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Jan

20

Saints will rout the Rams and reach the Super Bowl. Here are 5 reasons why.

The Los Angeles Rams say they are ready for the New Orleans Saints.

They insist the Mercedes-Benz Superdome crowd noise will be a nonfactor in their rematch with the Saints in the NFC Championship Game.

But I think otherwise. They sound like they are trying to convince themselves that everything’s going to be OK. They sound to me like a team in denial.

The Saints are in their heads. And trust me, the sellout crowd of 73,000 will be in their ears on Sunday.

Five reasons why the Saints will win:

Jan

12

7 keys to a Saints win against the Eagles in the NFC playoffs on Sunday

The New Orleans Saints play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional playoffs on Sunday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The game is a rematch of the teams’ Week 11 contest in New Orleans, in which the Saints’ routed the Eagles 48-7, Philadelphia’s worst loss since 2005.

Here are seven keys to another Saints’ win on Sunday:

Jan

09

NFL Picks Divisional Round: Saints again bash Eagles to set up rematch with Cowboys

It’s the second of the two best football weeks of the year. A pair of playoff games each on Saturday and Sunday, although Who Dats will have to wait through the first three games for their postseason opener in the Dome this Sunday.

Down to the final eight, so which four will make it to their respective conference championship games? No need to wait for the weekend.

Here we go with our fearless predictions sans care or scare. With our usual sass, crass and joie de vivre, we keep rolling and hope to continue the fun into Dirty Bird Stadium next month.

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Jan

09

Sean Payton’s $225k pep talk: Want this cash? This trophy? Win 3 games.

If New Orleans Saints players needed any extra motivation before their hopeful playoff run begins, coach Sean Payton gave it to them before they started preparing for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
During the team meeting on Monday (Jan. 7), there was a big box underneath a gold curtain, and when Payton unveiled it, the players saw a glass case full of cash, along with a Lombardi Trophy. There were also three armed guards who carried in some of the money, a total of $225,000, as the Saints saw a visual of what they stand to win this postseason.
“I think guys were excited,” running back Mark Ingram said. “You see a thing like that full of cash, that’ll make you excited a little bit.”
Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. said the players reacted the same way anyone would when seeing that much cash.

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Jan

06

Saints to face Eagles in NFC Divisional game next week

The New Orleans Saints will face a team they trounced during a regular season meeting when they host the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC Divisional playoff game next Sunday (Jan. 13) at 3:40 p.m. CT.

The Eagles upset the Chicago Bears on Sunday (Jan. 6) in the last of four NFL wild-card games.

As the No. 1 seed with home-field advantage through the NFC playoffs, the Saints were assured of playing the wild-card winner with the lower seed. The Eagles have the lowest possible seed at No. 6.

The Dallas Cowboys, seeded at No. 4, will play Saturday in Los Angeles against the No. 2 Rams.

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Dec

30

Playoff Picture

Dec

29

Teddy Bridgewater to start for Saints on Sunday vs. Panthers

The New Orleans Saints plan to start Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback in place of Drew Brees in Sunday’s season finale against the Carolina Panthers.

Coach Sean Payton announced the decision to start Bridgewater on Friday, saying the 26-year-old quarterback had been working with the first-team offense throughout the week of practice.

“He’s had a good week of preparation, and he’s thrown it really well,” Payton said. “So, it’ll be good to get a chance to look at him.”

The Saints have already clinched the No. 1 seed, so there are no playoff implications, which explains why the coaches want to rest Brees. This will be just third start Brees has missed since joining the Saints in 2006. He also sat in Week 17 of 2009 when the Saints already had the No. 1 seed, and he missed Week 3 of 2015 with a shoulder injury.

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Dec

23

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Dec

23

Road to the Super Bowl will run through New Orleans after clutch late TD gives the Saints the win

The NFC road to the Super Bowl will go through New Orleans.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome exploded into a roar when referee Craig Wrolstead signaled, after a review, that New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas crossed the goal line for a touchdown that gave New Orleans a 31-28 lead with 1:25 remaining.
The Saints forced and recovered a Juju Smith-Schuster fumble on the Steelers ensuing drive, clinching their 13th win of the season and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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Dec

22

Steve Gleason shares reaction to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal

Steve Gleason was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Thursday, becoming the first New Orleanian and former NFL player to receive the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. Here is his response to receiving the award:

“I played eight seasons in the NFL, and I’m in my eighth season with ALS. ALS is a remorseless and humiliating disease. During my eight years in the NFL, I was fortunate to have coaches, and other players, that would mentor and support me. I’m indebted and grateful to those people. I feel undeserving of their grace and mentorship.

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