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    Saints facing unexpected looks on defense has made them masters of adjusting on the fly

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints like to think they get everyone's best effort. They spend every week watching an opponent do one thing, only to end up seeing something completely different on Sunday. The only thing that...
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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 THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Here 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 vs. Eagles analysis: Playoff rematch won't be rerun of November blowout; here's why

    Advocate Staff The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to town again, but don't be fooled -- this is a much different team than the one the Saints blew out in November. The Saints come into the divisional round playoff game off a week of rest by virtue of earning the NFC's top seed and a...
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    The Alvin Kamara effect: How Saints RB's presence helps break defenses, create in passing game

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate When Alvin Kamara looks across the line of scrimmage and sees a linebacker across from him, he only has one thought. “First down,” the New Orleans Saints running back said. The secret has been out for a long time. Opposing teams know Kamara is one of the NFL's...
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    Underhill: Saints film room: Here are 3 things likely to change in rematch with Eagles

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Another missed field goal played to the Saints' favor. New Orleans was either going to play Philadelphia, a team it beat by 41 points, or Dallas, a team that handled the Saints in a way it hasn’t been handled in a long...
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    Saints film room: Taking a closer look at Teddy Bridgewater's start vs. Panthers

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Sean Payton wasn’t shy about sharing his feelings on how his team played Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He held nothing back. He let his players know they need to get back to fundamentals if they want to have a shot at winning in the NFC playoffs, even...
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    Saints will look to clean up some things this week, and these issues could be on agenda

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints lost, and Sean Payton wasn’t happy about it. He wanted his team to finish the season with 14 wins and set a new franchise record. Instead, the team never really showed up and stumbled to a 33-14 loss to the...
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    Who's out for Saints regular season finale? Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Terron Armstead, more

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Drew Brees will be watching this game. The Saints made the quarterback one of the seven players inactive for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Teddy Bridgewater will start at quarterback. This is the third game Brees has missed during his time with...
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    Saints TE Josh Hill fined more than $20K for unnecessary roughness

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The league is trying to make Josh Hill pay for making a tackle. The Saints tight end has been fined $20,054 for unncessary roughness after tackling Pittsburgh safety Sean Davis following a Taysom Hill interception. Hill ran down...
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    Saints film room: How the offense got back on track in win over Steelers

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate No need to panic. After playing three subpar games on offense, the Saints took a step toward regaining their form on offense during Sunday’s 31-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in what might be the last live action...
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    Saints snaps: Chris Banjo plays snaps on defense against Steelers

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints did some different things on defense against the Steelers. It was the first time this season that safety Chris Banjo, who played 16 percent of the snaps, had a role with the defense in a game that wasn't a blowout. It...
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    Terron Armstead suffers setback against Steelers, hopes to be back for playoffs

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Terron Armstead's return from injury didn't go as hoped. The offensive tackle played in his first game since suffering a torn pectoral muscle on Nov. 11, which caused him to miss the next five games before returning for...
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    Underhill: How Sheldon Rankins helped deliver a Saints' win by dropping into coverage

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate If you haven’t screamed a version of that phrase at your television, or don't know someone who has, you probably haven’t been watching this team very closely. Some of the criticisms have been fair. It’s tough to see Cam...
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    Ted Ginn is back: Saints speedster back on active roster ahead of Steelers game

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints will have their offense back together this week. The team activated wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. from injured reserve and released tackle Cornelius Lucas to make space. Ginn returned to practice...

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