Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

49ers acquire WR Sanders from Broncos

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The San Francisco 49ers traded third- and fourth-round picks to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and a fifth-round pick on Tuesday. According to ESPN, the Broncos wanted to keep Sanders for one more week and play him Sunday at Indianapolis, but the 6-0 49ers wanted the wideout to play in Sunday's game against the visiting Carolina Panthers. "Emmanuel is a passionate football player whose toughness and competitive nature have helped him become a dynamic playmaker in this league," San Francisco general manager John Lynch said in a statement.

NFL Power Rankings: Sorry 49ers, but Saints are the NFC’s best team

Monday, October 21st, 2019

It's very rare to see a team go on a winning streak with a Hall of Fame quarterback out, but that's what the Saints have done. And in the process, Saints coach Sean Payton has solidified his legacy and it's pretty clear New Orleans is a Super Bowl contender. They've strengthened that position without Brees, which nobody expected.

The Bears’ run game solution starts with Matt Nagy trusting David Montgomery

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Last week in this space, we wrote Matt Nagy's commitment to the run game was "fine," which at the time was accurate, and that the solution for the Bears' woes on the ground was not to blindly run the ball more. Then Nagy called 54 passing plays and only seven running plays in a blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. He looked skittish to call runs after the first play of the game, on which the Bears missed a block and Tarik Cohen was tackled after gaining just one yard.

Getting Defensive: Week 8

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The scheduling gods threw fantasy owners a bone in Week 8 at least—the Bears play host to a reeling Los Angeles Chargers team that ranks inside the top 10 in fantasy points allowed to team defenses this year. But the days of Chicago being a no-brainer matchup-proof must-start, for now at least, may be over. THE NO-DOUBTERS Pittsburgh Steelers (vs.

Tarik Cohen: ‘Ya’ll act like I don’t know I’m short’

Monday, October 21st, 2019

One of the few memorable moments from the Bears offense in Sunday's 36-25 loss to the New Orleans Saints was actually something running back Tarik Cohen, and vertically-challenged Bears fans across the country, would like to forget. With less than five minutes remaining in the game, Cohen caught a pass out of the backfield that resulted in a short gain (no pun intended). To his credit, Cohen trucked Saints defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson before being thrown to the ground and, as Cohen's known to do from time to time, began barking at New Orleans coach Sean Payton and those Saints defenders.

Studs and Duds from Bears’ Week 7 loss to Saints

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The Bears played what may have been their worst game in the Matt Nagy era in Sunday's 36-25 loss to the New Orleans Saints. This despite the fact that the Bears were coming off of a bye week that was supposed to be used to establish the team's identity on offense. Instead, Nagy and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky created more questions than answers about not only this year's Bears, but also about Nagy's ability as a play-caller and Trubisky's potential to ever emerge as a legitimate starting quarterback in the NFL.

Could Cam Newton be the savior for Bears’ disappointing season?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

With each Mitchell Trubisky soaring overthrow, misread and three-and-out in Sunday's dispiriting 36-25 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the question for the Chicago Bears grows. How long can they stick with Trubisky, especially considering their championship-contending defense? Namely, as the Oct. 29 trade deadline approaches, would a franchise that has boldly invested in winning a Super Bowl right now blow up one of its signature moves and make another one … this time for Cam Newton?

Cordarrelle Patterson returns 102-yard touchdown

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The Chicago Bears wide receiver now has eight career return touchdowns.

Bears loss to Saints leaves questions of leadership, search for solutions by a team struggling in all areas

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Not so sure, because the Bears don't appear to have a fix on the reasons behind their struggles in Sunday night's 36-25 pummeling at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. And in comments that had a peculiar ring to them, coach Matt Nagy afterwards alluded to wanting to see which of his players were going to step up and exercise more leadership – an odd mission statement of sorts from a coach who likes and presumably knows very well the character and characters within his team.

Sloppy Bears lose 36-25 to Saints

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

A blocked punt turned into a safety, and Chicago's defense looked tired in the second half. At least the Bears were consistent. Each unit committed its share of mistakes.