Sometimes the 2014 New Orleans Saints show glimmers of the team they could have been.

Kenny Stills caught 5 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown, and the much-maligned New Orleans defense picked off Ben Roethlisberger twice.

The Saints tried to give it away late, but left Pittsburg with a 35-32 win over the Steelers.

The LSU Tigers wrapped up their regular season with a win over Texas A&M.

And in the Bayou Classic, Grambling University fought back until the last moment, but Southern University took the game, 52-45.

The Baltimore Ravens came into New Orleans on Monday night and became the third team in a row to beat the Saints at home.

The final score: 34-27.

It’s the first time in 13 years the Saints have lost three straight in the Superdome.

New Orleans managed to take a lead into the half, but the Ravens tied it up with a field goal… and then Drew Brees threw a pick-6 (an interception returned for a touchdown) right to Baltimore safety Will Hill.

Opposing teams have not missed a field goal against the Saints all year.

To keep a better eye on head injuries in the past, the LSU football team has had concussion detectors installed in players’ helmets. This season, LSU became the first team in the NCAA to try high-tech mouth guards to measure hits.

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For players and coaches, a football game starts long before kickoff. The same holds true for the food-minded Saints fan. For such fans, it starts with choosing what to cook and devoting the hands-on work to ensure a victorious feast.

It's really no wonder. Take the enthusiasm of the Who Dat Nation, add south Louisiana's endemic passion for food and the results are predictably over the top.

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Over the weekend, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries launched its new Get Out and Fish! program in Lafayette’s Girard Park. A fishing competition and other family friendly activities all served to celebrate a new initiative to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing.

They say video killed the radio star. Mike Wood of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says video games killed the fisherman.

The New Orleans Saints lost another home game Sunday, this time to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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The Superdome was almost impossibly loud on Sunday with the sound of 73,129 football fans screaming their hearts out.

That is, when the crowd wasn’t being drowned out by a ear-splitting siren sound piped through the Dome PA system.

The Saints lost the game to the San Francisco 49ers, 27-24. The Saints went down 14-0 early, climbed back to take the lead, and then let San Francisco tie it up with 44 seconds left in regulation.

The New Orleans Saints beat the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, 28-10.

The Saints rode their short week right into Charlotte, North Carolina and took control of the NFC South.

Sean Payton went to Mark Ingram again and again, and the 4th year running back responded to the challenge, picking up 100 yards on 30 attempts, and two touchdowns.

Jimmy Graham had 7 receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.

New Orleans Pelicans

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 New Orleans Saints beat the Green Bay Packers Sunday night, 44-23. A lot of things went right.

Two takeaways by the New Orleans Saints defense lead to 14 points.

Drew Brees completed 27 of 32 passes for 311 yards.

Mark Ingram ran for 172 yards and a touchdown.

The Saints continue to win in the Superdome.

In another display of home field dominance, LSU knocked unbeaten Ole Miss down a couple notches in the AP poll, winning 10-7 on Saturday.

LSU’s student section stormed the field.