Aqib Talib is cornerstone of Rams’ efforts to rein in Saints

Football 01/19/19, 17:29

The Los Angeles Rams realize they're heading into one of the NFL's most intimidating environments when they visit the top-seeded New Orleans Saints in the deafening Superdome for the NFC championship game.Leave it to Aqib Talib, their voluble veteran cornerback, to remind his teammates about the upside of the New ...

Super Bowl menu could include team-inspired chili creations

Football 01/19/19, 02:48

Kenneth Temple is a devout New Orleans Saints fan. Ask him a question about his beloved team, and the first words from his mouth are "Who Dat? Who Dat?"Still, Temple, a noted chef who has cooked for several NFL players, including Malcolm Jenkins, Brandin Cooks and All-Pro receiver Michael ...

Rams-Saints Matchups

Football 01/17/19, 16:46

The gumbo the New Orleans Saints are cooking up is flavored with lots of passes from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas, plenty of runs by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, and enough dashes of defense to negate the high-powered offense of the Los Angeles Rams.Will that be the proper recipe?Here's ...

Saints WR Thomas unstoppable force for Eagles defense

Football 01/13/19, 22:00

As Drew Brees sermonized his teammates in a pregame huddle, Michael Thomas hung on every word from his quarterback.Thomas seemed mesmerized as Brees pumped up the Saints, never taking his eyes off the Saints star.Then, Thomas ripped apart Philadelphia's defense with 12 receptions for a team playoff record of 171 ...

Steelers frustrated by latest costly, close loss

Football 12/23/18, 22:51

Desperately needing a win, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin went for the jugular with a fake punt call late in the fourth quarter against the Saints.Upback Roosevelt Nix came up just short, and so did the Steelers in an excruciating, infuriating 31-28 loss Sunday that may strangle their playoff hopes.The failed ...

Saints narrowly upend Steelers and take top NFC seed

Football 12/23/18, 20:06

Drew Brees capped a 326-yard passing performance with 2-yard touchdown to Michael Thomas with 1:25 left, and the New Orleans Saints clinched the top seed in the NFC playoffs with a 31-28 victory over Pittsburgh that dealt a significant blow to the Steelers' playoff hopes.Alvin Kamara gained 105 yards from ...

Reid fined again by NFL for hit that didn’t draw a flag

Football 12/21/18, 20:29

Panthers safety Eric Reid says he's been fined a fourth time this season by the NFL for an illegal hit — this time for a hit that didn't draw a flag.The play came in Monday night's 12-9 loss to the Saints, when Reid and linebacker Luke Kuechly converged on wide ...

Brees leads 2nd-half comeback, Saints beat Buccaneers 28-14

Football 12/09/18, 16:48

Drew Brees threw for one touchdown and ran another Sunday to help the New Orleans Saints rally from an 11-point halftime deficit to clinch their second straight NFC South title with a 28-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Brees shrugged off a pair of turnovers to throw a 1-yard TD ...

Update: Ex-Players pay tribute to OSU coach Urban Meyer

Football 12/04/18, 10:28

The Latest on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's retirement: (all times local):10:20 a.m.Former Ohio State players are paying tribute to retiring coach Urban Meyer.Ohio State says the 54-year-old Meyer is retiring from coaching and co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over after the Rose Bowl.Former Buckeyes linebacker Joshua Perry says ...

Cowboys, Saints both thriving defensively lately

Football 11/27/18, 19:50

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan doesn't sound interested in reviewing how the Saints gave up 48 points in Week 1 or 37 points in Week 3."Early in the year, they gave up some points and yards and things like that, but you just really look at them in their ...

Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

Football 11/18/18, 19:49

Drew Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints won their ninth straight with a 48-7 demolition of Philadelphia on Sunday that marked the Eagles' worst loss by far since they won last season's Super Bowl.Brees completed 22 of 30 passes and did not turn the ball ...

NFL players are reprising some old, costly celebrations

Sports 11/13/18, 02:44

NFL players seem to have run out of creative ways to celebrate.Either that, or they've decided to pay homage to the players they grew up watching, even if it costs them some funds for injecting fun into the game.Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was the latest to go old school when ...

Brees passes Favre with 3 TDs, Saints crush Bengals 51-14

Football 11/11/18, 16:59

Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes in the first half, moving ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career list, and the New Orleans Saints rolled to their eighth straight victory Sunday, 51-14 over the Cincinnati Bengals.Brees led the Saints to touchdowns on all five first-half possessions with ...

Rams CB Marcus Peters to Saints coach Payton: “Keep talking”

Sports 11/08/18, 22:11

Cornerback Marcus Peters criticized himself for playing poorly when his Los Angeles Rams lost at New Orleans last weekend.That doesn't mean Saints coach Sean Payton can say anything about it, however.Peters reacted sharply in the Rams' locker room Thursday when asked about postgame comments by Payton in which the veteran ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Finding low-owned players in daily leagues

Football 11/07/18, 13:59

The Rams and Saints again showed the value of stacking lineups in daily fantasy football contests as they erupted Sunday for 80 total points and more than 280 fantasy points in point-per-reception leagues.Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp all cracked the 20-point threshold ...

Column: NFL is fun again in most surprising twist to season

Sports 11/06/18, 03:18

Michael Thomas reached behind a goal post to pull out a flip phone in homage to a memorable touchdown celebration of the past. Benjamin Watson used his touchdown catch to let everyone know that he and his wife are expecting — and it's going to be twins. That was cause enough ...

ICYMI in NFL Week 9: Saints’ Thomas phones home in key win

Football 11/05/18, 03:42

No real reason for everyone to flip out at what New Orleans wideout Michael Thomas did with a flip phone. He was just having a bit of fun, paying homage to former Saints receiver Joe Horne's own cell-ebration 15 years ago.Just as Horne did, way back when, Thomas pulled a ...

Brees, Saints hand Rams first loss of the season, 45-35

Football 11/04/18, 21:07

Michael Thomas caught a late 72-yard touchdown reception and then celebrated with a cellphone in a throwback to another famous New Orleans play, and the streaking Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season with a 45-35 win on Sunday.New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson ...

Saints’ already potent offense widening options

Football 10/17/18, 20:27

No team has done more to limit Saints running back Alvin Kamara's influence on a game this season than New Orleans itself.That was by design, and Kamara says he's OK with it if an increasingly dynamic offense helps the Saints keep winning."I'm not worried about touches, whether it's a lot ...

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