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Marshon Lattimore – Rookie of the year.

New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore has been selected as the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, the first time that a Saint has won the award.

Lattimore, the 11th overall pick by the Saints out of Ohio State, enjoyed a standout season as he is the only the fourth cornerback in franchise history to be selected to the Pro Bowl and the first since Eric Allen in 1995 and joined fellow rookie, RB Alvin Kamara as one of only seven Saints rookie selected. The Cleveland, Ohio native started all 13 games he played in and posted 53 tackles (44 solo), a club-best five interception returns for 85 yards with one returned for a touchdown, a team-high 18 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Lattimore’s five picks were ranked first among NFL rookies and tied for fifth in the league overall.




Alvin Kamara Rookie of the year !

Saints running back Alvin Kamara edged Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt as the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.

The award was announced during Saturday’s NFL Honors program in Minneapolis.

Kamara, a third-round pick from Tennessee (67th overall), ran for 728 yards and caught 81 passes for 826 yards for 1,554 yards from scrimmage. That total was second among rookies behind Hunt, who led the NFL with 1,327 rushing yards. Kamara’s 14 total touchdowns — eight rushing, five receiving, one kick return — led all rookies.




9 Saints issues (not Drew Brees) heading into the offseason

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Sean Payton and New Orleans: a love story

When Sean Payton came to New Orleans in 2006 to coach the Saints, he was little more than “that guy from Dallas” to most local fans. He was young. He was energetic. He was highly regarded in football circles. But he was also the latest in a long string of coaches who had come and gone after promising everything and delivering precious little.

But if you’ve been watching closely, something has happened over the past 12 years. Something has changed in the ol’ ballcoach’s relationship with the city. That was as clear as ever in the Saints’ locker room following the team’s wild-card playoff victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday (Jan. 7).

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2018 Playoffs !



Saints escape with win over Panthers, advance to face Vikings:

The New Orleans Saints never trailed on Sunday, but they still needed some late-game heroics to secure a victory in their wild-card round matchup with the Carolina Panthers.

In the 31-26 victory, Carolina had a chance to take a lead late in the fourth quarter, but two sacks by the Saints coupled with an intentional grounding penalty on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ensured a win for New Orleans.

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Five things to know about the Saints on Sunday, Jan. 7

1. Fox is broadcasting the New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers game set to kickoff at 3:40 p.m. (CST). In the New Orleans area, the game can be found on WVUE-Fox 8, WWL Radio (870-AM, 105.3 FM) as well as on WGSO (990 AM) in Spanish. Fans can also stream the game live or on-demand with NFL Game Pass on your computer or tablet. For full broadcast listings on television and radio, CLICK HERE

2. Watch John DeShazier, Sean Kelley and Mike Hoss will preview the game in our Pregame Report at 1:30 p.m.

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Saints hang blank banner in practice facility as extra motivation to win NFC South

The New Orleans Saints had a blank gold banner hanging in their indoor practice facility this week.

“You can kind of look at it and fill in the blanks yourself,” coach Sean Payton said Friday.

The hope for the Saints is to replace the empty banner with one that says “2017 NFC South Champions.”

“It’s unfinished, and we’ve talked all week about finishing the right way,” Payton said.

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Saints’ season finale against Buccaneers flexed to 3:25 p.m.

The NFL announced Sunday night that it will flex the New Orleans Saints’ game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to 3:25 p.m. The matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons will be at the same time.

Both games were originally scheduled for noon kickoffs, but the league decided to move both to the later time. Per the announcement, keeping the games at the same time was important from a competition standpoint. Both games will air on FOX.

If the Saints (11-4) win Sunday, they’ll claim the NFC South championship, but they can still win the division if they lose and the Falcons (9-6) beat the Panthers (11-4).

The Saints can win their first division crown since 2011 next Sunday.



New Orleans Saints beat Atlanta Falcons 23-13, earn playoff spot


The New Orleans Saints are back in the playoffs. After sitting out the postseason the past three seasons, New Orleans’ 23-13 victory over division rival Atlanta earned the Saints (11-4) a playoff spot.

As expected, Sunday’s game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was a wild contest between two bitter rivals but the Saints came up with the bigger plays and the win.

The Saints defense, perhaps the story of the team’s turnaround this season, came through again with a fourth-and-goal stop at 1 in the fourth quarter and by forcing two turnovers. Defensive end Cam Jordan, putting together an NFL Defensive Player of the Year season, sacked Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan twice (Jordan has 12 on the season), all-everything cornerback Marshon Lattimore made an amazing “butt-interception” and linebacker Manti Te’o and tackle Tyeler Davison combined on a key forced fumble and recovery that ended a likely scoring drive for the Falcons (9-6). Te’o played a very strong game in placed of injured starter A.J. Klein and the Saints defense registered three other sacks.

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