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NFC Playoff Picture: Where do the Saints stand after Week 10?

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

Week 10 delivered plenty of surprises to the NFL, painting the playoff picture in sweeping, sometimes-erratic strokes. It brought big changes for some Super Bowl contenders and a painful reality check for other playoff hopefuls, the New Orleans Saints among them. The Saints may have fallen flat against the Atlanta Falcons, but they weren’t the only favorite to get upset this week. Let’s run through the games that impacted this week’s standings.

Green Bay Packers 24, Carolina Panthers 16

What a game for the Packers, who were able to run often and effectively on what’s been a mostly-strong Panthers defense. Their two-headed attack of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams combined for 156 rushing yards in a game that saw snow pile up as the afternoon drew on. Green Bay’s defense showed up with several sacks and frequently pressured newly-minted starting Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen, who put up a fight but wasn’t able to clinch a tough win on the road. Christian McCaffrey was effective as ever but ultimately came up short at the goal-line on the game’s final play.

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Saint-sational Veteran’s Day surprise brings one Gulfport service member home

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USO Gulf Coast and New Orleans Saints responsible for this surprise Last Fan
Standing memory that will last a lifetime.

By Chet Landry | WLOX

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Veteran’s Day is observed nationally to honor those that have served and currently serve in the US Armed Forces.

Staff Sergeant Corey Crockett has been serving with the Air Force in Kuwait for the last four months. He was brought home as a surprise to his family as part of the New Orleans Saints’ Last Fan Standing.

“Man, my heart was beating a thousand beats per minute," said Crockett. “I was nervous. I was scared, but more than all I was just excited. I was ready to run into my girl’s and wife’s arms and greet them and love on them."

Crockett describes the moment he saw his family.

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Bucs underdogs at home in Week 11 for the first time all season

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By Colin Liotta | Bucs Wire

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a big Week 10 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Not only did it stop Tampa Bay’s four-game losing-streak, but it was also the team’s first game at Raymond James Stadium since Week 3.

A grueling 1-4 road stretch had the team at 2-6 before Sunday’s big win. But, if the Bucs want to continue to climb back to .500, they’ll have to take down Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints next Sunday.

New Orleans is coming off a stunning 26-9 home loss in Week 10 to the Atlanta Falcons, and the risk of falling further behind in the NFC playoff picture will have them playing in desperation mode against the Bucs.

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All goals still attainable for the New Orleans Saints

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The 6-game winning streak buys you a mulligan or two. All goals are still attainable.

By Doug Mouton / WWL-TV Sports Director

NEW ORLEANS — We're not going to harp on the negatives from Sunday's loss to the Falcons, but our four takeaways start with a few stats that tell the tale...

4. The battle in the trenches

This game was lost up front, in the trenches. The Falcons rushed for 91 more yards than the Saints. From peewee ball through the NFL, if you dominate that number, you usually win.

Sean Payton said afterwards that was a factor, but so was third down conversions. The Falcons hit on 40 percent of their conversion. The Saints were just 3-12, or 25 percent.

Last season, the Saints were fifth in the NFL at 47 percent. The number against the Falcons, though, would be the worst in the NFL right now.

Drew Brees also took a beating: Six sacks and 11 quarterback hits for the Falcons. On the Saints’ ends, those numbers were one and five on Matt Ryan.

Again, beaten up front. So the real question is: Was it a blip, or is there cause for concern. I think it’s some of each.

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How can Saints move on? Win three division games in 12 days

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METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees summed up the most surprising loss of the 2019 NFL season in one word.

“Unacceptable,” Brees said, loudly slamming his fist into the palm of his other hand for added emphasis when he was reminded that the New Orleans Saints had never scored so few points at home in the Superdome since he and Sean Payton arrived in 2006.

“There you go. Unacceptable.”

Fortunately, the Saints (7-2) built up enough of a cushion during the first half of this...
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Steelers vs. Browns: Thursday Night Football open thread

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The Cleveland Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers in tonight’s AFC North matchup. Both teams are having disappointing seasons, considering their playoff expectations, but hey, at least they're not Cincy. Can Baker Mayfield get his team on track? Will the Pittsburgh defense shut down the Browns? Let’s tune in and find out!

Enjoy the game with the CSC family and join the thread below!
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Superdome of another name? Mercedes-Benz sponsorship up to Saints when contract ends

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The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has rolled off the tongue for the better part of a decade, but the iconic piece of New Orleans's skyline and the team that uses it will have a big decision to make in the next few seasons.

The 10-year naming rights contract with the German car manufacturer is up in 2021. And the decision for its renewal or a deal with another brand will be up to the Saints, said Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District board chairman Kyle France on...
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Saints CB Marshon Lattimore wins NFL's Week 10 Way to Play award

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Before New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore went to the locker room with his hamstring injury in Week 10, he drew some positive attention to his playmaking, winning the league's weekly NFL Way to Play award.

The award came after he recognized how Atlanta threw a screen pass to wideout Julio Jones. Lattimore pivoted toward Jones as the Falcon was trying to catch the ball, but Lattimore lowered his helmet right on the ball to deflect the pass. Lattimore...
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Saints up to the challenge of potentially playing without Marshon Lattimore

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One snap.

That's all the rest Marshon Lattimore had through the first eight games of the season.

The New Orleans Saints starting cornerback, the one who usually travels with the opposing team's premier receiver, has helped shut down Pro Bowl wideouts like Houston's DeAndre Hopkins, Dallas' Amari Cooper, Tampa Bay's Mike Evans and Atlanta's Julio Jones.

Even then, only 55.9% of passes thrown to receivers he's covering have resulted in a catch.

"Everybody feeds...
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Saints at Buccaneers Thursday Injury Report: Marshon Lattimore Misses Second Day

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For the Saints CB Marshon Lattimore (Hamstring), Deonte Harris (Hamstring), and G Andrus Peat (Forearm) all miss the second day of practice.

Zach Line (Knee) and LB Demario Davis (Hamstring). were limited

Patrick Robinson (Hamstring) was full.

For The Buccaneers CB M.J. Stewart (Knee), and LB Anthony Nelson (Hamstring) did not practice.

CB Carlton Davis (Hip), and LB Carl Nassib (Groin) were limited.

G Ali Marpet (Ankle) and T Demar Dotson (NIR) were full.
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Superdome renovation FAQ: Will work impact Saints games? How long will it take? More...

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As an extensive, multi-year renovation of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome inches closer to reality -- questions abound.

From why it's happening to what to expect relative to Saints games and other major events, the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District provided several key answers as it unanimously approved the first phase of the project and provided architectural renderings at it's Thursday meeting.

The first phase of the $450 million project will begin next year...
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The Edge: Saints vs. Buccaneers — Assessing how New Orleans, Tampa Bay stack up at each position for game 2

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The New Orleans Saints have their first NFC South divisional rematch this weekend, traveling to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers.

The Saints won the first meeting, 31-24, in the Superdome in Week 5 with Teddy Bridgewater in at quarterback.

The Saints are 34-21 against the Buccaneers all-time, and the Bucs have never won the season series against the Saints as divisional rivals. Since the Saints won game one, that stat lives on for another year.

"These are...
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No changes to Saints injury report; Marshon Lattimore, Deonte Harris miss practice again

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There were no changes to the New Orleans Saints injury report Thursday, putting the status of defensive back Marshon Lattimore and return man Deonte Harris further into question ahead of Sunday's divisional game against Tampa Bay.

Both Lattimore and Harris missed their second consecutive practice with hamstring injuries. The team already learned this week it would be without starting left guard Andrus Peat for the foreseeable future after Peat broke a bone in his...
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No changes for Saints on Thursday injury report ahead of trip to Tampa

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Six New Orleans Saints players were listed on Thursday’s Injury Report for Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Position Name Injury Wednesday Thursday CB Patrick Robinson Hamstring FP FP FB Zach Line Knee LP LP LB Demario Davis Hamstring LP LP G Andrus Peat Forearm DNP DNP CB Marshon Lattimore Hamstring DNP DNP KR/WR Deonte Harris Hamstring DNP DNP


Position Name Injury Wednesday Thursday CB M.J. Stewart Knee DNP DNP...
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Saints' Terron Armstead was not a big fan of playing with the flu. 'Not in football, dog'

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Michael Jordan made playing with the flu iconic, but New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead was not too keen on trying to put together a Flu Game of his own.

“Not in football, dog,” Armstead said wearily.

As late as this Wednesday, the Saints’ big left tackle was still dealing with the remnants of the illness that has stuck with him for the better part of a week. He missed New Orleans’ Friday practice before the Falcons game, then spent the next couple days...
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Which teams are attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout?

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Colin Kaepernick will workout for scouts Saturday in Atlanta.

As PFT reported earlier Thursday, the league has not provided and does not plan to provide Kaepernick’s representatives with the names of those attending. The only certainty Kaepernick has received came from General Managers who informed Kaepernick’s camp that they will not attend.

We have compiled the list of teams who have said they either are attending or are not attending the workout. We will update...
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