The Saints said proceeds from a new 50/50 raffle program in their first two home preseason games will go toward flood victims through the American Red Cross. And owners Tom and Gayle Benson “have generously offered to make sizable and meaningful contributions towards the proceeds from the raffles.”
The New Orleans Saints will wear a black and gold helmet decal honoring the late Will Smith for the rest of the season starting Saturday night in the team’s game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
The black and gold decal showcases the former Saints defensive captain’s last name and jersey number 91.
The New Orleans Saints have a few running backs that could be fantasy-relevant this year, but Mark Ingram remains a true No. 1, every-down back for them. You can draft him with confidence as a top-10 overall running back.
Here is my analysis of how the Saints’ running backs will fare against ESPN’s projections for 2016:
Sean Payton has earned his reputation as one of the NFL’s most brilliant offensive minds during 10-plus years as head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
But during that same decade, Payton also has burned through four defensive coordinators. He is now on No. 5, Dennis Allen.
Most of them have been fired because the defense just plain stunk — it set the NFL record for yards allowed in a season under Steve Spagnuolo in 2012 and set NFL records for TD passes allowed and opponents’ passer rating last season before Rob Ryan was fired in November.
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Michael Thomas, WR, second round: When is it OK to declare someone a “preseason superstar?” Thomas’ legend kept growing with two more fantastic catches in the preseason opener — continuing what he started early in training camp. Most importantly, coach Sean Payton and New Orleans’ quarterbacks are talking about the trust they have quickly developed in Thomas, who attacks the ball at its highest point and really uses his 6-foot-3, 212-pound frame. Whether he’s the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver, he looks poised to make an early impact.
s a part of this year’s Hogs for the Cause, including our legendary Friday night party, New Pigs on the Hock has started a raffle to raise even more money that goes directly to Hogs for the Cause. The $10 per ticket raffle gives one person the chance to win:
– a Tailgate for 10 for a Saints Home game with tailgate pig roast provided by Chef Justin Devillier (Le Petite Grocery), Chef Aaron Burgau (Patois) and Nathaniel Zimet (Boucherie).
– 10 Saints Club Level tickets for the game
– a post-game meet and greet with Saints veteran Zach Strief.
Thanks Billy Ceravolo for letting us know about this !!
Kai Forbath‘s 52-yard field goal to lift the Saints over the Giants, 52-49, as time expired in the Super Dome on Sunday afternoon was as powerful and clutch a kick as we’ve seen in the NFL this year.
It was also the worst possible end to the best football game we’ve seen all season.
For almost 60 minutes, we were captivated by Drew Brees, whose 507-yard, seven-touchdown performance tied an NFL single-game record for most scores thrown in a game. Eli Manning hurled a career-high six touchdown passes for more than 350 yards. The game yielded more than 1,000 total yards, 60 first downs and 800 yards passing.