent at season's midpoint

Nov. 08, 2021 18:49 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton described a frustrating session on Monday watching video of his team's latest loss. Eight games into the season, Payton's team is failing to consistently mind fundamental details — such as avoiding pre-snap penalties or...

Adaptable Saints take on Falcons with a new starting QB

Nov. 04, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This past week was defined by bad news for the New Orleans Saints, who learned they'll have to manage for the rest of this season without starting quarterback Jameis Winston and top receiver Michael Thomas. Yet New Orleans (5-2) heads into a Week 9...

Saints’ Thomas out for season after setback; Hill practices

Nov. 03, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints won't get record-setting wide receiver Michael Thomas back at all this season, another blow to an offense that just lost starting quarterback Jameis Winston to a major knee injury. Complications related to ankle surgery last...

Bucs, Saints both ride winning streaks into NFC South clash

Oct. 28, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

TAMPA BAY (6-1) at NEW ORLEANS (4-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Buccaneers by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Tampa Bay 3-4; New Orleans 3-3. SERIES RECORD: Saints...

Slumping Seahawks host rested Saints in key NFC matchup

Oct. 21, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll does not want the story written yet, because if it were, the story would say the Seattle Seahawks are faltering at a level rarely seen over the past decade. The Seahawks coach would like a few more weeks before declarations are made about...

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. ...