Jacob Mayer http://wwno.org en ICYMI: Saints Drop Final Preseason Game To The Dolphins In Miami, 24-21 http://wwno.org/post/icymi-saints-drop-final-preseason-game-dolphins-miami-24-21 <p></p><p>After more than a month of training camp and exhibition games, the Saints are finally just about ready for the regular season.</p><p>They wrapped up the preseason last night in Miami, and now they’ve got some tough choices to make.</p><p>The team must pare its roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening, and the front office will have to show many young and promising players the door.</p><p>The race among this year’s crop of talented receivers has been the team’s most entertaining preseason job competition.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:28:57 +0000 Jacob Mayer 42918 at http://wwno.org Saints Remain Undefeated (In Preseason) With 31-23 Victory Over Houston http://wwno.org/post/saints-remain-undefeated-preseason-31-23-victory-over-houston <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The third week of the NFL preseason is generally considered a dress rehearsal for the regular season.</span></p><p>And with that in mind, the Saints’ performance Sunday evening — a 31-23 victory over the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium — was mostly positive.</p><p>Quarterback Drew Brees made quick work of the Texans’ defense, compiling 104 yards and a touchdown on four completions.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:17:31 +0000 Jacob Mayer 42514 at http://wwno.org Saints Cruise To Second Preseason Victory http://wwno.org/post/saints-cruise-second-preseason-victory <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s just two games into their preseason schedule, but the New Orleans Saints appear to be in mid-season form.</span></p><p>Saints starters on both sides of the ball played almost the entire first half in a 28-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders Friday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.</p><p>With the wide receiver corps still taking shape, quarterback Drew Brees involved several of his wide-outs early and often in the first half game plan.</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 14:18:38 +0000 Jacob Mayer 41931 at http://wwno.org Saints Return With Preseason Victory Against Kansas City http://wwno.org/post/saints-return-preseason-victory-against-kansas-city <p>After what seemed to many fans an interminable offseason, the New Orleans Saints returned to action Friday night in their preseason opener.</p><p>The Saints defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13 in front of a sparse but exuberant crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.</p><p>Kansas City started hot, with quarterback Alex Smith completing seven of his eight passes on the Chiefs’ opening drive that ended in a one-yard touchdown push by running back Jamaal Charles.</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 22:36:09 +0000 Jacob Mayer 41495 at http://wwno.org Thousands Turn Out For Saints' Annual Black And Gold Scrimmage http://wwno.org/post/thousands-turn-out-saints-annual-black-and-gold-scrimmage <p>New Orleans football fans turned out in droves this past Saturday morning at Saints training camp for the annual Black and Gold scrimmage.</p><p>The line stretched for blocks down Airline Drive and into the adjacent Zephyr Field parking lot as more than 5,100 Saints fans braved the early August heat to get a glimpse of their favorite team.</p><p>“This is the most people I’ve ever seen at Saints training camp,” one beer and water vendor said.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:04:14 +0000 Jacob Mayer 40978 at http://wwno.org Baltimore Ravens Beat San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, 34-31 http://wwno.org/post/baltimore-ravens-beat-san-francisco-49ers-super-bowl-34-31 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the second time in their 17 seasons, the Baltimore Ravens are world champions.</span></p><p>The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers Sunday 34-31 in an epic clash at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in Super Bowl XLVII.</p><p>Among many firsts, Super Bowl XLVII was the first time in major professional sports that two brothers — Baltimore’s John Harbaugh and San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh — coached against each other in a championship.</p><p>This time, it was older brother John who came out on top in the “Harbaugh Bowl.”</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 06:11:25 +0000 Jacob Mayer 28506 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl Preview http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-preview <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WWNO's Jacob Mayer has been filing reports all this week leading up to the Super Bowl.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here he is with his final look, a preview of this Sunday's game between the San Francisco </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Baltimore Ravens.</span></p><p></p><p>The City of New Orleans will host its tenth Super Bowl this evening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.</p><p>Super Bowl XLVII will match the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:25:47 +0000 Jacob Mayer 28492 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl Memories: SB XXXVI http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-memories-sb-xxxvi <p></p><p></p><p>The Louisiana Superdome’s most recent Super Bowl, on February 3, 2002 was perhaps its most exciting.</p><p>The heavily favored St. Louis Rams entered the game looking to win their second championship in three seasons, but it was the New England Patriots who would end up launching a dynasty that day at Super Bowl XXXVI.</p><p>The Patriots’ defense stifled the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” offense for most of the day, but quarterback Kurt Warner rallied late to score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 22:16:47 +0000 Jacob Mayer 28468 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl Memories: SB XXXI http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-memories-sb-xxxi <p></p><p></p><p>On January 26, 1997, New Orleans hosted its eighth Super Bowl. The Green Bay Packers met the New England Patriots for all the marbles at the Louisiana Superdome for Super Bowl XXXI.</p><p>In the days leading up to the Big Game, local media and fans alike were mostly fixated on one player: Green Bay quarterback and emerging star Brett Favre, who grew up a mere 60 miles away from the Superdome in the tiny town of Kiln, Mississippi.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:31:36 +0000 Jacob Mayer 28445 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl Memories: SB XXIV http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-memories-sb-xxiv <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Long before the San Francisco 49ers descended on the Crescent City for this year’s Super Bowl XLVII, the franchise cemented its 1980s dynasty in dominating fashion, defeating the Denver Broncos 55-10 at the Louisiana Superdome on Jan. 28</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 1990.</span></p><p>The 45-point margin of victory remains the most lopsided in Super Bowl history.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:29:06 +0000 Jacob Mayer 28389 at http://wwno.org