week 12

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    More than half of New Orleans watched Saints-Falcons game, ratings show

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Mike Scott, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Your plate wasn't the only thing filled to overflowing over last week's Thanksgiving holiday. So was the New Orleans Saints bandwagon. According to ratings figures supplied by NBC Sports...
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    NFL 2018-19 Week 12 Falcons -- Saints Condensed Game Video

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    Sack 'em, stack 'em: Cam Jordan continues to rack up sacks and climb Saints' all-time list

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate Cam Jordan didn't fire back with one of his usual quick-witted one-liners this time. The mention of the name of the late Will Smith, whom Jordan tied for fourth on the Saints' all-time career sacks list Thursday night...
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    'We're kind of like a Tesla:' What the Saints, Falcons said after N.O.'s Thanksgiving feast

    By NOLA.com Saints coach Sean Payton “I think that we are constantly talking about improvement or going the other way. I think that you can think it and you can want it and hope for it, but you have to, at some point, demonstrate it. And when you do that then there are actual moments where you...
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    Short week, big game plan: Austin Carr said Saints had 55 personnel groups ready for Atlanta

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The day before his New Orleans Saints lined up against the Falcons on Thanksgiving night, coach Sean Payton was asked if he had the opportunity to catch the bonkers “Monday Night Football”...
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    Austin Carr: Saints had 55 different personnel groupings vs. Falcons

    (Sportwire Photo) By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints wide receiver Austin Carr played sparingly in his first year with the team, joining them after being waived by the New England Patriots as a rookie signee out of Northwestern. Now he’s scored two touchdowns in subsequent weeks...
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    Suddenly, the Saints' defense is so improved that Payton is 'comfortable' late with a lead

    (Photo: SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network) By Glenn Guilbeau, USA TODAY Network NEW ORLEANS — The competition has been somewhat suspect as the New Orleans Saints' last three victims — Cincinnati (5-5), Philadelphia (4-6) and Atlanta (4-7) — do not appear to be playoff bound. But this is still...
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    Sorry, Yogi. It is over before it's over in NFL divisions

    (AP Photo/Butch Dill) By BARRY WILNER - AP Pro Football Writer | The Journal Gazette Sorry, Yogi. Maybe it is over before it's over. Just take a look at most of the NFL division races. The NFC West will be over if Seattle loses at Carolina on Sunday. The AFC West looks done in favor of...
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    Ball-hawking Saints defense forced 7 turnovers in a 5-day span

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Rod Walker | The Advocate As Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan walked off the field after the play Thursday night, he glanced up at the giant Mercedes Benz Superdome video board to watch a replay. Moments later, the television cameras caught Ryan...
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    Saints snap counts vs. Falcons: Alex Anzalone plays season-high total

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone has made several key plays in recent weeks, and in Thursday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, he played his most snaps of the 2018 season...
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    Everybody eats for the Saints in this silly, spectacular season

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Come on, man. This Saints season is just getting silly now. The blowouts, the firsts, the records, the streaks. They’re mounting weekly in head-spinning fashion. Just when you think the...
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    Saints LB Demario Davis talks league-leading run defense

    (Sportswire Photo) By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis has turned into a missing piece for the Saints defense, helping them turn into a top-flight unit against the run. Davis has been instrumental in that development, and he spoke about it briefly after...
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    Punt? Why bother for Morstead as Saints set scoring records?

    (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File) AP | Yahoo Sports Saints punter Thomas Morstead isn't about to complain about what could be a record lack of opportunities to perform this season. He's having fun watching from the sidelines as Drew Brees and Co. threaten to score the most points in a season...
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    Marcus Davenport happy to contribute again to Saints’ winning streak

    Amos Morale III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints first-round draft pick Marcus Davenport played for the first time Thursday (Nov. 22) after missing the past three games with a toe injury. The defensive end was definitely happy to be back in the lineup. “It was great to be...
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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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    Just how absurd is the Saints offense? Here are 6 stats that you might not know

    The Advertiser-USA TODAY NETWORK Drew Brees and company are sawing their way through NFL defenses. By Charles R. McDonald The New Orleans Saints have been running roughshod through NFL defenses this season with arguably the most unstoppable offense in the NFL. Drew Brees is in line to...
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    Surging Saints defense playing its part in 10-game win streak

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- Why should the New Orleans Saints' offense have all the fun? The Saints' defense, which has been surging over the past three weeks, reached its peak in Thursday night's 31-17 victory against the rival Atlanta Falcons. They forced four...
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    Falcons vs. Saints Week 12 Highlights | NFL 2018

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    Offense didn't match previous weeks, but Saints defense more than enough to roll past hated Falcons

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Scott Rabalais | The Advocate Maybe it was the short week. Maybe it was a turkey-induced hangover. But after three straight games with a high-octane offense, scoring at least 45 points each against the Rams, Bengals and Eagles, the New Orleans...

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