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49ers' balanced offense provides big challenge to Saints

Nov. 25, 2022 09:51 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan knows it's a challenge to keep all of his playmakers involved in the San Francisco 49ers' offense after the addition of Christian McCaffrey. Imagine how hard it is to defend a group that features McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell at...

Lattimore among 7 Saints back at practice as 49ers await

Nov. 23, 2022 22:05 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints top cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who has missed six straight games with an abdomen injury, was among six New Orleans players to return to practice Wednesday after being unable to play in a Week 11 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Lattimore practiced...

Saints' renewed focus on fundamentals appeared to pay off

Nov. 21, 2022 20:19 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen placed a renewed focus on fundamentals during the past week of practice and it appeared to pay off. New Orleans did not turn the ball over, didn't have many missed tackles and was called for just two penalties during a 27-20 victory over...

Dalton thrives, Stafford leaves as Saints top Rams 27-20

Nov. 20, 2022 21:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Andy Dalton could sense the Rams' Aaron Donald closing quickly from the left edge on a third-and-9 play late in the third quarter of a three-point game. New Orleans' quarterback unloaded a high, deep throw down the middle of the field a moment before being flung...

Rams, Saints clash with both trying to save their seasons

Nov. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-6) at NEW ORLEANS (3-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Saints by 3. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Rams 2-6-1; Saints 3-7. SERIES RECORD: Rams lead 43-34. LAST MEETING: Rams beat Saints 27-9 on...

Saints sticking with Dalton over Winston at QB vs. Rams

Nov. 16, 2022 18:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen won't make a quarterback change this week. In announcing Wednesday that Andy Dalton would remain in the lineup Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, the first-year Saints coach stressed that New Orleans' anemic offensive performance...

Saints visit Steelers hoping to stay in murky NFC South race

Nov. 10, 2022 14:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (3-6) at PITTSBURGH (2-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Saints by 2 1/2. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Saints 3-6; Steelers 3-4-1. SERIES RECORD: Saints lead 9-7. LAST MEETING: Saints beat Steelers...

Saints 1st-year coach Allen bemoans inconsistent play

Nov. 08, 2022 19:05 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dennis Allen will need the second half of his first season as Saints head coach to go better than the first if New Orleans is to entertain any postseason possibilities. The good news for Allen and the Saints (3-6) is that they remain just a game out of first...

Drake, Houston lead Ravens past Saints for 3rd straight win

Nov. 08, 2022 00:31 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens didn't need their full complement of key contributors to stifle the Saints and silence the Superdome. Kenyan Drake rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Houston had an interception to go with his third straight...

Saints ride Kamara's 3 TDs, defense to 24-0 win over Raiders

Oct. 30, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints running back Alvin Kamara has his teammates' attention as he explores the bounds of his leadership in his first season wearing a captain's “C” on his jersey. The sixth-year running back demanded better from everyone in a speech to the team following a...