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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...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. The Saints won 34-23. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Loss shows Brady-led Buccaneers far from finished product

Sep. 14, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of things to fix if they’re going to realize their potential this season.. Tom Brady says it. So does Bruce Arians. Truth is, every team in the NFL is saying the same thing one game into a journey they hope will wind up at the Super Bowl. While...

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...

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...

FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during an NFL football organized team activity Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Tom Brady has shifted the NFC South spotlight to Tampa Bay, but Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are still the three-time defending division champions. The battle of the NFL’s all-time leading passers brings extra drama to the division race. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Bucs vs. Saints marks historic QB matchup with Brady, Brees

Sep. 10, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

TAMPA BAY (7-9) at NEW ORLEANS (13-4) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Saints by 4 1/2 SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 35-21 LAST MEETING - Saints beat Buccaneers 34-17 on Nov. 17, 2019 at Tampa BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (24), PASS (1). BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (1), PASS (30)....

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...

Joe Judge era starts for hapless Giants, 12 wins since '16

Sep. 8, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK GIANTS (4-12) New faces: Coach Joe Judge, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, defensive coordinator Pat Graham, CB James Bradberry, LB Blake Martinez, LB Kyler Fackrell, RB Dion Lewis, S Nate Ebner, LS Casey Kreiter, T Andrew Thomas, T Cam Fleming, S Xavier McDaniel, PK Graham Gano, QB Colt McCoy. Key...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen makes a catch during NFL football camp in Costa Mesa, Calif. Allen has signed a four-year extension with the Chargers that will make him the league's second-highest paid receiver in average money. A person familiar with the deal says it is worth $80.1 million with $50 million guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms were not released by the Chargers on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

AP source: Chargers sign Allen to $80.1 million extension

Sep. 5, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Keenan Allen has signed a four-year extension with the Los Angeles Chargers that will make him the league's second-highest paid receiver in average money. A person familiar with the deal says it is worth $80.1 million with $50 million guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated...