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    Meet Taysom Hill, the New Orleans Saints' (not-so-secret) secret weapon

    Taysom Hill is giving the Saints some unique options on offense. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle, USA TODAY Sports)By Jarrett Bell | USA TodayItems of interest as major rematches loom for the NFL's championship weekend:X-factor: Taysom Hill. He’s the Saints’ not-so-secret, secret weapon. In a...
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    'Sean got swag, man': Payton's bold approach gives Saints distinct edge

    By Jarrett Bell | USA TodayMETAIRIE, La. – You might wonder what in the world Sean Payton was thinking last weekend when, already trailing 14-0 in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles, he essentially bet the house by calling for a fake punt on fourth-and-1 from his own 30-yard...
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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 TodayMETAIRIE, 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' balance behind Kamara, Ingram could prove harmful to Steelers' playoff hopes

    (Photo: Jonathan Dyer, USA TODAY Sports)By Jarrett Bell | USA TodayA quick glance at items of interest as Week 16 kicks off:Who’s hot: Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. It seems a bit surreal that Drew Brees hasn’t had a 300-yard game in more than a month, but the Saints (12-2) will still...
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    Home, sweet dome: New Orleans Saints need to re-establish identity before playoffs

    (Photo: Derick E. Hingle, USA TODAY Sports)By Jarrett BellMETAIRIE, La. — It’s easy to grasp a sense of the logistical purpose, echoed in every corner of the New Orleans Saints' locker room as the huge carrot of a No. 1 seed dangles in the wind.This is the place to be: Win one more game...
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    While Dez Bryant idea implodes on Saints, at least Drew Brees can still throw to rising star

    By Jarrett Bell | USA TodayA quick glance at items of interest as NFL Week 10 rolls on … Who’s hotMichael Thomas. The production that Thomas has had as the primary wide receiver target for Drew Brees (70 catches, 880 yards, five TDs) is even more impressive when considering the Saints...
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    Saints LB Demario Davis hopes to make big hit on Election Day with criminal justice reform

    By Jarrett Bell | USA TodayGo ahead, Demario Davis, enlighten us.“Louisiana is one of only two states where you can be convicted of a felony without a unanimous jury verdict,” the New Orleans Saints linebacker told USA TODAY Sports. “The reason it’s bad is that Louisiana is (by some...
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    Saints evolving into NFC's best? Showdown with undefeated Rams will provide answers

    By Jarrett Bell | USA TodayMINNEAPOLIS – Never mind the 24-hour rule. The Saints might want to roll with a 24-minute rule.That’s what a matchup against the undefeated Rams can do for a team riding the high of a statement victory on Sunday night in their personal house of horrors.The Saints...
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