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4:39 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

New Orleans Loses Bid To Host Super Bowl

NFL owners voted Tuesday to award the big game to Minneapolis. New Orleans has hosted 10 previous Super Bowls.
Au Kirk

New Orleans government and civic leaders were disappointed to learn that the city won't be able to highlight its 300th anniversary in 2018 by hosting the Super Bowl.

NFL owners voted Tuesday to award the big game to Minneapolis.

Mark Romig, president of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, said he was proud of the city's presentation. He said it's hard to compete against a city that is building a new stadium — as Minneapolis is.

New Orleans Saints
7:23 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

New Orleans Saints 2014 Regular Season Schedule Released

The New Orleans Saints will kick off their 2014 season in the Georgia Dome against the Atlanta Falcons.

The schedule, released by the NFL late Wednesday evening, has the Saints competing in five primetime games this year, the first in week four at Dallas against the Cowboys. They'll also face the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers and a Monday Night Football Game versus the Baltimore Ravens.

Full season schedule:

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New Orleans Saints
3:58 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Saints Preseason Schedule Announced

The New Orleans Saints preseason schedule was announced Wednesday afternoon.

The Saints will begin the preseason in St. Louis versus the Rams, then travel home to face the Tennessee Titans. Those dates are still to be announced.

The preseason opener against the Rams will feature a familiar face at defensive coordinator on the St. Louis sideline: former Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams was a central figure in the bounty scandal that sidelined key New Orleans players and coaches during the 2012 season.

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New Orleans Saints
12:35 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Recapping The 2013 New Orleans Saints, And Looking Ahead

The New Orleans Saints finished their season with a 12-6 record, including their first playoff win in the cold, on the road. WWNO’s Jason Saul sat down with Ramon Antonio Vargas, Saints beat writer for the New Orleans Advocate, for a recap of the season, and for a look at what’s next.

So Ramon, as someone who is on the Saints beat you spend a lot of time with the team, both at home and on the road. Now that the season is over, what’s your take on how it went?

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New Orleans Saints
1:21 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Saints Vs. Seahawks — Injury Report

The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks have released their Friday injury reports — the last update before final gametime decisions.

New Orleans Status Report:

Questionable: DE Akiem Hicks (ankle), RB Pierre Thomas (chest)

Probable: T Terron Armstead (knee), G Jahri Evans (ankle), CB Keenan Lewis (neck, head)

Seattle Status Report:

Out: LB K.J. Wright (foot)

Doubtful: DT Jordan Hill (groin)

Questionable: S Chris Maragos (back)

Football Fever
12:29 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

New Orleans Vs. Seattle: How The Football Foes Measure Up Off The Field

Who Dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?!
Scott S. Flickr

The New Orleans Saints will face off against the Seattle Seahawks this Saturday, but the matchup isn't just on the football field.

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New Orleans Saints
8:50 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Saints Win Playoff Game On The Road, In The Cold, And Now Look To Seattle

The New Orleans Saints won their first road playoff game this past Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24, thanks to a field goal by kicker Shayne Graham with just three seconds to play.

The conventional wisdom — espoused by the NFL’s rotating cast of professional prognosticators — said that the New Orleans Saints couldn’t win a game in the cold, and couldn’t win a playoff game on the road.

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New Orleans Saints
4:37 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Saints Beat Philadelphia Eagles In Wild Card Thriller, 26-24

The New Orleans Saints overcame a sloppy first-half performance, bitter cold and a litany of injuries to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-24.

It was the first road playoff game win in the history of the franchise — aside from Super Bowl XLIV — and the city erupted in celebration, taking to social media and the streets.

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11:10 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Playoff Matchup About Much More Than Football For Saints Fans

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WWNO's Jason Saul spoke with WHYY in Philadelphia about some Saints playoff history, the feeling in New Orleans prior to tonight's wildcard playoff matchup, and what it means to be a Saints fan.
We know the atmosphere in our city is gleeful leading up to tomorrow's Eagles-Saints matchup, but what about the mood in another city known for its raucus celebrations? NewsWorks Tonight producer Shai Ben-Yaacov spoke with Jason Saul, Saints beat reporter for WWNO in New Orleans, to get a feel for the vibe in the Big Easy.
New Orleans Saints
10:18 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Saints Continue Dome-Field Dominance, Secure Playoff Spot

The New Orleans Saints beat Tampa Bay on Sunday night, taking the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs, and will face the Philadelphia Eagles this Saturday at 7:10 p.m. on WDSU.

Despite their woes on the road, the Saints continue to dominate opponents at home — this time a 42-17 drubbing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final game of the 2013 regular season.

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