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    Building a Winner: How the Rams’ Blueprint Stacks Up With the Saints, Patriots and Chiefs

    By Albert Breer | Sports IllustratedLes Snead was in the air without wifi when divisional-playoff Sunday kicked off last January. He was in a cab when word got to him that the Jaguars beat the Steelers. And try as he might to ignore football on his getaway to Hawaii—that was the whole point of...
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    Three Lessons In 'Winning' From A Fake Punt: The New Orleans Saints Story

    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)By Don Yaeger - Contributor | ForbesWhen your team finds the moment slipping away when all of the energy is flowing against you and it feels like the day just isn’t going to be yours, how do you change momentum?Do you seek the...
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    Sean Payton’s guts and button-pushing have saved Saints

    Getty ImagesBy Paul Schwartz | New York PostSean Payton, at 55 years old, one Super Bowl victory on the résumé and, perhaps, a second merely a few weeks away, does not have a coaching tree. Yet his roots are sturdy and strong in New Orleans, where, on Sunday, his Saints face the Rams in an...
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    Drew Brees's pre-game speech before Saints playoff win will fire you up

    USA Today PhotoBy: Charles Curtis | FTW - USA TodayHappy birthday to Drew Brees on Tuesday, who turns 40 ahead of an NFC Championship matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.The QB is already a legend for a variety of reasons, and one of them is delivering fiery pre-game pump-up speeches to...
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    Grades from the Saints' 20-14 win against the Eagles in the NFC playoffs

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneQuarterbacksDrew Brees shook off a slow start, including an interception on the game's first snap, to complete 28 of 38 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns. His passer rating of 103.1 was impressive. Brees was masterful in the pocket...
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    Snap counts: Here are a few things that stood out for Saints in win over Eagles

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELDBy Nick Underhill | The AdvocateHere are a few things that stood out about how the Saints approached the Eagles during Sunday's win:- Drew Brees came off the field for a snap. Taysom Hill played quarterback during the play.- Kurt Coleman didn't...
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    MRI confirms Saints DT Sheldon Rankins tore Achilles vs. Eagles, to have surgery this week

    New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) and teammates comfort defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (98) after he was injured in the first half of the divisional round of the NFC playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Advocate staff photo by...
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    Saints hunt another Super Bowl after ending Eagles long run

    Photo by John Davi Merver - USA Today(Reuters) - Comeback kings the New Orleans Saints are hoping a return to the National Football Conference (NFC) title game next weekend will be a lucky charm.The Saints, who overcame the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles for a 20-14...
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    WWL - Saints Forecast: Did we just witness that?

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    How Saints used key adjustments, patience to put an end to 'Foles Magic' in win over Eagles

    New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) runs the ball after an interception against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half of the divisional round of the NFC playoff game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. The Saints won 20-14. Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD...
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    On Sheldon Rankins' feared Achilles injury, teammate says he knew immediately, 'was devastated'

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUKAdvocate Staff ReportWhile an MRI is scheduled to confirm the injury to Saints DT Sheldon Rankins, a teammate familiar with the situation said he knew immdiately what happened.Rankins went down with a leg injury in the first half of the Saints'...
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    How Marshon Lattimore Gave the Saints Life and the Plays that Explain the Divisional Round

    Getty Images/Ringer illustrationThe four teams left standing are the four top seeds—and each won their weekend matchups in ways that showcase their strengthsBy Danny Kelly | the ringerThe smoke has settled from the NFL’s divisional round, revealing this year’s final four. In the AFC, the...
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    Giants exiled Eli Apple to the Saints and made him a winner

    Eli Apple tackles Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate on Sunday during the Saints' NFC divisional-playoff win. APBy Paul Schwartz | New York PostNEW ORLEANS — He did not mean to say it exactly the way it came out, but it sounded so good, so perfect that Eli Apple might as well have...
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    NFL reactions to Michael Thomas dominating Eagles

    By James Parks | 247 SportsThis one belongs to the Saints.Despite falling behind the reigning Super Bowl champion Eagles by two touchdowns early, the New Orleans Saints put together a brilliant game plan on offense, defense, and special teams to come from behind and score 20 unanswered...
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    How the Superdome crowd sparked Lattimore, Saints: 'The advantage is real'

    Kevin Seifert | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- It all came down to a pass thrown right into a receiver's hands. Even if he caught it, the New Orleans Saints had defenders in position to make the tackle well short of a score. But then suddenly, inexplicably, maddeningly … the unthinkable...
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    Saints Locker Room celebration after playoff victory vs Eagles

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    Saints fans made noise — lots of it — during win over Eagles: 'It's kind of your obligation'

    Advocate Photo by Chris GrangerBy Matt Sledge | The AdvocateAs Nick Foles launched a catapult pass near the top of the second quarter Sunday, 39-year-old pool repairman Ben Dohre banged wildly on the metal cladding near the top of the Superdome.The ball landed in the hands of Saints...
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    Effort, pain and difficulty — but ultimately one huge playoff win for the Saints

    Advocate Staff photo by CHRIS GRANGERBy Scott Rabalais | The AdvocateTeddy Roosevelt, the president who once threatened to abolish football because it was getting too violent, first coined the now well-worn phrase, “Nothing in the world is worth having … unless it means effort, pain and...
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    Divisional Playoffs vs. Eagles: Postgame reactions from Saints quarterback Drew Brees

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    Saints Postgame Show presented by Verizon: Divisional Round vs Eagles

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    Divisional Playoffs vs. Eagles: Postgame reactions from Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore

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    Divisional Playoffs vs. Eagles: Postgame reactions from Saints head coach Sean Payton

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    Saints survive rough start to beat Eagles 20-14, advance to the NFC Championship Game

    Jordan bats a pass Saints DE Cam Jordan bats a pass on third down, forcing the Eagles to punt late in the half. (NOLA.com Photo)By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe Philadelphia Eagles seized control with a haymaker at the opening bell. The New Orleans Saints wrenched it back...
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    Eagles vs. Saints Divisional Round Highlights | NFL 2018 Playoffs

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    6 takeaways from the Saints' 20-14 playoff victory over the Eagles

    Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneBy Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe New Orleans Saints rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 in the NFC Divisional playoffs Sunday (Jan. 13) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.The victory...
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