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Final: Patriots clobbered 28-13 by Saints Sunday

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Mac Jones threw three interceptions.

The Saints jumped to an early 14-0 lead and never looked back on the way to a 28-13 win over the Patriots on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

Thanks in large part to a mostly punchless New England offense, New Orleans was able to maintain plenty of separation throughout the day on the way to their second win in three games. Jameis Winston finished 13-for-21 for 128 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while Alvin Kamara added 89 yards rushing and 29 receiving yards.

It was the second defeat in three games to start the season for the Patriots. Mac Jones ended up throwing the first three picks of his NFL career. He finished 30-for-51 for 270 yards with one touchdown. The Patriots made several uncharacteristic mistakes on the afternoon, including a blocked punt in the second quarter that set New Orleans up for its second touchdown of the day. ...

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New Orleans Saints coaching update, roster moves

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New Orleans Saints run game coordinator and tight ends coach Dan Roushar will be in attendance at Sunday's game.

The Saints also announced the following roster moves ahead of week 3 vs. New England:

Standard Elevation from Practice Squad
12 WR Kenny Stills
62 C Austin Reiter

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John Updike, or whatever

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Regarding our pre-game assessment of the Panthers debacle, I am torn between “we had the issue spotted but we called it in the wrong week” and “wishful thinking took over AGAIN.”

Suffice to say that one’s in the rear-view mirror.


When you read the sports stuff, why are predictions always “bold”? Cracks me up.

“Bold” is starting your own business somewhere.

“Bold” is having a sweaty, furtive, relentless rocks-off affair with a much larger guy’s hot girlfriend. (I was gonna say “asking the homecoming queen out on a date” but that is more in the “I am chasing parked cars at full speed” category, which we’ll cover some other time.)

“Bold” (to steal from Lee Trevino and many others) is having a 50 dollar bet on golf/pool/darts/whatever with five dollars in your pocket.

Sports predictions are done almost 100% of the time by sportswriters who need to do a lot more situps.

I think we’re done here. ...

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Week 3 Saints Snap Counts and Observations

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The Saints put together a pretty strong game on Sunday, and the end result was a nice 28-13 win over the Patriots on the road. It wasn't pretty, and it certainly was nerve-racking at times, but New Orleans was able to control the clock and put on a stellar defensive effort to get the win. They also won the turnover battle, which was a strong point of emphasis for Sean Payton going into this one. Here's a closer look at the snap counts with some observations from the game.
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Jekyll and Hyde Saints Bully Patriots in Win

  • News source: Gregory Layfield
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This series is about overreactions. It is hard to think of a more different article this week than the previous. The New Orleans Saints looked more like a contender as they bullied the Patriots this week. October is sneaking up and the Saints have personified the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde the first three weeks of the NFL season. These are the overreactions to the Saints performance in this week’s win against the New England Patriots.

Sean Payton has been an offensive stalwart in the NFL. In the past couple of years though, Dennis Allen has taken this Saints team and recreated the...
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Saints' improve to 2-1 while their next four opponents all lose in Week 3

  • News source: John Sigler
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The New Orleans Saints notched another game in the win column in Week 3, but each of their next four opponents lost their matchups. Of those teams, one is winless (the lowly New York Giants) while the group as a whole has combined for a 4-8 record on the year so far, two of those wins belonging to the same squad (the suddenly-mortal Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Here is how each of the upcoming Saints opponents panned out in Week 3:
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Fleur-de-Links, September 27: Saints defense leads team to victory over New England Patriots

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The Saints defeat the New England Patriots in Week 3, picking off Mac Jones 3 times along the way.

Jameis Winston connects with Marquez Callaway for Callaway’s first career touchdown during Week 3.

After making his return to the New Orleans Saints, Kenny Stills has already made an impact with the team.

Marshon Lattimore and C.J. Gardner-Johnson were active during the Saints’ Week 3 win after missing Week 2.

Quotes from Malcolm Jenkins, Alvin Kamara, and Taysom Hill from their post-game conferences.

The Saints have been welcomed back to New Orleans to host home games by the local...
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Drew Brees takes stock of the Saints after their first 3 weeks without him

  • News source: John Sigler
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How do the New Orleans Saints look now that Drew Brees isn’t playing quarterback for them anymore? Who better to know than Brees himself? The future Hall of Famer-turned-media analyst shared his take on NBC Sports’ “Football Night in America” panel when asked by Mike Tirico about his reaction to the Saints’ 2-1 record after they demolished the New England Patriots by a lopsided tally of 28-13.

“Well defensively I feel they’re playing outstanding,” Brees began cheerily, before his tone turned more measured. “Offensively I don’t think they have an identity right now. We know who Alvin...
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Walker: Resilient Saints coming home after much needed victory

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Fifteen years after U2 and Green Day sang about it, it's happening again.

"The Saints are coming ..."

Coming back home to New Orleans, the place they have been away from for the past month after evacuating from Hurricane Ida and having to set up shop in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

They've flown from Dallas to Jacksonville, Florida, and back. Then from Dallas to Charlotte, North Carolina, and back.

Then this week from Dallas to Foxborough, Massachusetts, where they secured a much-needed 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots before finally getting a much-needed plane ride back to...
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3 Takeaways From the Saints Victory Over the Patriots

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Following a dismal performance in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints (2-1) bounced back in Week 3, defeating the New England Patriots (1-2) in Foxboro by the score of 28-13.

In the victory, the New Orleans defense picked off Patriots quarterback Mac Jones three times, including one pick-six. The Saints running back Alvin Kamara led the way, collecting over 100 scrimmage yards and scoring the game's opening touchdown.

Below are my three takeaways from the Saints second victory of the 2021 NFL Regular Season.

A New Era of the Saints' Offensive Attack

For 15...
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Forecast: Saints Survived the Chaos of September

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NEW ORLEANS — The famous pro wrestler Ric Flair once said about himself, “Whether you like it or not, learn to love it, because it's the best thing going.” He might as well have been talking about the 2021 New Orleans Saints' new formula for winning games.

The Saints defeated the New England Patriots 28-13 and for the second time in 3 weeks relied on incredible defense, running the football, and avoiding turnovers to get a victory. It's very different from the past 15 years of efficient high-flying offense with Drew Brees that we are used to. Sean Payton even put the cherry on top of...
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Jeff Duncan: These Saints know exactly who they are and how they can win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The formula has been established.

Suffocating defense.

Timely special teams.

And an efficient, don’t-beat-yourself, ground-based offense.

This is how the 2021 New Orleans Saints are going to win games this season. More accurately, this is how the Saints must win games this season. Because this is who they are. And just know that three games into the season, the Saints know it.

The Saints found their identity in a dominant 28-13 win against the New England Patriots here on a spectacular fall afternoon at Gillette Stadium. The only thing more impressive than the...
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How the Saints found their mojo to bury New England with a brilliant 4th quarter drive

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The fans have returned to give NFL stadiums a pulse, and you could feel it start to quicken at Gillette Stadium early in the fourth quarter.

The New England Patriots had just scored their first touchdown of the game, a magnificent 22-yard throw and catch from Mac Jones to Kendrick Bourne. It was the type of play that was perfect for the moment. New Orleans Saints rookie corner Paulson Adebo was in great position, but the Patriots receiver simply beat him to the ball and yanked it away for the score. Similarly, the game felt like it was slipping out of the Saints hands...
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Twitter reactions to Saints' victory over Patriots in Week 3

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Not many people picked the New Orleans Saints to beat the New England Patriots this week. Not NFL experts (two-thirds of whom predicted a Patriots win at home), not sports bettors (most of whom sided with New England), and not even me, having learned my lesson after calling for a Saints win last week (they lost) and a loss the week before (which they won, of course).

But the range of reactions was wide on Twitter. Here are what fans, analysts, and media outlets across the NFL landscape had to say about the Saints’ big 28-14 win:
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What they're saying nationally about the Saints after their win over the Patriots

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NEW ORLEANS — The Saints took down the Patriots 28-13 in Foxborough behind a dominant performance from their defense. They picked off rookie Mac Jones three times and sacked him twice.

"I think we're starting to see that we're the strength of our team. And we're going to have to play big in order for our team to have success. And that is just the identity and the formula that seems to be working for us," Saints Malcolm Jenkins said.
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LeCompte: Saints win the turnover battle, put the game away with a 7-minute plus drive

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Well after being on the road for 29 days the Saints will be coming back to New Orleans with a win. They defeated the Patriots today 28-13 in Foxborough.

The Saints did this on all fronts. They were more physical, they beat them in the turnover battle and they were offensively efficient when they needed to be.

First, let's talk about the turnovers. Sean Payton threw a stat out all weekend long that the patriots are 108-7 at home under Bill Belichick when they win the turnover battle.

The Saints won the turnover battle 3-0 today. That included a pick-six by Malcolm Jenkins to start the...
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Different Saints team looking good after bounce-back victory

  • News source: Les East
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These New Orleans Saints are different.

They’re different from their predecessors that have won the last four NFL South titles.

In fact they’re different than any other Saints team since Sean Payton became head coach before the 2006 season.

It’s too early to tell just how good they are, though the solid 28-13 victory at New England on Sunday is likely far more indicative of what they ultimately will be than either the atrocious 26-7 loss at Carolina last week or the nearly flawless 38-3 win against Green Bay in the opener was.

This team is different.

Being different isn’t inherently...
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Jameis Winston says throwaway-turned-TD was 'all God'

  • News source: John Sigler
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The most unique play of the game in the New Orleans Saints’ dominant road win wasn’t supposed to happen. With few open throwing windows and a New England Patriots defender wrapped around his legs, Jameis Winston flung the ball away in hopes of sending it out of bounds to buy another down. On the other end of the field, away from Winston’s sightline, a penalty flag signaled a Patriots holding penalty.

But he didn’t put enough juice behind it, and the ball fell within the field of play just close enough to Marquez Callaway for the second-year Saints wideout to secure it for six points. As...
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Malcolm Jenkins gets another Pick 6 in Gillette Stadium, pushes career total to 7

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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Malcolm Jenkins made a visit to the Gillette Stadium end zone for the second time of his 13-year career in Sunday's 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots.

His latest came on the first play of the third quarter when he reeled in a Mac Jones pass that bounced off tight end Jonnu Smith and raced 34 yards for a score.

But this wasn't the most memorable pick 6 for Jenkins in this stadium. That distinction would belong to the one he had in 2015 when playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jenkins intercepted Tom Brady that day and sprinted 99 yards for a touchdown.

"Oh, yeah, you don't...
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