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NFL divisional round predictions: Cowboys to surge as Saints end Eagles’ hopes

The NFL’s top seeds make their postseason debuts, and one of last weekend’s winners is more than capable of making an upsetWhat the Colts need to do to win: The Colts aren’t going to be able to stop Patrick Mahomes from scoring touchdowns, so they need…

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Saints smother Panthers to close on home-field advantage for playoffs

New Orleans Saints 12-9 Carolina PanthersPanthers’ only TD comes from pass by RB Christian McCaffreyNew Orleans put the clamps on Cam Newton, and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on Monday night to take a big step toward locking up home-field…

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The brilliant Saints just turned the Eagles’ Super Bowl hangover into a coma

Philadelphia suffered the worst ever loss by a defending champion on Sunday. The team that beat them could end up taking their crown in FebruaryIt was the worst loss ever by a defending Super Bowl champion. The New Orleans Saints demolished the Philade…

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Dez Bryant lands one-year contract with surging New Orleans Saints

Bryant, 29, returns to football after April release by CowboysThree-time Pro Bowler will boost to one of NFL’s top offensesDez Bryant is back in the NFL and with a Super Bowl contender after agreeing to a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.B…

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Saints gain revenge for ‘Minneapolis Miracle’ loss against Vikings

New Orleans Saints 30-20 Minnesota Vikings Saints are now 6-1 after Sunday Night Football winDrew Brees and the New Orleans Saints paid Minnesota back for their last-second loss in the playoffs last season, using two key turnovers, including a 45-yard …

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‘It was incredible’: Drew Brees on becoming NFL’s all-time passing leader – video

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has broken the NFL’s all-time passing mark on Monday, eclipsing Peyton Manning’s 71,940 career yards.Brees entered the Saints’ game against the Washington Redskins needing 201 yards through the air to set th…

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Drew Brees eclipses Peyton Manning as NFL’s all-time passing leader

Quarterback breaks career record with 62-yard touchdown bombBrees passed Peyton Manning’s previous mark of 71,940 yardsDrew Brees has become the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing – and he did it in style.The 39-year-old Brees eclipsed Peyton Manni…

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Saints beat Falcons in 43-37 thriller as 49ers lose Garoppolo to worrying injury

San Francisco fear their quarterback may have injured ACLPatrick Mahomes continues brilliant start to seasonEnglishman Efe Obada stars for Panthers in first NFL gameBuffalo Bills shock highly-rated Minnesota VikingsDrew Brees’ one-yard run capped an 80…

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NFL off-season hots up with Cousins set for Vikings as Brees sticks with Saints

Washington QB set to sign $84m deal with MinnesotaFuture Hall of Famer Brees will see out career in New OrleansDenver upgrade at quarterback to complement strong defenseThe biggest question of the NFL off-season appears to be settled with ESPN reportin…

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NFL offseason predictions: Saints for Super Bowl champs and the protests end

Sports forecasts aren’t worth the paper they’re written on: which is why we’re publishing these online. But are the Browns set for a spectacular improvement?The problem with predictions in this space is that they are comically flawed.Six months ago, we…

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Vikings earn mind-bending win over Saints with last-gasp TD in NFL playoffs

Stefon Diggs scores 61-yard touchdown in dying seconds to grab victoryNew Orleans Saints 24-29 Minnesota Vikings: as it happenedVikings will play Philadelphia Eagles for place in Super BowlCase Keenum completed a last-ditch heave on the game’s final pl…

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NFC divisional playoff: New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings – live!

Third string to north star: the unlikely rise of the Vikings’ Case KeenumEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @HunterFelt 9.07pm GMT We’re a few minutes away from this officially becoming the Case Keenum-Blake Bortles Playoffs… 8.57pm…

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NFL: Top 10 plays from wild card weekend – video highlights

Marcus Mariota’s touchdown pass to himself tops the list plays from a dramatic opening weekend of play-offs in the NFL. Mariota’s tipped ball helped the Titans to seal an unlikely come-from-behind win over the Chiefs on Saturday. Elsewhere, the Falcons…

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Ageless Drew Brees leads Saints past Panthers in wildcard playoff

Carolina Panthers 26-31 New Orleans SaintsNew Orleans will play Minnesota Vikings next weekJaguars win ugly game against Bills in Sunday’s early kick-offDrew Brees, who turns 39 this month, passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans S…

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NFL wild card play-offs: Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints – live!

The Panthers (11-5) face the NFC South champion Saints (11-5)Titans stun Chiefs | Falcons upset RamsSend James a tweet at @jamescaroll or email him 10.15pm GMT Here’s that Ted Ginn touchdownYOU’RE NOT GONNA CATCH @TEDGINNJR_19.80-yard @Saints TD! #GoSa…

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NFL wild card play-off: Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints – live!

The Panthers (11-5) face off with the NFC South champion Saints (11-5)Send James a tweet at @jamescaroll or email him 5.24pm GMT James will be here shortly. Continue reading…

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New Orleans man sues Saints for refund over national anthem protests

Season-ticket holder sues Saints for refund over anthem protestsLee Dragna says protests create ‘borderline dangerous’ atmosphereA season-ticket holder for the New Orleans Saints has sued the team for a full refund and attorneys’ fees claiming the prot…

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New Orleans Saints beat Washington for eighth straight win – video highlights

The New Orleans Saints stretched their winning streak to eight games in week 11 of the NFL, clawing back a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation to defeat Washington 34-31. A superb catch from Roger Lewis Junior helped the New Yor…

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Are the Saints the best team in the NFL (and are the Giants the worst)?

It once looked like Drew Brees’s career would wind down with a bunch of yards and a heap of 7-9 seasons. But suddenly he has a defense to help him outSo much time has passed since the New Orleans Saints became the best story in the NFL it’s hard to rem…

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New Orleans Saints beat Miami Dolphins in Wembley stinker

• Touchdowns by Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara seal stodgy 20-0 win
• 80,000 crowd enjoys spectacle despite error-strewn encounter

For years, Americans have been told that to truly love soccer they must learn to appreciate a 0-0 draw. At Wembley on Sunday the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins served up the equivalent for British NFL fans – an error-riddled, penalty-strewn, stodgy stinker of a match between two teams the wrong side of average. And yet, curiously, 80,000 people seemed to find it a good enough way to spend three hours as the Saints won the second London match of the season 20-0.

There rightly remains a healthy degree of scepticism about whether a full-time London NFL team is viable. But perhaps this was another small step forward in realising the ambitions of the sport’s power brokers. If people tolerate this, perhaps a franchise will be next.

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