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Category: New Orleans Saints

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Saints’ recording-breaking kicker Tom Dempsey dies after contracting Covid-19

New Orleans legend held record for longest field-goal in historyDempsey was born with no toes on his kicking footThe New Orleans Saints have confirmed that their legendary kicker, Tom Dempsey, has died after contracting Covid-19. He was 73.Dempsey had …

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NFL’s Saints helped shape ‘pedophile list’ of accused clergy, lawyers say

Court papers say team helped pick names for accused listAttorneys accuse Saints of misleading statements in inquiryThe New Orleans Saints maintain their behind-the-scenes public relations work on the area’s Roman Catholic sexual abuse crisis was “minim…

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Saints suffer overtime agony again as Vikings triumph in playoff showdown

Minnesota Vikings 26-20 New Orleans SaintsKirk Cousins leads team on winning TD drive in overtimeKirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph with a touchdown on third-and-goal in overtime, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the Saint…

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Antonio Brown works out for New Orleans Saints on eve of playoffs

Sean Payton says Saints doing due diligence on exiled wideoutBrown has not played since he was cut by Patriots in SeptemberNew Orleans remain alive for No 1 overall seed in NFC playoffsSaints coach Sean Payton says the club has no immediate plans to si…

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Saints’ Thomas sets NFL reception record while Bengals fall just short of miracle

Michael Thomas sets single-season record for receptionsCincinnati stage 23-point comeback late in fourth quarterNew York Giants beat Washington in overtime thrillerBaltimore Ravens secure home-field advantage for playoffsDrew Brees threw for 279 yards …

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Saints’ Thomas sets NFL reception record while Bengals fall just short of miracle

Michael Thomas sets single-season record for receptionsCincinnati stage 23-point comeback late in fourth quarterNew York Giants beat Washington in overtime thrillerBaltimore Ravens secure home-field advantage for playoffsDrew Brees threw for 279 yards …

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Saints’ Thomas sets NFL reception record while Bengals fall just short of miracle

Michael Thomas sets single-season record for receptionsCincinnati stage 23-point comeback late in fourth quarterNew York Giants beat Washington in overtime thrillerBaltimore Ravens secure home-field advantage for playoffsDrew Brees threw for 279 yards …

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Lamar Jackson leads the way as record 12 Ravens make Pro Bowl roster

Team ties record for selections set my 1973 Miami DolphinsBosa, Hardman and Harris make Pro Bowl as rookiesTwelve Baltimore Ravens, including second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson, and seven New Orleans Saints, highlighted by league-leading receiver Mi…

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Near flawless Brees becomes all-time touchdown pass leader as Saints beat Colts

New Orleans quarterback breaks Peyton Manning’s recordBrees also has records for completions and passing yardsDrew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, throwing for four scores to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 34-7 victory ove…

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Farewell Brady and Brees? The NFL quarterback retirement index

A golden generation of quarterbacks are now in their late 30s and early 40s. Who should press on for glory and who should call it a day?The NFL’s old guard is nearing the end. Advances in training, sleep science and nutrition – not to mention the expan…

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How the Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees injuries will shake up the NFL

The injuries to the Steelers’ and Saints’ franchise quarterbacks have dramatically transformed the AFC and NFC playoff picturesWhen Jon Gruden was still an ESPN broadcaster and not a sentient meme, he would attend team practices across the league. He d…

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Ben Roethlisberger’s NFL season over with Drew Brees set to miss six weeks

Steelers quarterback will have surgery on elbow injuryBrees, NFL’s all-time passing leader, tears hand ligamentTwo of the NFL’s highest-profile quarterbacks will miss significant playing time. The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed that Ben Roethlisberger i…

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Lutz’s monster field goal sends Saints to last-gasp win over Texans

Houston Texans 28-30 New Orleans SaintsSaints kicker hits 58-year field goal in final secondsWil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired to lift the New Orleans Saints to a 30-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night in a game that had…

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Lutz’s monster field goal sends Saints to last-gasp win over Texans

Houston Texans 28-30 New Orleans SaintsSaints kicker hits 58-year field goal in final secondsWil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired to lift the New Orleans Saints to a 30-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night in a game that had…

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NFL owners unlikely to change replay rules despite Rams-Saints outcry

Saints believe non-call cost them a place in Super BowlGiants owner says support not strong enough for rules changeJohn Mara hears the cries to change the NFL’s replay system. He doesn’t think it has the votes. After the New York Giants owner emerged f…

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Judge dismisses fans’ request to replay NFC championship game after missed call

New Orleans fans had filed suit over team’s loss to LA RamsSunday’s Super Bowl will be between Rams and PatriotsA federal judge has refused to order the NFL to replay the NFC Championship game, in which the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Sai…

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Saints fans file lawsuit to replay NFC championship game after missed call

Hearing is set for Monday over end to Saints’ loss to RamsNew Orleans businessman rents billboards critical of NFLIn the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to reverse the result of the …

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Saints ‘unfairly deprived’ of Super Bowl place by missed call, says team owner

Gayle Benson speaks out against officials in statementOwner will ‘aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies’NFC Championship Game: Saints lose to Rams in overtimeA day after her New Orleans Saints lost the NFC Championship Game to the LA Rams after a…

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Rams beat Saints in overtime to make Super Bowl after ‘missed’ call

Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal clinches game for LASaints felt they should have got call late in regulationLos Angeles Rams 26-23 New Orleans Saints (OT)Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime and the Los Angeles Rams, helped by a hug…

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NFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints – live!

Teams meet at the Superdome for place in Super Bowl LIIIEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet him @HunterFelt 8.08pm GMT Rams 0-0 Saints, 14:16, 1st quarterThe Saints are starting at their own 25. Brees throws to Michael Thomas on 1st & 10, but …