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Brees’ form suggests he’ll shatter all-time yardage record

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has sought to squash any notion that he’s preoccupied by his impending career yards milestone.”For me, this isn’t a time for reflection,” Brees said when asked about the likelihood of surpassing Peyton Manning’s all-time mark of 71,940 yards on Monday night, when New Orleans hosts Washington.”For me, […]

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Kamara runs for 3 second-half TDs, Saints beat Giants 33-18

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. Kamara ran for three second-half touchdowns, Wil […]

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Lutz’s 44-yard field goal lifts Saints past Browns 21-18

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal for New Orleans 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.Gonzalez […]

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Saints’ Onyemata fined $40.1K for 2 roughing passer calls

NEW YORK (AP) — Two illegal hits cost David Onyemata more than he made for playing in New Orleans’ season opener.The Saints defensive tackle was fined $40,108 by the NFL on Friday for two roughing-the-passer calls — $20,054 for each of the penalties — in a 48-40 loss to Tampa Bay last Sunday.The first came […]

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Saints’ Payton focuses on accountability after stunning loss

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton spent the first part of Monday urging players and his own coaching staff to acknowledge everything they did wrong heading into a surprising season-opening loss to Tampa Bay.”Today’s a tough day in our league, obviously, after a loss like that,” Payton said. “It wasn’t a good tape. […]

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Saints not worried about unbalanced offense yet

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees isn’t worried about the Saints’ conspicuously heavy reliance on the passing game during a season-opening loss.On one hand, the result begs the question of how much the four-game suspension of running back Mark Ingram is affecting New Orleans’ ability to gain advantages in time of possession from running the […]

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Saints suddenly facing doubt after surprising upset

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bad memories came flooding back to Saints coach Sean Payton after a fifth straight regular season opener ended in defeat.It wasn’t just that the Saints lost, but how it happened.An anemic pass rush and blown coverages helped an opposing quarterback look as spectacular as any point in his career as the […]

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NFL Commissioner, Saints discuss criminal justice issues

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell toured New Orleans’ criminal justice system on Tuesday, taking part in a daylong symposium organized by a nonprofit 12 players formed.Goodell went to the Orleans Public Defenders office with New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson and linebacker Demario Davis, news outlets report. The teammates are among […]

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Drew Brees says Baker Mayfield ‘can be a lot better than me’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Drew Brees sees a lot of himself in Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.And then some.”I think he can be a lot better than me,” the New Orleans Saints star said Wednesday.A fellow Texan, Brees has never met Mayfield but he’s tracked his playing career from afar and has been impressed by virtually […]

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