football

New Orleans Saints
6:41 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Sodden Saints Give Up Last-Minute Touchdown; Lose To Carolina 17-13

The New Orleans Saints lost yet another road game Sunday afternoon — this time to the Carolina Panthers.

The Saints had an opportunity to win their division, and secure a first-round bye, but blew it in Charlotte in a sloppy 17-13 loss to the Panthers.

In an eerie echo of their loss to New England in week six, the Saints' vaunted offense once again couldn’t manage to put the game away with a first down when it counted. This time it was with just under two minutes to play, and holding on to a tenuous three-point lead.

Read more
New Orleans Bowl
8:29 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

New Orleans Bowl Appearance Just The Latest Success For Resurgent Tulane Football Program

The Tulane University football program has undergone a dramatic resurgence in the past two years, spurred by the hiring of former Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson, the rapid construction of a new on-campus football stadium, and a commitment from a university administration involved in the intricacies of college football management on a national level.

Read more
New Orleans Saints
6:40 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Arch-Nemesis: Saints Lose On The Road To St. Louis, 27-16

The New Orleans Saints were stunned on the road last night against the St. Louis Rams. The final score: 27-16.

The 2013 Saints continue to surprise, and not always in a good way.

Last week it was a dominant performance at every level in the Superdome against the Carolina Panthers, who are breathing down the Saints’ neck for the top of the division.

This week, New Orleans traveled to St. Louis, heavily favored against a team that hasn’t gotten much going this year.

Read more
New Orleans Saints
10:40 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

New Orleans Saints Blow Out Carolina Panthers, 31-13

The New Orleans Saints bounced back from a manhandling in Seattle last week to crush the Carolina Panthers in the Superdome, 31-13.

The Panthers had won eight straight coming into Sunday night’s nationally-televised game, and had tied the Saints for first place in the division. The Saints were lucky to escape the first quarter trailing 6-0.

But it ended up being yet another multiple record-setting night for New Orleans, an almost humdrum affair during this golden age of Saints football.

Read more
New Orleans Saints
12:08 am
Tue December 3, 2013

New Orleans Saints Crushed In Seattle, 34-7

The New Orleans Saints rolled into Seattle hot. They’d won three straight, and were looking to maneuver into securing home field advantage in the playoffs.

But the Seattle Seahawks are the dominant team in the NFC right now, if not the NFL, and New Orleans really didn’t stand a chance.

The final score: 34-7.

The Saints were stonewalled on offense. Gashed for huge gains in the air and on the ground on defense. They were outmuscled and outplayed at every turn.

“Embarrassing” trended on Twitter.

Read more
New Orleans Saints
11:15 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Saints Hold Off Falcons; Improve To 9-2

The New Orleans Saints have improved to 9-2 with Thursday night’s win over the archrival Atlanta Falcons.

Games between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons tend to be close, even in a year when the red-hot Saints are again putting up record numbers, and Atlanta has pretty much completely imploded. Since 1991, 27 games between these two teams have been decided by a touchdown or less.

Read more
Sports
1:41 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Will More College Football Teams Rebel?

Grambling running back Jestin Kelly (28) searches for running room against Texas Southern in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Grambling, La., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (Kita Wright/AP)

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 3:27 pm

The football players at Grambling State staged a boycott last month that forced the school to forfeit one of its games.

Among the issues the players complained about were poor facilities and long bus trips to games. The school pledged to work on those issues.

Read more
Code Switch
9:02 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Football Player Boycott At Grambling Highlights Budget Woes

A sparse but enthusiastic crowd watches Jackson State during a scrimmage at homecoming. Jackson State filed suit against Grambling State for lost revenue after a boycott by Grambling players prompted Jackson State's homecoming game to be canceled.
Charles Smith AP

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 4:57 pm

If you're not a big college football fan, you may have missed the story of an unprecedented player revolt.

Read more
New Orleans Saints
11:11 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Saints Trample Cowboys In 49-17 Win

 

The New Orleans Saints blew out the visiting Dallas Cowboys Sunday night with an offensive steamroller.

The Saints put up 625 yards of offense, and set the NFL record with 40 first downs in a single game. It’s a stark turnabout from recent weeks, when offensive misfires cost the Saints dearly.

Read more
New Orleans Saints
5:16 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

New Orleans Saints Drop Game To NY Jets, 26-20

The New Orleans Saints gave up their second loss of the season Sunday afternoon, losing at the Meadowlands to the New York Jets, 26-20.

It was a game punctuated by a weak offensive line, questionable play calling and an inability for Rob Ryan’s defense to adjust to the Jets’ run game.

Ryan is now 0-5 in his NFL career versus his twin brother Rex, the coach of the Jets.

Read more

Pages