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Contract approved to start $450 million Superdome overhaul

Nov. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state board that oversees Louisiana’s Superdome approved a contract Thursday for the first phase of a $450 million renovation of the 44-year-old New Orleans landmark that became a symbol of the city’s rebirth following Hurricane Katrina. The unanimous vote by the...

Brees, humbled Saints look to rebound against Buccaneers

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drew Brees looks at Tampa Bay and sees an opportunity for the New Orleans Saints to reassert themselves, though not necessarily because the Buccaneers have a young, inexperienced secondary. The Bucs may rank last in the NFL in pass defense, but the veteran quarterback of the NFC South...

Falcons-Panthers Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 1:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (2-7) at CAROLINA (5-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE — Panthers by 7. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 3-6; Panthers 5-4 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 30-18 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Panthers 24-10 on Dec. 23, 2018 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Saints 26-9; Panthers lost...

AP source: Peat has surgery on broken arm, out about 6 weeks

Nov. 13, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints starting left guard Andrus Peat has had surgery to repair a broken arm and is expected to be sidelined about six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the extent of...

Texans-Ravens could be first of many Watson-Jackson duels

Nov. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

This is the first of what could be many meetings between two dynamic young AFC quarterbacks when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. It might not even be the only one this season. Watson was the 12th overall pick of the 2017 draft after leading Clemson to...

Louisiana Supreme Court won't revive 'NOLA no-call' suit

Nov. 12, 2019 5:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to revive a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit against the NFL over officials' failure to call a penalty at a crucial point in a January playoff game. The court denied a motion to rehear the case without comment Tuesday. Attorney Antonio LeMon filed...

Ravens grab top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Patriots are No. 2

Nov. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson has been one of the most dynamic players in the league this season. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has 2,036 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with 702 rushing yards and six rushing TDs. Jackson went 15 for 17 for 223 yards and three touchdowns and added a dazzling...

Run defense issues highlight total breakdown for Saints

Nov. 11, 2019 11:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta's Calvin Ridley raced around left end for 19 yards on the first play Sunday against the Saints. That's how fast the game against the Falcons developed a different feel from New Orleans' six-game winning streak, which was stopped by a surprising 26-9 loss at home. Ripley's...

Falcons looking for consistency after ending 6-game skid

Nov. 11, 2019 7:34 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn wants to make sure his players receive credit for ending the Atlanta Falcons' six-game losing streak. The coach suspects too much attention was paid to changes on his staff. Whatever the reason for Atlanta's surprising 26-9 victory over NFC South-leading New Orleans on...

NFL ICYMI: Not only is Lamar Jackson a QB, he might be MVP

Nov. 11, 2019 3:14 AM EST

Lamar Jackson now owns a signature moment — a spin-and-make-'em-miss 47-yard TD run that was something straight out of a video game. And Jackson also now owns his signature stat — a perfect passer rating in two games during the same season, something only one other player in league history has...