New Orleans Saints

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.

The Buffalo Bills came into the Superdome Sunday with a 3-4 record. It’s a team many commentators were saying is better than their record shows.

But they ran right into a rested and rejuvenated Saints team, who came off the bye week ready to get back on track after a heartbreaking loss to New England the week before.

Drew Brees threw five touchdowns, and completed passes to 10 different receivers.

The New Orleans Saints gave up their first loss of the season to the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., 30-27.

Sunday's loss to the Patriots wasn’t the fault of the Saints' defense.

Rob Ryan’s squad gave the team two chances to win the game in the final minutes. All they needed was a first down and the game would be over. But the Saints’ offense blew both chances to run out the clock, and a rare poor punt by Thomas Morstead gave the Pats good field position.

New Orleans has been named a finalist to host Super Bowl LII in 2018, according to the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.

The New Orleans Saints organization and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation will partner in making the official bid which, if awarded, would be the city's 11th Super Bowl and coincide with New Orleans' Tri-centennial that year.

The New Orleans Saints are undefeated, winning their fifth game in a 26-18 victory over the Bears in Chicago.

The Saints hadn’t won a game at Soldier Field since Oct. 8, 2000. Their last game in Chicago — the 2008 NFC Championship game — ended in a bitter overtime loss.

But this is 2013. The Saints’ lauded offense is firing on all cylinders, and their defense is now seen as one of the top secondaries in the league.

It was another record-setting night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense, as they dispatched the visiting Miami Dolphins 38-17 in the Superdome.

 

The Saints made it look easy, dominating the Miami Dolphins on both sides of the ball in their ninth straight Monday Night Football victory.

Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham combined for four touchdowns, and the Saints’ now-stellar defense forced three interceptions and a fumble out of Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

New Orleans City Hall will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in advance of the evening Saints game in the Superdome.

The city says the early closing time is due to an expected increase in traffic that will impact and limit access to city hall for residents. City hall is scheduled to resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins (3-0) is scheduled to kick off at 7:40 p.m.

The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated, after their 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at home in the Superdome.

The Arizona Cardinals spent five minutes and forty-seven seconds marching down the field on the first possession of the game.

It was the only time they would score.

In a dramatic turnaround from last season, it was the Saints young defense who stood up to make the big plays, keeping Arizona off the field and giving quarterback Drew Brees and company the space to work.

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Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians — but for half the season our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, so we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on, rather than fill up the Superdome.

We’re chronicling those other places that mean so much to us, from corner bars to TV studios to living rooms.

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Garrett Hartley’s game-clinching 27-yard field goal with five seconds left capped a wild Sunday night in Tampa Bay and sent the New Orleans Saints home with a win over the Buccaneers, 16-14.

It took the Saints just over a minute to drive 54 yards back down the field, after Tampa Bay’s own missed field goal, to set Hartley up to make the kick. The team was down by one, thanks to an earlier missed kick, and the points they gave back trying and failing to score a one-yard touchdown with just seconds to go in the first half.

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