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    Did Roger Goodell consider re-do for Saints-Rams game after blown call? 'Absolutely not'

    Joint Advocate file photo and Associated pressBy Advocate StaffNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that he "absolutely did not" consider using executive power as an overrule to a controversial call at the end of the Saints-Rams game a week and a half ago."We understand the...
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    Saints' Drew Brees to fans: How 'heartache ... disappointment' will lead to future success

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEWAdvocate Staff ReportMore than a week after a heartbreaking loss in the NFC Championship, Drew Brees has a message to fans: "Keep your chin up."The Saints quarterback posted a long message to fans on his personal Instagram page Monday morning on how he's been...
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    Saints working to make sure no distractions set in this week

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELDAdvocate StaffThere has been a lot of talk about running up the score, and other manufactured talking points heading into this week's game between the Saints and Eagles.One of those is that Philadelphia might enter this game with extra motivation...
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    Saints are ready for Eagles to look different on offense, just as they would for any team

    Advocate StaffThe Eagles became famous for their ability to shift and transform during last year’s Super Bowl run.Each week of that playoff showed new wrinkles and innovations, but the Saints aren’t any more or less worried about any new things showing up during Sunday's game against...
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    Saints playoff picture: Whom might New Orleans play in divisional round of playoffs?

    Photo by Scott ThrelkeldAdvocate Staff ReportNow that the New Orleans Saints have secured the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC, the next question is...Whom might they face in the divisional (second) round of the playoffs?Because New Orleans is the NFC's No. 1 seed, it will have a bye week...
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    Saints' goals are bigger than winning NFC South, though that is the first step

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELDAdvocate Staff ReportThe Saints know that this weekend’s game could put them in the playoffs.A win (or tie) over Tampa Bay locks up the NFC South, which would give New Orleans’ its first back-to-back division titles ever. That is a significant...
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    As Saints approach longest win streak under Payton, they don't want to get caught up in the hoopla

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELDBy Advocate StaffSean Payton has said before that teams need to go on a winning streak at some point during the season to make the playoffs.But there is no magic formula to going on a run. It just happens.“Generally, if you are going to have a...
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    Umbrella and all: Check out Saints helmet decal, jersey patch to honor late owner Tom Benson

    By Advocate Staff Simple, yet iconic -- that's how the Saints are choosing to honor Tom Benson, the team's longtime owner who died earlier this year.The Saints, who open their preseason slate Thursday evening on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars, shared an image of the patches and...
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