week 16

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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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    Section 642: Atlanta prefers watching the Saints A lighthearted look at the Saints from a guy who sits in the cheap seats...

    New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving Night in the Superdome. (Source: WVUE/Tim Eddington) (Tim Eddington) A lighthearted look at the Saints from a guy who sits in the cheap seats... By Chris Finch | Fox8live.com NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Atlanta loves the New Orleans Saints...
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    Payton and the Saints ‘addicted to wins’

    Garland Gillen, Sports Managing Editor | Fox8live.com NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints clinched the 1-seed in the NFC playoffs with a win over the Steelers. They also nabbed a 1st-round bye in the postseason. The Saints 13 wins in the regular season, well that ties a franchise-record. In 2009...
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    Grading the New Orleans Saints vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 on Sunday to clinch home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. A look at my position-by-position grades for each unit in the...
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    Saints defense shines in fourth quarter to seal win over Steelers

    Nola.com photo By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Two weeks in a row, the New Orleans Saints needed a defensive stand late in the fourth quarter. Two weeks in a row, the Saints defense did what it needed to do to seal a win. In Sunday’s game, the Pittsburgh Steelers took the...
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    Saints o-line forced to show depth, versatility ... again

    Nola.com Photo By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune For the first time since Nov. 11, the New Orleans Saints started a game with all five of their regular starting offensive linemen. What is that saying about the best laid plans of Saints and men? The second quarter was not even...
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    Sean Payton dancing after a Saints' victory again? Oh, yeah.

    ESPN.com New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has been known to dance in the middle of the locker room, and Sunday's win proved to be the perfect time to bust out those moves once again. Payton and the Saints celebrated a come-from-behind 31-28 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers at the...
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    Saints 'lit' over home-field advantage in NFC playoffs

    By Herbie Teope - Around the NFL Writer | NFL.com NEW ORLEANS -- The joyful mood in the Saints' locker room following Sunday's 31-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers painted the picture of what was accomplished after the team improved to 13-2 on the season. The players' emotions of securing...
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    Saints playoff picture: Whom might New Orleans play in divisional round of playoffs?

    Photo by Scott Threlkeld Advocate Staff Report Now that the New Orleans Saints have secured the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC, the next question is... Whom might they face in the divisional (second) round of the playoffs? Because New Orleans is the NFC's No. 1 seed, it will have a bye week...
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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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    Saints Locker Room Celebration after week 16 win over Steelers

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    Refocused, NFL Week 16: New Orleans Saints 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 28

    Photo from PFF By PFF Analysis Team The New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-28, in Week 16 of the 2018 NFL season. PFF’s ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every...
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    Refocused, NFL Week 16: New Orleans Saints 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 28

    Photo from PFF By PFF Analysis Team The New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-28, in Week 16 of the 2018 NFL season. PFF’s ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every...
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    Saints Drew Brees Postgame Presser after Win vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Good luck, NFC contenders; road to Super Bowl 53 now runs through New Orleans

    (AP Photo/Bill Feig) By Scott Rabalais | The Advocate Macaulay Culkin was once Home Alone at Christmas. The New Orleans Saints on Sunday made sure they will be home in their dome, surrounded by friends and worshipers, smoking a victory cigar and waiting for all the challengers to come as...
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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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