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Falcons stun first-place Saints, 26-9

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By Brett Martel | The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Matt Ryan passed for two touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons ended their six-game slide with a 26-9 victory over the Saints on Sunday that stopped New Orleans' six-game winning streak.

Atlanta's defense stunningly dominated New Orleans' normally stout offensive line. Coming in with an NFL low seven sacks all season, the Falcons sacked Drew Brees six times, with Grady Jarrett, Vic Beasley Jr., Adrian Clayborn and De'Vondre Campbell all getting involved. Jarrett finished with a team-high 2 ½ sacks.

It was the second time this season the Saints were held without a touchdown at home, but the first time with Brees under center. New Orleans also failed to score a TD in a 12-10 victory over Dallas in Week 4 with Teddy Bridgewater filling in at quarterback. ...

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Transcript: New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees Postgame Quotes | Saints-Falcons 2019 Week 10

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(On the protection)
“I haven't seen the film, my eyes were down in the field, but listen, they’re a good pass rush team. They’ve got a lot of guys and they rotate them. I think they got after us at times, but listen, that's the great equalizer in any game is the pass rush. If you have enough time, guys are eventually going to get open down the field. That's always the game within the game on both sides of the ball. Their offensive front against our defensive front and vice versa. Listen, this will always be a game about execution. Sometimes the difference between continuing a drive, getting a third down conversion or making that big play is just inches or it's fractions of a second. As I look to today, obviously nine points is not what we aspire to score, especially at home. But man, there's just so many little things, so many plays here and there on every drive where it's just a split second here, just an extra foot here, whatever it is, just better execution all the way around that I think would have resulted in a better result. You continue to drive, you get a little momentum, you have a tempo, and then all of a sudden now you're in scoring position.”

(On if the team lacked energy)
“We definitely didn't execute as well as we normally do or expect to do. I don't think that had to do with anything. If we come off a week where it was flat all week in practice and it just carried over to the game, that's one thing, but no we're obviously rested coming off the bye. ...

Transcript: New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton Postgame Quotes | Saints-Falcons 2019 Week 10

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(opening statement)
“Real quickly, obviously it was a disappointing finish for us. First thing I would say, give Atlanta credit. They beat us well in all three areas. They played better than us. Pick a situation and there’s a good chance they won that situation. Third down, they were better both sides of the ball. Penalties they were better. Collectively we’ve got to do a better job and that starts with me. It’s kind of one of those, it’s not a lesson, but this league is too good week-to-week where you can go in and not be focused and ready. This has always been a game played with emotion and I thought they outplayed us. They outplayed us, they outcoached us, and they deserve to win.”

(on Atlanta’s ability to run the ball today)
“I think that had something to do with it, but I think the third down stats were (important). I think they had five first downs by penalty and those were good calls. The drives for them extended and the drives for us didn’t. I thought they were going to be patient and mix it up. They were more effective running the ball than teams we’ve seen to date for quite a while. So again, I’m sure when we look at the tape tomorrow with our players there’s going to be a lot of things we’re going to clean up.”

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Saints 'outcoached' in shocking loss to lowly Falcons

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By Jeremy Bergman | Around The NFL Writer

There was no more surprising result in the NFL this week than the one-win Atlanta Falcons marching into New Orleans and taking out the one-loss Saints in the Superdome.

A Super Bowl participant just three years ago, Atlanta has since fallen on hard times, shuffling around the coaching staff in recent days -- a move akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic -- in an effort to save Dan Quinn's hide. At 1-7, the Falcons' season appeared lost, while in New Orleans, the 7-1 Saints, with Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara back in the saddle, appeared rejuvenated.

And yet, when the field-turf equivalent of dust settled inside the Superdome on Sunday afternoon, Atlanta was victorious -- and in a landslide. The Falcons crushed the Saints, 26-9, becoming the first team to hold New Orleans under 10 points in its building during the Drew Brees era. ...

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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

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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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

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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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

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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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

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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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...

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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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

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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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

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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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

  • News source: CCS Staff
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Six New Orleans Saints players were listed on Thursday’s Injury Report for Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

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

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

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'

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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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?

  • News source: Charean Williams
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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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