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New Orleans Saints Sit High In Most Media Rankings After Bye Week

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By Danny Cox, Inquisitr.com

Last week, the New Orleans Saints went out and destroyed the Washington Redskins while Drew Brees put his name into the record books once again. After chalking up a 4-1 record through the first five weeks of the season, the Saints had their bye week which came at a great time to heal up some injuries and prepare for the Baltimore Ravens. Now, the major sports media outlets have released their NFL Power Rankings and the Saints are getting plenty of respect.

After an opening season loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and struggling a bit in their first win, the Who Dat Nation thought a long season was ahead of them. Then...

Drew Brees named NFC offensive player of the week after record night

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By Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Drew Brees is the NFC offensive player of the week for the second time this season and the 22nd time since he joined the New Orleans Saints in 2006.

Brees completed 26 of 29 for 363 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, and became the NFL's career leader in passing yards Monday in a 43-19 victory against the Washington Redskins.

The NFL announced the weekly honor Wednesday (Oct. 10).

Brees previously was the NFC offensive player of the week two weeks ago after he threw for 396 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores in an overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons...

Taysom Hill's first NFL touchdown comes with Drew Brees also on the field

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By Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

It's no longer a surprise to see Drew Brees and Taysom Hill in the same huddle together. Not like it was in Week 1, when the New Orleans Saints first sprung this personnel package on the opposing defense.

By this point, it's practically expected, especially near the goal line. The Saints broke out that player grouping another handful of times in the Saints' 43-19 victory Monday (Oct. 8) against the Washington Redskins, this time getting Hill to score his first career touchdown on a 1-yard run.

On this play, with Brees lined up wide to the left as a receiver, Hill took a shotgun snap and quickly ran...

Drew Brees Set To Break Yardage Record Against Redskins And Put It Out Of Reach

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By Danny Cox, Inquisitr.com

Drew Brees is one of the elite quarterbacks currently in the NFL and throughout the history of professional football. On Monday Night Football, he has the opportunity to break the all-time passing yardage record which is a record that currently belongs to Peyton Manning. While the leader of the New Orleans Saints is more focused on getting a win against the Washington Redskins, so many others are waiting to watch that record fall.

At the same time, they’re also looking forward to watching Brees put that and other records so far out of reach that they may never be broken.

Drew Brees needs just 201 passing yards on Monday night to break the record...

Standing up or hand down, Saints rookie Marcus Davenport is impressing with weekly progress

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By Nick Underhill, The Advocate

Sometimes Marcus Davenport has to stand up to put quarterbacks down.

That's fine with the Saints. Their defensive ends typically operate with their hand on the ground in a three-point stance, but the team has no issue with Davenport occasionally standing up and rushing the passer from a two-point stance as he becomes more comfortable with his role.

“I just think that’s something that if the player feels more comfortable in that type of stance when we’re able to put him in that type of stance, we want to give the freedom to be able to do that,” defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said...

Saints kicker Wil Lutz named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

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By Joel Erickson, The Advocate

Wil Lutz has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month after leading the NFL in points for the first month of the season.

Lutz, who has made 10 of 11 field-goal attempts and all 11 extra points, buried the game-winner against Cleveland and tied an NFL record on Sunday by making four field goals in one quarter of the Saints' 33-18 win over New York.

Virtually unknown when the Saints signed him on the eve of the 2016 season, Lutz has made a once-volatile kicker position in New Orleans into a strength, and he's off to another good start...

Saints looking to rediscover big-play defense. 'It's going to come'

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By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

As the New Orleans Saints have seen some big numbers being posted against them this season in the score and yardage columns of the box score, one figure has been noticeably absent through three games.

After forcing 25 turnovers a year ago, the Saints have forced just one so far in 2018.

"We've got to get back to it, take the ball away and set the offense up for great field position," said safety Vonn Bell.

The big turnover numbers last year allowed New Orleans to finish in the top 10 in scoring defense despite being ranked in the middle of the road in a number of other categories. Getting back to that...

Drew Brees hits one last target to give Saints OT win in wild shootout vs. Matt Ryan, Falcons

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By Joel A. Erickson, The New Orleans Advocate

ATLANTA — Drew Brees and Matt Ryan have forced each other to stare down the barrels of each other's gun so many times, a pair of gunslingers who always seem to be at their top of their game when they're facing down the other.

Sunday's shootout at Mercedes-Benz Stadium was one of the wildest.

Firing bullets back and forth, Brees and Ryan lit up Atlanta with the most entertaining game of the NFL's third week, a game Brees finished in cold-blooded fashion with a devastating overtime drive to beat the Falcons 43-37 in a back-and-forth game that featured nine lead changes...

New Orleans Saints offense gets on track, defense needs work against Falcons

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By John DeShazier, NewOrleansSaints.Com

Atlanta – Before this season is over, New Orleans is going to be an ulcerous city and Saints fans will be a gray-haired, fingernail-less lot.

Because so far, what we can say with absolution regarding the Saints is that there won’t be a dull moment.

All three games have been decided by eight points or less and Sunday’s 43-37, overtime victory over the Falcons was decided on the last play, Drew Brees’ 1-yard touchdown leap. There always are areas that need to be cleaned (11 penalties is an egregious total), but better to adjust post-victory than in defeat. A quick summation of the three units...

Drew Brees breaks record, accounts for 5 TDs in win

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By Herbie Teope, NFL.Com

Move over Brett Favre; there's a new career pass completion leader in NFL history.

With a 17-yard completion to wide receiver Michael Thomas at the 7:52 mark of the second quarter, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees moved ahead of Favre with 6,301 career pass completions to set an NFL record.

That was just one achievement in an electric afternoon for Brees as he led the Saints to a wild 43-37 win in overtime. Brees finished the day 39 of 49 for 396 yards with three touchdowns in the air and added two more on the ground -- including the game-winning keeper in OT...

Saints waive another rookie

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By Steve Geller, WWL.Com

In a bit of a surprise move, the Saints have waived rookie running back Boston Scott with just four days until the start of the regular season. He appeared to be in line, along with Alvin Kamara and newly acquired Mike Gillislee, to help fill the void in the backfield until Mark Ingram returned from a four game suspension. Scott also was a contender to help out in the kick return game.

In his place, the team has brought back offensive lineman Michael Ola for depth as left guard Andrus Peat is dealing with an undisclosed injury...

Kristian's Saints roster evaluation

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By Kristian Garic, WWL.Com

First off, the final roster is not so final as we learned the Saints were releasing RB Trey Edmunds and signing OL Josh LeRibius after the league mandated deadline Saturday to trim the roster to 53 players. However, having a chance to digest what the team will look like in this Sunday’s opener against Tampa Bay, here are a few of my thoughts.

Biggest Surprise Cut: Clearly it was the decision to cut Jonathan Williams at running back. He figured to be the guy who could spell Mark Ingram during his four game suspension that is underway this week. Coach Sean Payton warned us that the guys who were on the 90 man roster weren’t...

New Orleans Saints 53-Man Roster Projection: Teddy Bridgewater Shakes Things Up – Which QBs Stay? [Opinion]

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By Danny Cox, Inquisitr.com


On the afternoon of Sept. 1, 2018, all NFL teams need to get their rosters down to a mandatory number of 53 players, and that means a lot of cuts are coming. Up until Wednesday of this week, the Saints were looking at possibly keeping Taysom Hill and Tom Savage on their roster as back-ups for Drew Brees. Now, they’ve traded for Teddy Bridgewater and it has completely shaken up how the regular season roster is going to look.

Drew Brees played a total of about one quarter during the preseason, but he was always locked in as the starter for this season. Savage and Hill have played the majority of the time during the preseason...

Hebert, Strief & Deuce give thumbs up to Bridgewater trade with one caution flag

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By BOBBY HEBERT & KRISTIAN GARIC, WWL.Com

Big day for the Black & Gold. The Saints sent next year’s 3rd round draft pick to the NY Jets for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a 6th rounder. The 25 year old signed a one year/5 million dollar in free agency with New York, so he could potentially leave after this season. But, the Voice of the Saints Zach Strief feels the aggressive move was worth the risk.

“I think it’s great. For me, we just drafted a Pro Bowl quarterback in the 3rd round,” says Strief. “I’ve got a tough time arguing with that. He was offensive rookie of the year in 2014, 2nd year makes a Pro Bowl. Bridgewater had super high...

Saints trading for new QB?

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By Dave Cohen, WWL.Com

The Saints are reportedly trading a future draft pick for a backup quarterback.

NFL.com reports that the Saints have cut a deal with the Jets for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

WWL Sportstalk Host Kristian Garic says the Saints are following the model the Eagles used last year in winning the Super Bowl by making sure they had a backup QB who could carry the team if the starter went down.

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Rookie spotlight: Tre'Quan Smith steps up big in blowout win

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By John Sigler, USAToday.com | Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints rookie class hasn’t made much noise throughout the summer, but there’s been one consistent young standout: wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith. New Orleans’ third round draft pick has seemed to make a big play in every day of practice, and he’s continued to keep making himself known through three preseason games.

Smith set the pace for the rest of the team against the Chargers by catching all four of his targets for 39 yards and a score, though he wasn’t credited for a fifth 23-yard pickup due to a holding penalty on receiver Michael Floyd. Smith also tied with Tommylee Lewis to play the most...



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