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Saints' Lattimore keeping string of success in perspective

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By Brett Martel - AP

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Accountability seems to come naturally to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

He'll castigate himself with the cameras on when he doesn't play well. He'll even volunteer when luck played a part in a big play he made, such as his first interception of the season last weekend.

"I needed that. It was like a gimme," Lattimore conceded after practice this week. "You don't get too many of those in this league, so I'll take it whenever I can get it."

Lately, Lattimore hasn't had to discuss many failures in pass coverage, even though he spends significant portions of every game covering opponents' top receivers. His next challenge comes Sunday in Chicago, whose receiving corps is led by Allen Robinson.

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Saints look to keep rolling with Bridgewater against Chicago Bears

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By Associated Press | FOX 32 Chicago

- The New Orleans Saints kept their sights set on a Super Bowl even after Drew Brees went down with an injury.

While their superstar quarterback continues to recover following thumb surgery, the NFC South leaders will try to remain unbeaten without him.

The Saints look to improve to 5-0 with Teddy Bridgewater as their starter in Brees' place when they visit Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

"It just shows this is a team that's determined to win and do whatever it takes," Bridgewater said.

The Saints (5-1) are getting big contributions from their defense and special teams and enough from their offense even if they're not moving the ball the way they did a year ago. They're averaging 344.7 yards - down 34.5 yards per game from last season, when Brees made 15 starts. He's been sidelined since he tore a ligament in his right thumb during a loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.

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Matchups Against Saints Challenge Bears in Every Way

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By Gene Chamberlain | Sports Illustrated

Coaches view games in situations, players more in matchups.

For instance, going into the sixth game Matt Nagy's Bears defense has to worry about this habit it has developed of blowing fourth-quarter leads. As a true coach from the offensive side, he's blaming his offense.

"For us, it's been getting off the field on fourth downs," Nagy said. "There's been a little bit of that where it's extended drives. But, yeah, our guys understand there's parts to the game and finishing, fourth quarter-wise.

"And then how can (we get) that help. Well, offensively, we can help the defense by having the ball a little bit longer in the fourth quarter."

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Saints Wire Goes Behind Enemy Lines: Previewing Week 7 with Bears Wire

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints are traveling to play the Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday for their second matchup since Mitchell Trubisky was named Chicago’s starting quarterback. It’s the first time Saints coach Sean Payton will draw up a plan against Bears coach and play-caller Matt Nagy.

To get the best-informed take, we shared a series of questions and answers with Alyssa Barbieri over at Bears Wire. You can find our responses to her questions by following this link. Here’s what we learned:

1. The Bears seem to be dealing with a ton of injuries right now: Right guard Kyle Long and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks are on injured reserve, and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is on the mend. Who’s stepping up in their absences?

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Faulk, McCleskey, Korte, Duncan, Monica to speak Tuesday at GNO QB Club

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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Former LSU and New England Patriots great Kevin Faulk, former New Orleans Saint J.J. McCleskey of Tulane, former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Steve Korte, University of New Orleans athletic director Tim Duncan and St. Charles Catholic head coach Frank Monica will be the featured speakers at the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Rock’n’Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue.

A former Carencro High and LSU great, Faulk is...
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Walker: No Drew, no Kamara, no Zion, but sports in New Orleans will still go on

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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If someone asked you to make a Mount Rushmore of the most popular pro athletes currently playing in New Orleans, three of the four would be no-brainers.

Drew Brees. Zion Williamson. Alvin Kamara.

So to see all three of them on the shelf at the same time because of injuries is about as tough a blow as a sports-crazed city can take.

A city that always seems to be proving its resiliency gets another chance to do so.

Williamson, the Pelicans' rookie forward who has...
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Walker: Saints' special teams ace Justin Hardee always hungry for more

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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The gold championship boxing-styled belt, the one the Saints give to the best special teams player after each game, was draped across the back of Justin Hardee's locker this week.

It's the second time it's been there this season.

Is it something he takes pride in?

"Hell yeah," he responds.

But for Hardee, two times in six games isn't enough.

"I want it all 16 weeks," Hardee said. "That's what we play the game for."

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Saints at Bears Final Injury Report: Five Out Including Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook, and Trey Hendrickson

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The Saints have ruled out everyone on the injury report: QB Drew Brees (Right Thumb, Wr Tre’Quan Smith (Ankle), RB Alvin Kamara (Ankle/Knee), TE Jared Cook (Ankle), and DE Trey Hendrickson (Neck). Hendrickson was limited all week at practice.

Listed as questionable for the Bears are OL Ted Larsen (Knee). DT Bilal Nichols (Hand), and QB Mitchell Trubisky (Shoulder). Trubisky was full all week so take this one with a grain of salt. Everyone else on the report this...
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Kamra, Cook among five Saints ruled out for Sunday versus Bears

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The Saints will be without their top running back and top tight end on Sunday when they take on the Chicago Bears.

New Orleans ruled out Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook for the Sunday 3:25 p.m. kickoff. Kamara is listed on the team’s injury report with knee and ankle injuries while Cook is listed with an ankle injury.

The duo joins Drew Brees, Tre’Quan and Trey Hendrickson as Saints already declared out this week.

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Saints WR Ted Ginn ready to lace up cleats at Soldier Field for 1st time

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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Ted Ginn Jr. doesn't have many "firsts" left.

The New Orleans Saints wide receiver is in his 13th year in the league and is in the third season of playing for his fifth different team.

But this weekend, the Ohio native gets to check something off his bucket list: playing at Soldier Field.

Despite playing in the NFC since 2010, he's never laced up the cleats in Chicago.

"It's wild," Ginn said. "I'm happy to go up there and see their environment. And see what...
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With Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook joining Drew Brees on the sideline, where do the Saints go from here?

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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This week's game for the New Orleans Saints against the Chicago Bears will be the toughest test yet for coach Sean Payton this season.

He's maneuvered to a 4-0 record without starting quarterback Drew Brees, but now starting running back Alvin Kamara and starting tight end Jared Cook will be joining the 40-year-old signal caller on the sideline.

Both Kamara and Cook are battling ankle injuries. Kamara also has a tweaked knee.

Payton denied the notion the Saints'...
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Week Seven injury report roundup

  • News source: Josh Alper
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Week Seven of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chiefs and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The teams playing on Monday 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.

Saints at Bears

The Saints ruled...
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Saints rule out RB Kamara, TE Cook vs. Bears

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METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' four-game win streak will be put to a serious test Sunday at Chicago. They have ruled out both running back Alvin Kamara and tight end Jared Cook because of injuries.

Kamara (ankle, knee) and Cook (ankle) rank second and third on the team in passing targets behind wide receiver Michael Thomas and are tied for second with two touchdowns apiece. But neither practiced this week after being injured during Sunday's game at...
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Alvin Kamara ruled out for Sunday

  • News source: Josh Alper
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The Saints won’t have running back Alvin Kamara in the lineup against the Bears on Sunday.

Kamara is dealing with an ankle injury and there was reason to be pessimistic about his chances of playing after he missed all three of the team’s practices this week. He didn’t look his best against the Jaguars last weekend after being listed as questionable and the team has a bye in Week Nine, so there may not be a major rush to get him back in the lineup.

Latavius Murray...
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Saints' Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook will not play vs. Bears, 5 players ruled out

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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New Orleans Saints starting running back Alvin Kamara and tight end Jared Cook have been ruled out for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears.

Kamara has been battling ankle and knee injuries, while Cook is sidelined with an ankle injury.

Neither Kamara nor Cook practiced once this week.

Three other Saints will not play against the Bears as well, as wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith has been ruled out with an ankle injury, defensive end Trey Hendrickson...
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Mitchell Trubisky listed as questionable to face Saints

  • News source: Josh Alper
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Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got in another full practice session on Friday, but the Bears aren’t ready to say he’ll be back in the starting lineup against the Saints.

Trubisky sat out the team’s Week Five loss to the Raiders with a left shoulder injury and said this week that he would wear a harness on the shoulder if he’s back in the lineup. While all signs point to that happening, the Bears listed Trubisky as questionable on their final injury report of...
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Two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick are an offer that’s hard to refuse

  • News source: Mike Florio
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It’s easy to say that a player won’t be traded. It’s much harder to say “no” to a major trade offer.

The Jaguars repeatedly said they won’t trade cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and they tried continuously to unruffle his feathers when it was clear that he wanted to be traded. The resisted. They waited. And they waited some more.

Then they got an offer of two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick for Ramsey. And they couldn’t refuse it.

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No QB, no problem? Saints and Bears still in the thick of it despite losing signal callers

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Between them, the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears have won eight games, lost three and started four different quarterbacks.

It has not all gone according to plan, but both teams have arrived at this Week 7 juncture not only with their head above water, but in the thick of the NFC playoff picture.

Bears coach Matt Nagy said the first order of business is to get your starting quarterback healthy and keep him involved. Perhaps the Saints had the same mindset.

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Interview with the Enemy: Chicago Bears

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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We’re back again with the next segment in the Interview with the Enemy series. This week, Jeff Berckes of Windy City Gridiron answers 5 quick questions before the Week 7 matchup on Sunday: an NFC defensive showdown in the Windy City against the Chicago Bears.


Do we expect Mitchell Trubisky to play this week? If so, what can we expect at quarterback?

Sean Payton has game planned perfectly for each opponent while Teddy Bridgewater has been the starter. If you...
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