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More Pain for Saints: Another Officiating Error and an Injury to Drew Brees

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By Ben Shpgel | New York Times

LOS ANGELES — Sean Payton coped by quarantining himself for three days. He binged Netflix programming (“Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” and “You”) and scarfed Jeni’s Splendid ice cream. He could excavate his grief, compartmentalizing but not forgetting — really, you can’t forget an injustice like that — because the officiating debacle that most likely denied his New Orleans Saints a Super Bowl berth occurred in their final game of the season.

Yet Payton, the Saints’ head coach, watched another blown call benefit the Los Angeles Rams and infuriate his team again on Sunday, nullifying a go-ahead touchdown in the first half. This time, he and the Saints did not have an off-season to work through their emotions. More than two quarters remained, and the Saints’ star quarterback, Drew Brees, loitered on the sideline, out with a hand injury.

As it did in the teams’ last matchup eight months ago, New Orleans lost to the Rams, and at this stage all the Saints want is a game officiated fairly, without human error contributing to their demise.

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Officials have another major error in Saints-Rams game, Twitter explodes as refs take TD away from New Orleans

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By Jeff Kerr | CBS Sports

The New Orleans Saints were affected by an officials call in a game against the Los Angeles Rams. Stop if you heard that one before. This time, a touchdown was taken away from the Saints in a game devoid of them. The Rams were driving deep in Saints territory midway through the second quarter when Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff fumbled the football on a 3rd-and-7 at the New Orleans 11 yard line. Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan recovered the fumble and returned it 87 yards for the touchdown, but the play was ruled dead after Jordan recovered the fumble.

The initial ruling by the officials was incomplete pass by Goff, giving the Rams a 4th-and-7 at the 11. The officials reviewed the play after Saints head coach Sean Payton challenged the incomplete pass. The play was reversed, but the Saints were not ruled with a touchdown since the play was ruled dead via the whistle.

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Understanding Drew Brees' thumb injury: What's the UCL? How does the surgery work?

  • News source: BY EMILY WOODRUFF | Staff writer
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his right thumb, a source confirmed to The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate. The injury requires surgery and will likely keep Brees from playing for around six weeks.

Though the recovery time is significant, the type of injury Brees most likely sustained is fairly common – in fact, it’s known as gamekeeper’s or skier’s thumb because of its prevalence in sports.

The thumb injury most common in...
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Saints' Week 2 snap count observations: Injuries force plenty of personnel changes

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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LOS ANGELES — The New Orleans Saints' snap counts are in from Sunday's tough, 27-9, loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and the several injuries skewed the numbers from the norm.

Quarterback Drew Brees played in just nine of the Saints' 65 offensive snaps before he went down with a ligament injury in his thumb that reportedly will require surgery.

Brees hadn't taken less than 10 snaps in a game — let alone less than 50 — since snap counts were first provided in NFL game...
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Walker: With Brees out, it's up to Teddy Bridgewater to keep Saints afloat until No. 9 returns

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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LOS ANGELES - The t-shirt Teddy Bridgewater wore to the podium on Sunday after the loss to the Los Angeles Rams had one word on it.

"Pause," followed by a semicolon.

Little did anyone know at the time that it'd be up to Bridgewater to make sure all the Super Bowl aspirations the Saints started the season wiith don't have to be put on pause.

But that's where the Saints are now that Drew Brees is scheduled to undergo surgery for a torn ligament in his right thumb...
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Injury Update on Drew Brees: Surgery Necessary

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Sources are reporting that drew Brees has a torn ligament in the thumb of his throwing hand which will require surgery.

The surgery is likely to take place today and is expected to sideline Brees for about 6 weeks. The Saints could place the star quarterback on IR however this would mean Drew is out for 8 weeks. I don’t expect this to happen.

While I’m saying it’s unlikely the schedule is as follows.

At Seahawks, Cowboys, Buccaneers, at Jaguars, at Bears...
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Bridgewater to serve as bridge to return of Brees

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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Let the debate begin (again).

During the preseason, we heard the whispers. Then, we heard the yells. Eventually, it was the screams.

Fans love Taysom Hill.

They should love him.

Hill is a transforming athlete, a hybrid player who can do virtually anything from covering kicks with the best of NFL players to returning kicks if needed. The BYU product can run the football like a top running back. He can catch the ball. He has a rocket arm. He has an engaging...
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Saints QB Brees has torn thumb ligament requiring surgery

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn thumb ligament on his right hand and requires surgery this week to repair it, multiple sources confirm. The expected recovery time is approximately six weeks.

Brees suffered the injury Sunday during the Saints’ loss in Los Angeles against Rams when the 40-year old hit his hand on pass rusher Aaron Donald’s arm on the follow through of a pass during the first half. Unable to return to play, Brees had X-rays taken at the Los...
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Who is Teddy Bridgewater? After Drew Brees injury, NFL's highest paid backup QB takes Saints reins

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With Drew Brees likely out for six weeks, it's next man up for the New Orleans Saints. And that next man is Teddy Bridgewater.

Now, many Saints fans are probably wondering who is Teddy Bridgewater, and can he keep the Saints' offense moving forward while Brees is on the sidelines?

That's still to be determined. But here's a little background on the Saints' new QB1.

For awhile, Bridgewater's future as an NFL quarterback seemed unlikely.

The former University of...
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With Drew Brees out, Teddy Bridgewater's Saints audition begins

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LOS ANGELES -- The NFL’s highest-paid backup quarterback may have just become the most important one, too.

So far, Teddy Bridgewater's brief tenure with the New Orleans Saints has been less than awe-inspiring. But now that Drew Brees is expected to undergo thumb surgery -- Adam Schefter reports Brees is expected to be out for six weeks -- the Saints need Bridgewater to start delivering on their faith in him.

The Saints have invested way more in Bridgewater than any...
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Sources: Brees surgery likely, could miss 6 weeks

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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is expected to undergo thumb surgery as early as Monday that could sideline him about six weeks, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Brees knew Sunday night that he needed surgery for ligament damage, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. He was still deciding who would do the surgery and when.

The Saints have not indicated whether they will consider placing Brees on injured reserve, which would free up a roster spot but would...
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Drew Brees needs thumb surgery, likely out six weeks

  • News source: Darin Gantt
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The Saints are going to have to get used to life without Drew Brees.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right thumb, and he needs surgery.

Depending on the timetable established once the surgery is done, he’ll likely miss six weeks, which creates some roster considerations for the Saints. A stint on IR would free up a spot, but require him to be out for eight weeks.

That puts Teddy Bridgewater (or perhaps...
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Report: Drew Brees tore ligament in injured thumb, expected to miss next 6 weeks

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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LOS ANGELES — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees tore a ligament in the thumb on his injured throwing hand vs. the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday and will miss the next 6 weeks, according to Ian Rapoport.

Brees will have surgery, the report said.

Brees said after the game that he felt it immediately and couldn't grip the ball, adding that he's never had a harder time gripping a football in his career.

"This felt like something a bit more significant and...
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1 up and 3 downs from yesterday’s loss to the Rams

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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This was not a very good game for the New Orleans Saints.

There were still plenty of “Ups” and “Downs” along the way, though. Here are a few that stood out:

Down: Drew Brees’s injury

Make no mistake about it, the loss of Drew Brees for any significant period of time hurts this team’s chances of trying to win a Lombardi.

There has yet to be any significant news regarding the status or severity of Drew’s injured thumb, but if you’re holding out hope that Drew won’t...
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Report: Drew Brees' hand injury caused by ligament issue; could miss game time

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Specialists are looking at possible ligament damage to the throwing hand of New Orleans Saints veteran signal caller Drew Brees. He could possibly miss game time, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Brees injured his throwing thumb during a blowout loss to the Rams on Sunday, and met with special a hand specialist later that night in Los Angeles.

The extent of the injury is still unknown. Rapoport reported the Saints will learn more today.

Midway through the...
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Rams defense stuffs Alvin Kamara, Saints offense: 'We got whooped up front'

  • News source: BY HERBIE TEOPE | Staff writer
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LOS ANGELES – The New Orleans Saints had a lot go wrong during Sunday’s 27-9 loss to the Rams at LA Memorial Coliseum.

The Saints lost Drew Brees to a thumb injury early in the first quarter, the offense couldn’t find the end zone and the Saints were penalized 11 times, among other things that simply didn’t go their way.

But probably one of the biggest disappointments surrounded running back Alvin Kamara’s lack of production.

Kamara entered Sunday’s matchup...
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Drew Brees expected to miss time with thumb ligament injury

  • News source: Michael David Smith
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Teddy Bridgewater is slated to become the Saints’ starting quarterback.

Drew Brees is believed to have suffered an injured ligament in his throwing thumb and is expected to miss game time, NFL Network is reporting. Brees remained in Los Angeles after yesterday’s loss to the Rams and visited a hand specialist.

It’s unclear how long Brees will be out, but it’s devastating news to the 40-year-old quarterback, who has missed only one game to injury in his previous 13...
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