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    Saints vs. Eagles: What went right, what went wrong

    Rankins makes Carson Wentz, Photo from NOLA.com By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune There’s no stopping the New Orleans Saints right now. When the NFL released the schedule in April, this game against the Philadelphia Eagles looked like a marquee matchup, but on Sunday (Nov...
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    Manti Te’o, Brandon Marshall out for Saints; Lane Johnson active for Eagles

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints fans will have to wait at least another week to see the team’s recent big-name addition. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, which kicks off at 3:25 p.m. at the...
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    Saints offensive line receiving extra rest after high snap totals against recent tough opponents

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune This season has been grueling for New Orleans Saints offensive linemen. In five of nine games, the Saints offense has played 70-plus snaps, and in the previous five games, the team...
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    Saints' Keith Kirkwood calls NFL debut ‘amazing' but wants to keep improving

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune CINCINNATI — Keith Kirkwood was ready for his opportunity. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was confident in the rookie. Quarterback Drew Brees was, too. Against the Cincinnati...
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    Saints at Bengals: What went right, what went wrong

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune CINCINNATI — The New Orleans Saints are on a roll right now, and the Cincinnati Bengals became the latest victim on Sunday. The Saints beat the Bengals, 51-14, at Paul Brown Stadium...
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    Saints promoting wide receiver Keith Kirkwood to active roster

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints will have a new wide receiver on the field Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, but it won’t be the marquee player they signed on Wednesday. Rookie Keith...
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    Saints' David Onyemata fined for uniform violation vs. Rams

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata received good news Thursday when the NFL told him his two fines in Week 1 totaling $40,108 had officially been reduced to just $6,250...
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    Statistical analysis: Explaining the Saints' addition of Dez Bryant

    (Photo by Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com (Andrew Mills) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Before the New Orleans Saints struck a deal with Dez Bryant on Wednesday, coach Sean Payton said the team wasn’t lacking anything from its group of wide receivers. The stats...
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    Saints players expect Dez Bryant to be ‘great addition’

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (MICHAEL DeMOCKER) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints players were in meetings when news broke Wednesday morning of the team signing former All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant, so there wasn’t any kind...
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    Saints' Marcus Davenport still wearing walking boot, but feeling better

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport walked into the locker room Wednesday with a shoe on his left foot, but he was holding the right shoe in his hand. He wasn’t wearing a...
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    Saints snap counts vs. Rams: Defense plays almost exclusively nickel

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Before Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, it was a bit surprising to see the New Orleans Saints list linebacker Manti Te’o as inactive, but the reasoning became clear as the...
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    Saints, Eagles flexed to 3:25 p.m. in Week 11

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints are the hottest team in the NFL, and FOX is trying to take advantage of their recent success. The Saints' Week 11 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles is being flexed into the 3:25 p.m. slot, according to a league...
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    Saints' Trey Hendrickson thinks he can contribute with Marcus Davenport out

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Second-year defensive end Trey Hendrickson this summer appeared to be a candidate to have a significant role for the New Orleans Saints defense this season, but through the first seven games, he’s played just 14 snaps and been inactive in six...
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    Larry Warford to take center stage in Saints vs. Rams: First-and-10

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune This is the Larry Warford game. When the New Orleans Saints (6-1) face the Los Angeles Rams (8-0) in the NFL’s marquee matchup this week, the Saints right guard will take center stage. Before breaking down why Warford is so crucial, let’s...
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    Eli Apple wants to start 'playing faster’ after Saints debut

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune MINNEAPOLIS — Eli Apple played for the New York Giants last Monday night. Six days later, he suited up for the New Orleans Saints, started at outside cornerback and played 70 of 73 defensive snaps in Sunday’s 30-20 win over the Minnesota...
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    Saints snap counts: Offense runs season-low plays in win over Vikings

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A quick glance at the box score would’ve made it hard to understand how the New Orleans Saints beat the Minnesota Vikings, 30-20, at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings gained more yards than the Saints, 423 to 270, gained more yards per play, 6.3...
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    Saints' Kurt Coleman looks back on getting cut from Vikings as ‘one of the greatest blessings’

    (Photo by Michael Democker) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune When people look back on New Orleans Saints safety Kurt Coleman’s career, his brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings will merely be a footnote. However, from Coleman’s perspective, being cut after just four months...
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    Saints, Marcus Williams approaching Vikings matchup like just another game

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Vengeance is a quintessential desire. When someone feels wronged, it’s typical to seek retribution. That’s natural. The New Orleans Saints will have a chance to avenge their divisional round loss from January when they play the Minnesota...
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    Saints at Ravens: What went right, what went wrong

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune BALTIMORE -- The New Orleans Saints (5-1) overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Baltimore Ravens, 24-23, on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. The Saints are now on a five-game winning streak, but this might be the most...
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    Saints hoping Ted Ginn Jr. will return from injured reserve later this season

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday he’s hopeful veteran wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. will be able to return later this season. Ginn went on injured reserve Thursday after...


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