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    Ted Ginn Jr. eyeing third Super Bowl trip in seven seasons

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate Ted Ginn Jr. has already played in two Super Bowls. Once with the San Francisco 49ers. Another with the Carolina Panthers. So getting a chance to make his third trip to the Super Bowl in seven seasons means the world to...
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    Big O: Saints DT David Onyemata quiet off the field, but makes plenty noise on it

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate There are two David Onyematas on the New Orleans Saints' roster. There's locker-room Onyemata. And there's gameday Onyemata. Locker-room Onyemata is one of the quietest guys around, typically sitting at his locker, scrolling through his cell phone while more...
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    Saints vs. Rams first look: Scouting Los Angeles on offense, defense, special teams

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints (NFC Championship) When: 2:05 p.m. Sunday Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans TV: Fox Radio: WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3 in New Orleans; KMDL-FM, 97.3 in Lafayette; WDGL-FM, 98.1 in Baton Rouge; en espaƱol: WGSO-AM...
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    Saints rally for 20-14 victory over Eagles, march step closer to Super Bowl

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate It started about as bad as it possibly could. A Drew Brees interception on the first play of the game. Losing defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins a few minutes later. Then falling into a 14-point hole by the end of the first...
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    Ageless wonders Drew Brees, Tom Brady showing 'they still got it'

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON By Rod Walker | The Advocate They are two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, GOATs according to their respective fan bases in New Orleans and New England. They are two victories away from playing against each other on the biggest stage of...
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    Drew Brees' attention to detail keeps him going strong as he approaches 40th birthday

    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Rod Walker | The Advocate The task probably took a little longer than it would have for most people. But for Drew Brees, everything has to be done just right. So Brees meticulously lined up all his shoes just the way he wanted them, looking more like someone...
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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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    Saints vs. Eagles first look: Scouting Philadelphia on offense, defense, special teams

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Rod Walker | The Advocate Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints in divisional round of playoffs When: Sunday, 3:40 p.m. Where: Mercedes Benz Superdome TV: FOX Radio: WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3 in New Orleans; KMDL-FM, 97.3 in Lafayette; WDGL-FM...
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    Eagles vs. Saints: New Orleans to face reigning Super Bowl champs for second time this season

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints, in one of their most dominant performances of the season, manhandled the reigning Super Bowl champions once this season. But for the Saints to keep their own Super Bowl dreams alive, they'll have to...
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    Drew Brees may miss out on MVP trophy yet again, but Saints QB eyeing bigger prize

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate Last week, Drew Brees was once again named to the list of 10 Best Mannered People by the National League of Junior Cotillions. That distinction means Brees probably will never say what he really wants to say about being on...
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    Michael Thomas becomes first Saints player to lead league in receptions since 1969

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Rod Walker | The Advocate His Twitter handle is Can't Guard Mike. Now Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has the receptions title to prove just how hard it is for someone to guard him. Thomas, in his third season, caught 125 passes this season to...
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    Saints WR Michael Thomas breaks Joe Horn's franchise record for receiving yards in a single season

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate Eight weeks ago, Michael Thomas paid tribute to former Saints receiver Joe Horn with a cell phone touchdown celebration against the Los Angeles Rams like the one Horn did in 2003. On Sunday, Thomas passed Horn in the Saints record books. With his 6-yard reception...
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    Saints fall short of franchise record for regular season wins with loss to Panthers

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints' quest for the best regular season record in franchise history fell short. The Saints lost their regular season finale 33-14 to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. They...
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    To visualize Andrus Peat's versatility for Saints, write your name with your non-dominant hand

    Advocate Photo by Stephen Lew By Rod Walker | The Advocate New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Andrus Peat went to college at Stanford, so he's had plenty of tough assignments before. But the one he had Sunday was one of the toughest in his four years in the NFL. He started the game at his...
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    Saints' opponents for 2019 season now set, including home date with Dallas, road trip to Chicago

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints still have one regular season game remaining before beginning the playoffs. But for those looking ahead to next season, the Saints' opponents for 2019 are set now that all four NFC division champions...
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    Saints check another goal off list, now prepare for Dome field advantage

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Rod Walker | The Advocate Alvin Kamara didn't have an answer for the question. Kamara, fresh off a two touchdown performance that helped the Saints beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 and sew up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, was asked what it...
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    Saints beat Steelers 31-28 in thriller, lock up No. 1 seed

    (AP Photo/Bill Feig) By Rod Walker | The Advocate The road to the Super Bowl officially runs through New Orleans. The Saints made sure of that Sunday when Drew Brees connected with Michael Thomas for a 2-yard pass with 1:25 left to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 in the Mercedes-Benz...
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    Saints cornerbacks brace for stiff test against Steelers high-powered offense

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate Marshon Lattimore knows just what he, fellow cornerback Eli Apple and the rest of the New Orleans Saints could be up against Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Steelers boast one of the NFL's most explosive offenses. They are...
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    Saints left tackle Terron Armstead has no injury designation for Sunday

    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Rod Walker | The Advocate Terron Armstead could make his return on Sunday. The Saints left tackle, who hasn't played since suffering a pectoral injury in the Nov. 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the...
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    Offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod only Saints player who didn't practice Thursday

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod was the only Saints player who didn't practice on Thursday. It was the second straight missed practice for Bushrod, who injured a hamstring in Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Five other Saints, including four...

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