METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Alvin Kamara sounds ready to not only rejoin the New Orleans Saints on the field this week, but happy to share more snaps with resurgent running back Latavius Murray.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — While Saints quarterback Drew Brees plans to again wear a plastic splint on his surgically repaired thumb against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday, chances are he'll be on the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees answered any questions about how effective he would be coming back from thumb surgery, and the New Orleans Saints posted another convincing victory despite the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints' fifth straight victory without record-setting quarterback Drew Brees was just the latest highlight in an extraordinary run for coach Sean Payton.
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is active against the New Orleans Saints after missing a game because of a left shoulder injury.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled out top running back Alvin Kamara and top receiving tight end Jared Cook for Sunday's game in Chicago.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed running back Zach Zenner and tight end Brian Parker in advance of this Sunday's game at Chicago.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have listed running back Alvin Kamara as questionable for Sunday's game in Jacksonville because of an ankle injury that limited his practice time on...
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Green Bay running back Aaron Jones keeps building on a career day at the Dallas Cowboys.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — While he's shown willingness throughout his time in Seattle of taking accountability for decisions, it hasn't been often where Pete Carroll straight up calls out his own...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Drew Brees got in, marched down the field and got out.
It was a breezy preseason debut for Brees, who threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas to cap his...
The NFC South's reputation as the NFL's most balanced division has taken a hit.
The New Orleans Saints' two-year run as division champion, including a dominant showing in 2018, has left...
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (14-4)
New faces: TE Jared Cook, C Erik McCoy, DT Malcolm Brown, RB Latavius Murray, OL Nick Easton, DBs CJ Gardner-Johnson and Saquan Hampton, DE Mario Edwards Jr., RS...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints star running back Alvin Kamara walked out to Thursday's minicamp practice wearing reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's red practice jersey, teammates including...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Getting a chance to watch Taysom Hill do his thing as the New Orleans Saints' multi-faceted third-string quarterback was enough to convince coach Pat Shurmur the New...
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LAST SEASON: Saints tied best regular-season mark in franchise history, and came agonizingly close to their second Super Bowl trip, only to be hampered by disputed...
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (14-4)
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The gumbo the New Orleans Saints are cooking up is flavored with lots of passes from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas, plenty of runs by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, and enough dashes of defense to negate the high-powered offense of the Los Angeles Rams.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Mark Ingram readily acknowledges that his last game with the Saints could come Sunday, when New Orleans hosts the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game.
But Ingram hasn't given up on bucking conventional wisdom and remaining with New Orleans, even though his contract is expiring and the Saints will have to worry about signing younger, more productive running back Alvin Kamara to his second NFL contract in the next couple of years.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints starting right guard Larry Warford came out of the trainer's room, he scooped a mini basketball off the floor of the locker room and casually executed a quick, spinning dribble around a teammate.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When the Philadelphia Eagles went to New Orleans in Week 11, their leaders lost their composure before the team lost the game.
Carson Wentz walked off the field punching at the air after throwing one of his three interceptions, an uncharacteristic display of frustration by the third-year quarterback.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There's been no such thing as a sophomore slump for Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara.
The two NFC South running backs have followed up strong rookie campaigns with even better second seasons for the Panthers and Saints, who'll meet Monday night in a game with big playoff ramifications for both teams.
Just when the NFL was enjoying a ratings rebound and an explosion of offensive firepower that has fans giddy over their favorite and/or fantasy teams, the league reverted to its bumbling ways in Week 13.
It began with a prime-time officiating fiasco by its most experienced crew.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan doesn't sound interested in reviewing how the Saints gave up 48 points in Week 1 or 37 points in Week 3.
"Early in the year, they gave up some points and yards and things like that, but you just really look at them in their last I guess three or four ballgames," Linehan said.
The more recent version of New Orleans' defense hasn't allowed more than 17 points in any of its past three games.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The standings give Malcolm Jenkins and the Philadelphia Eagles all the motivation they need against the New Orleans Saints.
Trash talk doesn't matter when your season is on the line.
The Saints (8-1) were 10 seconds away from facing the Eagles in the NFC championship game last January before the "Minneapolis Miracle" ended their season.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The dynamic Saints running back duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara agree that the word "savage" best describes New Orleans' offense.
Certainly, the Saints are scoring so often, and in so many ways, it's enough to bruise defenders' egos.
"I'm glad we don't have to play them," Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone said Monday, a day after New Orleans broke the 50-point mark in a victory over Cincinnati.
The Rams and Saints again showed the value of stacking lineups in daily fantasy football contests as they erupted Sunday for 80 total points and more than 280 fantasy points in point-per-reception leagues.
Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp all cracked the 20-point threshold and a few savvy owners were able to fit in combinations of these players into their lineups.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled out rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport for Sunday's game against the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams.
Davenport had two sacks in New Orleans' victory last Sunday at Minnesota, but also injured his toe during the game.
Although he played through the injury in Minnesota, he sat out practice throughout this week and ultimately was ruled out on Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No miraculous play was needed for New Orleans to win this game in Minnesota, no where-were-you moment that instantly went viral.
Drew Brees and the Saints simply scored some revenge for their last-second loss in the playoffs last season by taking advantage of two key turnovers, including a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown by P.J. Williams, in a 30-20 victory over the Vikings on Sunday night.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — No team has done more to limit Saints running back Alvin Kamara's influence on a game this season than New Orleans itself.
That was by design, and Kamara says he's OK with it if an increasingly dynamic offense helps the Saints keep winning.
"I'm not worried about touches, whether it's a lot or a little," Kamara said after practice Wednesday. "Just take advantage of the plays that come."
A look at some key fantasy questions for Week 6:
SHOULD ALVIN KAMARA OWNERS BE CONCERNED AFTER MARK INGRAM'S TWO TD PERFORMANCE?
No. Ingram played 16.1 percent more snaps than Kamara in Week 5 but the Saints jumped out to a big early lead, calling for them to run. Compared with Kamara, Ingram is a more traditional type of RB.
A look at some key fantasy questions for Week 5:
CAN YOU START SAINTS RB MARK INGRAM IN HIS FIRST GAME BACK FROM SUSPENSION?
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Mark Ingram could see that the New Orleans Saints' offense was doing fine without him while he was at home in Florida, watching on television like any other fan during his four-game suspension.
The veteran running back also would like to think New Orleans could be even better with him in the game plan, particularly in light of how fresh and motivated he feels after spending a month away from the club.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are looking like a playoff team a quarter of the way into the season, and the New York Giants are once again looking like a team that isn't headed to the postseason.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In a game when Drew Brees didn't throw a touchdown and NFL leading receiver Michael Thomas was limited to four catches, the New Orleans Saints won with other options — Alvin Kamara and a defense that didn't live up to its much-maligned status.
For the third straight week this NFL season, game stacking — playing three or more players from the same game — was an effective way to win daily fantasy tournaments.
The logic is that when a matchup turns into a shootout, there's a lot of back and forth from each team, leading to high fantasy point totals for multiple players.
ATLANTA (AP) — On the day he became the NFL's career leader in completed passes, Drew Brees' biggest plays came as a runner.
Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
That came after his 7-yard score late in the fourth quarter forced the overtime. After the Saints won the coin toss, Brees and the Saints held the ball for more than seven minutes.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons may be a step ahead of the New Orleans Saints in the search for balance on offense.
That's not enough to make Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel rest easy. The Saints have Drew Brees, and the veteran quarterback's guile is enough to make any defensive coach lose sleep.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said it's too early to judge New Orleans' last-ranked running game.
With all the excitement around the NFL last weekend, it was one high-scoring Saints-Buccaneers game that brought home all the money in daily fantasy contests.
Tampa Bay quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 400-plus yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 36 yards and a score with his legs. Two of Fitzpatrick's top weapons, DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans, cracked the 100-yard threshold and accounted for three of the receiving touchdowns.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees has his three most productive receiving targets back from last season — and then some.
The addition of free agent Cameron Meredith and rookie Tre'Quan Smith, combined with the four-game suspension of 2017 rushing leader Mark Ingram, has set the stage for the Saints to revert to a more pass-heavy attack — if they choose.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — After a valuable week of joint practices with the Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton felt comfortable extending that open approach to their preseason game by calling everything from a fake punt to multiple 2-point conversions.
Alvin Kamara ran for a 2-yard touchdown, and the Saints capped a productive visit to Southern California with a 36-7 preseason win over the Chargers on Saturday night.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Alvin Kamara dismisses the notion that his approach to his second NFL camp should change because of the four-game suspension looming over fellow Saints Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram.
Whether Kamara and the running game are as effective without Ingram when the regular season opens remains to be seen. But Kamara expresses confidence in New Orleans' plan to deal with it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley and Sam Darnold.
The top three picks in the most recent NFL draft are all expected to make a major impact in 2018, assuming of course Mayfield (Cleveland) and Darnold (Jets) earn the starting jobs.
But often it's the unheralded rookies that can make a real difference.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-6)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Ochsner Sports Performance Center, Metairie, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-6)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Ochsner Sports Performance Center, Metairie, Louisiana
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The value Saints coach Sean Payton sees in Benjamin Watson has little to do with the career-best receiving numbers the veteran tight end put up the last time he played for New Orleans in 2015.
Watson wasn't a featured receiver then, and won't likely be this season, either.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints enter the NFL draft's final day with five picks spread across the last four rounds.
New Orleans has had only two draft choices so far. They selected defensive end Marcus Davenport of Texas-San Antonio during Thursday night's the first round and took Central Florida receiver Tre'Quan Smith during Friday night's third round.