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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) is tackled by Green Bay Packers linebacker Ty Summers (44) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Summers' time? Packers LB aims to capitalize on opportunity

Sep. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

The stats suggest Green Bay Packers linebacker Ty Summers did just fine Sunday, especially for his first time playing defense in an NFL regular-season game. Summers argues otherwise. The 2019 seventh-round pick from TCU made a team-high nine tackles in a 37-30 victory at New Orleans after a shoulder injury...

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith (55) recovers a fumble in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints fumble away late momentum on curious call vs. Packers

Sep. 28, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After what looked like a game-turning, fourth-down stop in the fourth quarter, the New Orleans Saints fumbled away a chance to pull ahead of the potent Packers. The momentum-squandering play led to a rare Sunday night home loss and the mistake-prone Saints’ first two-game losing...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) drops back to pass under pressure from New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Malcom Roach in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Rodgers, Packers unbeaten with 37-30 victory over Saints

Sep. 28, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sounds increasingly enamored with the scheme and play-calling philosophy of second-year head coach Matt LaFleur. The Packers are unbeaten and putting up some of the best offensive numbers in the NFL. So why not? Rodgers passed for 283 yards and three...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 26, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Saints need better Brees vs. Rodgers, potent Packers

Sep. 24, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Unless Drew Brees musters his first vintage performance of 2020, the Saints could struggle to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and the recently potent Packers. The first two weeks of this season have seen two of the finest quarterbacks in NFL history on divergent paths. The Packers (2-0) are...

Rodgers, Packers bring high-octane attack into New Orleans

Sep. 24, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

GREEN BAY (2-0) at NEW ORLEANS (1-1) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Saints by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Packers 2-0; Saints 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 16-9 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Packers 26-17, Oct. 22, 2017 at Green Bay LAST WEEK — Packers beat Lions 42-21; Saints...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) drops back to pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Saints normally dynamic offense looking sluggish in 2020

Sep. 22, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't quibble with the notion that New Orleans’ normally dynamic offense has looked somewhat out of sync to start the 2020 season. That was arguably the case even before Michael Thomas was sidelined by an ankle injury in Week 1, and the absence of...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Derek Carr has Raiders off to high-scoring start to season

Sep. 22, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The problems the Raiders had scoring the previous three seasons haven’t been an issue through two games. Derek Carr has been in command of the offense, helping Las Vegas post back-to-back 34-point games on the way to the team’s fourth 2-0 start in the past 25 seasons...

The Las Vegas Raiders kick off to the New Orleans Saints to start an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Column: Big night for Las Vegas Raiders, their new hometown

Sep. 22, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the light outside faded, the glittering casinos on the Las Vegas Strip came to life Monday evening through the giant lanai doors in the new home of the Raiders. If the backdrop was spectacular, so was the scene on the field. There were the Raiders playing the New Orleans Saints before a...

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, right, speak with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Saints doomed by 129 penalty yards against Raiders

Sep. 22, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

When Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins hooked his arm around that of Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs on an overthrown, third-down pass, yellow flags flew. A defensive pass interference call extended a late Las Vegas drive that ultimately extinguished New Orleans' comeback hopes on Monday night. The foul not only fit...