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.
Anthony Davis, the 6-foot-10 second-year power forward that has been a crucial piece of the New Orleans Pelicans’ high-flying offense this season, broke his hand in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the New York Knicks.
The injury has been described as a “non-displaced fracture” in his right hand, according to the team, who will be updating the media on his status later this week since the team is currently on a road trip.
The New Orleans Pelicans, down by one point with 22 seconds to go, set up on the visiting Golden State Warriors. Jrue Holiday took it inside, looking for a pull up jumper, and couldn’t find one. He dished it to Eric Gordon on the outside.
1.8 seconds left. Gordon takes the jumper, and his game-winning three-pointer rolls around the inside of the rim… and back out. And the Warriors took home a 102-101 victory.
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.
We’re more than mid-way through the football season, which begs a review of one of the more controversial new NFL rules. We’re talking, of course, about the NFL’s decision to allow only see-through purses into NFL stadiums nationwide. Here’s a field study of stadium bag theory.
The New Orleans Pelicans have placed injured center Greg Stiemsma on the inactive list and have activated forward Ryan Anderson, per General Manager Dell Demps, the team announced today.
Stiemsma suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee during the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles. An MRI confirmed the injury, and Stiemsma is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
The NFL Players Association announced the launch this week of The Trust, a program created to assist former NFL players in the transition to life after professional football.
One major component of The Trust is the Brain and Body program, which will provide participants with medical evaluations and care. Tulane University here in New Orleans is one of The Trust’s three national medical providers.
The NFL Players Association, the union representing active NFL players, announced the creation today of The Trust, a program dedicated to assisting players in their transition away from professional football.