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Saints weathered adversity in 2021, competitive to the end

Jan. 10, 2022 21:56 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No one can accuse the New Orleans Saints of giving up. Displaced by a hurricane early in the season and undermined by injuries to key players throughout, New Orleans nearly became the first NFL team to start four quarterbacks and still make the playoffs. ...

Vikings seek new leadership, fire GM Spielman, coach Zimmer

Jan. 10, 2022 20:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have started fresh with a search for replacements for general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer after a second straight absence from the playoffs for a 61-year-old franchise still seeking its first title. The dual firings came one...

Saints miss wild-card spot despite 30-20 win over Falcons

Jan. 09, 2022 21:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Siemian and his New Orleans teammates saw their playoff hopes end not on the field, but in their locker room. For that cold reality to hit the team only minutes after their 30-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, it left the Saints with what Siemian...

Playoff hopes on line for Hill, Saints against Ryan, Falcons

Jan. 06, 2022 14:19 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (8-8) at ATLANTA (7-9) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox BETTING LINE: Saints by 4½, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Saints 8-8; Falcons 7-9. SERIES RECORD: Falcons lead 54-51. LAST MEETING: Falcons...

Saints defense hopes for a better rush vs. Falcons QB Ryan

Jan. 05, 2022 20:40 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints' defense has led the team’s playoff push. The Saints (8-8) have won three of their past four as the defense dominated the Jets, shut out Tom Brady and the Buccaneers and held Carolina scoreless for the final 43 minutes last week. ...

Raiders set NFL record with 5 last-second victories

Jan. 05, 2022 02:38 AM EST

In a record-setting season for last-play wins, no team has sweated it out more than the Las Vegas Raiders. After game-winning field goals on the final play this week by Cincinnati's Evan McPherson and Las Vegas' Daniel Carlson, there have been 32 games decided by a winning score on...

NFL's 2nd season of COVID just as trying as 1st, maybe more

Jan. 04, 2022 18:10 PM EST

The NFL worked around COVID-19 with pauses and postponements during a 2020 season that figured to be the worst in dealing with the virus. Now the league — and its teams, coaches and players — are just working through coronavirus concerns in 2021, even with positive tests...

Saints gratified to close tough season with meaningful game

Jan. 03, 2022 19:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints linebacker and defensive captain Demario Davis gushes with pride over New Orleans' resilience in the face of a season that has been littered with impediments to success. If adapting to the retirement of franchise passing leader Drew Brees wasn't hard...

Jordan, Saints' defense secure 18-10 win over Panthers

Jan. 02, 2022 21:38 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cameron Jordan bolted into the backfield from the left edge of Carolina's offensive line. The Saints defensive end wrapped both arms around Sam Darnold, lifted the Panthers' quarterback off his feet and pulled him to the turf on his side as if they were on a wrestling mat. ...

Analysis: Where will the coaching carousel land this time?

Dec. 31, 2021 11:52 AM EST

Just like the Super Bowl, the draft, and the Jets missing the playoffs, there is another ritual in every NFL season. The coaching carousel. It's spinning already with two openings, in Las Vegas and Jacksonville, forced by the departures of two disgraced coaches, Jon...