Saints back on top of Pro32 poll; Chargers climb to No. 2

Football 12/18/18, 16:57

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are feeling quite at home on top of the NFL.The Saints enter the final two weeks of the regular season with the best record in the league at 12-2. They finish the regular season with two games in the Superdome and are a ...

Saints keep finding ways to grind out wins, stay atop NFC

Football 12/18/18, 03:35

On a night when the high-powered offense was stuck in neutral, the New Orleans Saints still found a way to grind out a 12-9 win against Carolina behind their ever-improving defense.That could bode well for these Saints (12-2) as they prepare to make a run at the Super Bowl.For years, ...

Bucs sputter after taking double-digit lead against Saints

Football 12/09/18, 20:06

Tampa Bay's bid to escape a deep hole and climb back into the race for a NFC playoff berth is all but over.The Buccaneers (5-8) weren't eliminated by Sunday's 28-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints, however the team is assured of finishing no better than .500 after sputtering offensively ...

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 ...

Saints owner Gayle Benson pays off $100K in Walmart layaways

Football 12/05/18, 02:16

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson has paid off nearly $100,000 worth of layaway orders at a New Orleans Walmart.News outlets reported Tuesday that Benson has paid off more than 400 orders at the Tchoupitoulas Street store. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports a Saints spokesman says Benson made the gift ...

LA Rams back on top of Pro32 poll; Saints slip to No. 2

Sports 12/04/18, 17:18

The Los Angeles Rams are back in a familiar place: the top spot in the NFL.The Rams reclaimed the No. 1 position in the latest AP Pro32 poll . They received all 12 first-place votes and 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.The Rams ...

Brees, Saints never find rhythm as 10-game win streak ends

Sports 11/30/18, 01:02

Drew Brees didn't have a completion until the final play of the first quarter. His final pass, one he was trying to throw away, got intercepted.And things certainly were much better in between for Brees and the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, whose 10-game winning streak ended in a 13-10 ...

Saints, Rams, Chiefs repeat as top 3 in Pro32 poll

Football 11/27/18, 16:48

For the past 2½ months, one thing has been clear in the NFL: Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are hard to stop.The Saints' winning streak reached 10 games with their 31-17 victory over Atlanta on Thanksgiving night.The Saints will play their second consecutive Thursday night game when they ...

Falcons consider OL changes to find protection for QB Ryan

Football 11/23/18, 15:50

Changes are being considered on Atlanta's offensive line after Matt Ryan was sacked six times in the latest of the Falcons' three straight losses.Coach Dan Quinn said Friday backup linemen Zane Beadles and Ty Sambrailo could have bigger roles as the Falcons try to find better protection for Ryan and ...

Saints win 10th straight, eliminate Falcons in NFC South

Sports 11/22/18, 23:42

Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes to inexperienced receivers and the New Orleans Saints won their 10th straight game Thursday night with a 31-17 victory over Atlanta that eliminated the Falcons from contention in the NFC South.Tommylee Lewis and Austin Carr each caught their second career touchdown pass, and rookie ...

Saints still on top of Pro32 poll; Rams 2nd, Chiefs 3rd

Sports 11/20/18, 16:13

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints just keep on rolling.The Saints extended their winning streak to nine games with a 48-7 rout of the Eagles, handing them the most lopsided defeat for a Super Bowl champion.And the Saints will also get an early start on trying to make it ...

Looks like a mismatch: Saints offense vs Falcons defense

Football 11/20/18, 16:01

Talk about a mismatch.The New Orleans Saints have been unstoppable. The Atlanta Falcons have struggled to stop anyone. It all adds up to a Thanksgiving night game that could get out of hand quickly."Where do you start?" moaned Marquand Manuel, the Falcon's defensive coordinator.The Saints (9-1) are leading the NFL ...

Eagles are reeling after worst loss by defending champs

Football 11/19/18, 17:35

The defending champs are reeling and seem on the verge of receiving a knockout punch.An embarrassing 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints — the most lopsided defeat for a Super Bowl champion — left the Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) one loss from last place. They're optimistic because they are in ...

Eagles embarrassed by blowout loss to Saints

Football 11/18/18, 22:25

The slow-starting Eagles will see their season end much quicker than they anticipated if their latest performance is any indication.Another dismal first-quarter doomed Philadelphia in a 48-7 loss to the streaking New Orleans Saints on Sunday — the most-lopsided loss ever by a defending Super Bowl champion.The Eagles (4-6) face ...

Eagles have all the motivation needed vs Saints

Football 11/15/18, 18:13

The standings give Malcolm Jenkins and the Philadelphia Eagles all the motivation they need against the New Orleans Saints.Trash talk doesn't matter when your season is on the line.The Saints (8-1) were 10 seconds away from facing the Eagles in the NFC championship game last January before the "Minneapolis Miracle" ...

Update: Judges hear arguments for killer of ex-NFL star

Football 11/14/18, 17:32

The Latest on an appeal court hearing in the case of Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith (all times local):4:30 p.m.A lawyer says a manslaughter conviction should be overturned for the man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints ...

Appeals court to hear case of ex-Saints star Smith’s killer

Football 11/14/18, 04:32

A Louisiana appellate court is set to hear the case of Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith.Hayes insisted he shot Smith in self-defense after Smith grabbed a gun and fired as the two argued following a 2016 traffic collision. No one ...

Saints on top of Pro32 poll; KC stays 2nd; Rams up to 3rd

Football 11/13/18, 17:10

For the past two months, the rest of the NFL has tried to slow down Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.And no one has been able to figure out how.The Saints (8-1) rolled to their eighth consecutive victory with a 51-14 pummeling of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.The Saints ...

Bengals give up 500 yards again, get crushed by Saints 51-14

Football 11/11/18, 19:18

Broken coverage by broken coverage, missed tackle by missed tackle, yard by yard, the Bengals made history for horrific defense. Cincinnati keeps giving up big numbers, and now the losses are mounting, too.Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints scored on every possession except the last ...

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 ...

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