New Orleans will travel to face the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium for their second preseason contest. The Saints and Texans have played each other every preseason since 2008 except for one, with the two clubs split at 4-4 in the preseason and at 2-2 in the regular season. New Orleans fell to the defending NFC South champions in both a preseason contest at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2015 and in a regular season matchup in Houston.
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.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sean Payton stated the obvious when he walked to the podium for his post-game press conference.
“The first thing that stands out in a game like that is the four turnovers,” the Saints head coach said after the Saints’ 34-22 loss to the New England Patriots in the exhibition opener for both teams. “That’s disappointing.”
The Saints committed turnovers on two of their first four plays. Not how you want to start a game or the preseason.
HITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The NFL requires teams to provide unofficial depth charts before each preseason game, and the New Orleans Saints released their first one on Sunday evening.
Most teams have their public relations department compile preseason depth charts, so anything listed on the Saints’ release should be taken with a grain of salt.
However, it’s still worth looking at the initial depth chart, if only to compare it to what happens when the Saints play the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
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.
NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees had a pretty good day for the New Orleans Saints, tying an NFL record with seven touchdown passes and throwing for a career-best 511 yards. Here is a look at three more Saints who were “up” and three who were “down” in Sunday’s 52-49 victory over the New York Giants.
When deciding who is the best New Orleans Saints player to ever wear #91, the choice is limited to linebackers Ken Marchiol and Kasim Edebali, and defensive linemen Monte Bennett, Robert “Pig” Goff, Brady Smith, Grady Jackson, and Will Smith.
Our selection is going to be Smith, a defensive end, who played for the Saints for 10 years, from 2004-2013.
After playing his college football at Ohio St., Smith was selected by the Saints in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
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