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New Orleans Saints
11:55 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Saints Looking to Win Out, Playoffs or Not

Saints guard Jahri Evans acknowledges a measure of regret that it took so long — probably too long — for New Orleans to resemble the playoff contender it had been the previous three seasons.

Evans says the Saints' 41-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday offered a glimpse of how New Orleans should have played earlier this season.

Still, Evans and his teammates say winning out matters whether they make the playoffs or not.

New Orleans Saints
5:21 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Saints Dominant in Thrashing of Bucs

The Saints dismantled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41-0 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday afternoon.

Both teams entered Sunday’s matchup hoping to build on fading playoff hopes, but the Saints crushed the Bucs in dominating fashion to claim their first shutout since a 12-0 victory over the New York Jets on Christmas Eve in 1995.

Drew Brees broke out of his recent slump, throwing for 307 yards and four touchdowns and zero interceptions.

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New Orleans Saints
9:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Saints-Bucs Sunday Preview

The New Orleans Saints return home this week for a Sunday afternoon matchup in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against division rivals Tampa Bay.

It’s been a rollercoaster season for the Buccaneers and the Saints as both two clubs come into this weekend’s matchup clinging to very slim playoff hopes.

The two teams met earlier this season in Tampa, where the Saints escaped with a wild 35-28 victory in a game that featured a dramatic goal-line stand by the Saints’ defense and a game-tying touchdown by the Bucs waved off due to a penalty on the last play of the game.

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New Orleans Saints
1:11 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

NFL Players' 'Bountygate' Suspensions Vacated

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
Chris Szagola CSM /LANDOV

The four NFL players who were fined and given multi-game suspensions for their alleged parts in the New Orleans Saints' "bountygate" scheme that paid bonuses for injuring opposing players have had their punishments vacated, the league says.

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Super Bowl XLVII
12:11 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Super Bowl 2013 Traffic Maps

The City of New Orleans has released maps delineating road closures and other traffic restrictions before, during and after this year's Super Bowl, held Feb. 3 at the Superdome.

Find out more, including schedules and venue information, on the city's Super Bowl preparation website.

Updated Jan. 30

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New Orleans Saints
10:07 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Saints Stomped by Giants in New York, 52-27

The Saints dropped their third straight game to the New York Giants, 52-27 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

The Saints’ turnover woes continued, and the Giants capitalized on early fumbles by Marques Colston and Jed Collins, and two second-half interceptions by Drew Brees. But the Saints defense struck first when defensive back Elbert Mack intercepted Eli Manning for a 73-yard touchdown return early in the first quarter.

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New Orleans Saints
10:49 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Saints to Face NY Giants Sunday

The New Orleans Saints will travel north this weekend for a Sunday evening matchup with the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Giants.

The two slumping teams will have each something to prove as New Orleans has dropped two straight heartbreakers, while New York has lost three of their last four games and are beginning to lose their footing atop the always-tough NFC East Division.

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New Orleans Saints
10:09 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Saints Trounced By Falcons, 23-13

Jimmy Graham gets wrapped up on a run last night in Atlanta.
Michael C. Hebert New Orleans Saints

The Saints fell short last night against archrival Atlanta, 23-13 in the Georgia Dome in front of a sell-out crowd and a national television audience.

New Orleans has dominated the Falcons over the past seven seasons, winning eleven out of their last 13 meetings before yesterday, but couldn’t overcome one of the worst games of quarterback Drew Brees’ career.

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New Orleans Saints
8:31 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Saints Fall Short At Home Against San Francisco

Lance Moore makes a diving reception Sunday at the Superdome against the 49ers.
Michael C. Hebert New Orleans Saints

The San Francisco 49ers dealt the New Orleans Saints a serious blow to their playoff hopes, defeating them 31-21 Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Despite an improved defensive effort, the Saints were unable to overcome a couple of big plays and offensive miscues.

The Saints’ defense yielded a season-low 375 yards to the 49ers offense but couldn’t overcome a pair of crucial interceptions by Drew Brees.

Brees was 26 of 41 for 267 yards and three touchdowns, but he threw two interceptions which were returned for touchdowns.

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Saints 38 — Raiders 17
11:08 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Saints Trounce Raiders In Big Road Win

The Saints improved their record to 5-5 with a 38-17 win over the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday.

The offense continued its balanced attack, rushing for more than 100 yards for the third consecutive game. Mark Ingram led the way for the Saints’ ground game, rushing 12 times for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Drew Brees provided another masterful performance, completing 74.1 percent of his passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns.

Lance Moore caught two of Brees’s touchdown passes, totaling 53 yards.

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