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Three Saints players land on PFF's Week 7 Team of the Week

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints steamrolled the Chicago Bears in Week 7, with several players rewarded for their individual efforts by earning a spot on the Team of the Week from Pro Football Focus. Between right tackle Ryan Ramczyk erasing Bears superstar pass rusher Khalil Mack, linebacker Demario Davis’s sure-handed tackling ability, and safety Vonn Bell tying the NFL lead in fumbles recovered this season, it’s clear that the Saints have some star power of their own on both sides of the football.

Ramczyk was matched up against Mack on 19 of his 41 snaps in pass protection, and PFF charting credited him with winning every one of their battles against each other. Here’s what the analysts had to say about his performance:

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Reports: Saints believe Eli Apple hyperextended his knee

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

Disaster nearly struck the New Orleans Saints late in their game against the Chicago Bears when starting cornerback Eli Apple slipped on a piece of the turf at Soldier Field, injuring his knee. He immediately limped to the Saints locker room flanked by team medical staff, and while Apple expressed optimism in the locker room after the game, he wouldn’t go into specifics on his condition.

John Hendrix of SB Nation first reported that the Saints initially believed Apple simply hyperextended his knee, escaping major injury. Nick Underhill of The Athletic also reported the same diagnosis.

However, it’s too soon to know for sure what Apple’s experiencing. He’ll be returning with his teammates to New Orleans late Sunday night, and should undergo further evaluation from Saints team doctors on Monday to get a better idea of his status. He has until Tuesday to begin practicing, so keep an eye on the injury report.

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NFL Power Rankings: Sorry 49ers, but Saints are the NFC's best team

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By Frank Schwab | Yahoo Sports

Admit it: You thought the New Orleans Saints would fade without Drew Brees.

It’s fine. That’s the normal reaction when a team loses an all-time great quarterback. Those teams just hang on and hope for the best. And usually, they collapse.

It’s very rare to see a team go on a winning streak with a Hall of Fame quarterback out, but that’s what the Saints have done. And in the process, Saints coach Sean Payton has solidified his legacy and it’s pretty clear New Orleans is a Super Bowl contender. They’ve strengthened that position without Brees, which nobody expected.

This isn’t a situation in which a quarterback controversy has emerged. The Saints are 5-0 with Teddy Bridgewater starting, and he has done his job managing games and contributing to wins. Yet, everyone knows Brees will make the Saints better. That’s a little scary.

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Mike Detillier: Saints face huge challenge in Chicago

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By Mike Detillier / Sports Correspondent

In the 2019 season, we have seen the best coaching job done by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and his staff since the 2006 season.

In Payton’s first season, the Saints went through a complete overhaul, going from 3-13 in 2005 to 10-6 in 2006. They made it to the NFC Championship Game versus the Chicago Bears in Payton’s first season with the Saints.

Now in 2019, the Saints have won four straight games with defense, special teams, and Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback since Brees went down to a thumb injury versus the Los Angeles Rams.

In two of the last three weeks, the Saints have won with “small-ball” football. You get nothing extra during the season for style points, but in the Payton era in New Orleans, he has mostly won with offense, Brees and a high powered offensive attack.

Now they are winning with a relentless flock to the ball defense, a terrific special teams unit and just enough offense with few turnovers. That will be the gameplan on Sunday in a game that looks similar to the 12-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys and the 13-6 victory last Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Saints promote Dan Arnold to their active roster

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints promoted tight end Dan Arnold to their active roster on Saturday in anticipation of their Week 7 kickoff with the Chicago Bears, as first reported by Mike Triplett of ESPN. In a corresponding move, they waived veteran tight end Brian Parker, who was signed earlier this week as a free agent.

Arnold’s promotion isn’t surprising given the status of starting tight end Jared Cook, who was preemptively ruled out against the Bears with an ankle injury. With Cook and running back Alvin Kamara (who is battling knee and ankle issues) on the sidelines, the Saints will be without two of their top three leaders in receptions this season.

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Saints release Zach Zenner, Ray-Ray Armstrong

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The Saints released running back Zach Zenner, linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong and practice squad quarterback J.T. Barrett.

That leaves the Saints with two open spots on the 53-player roster and two on the practice squad.

Barrett became expendable with Drew Brees returning to practice.

Zenner’s release likely means running back Alvin Kamara‘s injury ankle is improving. The Saints signed Zenner last week with Kamara on the injury report.

Zenner played eight snaps on...
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Saints release RB Zach Zenner, LB Ray-Ray Armstrong, practice squad QB J.T. Barrett

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The New Orleans Saints made three roster moves on Tuesday, according to the NFL's transaction reports.

The Saints released two players from the active roster in linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong and running back Zach Zenner. Additionally, the Saints released practice squad quarterback J.T. Barrett.

Barrett's latest stint with the Saints' practice squad started after quarterback Drew Brees went down with his thumb injury. Barrett was re-signed to the team on Sept. 17...
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Saints are their own toughest critic even after strong offensive showing in Chicago

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Even without a slew of key offensive players, the New Orleans Saints turned in their best statistical offensive performance of the season in Sunday’s 36-25 drubbing of the Chicago Bears.

They set new 2019 season-highs in points (36), rushing yards (151), time of possession (37:06) and plays run from scrimmage (74). They were efficient, converting seven of their 15 third down attempts and scoring touchdowns on four of their six trips into the red zone. For just the...
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Video: Saints radio analyst Steve Korte

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Atlanta Falcons trade receiver Mohamed Sanu to New England Patriots for second-round pick

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have traded receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a second-round draft pick in 2020, according to a person within the NFL.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams were still completing Tuesday's deal, which was first reported by ESPN.

The move signaled the Falcons are already looking to the future just seven weeks into the season. Atlanta (1-6) is mired in a five-game...
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Michael Thomas is proving he’s worth every penny no matter who’s throwing to him

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Michael Thomas was set to make $1.148 million this season. He held out of training camp to push the Saints toward offering him a new deal that would pay him closer to his worth. The move paid dividends worth millions as the Saints inked Thomas to a five year contract extension worth $100 million, with $61 million guaranteed.

Since entering the league in 2016, Thomas has broken almost every record a wide receiver can. During his rookie season, Thomas broke franchise...
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Defense paving way to potentially special Saints season

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How good is this Saints defense?

Consider the fact that it has never had all of its parts together at any time this season and how good it can be when all are in place.

To start the season, there was no Sheldon Rankins and no David Onyemata. Mario Edwards was also banged up.

Trey Hendrickson started the season on fire. Then, he went down.

Onyemata returned in week two before Rankins came back against Dallas on Sept. 29 after missing the first three games.

Alex...
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10 potential trade targets for the New Orleans Saints

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The NFL trade deadline is one week away, and the first dominoes are starting to fall as the Atlanta Falcons have traded Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a 2020 second round pick. The New Orleans Saints are sure to be buyers rather than sellers at the deadline, but it takes two to tango. Obviously Mickey Loomis and the Saints front office would love to add players like Patrick Peterson, Davante Adams, and Travis Kelce to the team, but that requires those...
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Saints bringing Captain Munnerlyn in for a vist

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The Saints continue to kick the tires on veteran cornerbacks, with the latest a guy they’re familiar with.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Saints are bringing former Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn in for a visit.

Munnerlyn was in camp with the Bills this summer.

The Saints are running short at cornerback at the moment, after Eli Apple (knee) was injured late in last week’s win over the Bears, and Patrick Robison (hamstring) also left the...
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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus new goals for every team

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The NFL power rankings are a weekly litmus test of where each team stands. But we're going to go beyond that this week, as we feel that six to seven games is enough of a sample size to reevaluate each team's most realistic path of success going forward.

So that's what our NFL Nation writers did. Based on what they've seen so far, they have recalibrated expectations for their teams for the rest of the season, and beyond. Many can stay the course on their preseason...
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Sean Payton making early Coach of the Year case in Brees' absence

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METAIRIE, La. -- When the New Orleans Saints ruled out running back Alvin Kamara and tight end Jared Cook on Friday -- in addition to quarterback Drew Brees -- at least half a dozen Saints and NFL analysts made some version of the same decree:

If the Saints go into Chicago and win this week, you might as well hand Sean Payton the Coach of the Year award on the spot.

Well, the Saints didn’t just beat the Bears. They dismantled them with a 36-25 win that wasn’t...
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Patriots vs. Jets: Monday Night Football open thread

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The New York Jets host the New England Patriots tonight in the Garden State. While the Jets are coming off a surprising win last week, the Pats are coming off winning, well, every week. Will the Pats let the home team hang in this one for a while? Can the Jets make this game interesting? Let’s tune in and find out!

Enjoy the game with the CSC family and join the thread below!
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Saints' FB-to-QB option had its roots in Dallas ... and in Zach Line's high school resumé

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Not everyone gets to relive their high school glory days, but the New Orleans Saints gave fullback Zach Line that chance in a big moment Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

It was the latest example of coach Sean Payton getting creative to create an explosive play opportunity for an offense that was missing a couple explosive players: In the third quarter, facing a third-and-1 from the Bears 44, Payton dialed up an option with Line serving as the pitch man and backup...
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'Tremendous' Saints defense limiting teams to historic lows through Week 7

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears tried running the football.

On the first play of the game, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky handed the ball to running back Tarik Cohen, but New Orleans Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson stopped Cohen after he gained 1 yard.

Chicago's next three rushes, no gain, then 2 yards and then 1 yard before safety Vonn Bell forced and recovered a fumble.

After that, the Bears rushed the ball just three more times, totaling just 17 yards rushing...
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The MVP race remains wide open

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Not long ago, the candidates for the 2019 NFL MVP award consisted of Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson. Now, Mahomes’ injury could make his own chance at winning the award a much more difficult proposition.

So with seven weeks in the bag, let’s look at the candidates as of right now. It’s a snapshot that we’ll take, perhaps every week, in order to figure out who really is in the running for this award.

The Leading Contenders...
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