Archive for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ Category

Falcons RB Freeman, DE McKinley to sit Sunday vs. Saints

Friday, September 21st, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman will miss his second straight game with a knee injury, and the Falcons also will be without starting defensive end Takk McKinley when they host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Coach Dan

Saints aim to continue improvement vs. Falcons

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The New Orleans Saints improved from Week 1 to Week 2 and that enabled them to follow a season-opening loss with a win. After giving up 48 points in a seven-point loss to Tampa Bay to start the season, the Saints contained the Cleveland Browns offense much better in a 21-18 victory last week. The offense, though, wasn't nearly as effective against the Browns (275 yards) as it was against the Buccaneers (475).

NFL Week 3 previews for Sunday

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Carson Wentz will be back in action for the Eagles on Sunday. (Getty Images) Here’s a look at the Week 3 matchups, including the broadcasting TV network for each game. You can also livestream games within your market on the Yahoo Sports App (IOS and Android

Falcons wary of defending Saints’ ‘maestro’ Drew Brees

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons may be a step ahead of the New Orleans Saints in the search for balance on offense. The Saints have Drew Brees, and the veteran quarterback's guile is enough to make any defensive coach lose sleep. Brees and the Saints (1-1) will try to establish more offensive balance when they visit the Falcons (1-2) on Sunday in an early test of NFC South rivals attempting to build off Week 2 wins.

Hue Jackson didn’t know Zane Gonzalez was kicking while injured Sunday

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Hue Jackson admitted Monday that he was unaware that Zane Gonzalez was hurt when he missed four kicks on Sunday. Of all the ways the Cleveland Browns have lived down to their dubious reputation to start this NFL season, a detail shared on Monday from Sunday’s kicking fiasco may be the most inept. Head coach Hue Jackson didn’t know that kicker Zane Gonazalez was kicking with an injury when he missed two field goals and two extra points in Sunday’s 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Saints bringing back defensive tackle Jay Bromley

Monday, September 17th, 2018

After releasing him during final roster cuts, the New Orleans Saints are seeking a reunion with veteran defensive tackle Jay Bromley. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Newtork, Bromley is flying to New Orleans to re-sign the team he spent the offseason with. Bromley signed with the Saints in May and appeared in all four preseason games with the team before being released on Sept. 1.

Falcons dispute report that RB Freeman out for 2-3 weeks

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons disputed a report that running back Devonta Freeman will be out for as long as three weeks with a knee injury. Coach Dan Quinn said Monday that Freeman is listed as day to day. Freeman injured his right knee in a Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and didn't play in Sunday's 31-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Saints’ Benjamin Watson: ‘It would be much easier if we put flags on the QB’

Monday, September 17th, 2018

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson suggested that quarterbacks wear flags during games. The hugely impactful and highly questionable roughing the passer call against Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews continues to be talked about on Monday morning, with many questioning how defensive players are supposed to succeed given that Matthews seemed to take Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins down with a textbook tackle – not too high, not too low, didn’t do that whole full-body-weight thing. At least one player, who has a prominent role with the NFL Players Association, floated an unexpected idea.

Saints narrowly prolong Browns’ winless streak 21-18

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed less than 10 minutes to obliterate what looked like a milestone victory for the seemingly cursed Cleveland Browns. Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final seconds, and the Saints held on for a 21-18 victory that extended the Browns' winless streak to 19 games. ''These are games that we find we find our identity a little bit,'' Brees said, alluding to New Orleans' inability to score more than three points until the first of Michael Thomas' two touchdown catches with 8:41 to go.

Saints narrowly prolong Browns’ winless streak 21-18

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed less than 10 minutes to obliterate what looked like a milestone victory for the seemingly cursed Cleveland Browns. Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final seconds, and the Saints held on for a 21-18 victory that extended the Browns' winless streak to 19 games. "These are games that we find we find our identity a little bit," Brees said, alluding to New Orleans' inability to score more than three points until the first of Michael Thomas' two touchdown catches with 8:41 to go.