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    A victory on Sunday would be history-making for New Orleans Saints

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com Goal No. 1 remains in the New Orleans Saints’ line of sight, even more clearly defined than when they were entering the Dallas game because then, they needed a little help. A victory against Dallas needed coupling with a Carolina loss in...
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    New Orleans Saints armed with improved pass defense for rematch against Tampa Bay

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com Forty-eight points were scored by Tampa Bay against the Saints in New Orleans’ season-opening loss, to go along with 529 yards allowed (417 passing) and six touchdowns. But the defense, Coach Sean Payton said, wasn’t the problem. “In that...
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    New Orleans Saints have changed significantly since season opener against Tampa Bay

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com A snapshot from the season opener barely would resemble the photo that will be presented Sunday. When the New Orleans Saints (10-2) and Tampa Bay (5-7) play at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., neither team will be like the one that...
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    New Orleans Saints' top-ranked scoring offense faces one of NFL's stingiest defenses in Dallas

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com Dallas’ defense must not have gotten the memo. You know, the one stating that NFL offenses virtually are unstoppable and are scoring at an unprecedented rate this season, especially the one that the Cowboys will see Thursday night at AT&T...
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    New Orleans Saints defense beginning to enforce will, force turnovers

    (Photo - neworleanssaints.com) John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com First, there was the hand of safety Marcus Williams. Then, the thunder of linebacker Alex Anzalone. Finally, the hustle of Marshon Lattimore. Three fumbles forced and recovered by the New Orleans Saints...
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    New Orleans Saints key ingredients to a victory over the Falcons, presented by Papa John's

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com It matters not one whit that the New Orleans Saints (9-1, on a nine-game winning streak) and Atlanta Falcons (4-6, two straight losses) appear to be heading in opposite directions entering a Thanksgiving night bout in the Mercedes-Benz...
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    New Orleans Saints have NFL's best fourth-quarter kick

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com There are finishing kicks, and there’s what the New Orleans Saints have done to opponents so far in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Saints (5-1) have been the NFL’s most potent closing team, and it hasn’t mattered who has been the...
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    John DeShazier: Bold trade for Eli Apple latest sign that New Orleans Saints have Super Bowl in their sights

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com All of the chips haven’t been shoved to the middle of the table. But with Tuesday’s bold move by the New Orleans Saints – acquiring cornerback Eli Apple from the New York Giants in exchange for fourth- and seventh-round draft picks in 2019...
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    Key ingredients to New Orleans Saints victory

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com No secrets here: This one figures to be physical, bruising and limit-pushing. True, every NFL game possesses those characteristics to some degree. But when New Orleans (4-1) takes on Baltimore (4-2) on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in...
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    New Orleans Saints Turning Point presented by Uber

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com P.J. Williams kept his head up. Then, he put his head down. The New Orleans Saints’ cornerback could have suffered a crisis of confidence after his performance in Atlanta against the Falcons, when, in his first start of the season, Atlanta...
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    New Orleans Saints happy with final score, but not much else

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com The only thing that totally was fulfilling about the New Orleans Saints’ 21-18 victory was the final score. New Orleans evened its record at 1-1 on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome by posting a win over Cleveland that was...
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    Taylor Stallworth set to make his NFL regular-season debut with New Orleans Saints

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com Jealousy brought Taylor Stallworth here. The New Orleans Saints’ 300-pound, undrafted rookie defensive tackle used to be a 230-pound baseball player, through his freshman year of high school. But Stallworth noticed that while hundreds...
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    Afternoon Wrap for Wednesday, August 15

    NewOrleansSaints.com Sean Kelley and John DeShazier recap Day 21 of Saints Training Camp 2018 in this edition of the Afternoon Wrap presented by ACME Oyster House Hear the Audio - NewOrleansSaints.com
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    Michael Thomas a physical presence at receiver for New Orleans Saints

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com A wise, learned observer saw the one-on-one drill between receivers and defensive backs during New Orleans Saints training camp, and jokingly remarked, “That’s birds fighting.” Hilarious, and possibly true, about 98 percent of the time...
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    Taysom Hill enjoys first taste of playing quarterback for New Orleans Saints

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com The jack-of-all-trades that is Taysom Hill was required Thursday night in the preseason opener to do two things that he had done, but never in the same game. He learned last season that he could be a special team asset on several units...
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    Brandon Tate hopes to win a job as New Orleans Saints returner

    John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com Few openings exist on the New Orleans Saints roster. Sure, there’ll be competition for backup spots on the offensive line, the starters at linebacker have yet to be determined and there’s a shade of unknown at receiver beyond Michael...

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