divisional round 2018

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    For the Saints, the path to Super Bowl glory is a journey in three parts

    AP photo by Butch Dill By Scott Rabalais | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints' three-game road to Super Bowl glory consists of three parts, like the classic magic trick of Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece movie: The pledge. The turn. The prestige. The pledge is everything the Saints have...
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    After toiling with Jets and Browns, Saints LB Demario Davis relishes first NFL playoff opportunity

    (Photo: Chuck Cook, USA TODAY Sports) By Jarrett Bell | USA Today METAIRIE, La. – This is the new world Demario Davis has spent a career trying to discover. He’s playing football in January, with legitimate expectations about February. His body clock, until now forced to transition to...
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    Saints O-line had bumps, bruises to overcome, but coach Dan Roushar's methods set it up for success

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Terron Armstead and Larry Warford started a conversation during training camp that hasn’t concluded. At some point in August, during one of the sweltering practices at the team’s facility on Airline Drive, the two decided their offensive line had an inordinate...
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    Saints' tackle Terron Armstead to play vs Eagles. ‘I’m good, I’m ready, I’m excited’

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune When the New Orleans Saints take the field against the Eagles Sunday (Jan. 13) in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs, it will have its entire offensive line at its disposal. That...
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    Check out the monster Saints pep rally on Poydras Street Friday (Jan. 11)

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Were you there? The Saintsations, the Sir Saint mascot, several costumed superfans and hundreds and hundreds of Who Dats were on hand Friday (Jan. 11) at noon to help show support for the...
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    Terron Armstead on his status for Sunday's game: 'I'm going'

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Terron Armstead is good to go. The Saints offensive lineman said is playing this week against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he expects to perform while on the field. "I'm going. I'm going. I'll be in there," Armstead said. "It doesn't matter what I feel like...
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    New Orleans Saints tackle fraud for an NFC Divisional Playoff Game with SeatGeek

    NewOrleansSaints.com During this high-demand period, ticket fraudsters ramp up their efforts in targeting Saints fans. For this upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles and for the rest of the season, the Saints are urging fans to shop exclusively at SeatGeek and NFL Ticket Exchange, the...
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    How the Saints D Got Its Swagger Back

    Bleacher Report Illustration Think New Orleans is all Drew Brees, all the playmakers, all the offense, all the time? Think again. After years in the NFL basement in the wake of a Super Bowl win and the Bountygate scandal, the Saints defense once again has opponents asking, "Who dat?" Dan...
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    Here are 5 things to keep an eye on during Sunday's game between the Saints and Eagles

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Putting Nick Foles on the ground is hard. The Washington Redskins sacked him three times a couple of weeks ago, but other than that, defensive linemen have had trouble getting their hands on him. Some good ones have tried and failed, including Los Angeles’...
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    Wheelbarrows of money and fast-food feasts: The Saints have the loosest locker room in the NFL playoffs

    (Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports illustration) Dan Wetzel - Columnist Yahoo METAIRIE, La. — On Monday, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton had a wheelbarrow full of $201,000 and the Vince Lombardi Trophy rolled into a team meeting to show the hardware and hard cash (via playoff payout shares)...
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    The New Orleans Saints announced their uniform combination for the Divisional Round game vs the Eagles

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints announced their uniform combination for their upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the 2018 NFL playoffs: black jerseys on black pants. The reveal came with a video of Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan...
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    One high school, two Super Bowl MVPs: The Brees-Foles connection

    Chuck Cook/USA TODAY Sports By Tim McManus | ESPN Staff Writer Nick Foles has no memory of watching Drew Brees play ball at Westlake High School. He figures if he ever attended one of his games -- a distinct possibility as a native of Austin, Texas -- he was probably playing tag or tossing a...
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    Saints banking on Superdome advantage on road to Super Bowl LIII

    By Katherine Terrell | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints think there's something special about the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the postseason, and it's hard to argue with the numbers. The Saints are 5-0 in postseason games in the Superdome in the coach Sean Payton era, compared to...
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    No change to status of offensive linemen during Thursday's practice

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The New Orleans offensive line held steady during Thursday's practice. Offensive linemen Jermon Bushrod (hamstring), Terron Armstead (pectoral), Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder), Larry Warford (knee) and Andrus Peat (hand) were all limited. Wide receiver Simmie Cobbs...
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    Terron Armstead continues to test his torn pectoral by putting it through 'intense situations'

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Terron Armstead went through another practice on Thursday, and he remains optimistic about the health of his torn pectoral muscle. The offensive tackle does not yet know if he will play during Sunday’s playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles. That will get...
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    Saints or Eagles? Here’s a betting breakdown of Sunday’s NFC playoff game.

    By Jeff Fogle | Sun Herald Sunday, the New Orleans Saints will take the field vs. the Philadelphia Eagles (FOX, 3:40 p.m.) as favorites to win the NFC and the Super Bowl. They will likely close near 8-point favorites vs. the Eagles, would be a home favorite in the NFC Championship game vs...
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    Saints DT Rankins: Fans expect us to “beat the **** out of everybody”

    USA Today Sports Photo By Seth Dunlap | WWL Radio Many New Orleans Saints players have quietly voiced their frustrations about unrealistic fan and media expectations surrounding the team this season. The Saints were on a record-setting offensive pace the first half of the season, and five...
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    Saints’ offensive linemen return to practice in a limited capacity

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints had their regular starting offensive line available for practice Wednesday (Jan. 9) ahead of their divisional playoff game against the Eagles, though four of them...
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    Time is no longer on Saints’ LT Terron Armstead’s side. ‘If I can play, I’m playing’

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune With the biggest game of the New Orleans Saints’ season looming, there was a welcome sight on the practice field Wednesday (Jan. 9). Occupying his usual spot at the back of the...
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    After latest concussion, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui has been helping Saints as a coach

    NOLA.com Photo By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune For the second year in a row, the New Orleans Saints have had a veteran player and former Super Bowl champion assist the coaching staff while on injured reserve. However, before comparing what tight end Michael Hoomanawanui has...
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    Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram’s bond grew naturally. ‘It’s genuine. It’s love.'

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune There is no spotlight hoarding with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Case in point: The two took turns booming and zooming through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense for 148 scrimmage yards...
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    Saints have all hands on deck at practice Wednesday

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A week off appeared to be just what the doctor ordered for the New Orleans Saints. Every player on the Saints roster was present during the portion of Wednesday’s (Jan. 9) practice that...
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    Eagles coach Doug Pederson on facing Saints at Superdome: 'I love that place'

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson didn't get a chance to coach in the Superdome during his high school coaching days in Louisiana at Calvary Baptist. "I came up one game short of playing in the Dome for a state championship," Pederson recalls. "Ticked me off...
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    Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat, Jermon Bushrod return to give Saints perfect practice attendance

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK By Nick Underhill | The Advocate It has been quite a while since the Saints have had their entire offensive line on the field together during practice. The team hasn’t had everyone available since the week leading up to Week 10, a game during which...
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    How does Saints' home playoff record with Payton and Brees compare with rest of the league?

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Christopher Dabe - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Before last season, Mark Ingram could only tell most teammates what it was like to have a home playoff game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He was one of five New Orleans Saints to...
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