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Saints & Falcons Friday Injury Reports

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Nine New Orleans Saints players were listed on Friday's Injury Report for their Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons.


PositionNameInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
WR Marquez Callaway Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
CB Janoris Jenkins Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
WR Deonte Harris Neck DNP DNP DNP Questionable
RB Ty Montgomery Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
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Coordinator Dennis Allen, New Orleans Saints defenders find rhythm that has taken unit to top defensive ranking

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Saints allowing fewest yards per game (284.9) in NFL

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It's the players.

The New Orleans Saints' defensive spike rests on the shoulders of the players who have collaborated to vice-grip opponents for a month on Sundays, after struggling to find their footing out of the gate in 2020.

The Saints – 9-2, winners of eight straight and leaders of the South Division and NFC standings entering Sunday's game against Atlanta (4-7) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium – currently are the NFL's top defense in yards allowed (284.9 per game), second in rushing yards (76.6), tied for fourth in forced turnovers (18) and fifth in in passing yards (208.3) and scoring (20.5 points).

But for the last month, New Orleans has been downright miserly: 209 yards per game allowed (52.3 rushing and 156.5 passing), eight points per game and 12 turnovers forced. Throw out the Denver game, because the Broncos didn't have a quarterback and mustered just three points under that extreme circumstance? OK. In the other three games, 241 yards (204.7 passing and 36.3 rushing) and 10 points per game allowed, with nine turnovers forced.

"I do think this – I think we were doing a lot of really good things early in the season," Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said. "But yet, there was a handful of things that came up to bite us and really kind of soured the overall defensive performance. And I think we've done a lot better job of guys executing, putting their eyes in the right spot. ...

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The Saints have sacked Matt Ryan 17 times in their last two meetings. Here's how

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A year and change into his career, Atlanta Falcons right tackle Kaleb McGary has probably seen enough of New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan.

The Falcons might’ve had Jordan in mind when they selected McGary with the No. 31 pick of the 2019 draft. But they’ve gone head-to-head three times now, and the last two resulted in seven more sacks added to Jordan’s career ledger — four on Thanksgiving last year, three earlier this season.

At least McGary can take solace in knowing he is not alone when it comes to Falcons offensive linemen having no-good, very bad days against the...
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Saints at Falcons final injury report: Jenkins and Davenport ruled out

  • News source: Kade Kistner
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The New Orleans Saints are traveling this weekend to take on their arch-rivals the Atlanta Falcons. The last time these two teams met was only two weeks ago and the Saints absolutely thrashed the Falcons.

The defense was the key in that performance, but all eyes will be on backup quarterback Taysom Hill this week as he makes his third career start. However, he will be without one offense weapon, and the defense will be missing two of its key playmakers. Here is what the injury report looks like:

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NFL Week 13 injury report roundup: Saints shorthanded on defense

  • News source: Josh Alper
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There was no Thursday night game this week, so Week 13 of the 2020 NFL season will kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. There will be 12 games played that day and the 24 teams taking part in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The teams playing on Monday and Tuesday night won’t release their final injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.

With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.

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Week 13 Preview: How Saints run offense stacks up vs. Falcons run defense (part two)

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At this point, the Falcons have become one of football’s hardest teams to evaluate. They’ve won three of their last four games, with the exception being a stinker against the Saints. They utterly routed the Raiders last week 43-6, and gave up a ridiculous 40 yards rushing.

All of this to say: The Saints run offense will have to be consistent against a Falcons run defense that has had spurts of brilliance under Raheem Morris, who is making a serious run for the head coaching job in Atlanta right now.

Indeed, between a stellar game against the Raiders and a good game against the Broncos...
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Janoris Jenkins, Marcus Davenport out for Saints tilt Sunday at Falcons

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The Saints will not have a pair of starters on defense Sunday in Atlanta.

Cornerback Janoris Jenkins (knee) and Marcus Devenport (concussion) were declared out for the noon Sunday matchup with the Falcons.

Jenkins did not practice all week after suffering the injury while making an interception last week against the Broncos. He has three interceptions and 10 passes defensed this season.

Devenport suffered the concussion against Denver but did not start noticing the effects until later in the week, appearing initially on the Thursday injury report.

New Orleans also declared wide...
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Here's how Saints can clinch playoff berth in Week 13, eliminate another team in NFC South race

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The New Orleans Saints can't mathematically lock up the NFC South title just yet, but they're getting closer to putting their stamp on the division yet again as they currently lead not just the division, but the NFC as a whole with their 9-2 record.

Of course, there's plenty of football left to be played, as most teams have five games left to play — Tampa Bay has four with their off week this week — but here's how things stand with the full seeding the Friday before Week 13's games:

No team has locked up a definite playoff spot yet in either the AFC or the NFC, but that can change this...
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Saints have the NFL's No. 1 defense, but that's not the stat that matters to Dennis Allen

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is in charge of the NFL’s No. 1 total defense through 12 weeks of this season.

The Saints took over the top spot after limiting the short-handed Denver Broncos to just 112 net offensive yards last week. It is the first time since the 2000 season the Saints franchise has led the NFL at any point in the season in total defense.

Just don’t expect Allen to step back and allow himself to be satisfied with the ranking.

“I think the moment that you begin to start patting yourself on the back, is when somebody else kicks you in the rear,”...
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Saints rule out 4 against the Falcons, including a pair of key defensive players

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints ruled out four players ahead of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, including two key defensive players.

Defensive back Janoris Jenkins (knee), defensive end Marcus Davenport (concussion), receiver Marquez Callaway (knee) and running back Ty Montgomery (hamstring) were all ruled out against the Falcons. Return specialist/receiver Deonte Harris (neck) and defensive back Patrick Robinson (hamstring) were both listed as questionable.

Both Jenkins and Callaway sustained their injuries in the Saints’ 31-3 win against the Denver Broncos last week. Neither returned...
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Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas have no injury designation, Janoris Jenkins out

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Though they were limited participants in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, the Saints did not give running back Alvin Kamara (foot) or wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) an injury status for Sunday’s game against the Falcons.

However, the Saints won’t have starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who is out with a knee injury. Jenkins did not practice all week after suffering the injury while making an interception last week against the Broncos. Jenkins has three interceptions and 10 passes defensed this season.

New Orleans also declared wide receiver Marquez Callaway (knee), running...
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Julio Jones, Todd Gurley listed as questionable

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Neither wide receiver Julio Jones nor running back Todd Gurley played in Atlanta’s victory over Las Vegas last week, but they could be on the field against New Orleans in Week 13.

The Falcons listed Jones (hamstring) and Gurley (knee) as questionable for Sunday. Jones said he “didn’t feel anything” when running around during Friday’s practice and “feels really good” heading into the weekend, per William McFadden of the team’s official site.

Jones has played only eight games this year, making 45 receptions for 677 yards with three touchdowns.

In 10 games, Gurley has 610 yards rushing and...
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Julio Jones practices Friday, feels “really good” heading into Sunday

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Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones took a step backward when he went from a limited practice on Wednesday to not practicing at all on Thursday, but things headed in a better direction on Friday.

Jones returned to practice and told reporters that “every route I ran today, I didn’t feel anything” wrong with the hamstring that kept him from playing in Week 12. The lack of bad feelings left Jones with good feelings about Sunday’s game against the Saints.

“I feel really good going into Sunday’s game,” Jones said at his press conference.

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5 questions for the Saints before Week 13 - Will the real Taysom Hill please stand up?

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In Week 13, the New Orleans Saints are travel to Georgia to face the division rival Atlanta Falcons, facing the Falcons for the second time in two weeks. If the Saints could wind up sweeping the season series, and if the Chicago Bears can beat the Detroit Lions, your New Orleans Saints would be the first NFC team to clinch a playoff berth.

Here are the biggest questions I have for the team heading into Sunday’s game:

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CSC’s Fantasy Start/Sit, Saints vs. Falcons: should you start Latavius Murray?

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Hill did not have a good game throwing the ball against the Denver Bronocs, but salvaged his fantasy performance by again rushing for two touchdowns. The Atlanta Falcons defense looked superb against the Las Vegas Raiders last week, causing Derek Carr to turn the ball over four times. However, Hill’s escapability in the pocket and the New Orleans Saints solid offensive line should prevent anything like what happened to the Raiders last week from happening to the Saints on Sunday. Hill’s heavy involvement in the running and passing games once again makes him a must start against a week...
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NFL Picks Week 13: Run It Back

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The New Orleans Saints once again face the hated Atlanta Falcons after beating them senseless in the Superdome just two weeks ago. Now they face off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the Saints’ home away from home, where they embarrassed Atlanta last Thanksgiving just as bad as the beating two weeks ago. The Saints and the fans are ready to see it happen again.

The Saints can't simply do everything they did two weeks ago to pick up another victory over the Falcons, but they have everything they need to run it back and sweep their rivals this season. A loss here would be more than...
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