The New Orleans Pelicans kicked off the NBA season with a 101-84 win over the visiting Orlando Magic.
Anthony Davis is an honest-to-goodness superstar. And he is only getting better.
Davis, now in his third year, wowed the Smoothie King Center crowd Tuesday night with another masterful performance. He was just shy of a rare triple-double — that’s double-digits in three separate categories: 26 points, 17 rebounds and 9 blocked shots. He’s the first player to record those numbers in any NBA game since Dwight Howard in 2008.
The Saints managed to eke out their second win of the season in the Superdome on Sunday, besting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime, 37-31.
The Saints have now won 10 straight in the Superdome. It was a less-than-impressive victory, punctuated by Drew Brees interceptions, an inability to capitalize on Tampa Bay penalties — and an overly loud train noise piped in over the Dome PA system that caused an uproar on social media and local talk radio.
The Dallas Cowboys beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, 38-17.
It was a game described by many on social media as a #dumpsterfire.
The 24-0 halftime score was the biggest Saints deficit since the arrival of Sean Payton as head coach in 2006. It took until the 11:14 mark of the third quarter for the Saints to even get on the board.
Shayne Graham missed a 41-yard field goal.
Drew Brees threw an interception.
Jimmy Graham fumbled the ball, only the fourth fumble of his career.
When New Orleans was awarded its NFL franchise in 1966, the first person to own the team was John Mecom Jr. – a 26-year-old Houstonian whose father made a fortune in the oil industry. An avid sports fan, John helped shape the team’s identity: he picked out their colors and logos, and even helped move them to the Superdome.
The New Orleans Saints suffered another disappointing loss on Sunday, this time in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Browns have bested the Saints in five of their past six matchups. On Sunday the Saints were done in by another late field goal, this time a 29-yarder with three seconds to play in regulation. The final score: 26 to 24.
One highlight: Quarterback Drew Brees passed John Elway, moving into fourth place on the NFL’s all-time list for passing yards.