Latest New Orleans Saints News

A Cowboys win would put Packers, 49ers, Sehawks in playoffs

Dec. 15, 2019 7:21 PM EST

The Latest on Week 15 in the NFL (all times EST): 6:55 p.m. There's plenty of fans across the NFL who are cheering for the Dallas Cowboys today. The Cowboys have a commanding 34-7 lead over the Rams early in the fourth quarter in Dallas. A Dallas win would put three teams into the NFC playoffs, but not the...

Saints QB Brees chasing NFL history again in prime time

Dec. 15, 2019 4:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees has a knack for making history when the only NFL game to watch is being played inside the Superdome. There was the Sunday night in 2012 when Brees' 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson gave him touchdown passes in 48 straight games, eclipsing a mark set by Hall of Fame quarterback...

Australian fans' dream comes true. Visits the Superdome

Dec. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Australian Who Dat Bruce Clements and his life partner Lara Kelly made a pilgrimage halfway around the world to watch the Saints play the 49ers on Sunday (Dec. 8). And despite the home team's lip-biting defeat in the final seconds of the game, the pair said their first experience at the...

Ex-Saints "Dome Patrol" linebacker Johnson dead at 57

Dec. 13, 2019 3:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints say former Pro Bowl linebacker Vaughan Johnson, who was a member of the club's vaunted “Dome Patrol” linebacker corps, has died at age 57. Johnson played in college at North Carolina State and began his pro career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the...

Plenty of QBs with a pedigree should be available in 2020

Dec. 13, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Several quarterbacks with impressive resumes could be looking for new teams in 2020 after disappointing performances this season. The list of QBs who could be available includes guys with MVP trophies on their mantels, former No. 1 draft picks and longtime starters. Eli Manning is the most accomplished of the...

Injury-plagued Saints brace for visit from desperate Colts

Dec. 12, 2019 9:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton is trying not to let New Orleans' latest bout with key injuries undermine his club's Super Bowl aspirations. A pair of starting defensive linemen who are both former first-round draft choices — end Marcus Davenport and tackle Sheldon Rankins — left...

Colts-Saints Preview Capsule

Dec. 12, 2019 1:58 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (6-7) at NEW ORLEANS (10-3) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE - Saints by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Colts 6-5-2, Saints 8-5 SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 8-5 LAST MEETING - Saints beat Colts 27-21, Oct. 25, 2015 LAST WEEK - Colts lost to Buccaneers 38-35; Saints lost to 49ers 48-46 AP PRO32...

Patriots-Bengals Preview Capsule

Dec. 12, 2019 12:17 PM EST

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) at CINCINNATI (1-12) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Patriots by 10½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Patriots 7-6; Bengals 5-7-1 SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 16-9 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Bengals 35-17, Oct. 16, 2016 LAST WEEK — Patriots...

Falcons-49ers Preview Capsule

Dec. 12, 2019 11:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (4-9) at SAN FRANCISCO (11-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - 49ers by 11 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Falcons 5-8, 49ers 8-4-1 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 47-31-1 LAST MEETING - Falcons beat 49ers 49-13, Dec. 18, 2016 LAST WEEK - Falcons beat Panthers 40-20; 49ers beat Saints 48-46 AP PRO32 RANKING -...

Saints place defensive linemen Davenport, Rankins on IR

Dec. 11, 2019 8:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have place starting defensive linemen Sheldon Rankins and Marcus Davenport on injured reserve. The move ends the season for the former first-round draft picks with New Orleans just weeks away from beginning a third-straight playoff run. Rankins, a defensive tackle...