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Questionable penalty calls on Tyrann Mathieu, Saints help lift Vikings to victory: 'It hurt us'

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By Zac Al-Khateeb | Sporting News

The Vikings' London game vs. the Saints resulted in a 28-25 win, but some New Orleans faithful aren't happy with how the final result came to be — particularly on Minnesota's penultimate offensive drive.

Two questionable penalties on the Saints defense — including a phantom call on safety Tyrann Mathieu — helped Minnesota to take the lead with a go-ahead 3-yard touchdown run by Justin Jefferson. That gave the Vikings a 25-22 lead (following a missed point-after attempt by Greg Joseph) instead of giving the Saints the ball back.

The first call was arguably the more impactful of the two: It occurred around the 5 1/2-minute mark left in the fourth quarter, on the same play Kirk Cousins' pass attempt to Adam Thielen fell incomplete. But officials flagged Mathieu for illegal hands to the face vs. Jefferson, giving Minnesota an automatic first down and 5 yards to the New Orleans' 46-yard line.

Except, Mathieu didn't put his hands in Jefferson's face: He simply jammed him in the shoulder.



Three plays later, the Vikings faced third-and-8 from the Saints' 44-yard line. Cousins targeted Thielen deep on the play, with the ball falling incomplete. ...

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{Wednesday,} Alvin Kamara and Paulson Adebo were practicing today. Jameis is limited. FULL attendance.

New Orleans Saints legend Steve Gleason admitted to the hospital for critically low sodium levels

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By Bun Choum

NEW ORLEANS —

Saints legend Steve Gleason tweeted on Saturday afternoon that his sodium levels were critically low and that he would officially be admitted to the hospital.

Gleason stated that he is currently at risk for seizures and brain swelling.



He tweeted on Friday that he was headed to the ER for the first time in years due to relentless hiccups. He said that it could be a possible sign of pneumonia.

Gleason has been living with ALS since 2011, and he retired from the NFL in 2008. Since then, he has become an advocate and voice for those also living with the degenerative disease. ...

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Fleur-de-Links, October 7: Cam Jordan speaks on Geno Smith

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The same players who did not practice on Wednesday, including Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas, did not practice again for a second day.

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Injury Report: Winston misses practice again Thursday for Saints

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It is looking more and more like Andy Dalton will get his second straight start at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints when they host Seattle at noon Sunday.

Jameis Winston did not practice Thursday for the second straight game, due to his back and ankle injuries.

Also still out were Michael Thomas (foot), P.J. Williams (quad), Payton Turner (chest) and Calvin Throckmorton (hip).

Marcus Maye (rib), Alvin Kamara (rib) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) remained limited.

There was good news to report on Taysom Hill, Carl Granderson, Andrus Peat and Ryan Ramczyk; all were full participants...
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Jeff Duncan: Dominant Cowboys defense should continue to make life rough for the Rams, Matthew Stafford

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The Los Angeles Rams are learning how difficult it is to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

You’re the target on every team’s schedule. No game is easy. Every weekend is a war.

Eight months ago, the Rams were the best team in the world. Today, they’re fighting to stay above .500.

They are off to an unimpressive 2-2 start. Their wins have come against Atlanta and Arizona in games they were favored to win. Their losses came to Buffalo and San Francisco, and they weren’t competitive in either affair.

The offensive line is a mess. Veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth retired in the offseason...
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'We can run the ball on anybody.' Do the Saints' numbers on the ground back that up?

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For the first time in Alvin Kamara’s career, the New Orleans Saints are 1-3. The franchise hasn’t seen that kind of early record since 2016, and Kamara arrived in 2017.

Yet the team’s star running back doesn’t appear the least bit concerned, especially when the Saints’ ground potential is questioned.

“Y’all know my answer to that every year,” Kamara said. “I mean, I feel like we can run the ball on anybody.”

New Orleans hasn’t demonstrated that ability through four games. The Saints have 446 yards rushing, which rank smack dab in the middle of the NFL at 16th.

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With speed and play recognition, Tyrann Mathieu showed his skills in 1st Saints interception

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Tyrann Mathieu intercepted his first pass in a Saints uniform last Sunday, and he had to cover some ground in a hurry to do so.

According to Zebra Technologies, which uses GPS to track players' movements on the field, Mathieu covered 9.9 yards in 1.4 seconds from the time Kirk Cousins threw the ball to the time he secured the interception.

Mathieu's interception set up the Saints' first touchdown of the game, and improved New Orleans' win probability from 19 % to 28 %, according to Zebra Technologies.

Advanced stats aside, Mathieu didn’t find his interception to be particularly...
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Thomas, Winston miss practice for second straight day

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Michael Thomas did not participate in the team’s practice for a second straight day on Thursday, as the squad gears up for its matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

Only a few changes from Wednesday’s report, with Ramczyk, Peat and Hill all being upgraded to full participants, which is a good sign for a team that has struggled to score this season.

Alvin Kamara continues to be limited but has told reporters that he expects to play Sunday, which is an even better sign for the offense.

It’s looking like the squad will be without...
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Thomas, Winston Miss Second Straight Saints Practice

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The second Saints injury report of Week 5 is out, which has the same amount of players on it, but with some upgraded statuses. Here's how Thursday shapes out for the black and gold from Thursday.

DID NOT PRACTICE: Calvin Throckmorton (hip), Payton Turner (chest), Jameis Winston (back/ankle), Michael Thomas (foot), P.J. Williams (quadricep)

LIMITED: Marcus Maye (rib), Alvin Kamara (rib), Jarvis Landry (ankle)

FULL: Carl Granderson (eye), Ryan Ramczyk (rest), Andrus Peat (concussion), Taysom Hill (rib)

For the second straight day, Winston, Thomas, Williams, Throckmorton, and Turner were...
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How the Saints Pass Defense Can Contain a Surprising Seahawks Passing Attack

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Coming off a frustrating loss in London, the 1-3 New Orleans Saints desperately need a win this Sunday when they host the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks. The Saints have been mistake-prone and riddled with injuries on offense. Even their normally stout defense got off to a slow start this season.

New Orleans ranks 12th in total defense after four weeks. Their number 20 ranking in points allowed is skewed by the fact that opposing defenses have returned two turnovers for touchdowns and benefited from terrific field position several other times because of turnovers.

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Drew Brees says he’d still be playing, but for 2005 shoulder injury

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Drew Brees retired at 41. Tom Brady is still going strong at 45.

But Brees, now 43, says he’d still be playing, if he hadn’t suffered a serious shoulder injury during his final game with the Chargers, at the end of the 2005 season.

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The shoulder injury, which Brees overcame to become one of the most accomplished passers in league history, ultimately kept...
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Saints Wire Podcast: The Saints’ early-season struggles are all in the details

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The newest episode of the Saints Wire Podcast is here, hosted as always by Ryan O’Leary (@RyanOLearySMG) with Saints Wire managing editor John Sigler (@john_siglerr). You can subscribe for new episodes released each week on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or your podcast service of choice.

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Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas still not practicing on updated Saints injury report

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The New Orleans Saints have not seen much change with their injury report this week. Star quarterback Jameis Winston (back/ankle) and wide receiver Michael Thomas (foot) were still absent from Thursday’s practice, making chances look worse and worse that they will play on Sunday. But three other Saints players were upgraded from limited participation to a full day’s work: right tackle Ryan Ramczyk (rest), left guard Andrus Peat (concussion), and tight end Taysom Hill (rib).

As for the Seattle Seahawks: we’ll get their injury report once their practice wraps up on the West Coast later on...
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Saints injury forecast is still gloomy, but it takes a slight positive turn Thursday

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The good news is the New Orleans Saints' injury forecast did got marginally better from Wednesday to Thursday.

The bad news is that the Saints still have almost a dozen players dealing with something at the moment.

Quarterback Jameis Winston (back/ankle), wide receiver Michael Thomas (toe), defensive back P.J. Williams (quadricep), defensive end Payton Turner (chest) and guard Calvin Throckmorton (hip) continued to miss practice.

Running back Alvin Kamara (rib), safety Marcus Maye (rib) and receiver Jarvis Landry (ankle) were limited for the second straight day.

Tight end Taysom Hill...
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Saints injury report: Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas miss another practice

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NEW ORLEANS — Two key pieces of the Saints offense continue to miss practice, recovering from injuries.

Quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Michael Thomas did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6. Winston is still nursing back and ankle injuries while Thomas is resting an injured foot.

Both Winston and Thomas missed the Saints' Sunday loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Quarterback Andy Dalton started in Winston's place, completing 20 of 28 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown.

Offensive tackle Calvin Throckmorton, defensive end Payton Turner and defensive back PJ Williams also sat out...
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Fleur-de-Links, October 6: Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas reportedly rehabbing injuries

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In the first injury report of the week, Ryan Ramczyk, Alvin Kamara, Andurs Peat, Marcus Maye, Jarvis Landry, and Taysom Hill were all limited, while Jameis Winston, Calvin Throckmorton, Michael Thomas, Payton Turner, and P.J. Willaims did not practice.

Alvin Kamara expects to return to the field for the Saints’ Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Michael Thomas and Jameis Winston missed practice repotedly due to rehabbing injuries.

With Jameis Winston out, Andy Dalton took repts at quarterback for the second week.

Malcolm Roach speaks on his return from injured reserve.

After...
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CSC Week 5 Thursday Night Football Pick

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The Indianapolis Colts face the Denver Broncos tonight in Denver on Thursday Night Football. Here, Canal Street Chronicles presents our pick for tonight’s matchup. This week, the CSC staff has sided with the home team in this game. Here’s how I see it:

Denver will control the game by shutting down Indy’s running game, forcing them to become one-dimensional, and forcing Matt Ryan into turnovers. Denver wins 24-14.

Pick: Broncos

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Let’s see who is right and who is wrong tonight!
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Malcolm Roach Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

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The New Orleans Saints front four could be getting reinforcements sooner rather than later. The 3-year veteran from Texas has been designated to return from the injured reserve list which means the Saints will have a 21-day window to officially activate Roach to the 53-man roster. Roach went on the injured reserve list right after the final 53-man roster was set and suffered an ankle injury that required surgery. Roach could return as soon as Sunday when the Saints host the Seahawks. So, David Onyemata, Shy Tuttle, Kentavius Street, and Christian Ringo have done a solid job at getting...
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