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FILE- In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, shakes hands with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta.  The= Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Carroll and Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Top-flight Seahawks await Cam Newton, Patriots in Week 2

Sep. 19, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

The Seattle Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. Few teams were more impressive than Seattle as the NFL season began. Baltimore, Kansas City and Green Bay — all...

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray (28) lands on wide receiver Michael Thomas' right ankle while being tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr., left, late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Andrew Stagni/The Advocate via AP)

Saints starting receivers Thomas, Sanders miss practice

Sep. 17, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Two of the Saints' starting receivers, two-time All-Pro Michael Thomas and veteran Emmanuel Sanders, missed practice on Thursday, raising questions about who would replace their production in New Orleans' passing attack. Thomas limped off the field late in Sunday's victory over Tampa...

Las Vegas Raiders players warms up during an NFL football training camp practice at Allegiant Stadium, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Raiders set for Las Vegas debut vs. Saints in empty stadium

Sep. 17, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

The only thing missing when the Las Vegas Raiders get the chance to show off their shiny new stadium will be the fans. What was supposed to be a big celebration of the NFL’s arrival in Las Vegas has been dampened a bit by the decision not to allow fans at Raiders games this season in response to the...

Raiders play 1st home game representing Las Vegas vs. Saints

Sep. 17, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (1-0) at LAS VEGAS (1-0) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN/ABC OPENING LINE - Saints by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 1-0; Raiders 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Tied 6-6-1 LAST MEETING - Raiders won at Saints 35-34, Sept. 11, 2016 LAST WEEK - Saints beat Buccaneers 34-23; Raiders beat Panthers 34-30 AP PRO32 RANKING...

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton laughs with players during NFL football practice in  New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, Pool)

Saints unsatisfied with offense, gratified by opening win

Sep. 14, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sean Payton wasn't pleased with his play-calling. Drew Brees wasn't pleased with his passing. Two-time All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas, who set an NFL record with 149 catches last season, tied a career low with just three receptions in the Saints' season's opener. Still, the Saints hold...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady hug after their season opening NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. The Saints won 34-23. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Brady's Bucs debut a flop with 2 INTs; Saints win 34-23

Sep. 13, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and Tom Brady, the two leading passers in NFL history, couldn't muster vintage performances in the first NFL game featuring two starting quarterbacks in their 40s. But while Brees avoided game-turning mishaps with an offense he's led since 2006, Brady suffered some costly...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones (27) carries against New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams (43) and outside linebacker Demario Davis in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AP source: Saints' Davis agrees to 3-year extension

Sep. 13, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints linebacker Demario Davis has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $27 million, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. It was first reported by Fox Sports....

FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady talks to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich during an NFL football training camp practice Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Teams with new coaches or new quarterbacks could limit their playbooks early in the season because they missed valuable practice time in the offseason due to the coronavirus shutdown. Even Tom Brady has found it challenging to learn a new system. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Brady, Brees to make history in Bucs-Saints Week 1 opener

Sep. 10, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a century of NFL football, this season’s Week 1 slate features the first game ever to involve two quarterbacks in their 40s: Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady and New Orleans’ Drew Brees. So mark down Sunday’s NFC South Division clash between the Buccaneers and...

New Orleans Saints see 2020 campaign as Super Bowl or bust

Sep. 8, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-4) New faces: WR Emmanuel Sanders, S Malcolm Jenkins, RB Ty Montgomery, DE Margus Hunt, FB Michael Burton, OL Cesar Ruiz, QB Jameis Winston, TEs Ethan Wolf and rookie Adam Trautman, LB Anthony Chickillo. Key losses: S Vonn Bell, RG Larry Warford, CB Eli Apple, LB A.J. Klein, QB Teddy...

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs through drills during practice at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, Pool)

Kamara returns to Saints practice amid contract negotiations

Sep. 2, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints running back Alvin Kamara returned to practice Wednesday after declining to take the field in recent days because of his apparent dissatisfaction with progress on a contract extension. “It was good having him back out there,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “I...