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Saints' Lattimore keeping string of success in perspective

Oct. 17, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Accountability seems to come naturally to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. He'll castigate himself with the cameras on when he doesn't play well. He'll even volunteer when luck played a part in a big play he made, such as his first interception of the season last weekend. "I needed...

Saints look to keep rolling with Bridgewater against Bears

Oct. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints kept their sights set on a Super Bowl even after Drew Brees went down with an injury. While their superstar quarterback continues to recover following thumb surgery, the NFC South leaders will try to remain unbeaten without him. The Saints look to improve to...

LB Shaquil Barrett proving to be bargain find for Buccaneers

Oct. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shaquil Barrett has been much more than a nice fit in Tampa Bay's new defensive scheme, emerging as a dominant pass rusher and one of the best bargains in free agency this year. The unheralded outside linebacker who signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Buccaneers after spending...

1-year-old Florida girl dies after being left in hot car

Oct. 15, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Detectives in Florida are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl who was left all day in a hot vehicle. The girl was found unresponsive in the vehicle in Tampa on Monday evening. WFLA quotes Tampa police as saying the parents left the girl in the Jeep sometime in the morning and...

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...

Arians: Winston needs to play better; teammates, too

Oct. 14, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston's propensity for turning the ball over isn't the only thing ailing the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The absence of a consistent running game and a leaky defense are also making it difficult to win. Winston threw five interceptions and also lost a fumble during a 37-26...

Mariota, Winston may have cloudy futures with shaky showings

Oct. 14, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston. For the top two picks in the 2015 draft, the future might not be so bright. Mariota was pulled in the third quarter of a 16-0...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

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...