Detroit Lions free agency preview: Familiar depth options highlight tight end offerings
The top of the tight end rotation is locked up, but the depth behind Hockenson remains a concern. He’s a potential matchup nightmare; just don’t ask him to block or do other traditional tight end duties yet. And while eyes will fixate on Hunter Henry and his connection to offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, the Chargers tight end is expected to cash in as the top tight end on the market. Campbell was the Saints tight end coach and assistant head coach for five seasons before landing in Detroit. Burton did a little bit of everything in Indy’s deep tight end room.mlive.com
Saints rout Panthers 33-7 to earn No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs
The Saints (12-4) will host the seventh-seeded Chicago Bears in the wild-card round next weekend. He also ran for five TDs, but the Panthers struggled to make winning plays late in games all season with Bridgewater at the helm. That leaves questions about his future as the Panthers starting QB, especially with the team having a top 10 draft pick in 2021. UP NEXTSaints: The four-time defending NFC South champions host the Bears next weekend in the playoffs. Panthers: After failing to make the playoffs for the third straight season, Carolina will look to the NFL draft to upgrade a number of pressing needs.
Kamara's 6 TDs tie NFL record; Saints beat Vikings 52-33
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) breaks free past Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27), outside linebacker Eric Wilson (50) and defensive end D.J. He finished with a career-high 155 yards rushing to help New Orleans beat the Minnesota Vikings 52-33 on Friday and clinch a fourth straight NFC South title. He has since set Saints records for rushing TDs in a season with 16 and total TDs with 21 (he has five receiving). It would be 8-yard gain, 7-yard gain.”The Saints (11-4) never punted, and set a record of yards gained in a game by a Vikings opponent with 583. New Orleans' 264 yards rushing were the most by a Vikings opponent in Zimmer's seven seasons.
Jalen Hurts helps Eagles beat Saints 24-21
Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts scrambles during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA – Jalen Hurts provided the Philadelphia Eagles a spark with his legs and his teammates came up with their best all-around effort of the season. They needed everyone to deliver to beat the New Orleans Saints. Sanders brook loose for an 82-yard TD run in the second quarter, giving the Eagles a 17-0 lead. He had a 74-yard TD run against Pittsburgh and a 74-yard run against Baltimore.
Brees throws 4 TD passes, Saints rout Brady, Buccaneers 38-3
Brees was 26 of 32 passing, including first-half TD throws of 14 yards to Tre’Quan Smith, 8 yards to Adam Trautman and 12 yards to Sanders, who missed the previous two games while on the COVID-19 list. Brees regained the league career TD pass lead with 654, three more than the 43-year-old Brady, who had thrown for 17 touchdowns and just one interception over his previous six games. The Saints intercepted Brady twice in a 34-23 season-opening win, with Janoris Jenkins returning one for a TD. Jared Cook fumbled at the Bucs 2 with the Saints looking to build on an early 7-0 lead. The Saints outgained the Bucs 241 yards to 36 up to that point.
Will Lutz makes field goal in OT, Saints beat Bears 26-23
The Bears’ Cairo Santos made a 51-yard field goal at the end of regulation to force the extra period. He came through with his fourth field goal on a windy day, sending the Bears (5-3) to their second straight loss. “My gut, we’re on the field and I feel like we can kick a field goal at that distance without risking any ball-security issues,” Payton said. Marshon Lattimore then intercepted Nick Foles, leading to a tiebreaking field goal by Lutz. After the Saints went three-and-out, Chicago tied it with 13 seconds left on Santos’ field goal into the wind.
Lutz lifts Saints past hard-luck Chargers, 30-27 in OT
He’s got to do better but we could have done some other things better,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. “This is how you grow as a team," Brees said. The Chargers (1-4) fell to their fourth straight loss by a touchdown or less, and the second in overtime. Then Brees found Cook open behind the Chargers’ secondary on third-and-long to tie it early in the fourth quarter. Saints: Enter their bye week, followed by a Week 7 home date with Carolina on Oct. 25.
Saints score 5 straight TDs in 35-29 win over Lions
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Tre'Quan Smith 2:19 apart in the second quarter, helping the short-handed Saints rally to beat the Lions 35-29. The Saints took a step toward sealing the win with Brees converting a third-and-5 from his 27 with a 19-yard pass to Smith. In Week 2, they were ahead by 11 points against Green Bay before giving up 31 straight points and losing an 11th straight game. “Let’s just talk about the Saints game," Patricia said when asked if he was concerned about his job security. Thomas, who practiced during the week, missed a third straight game with an ankle injury.
CB Desmond Trufant officially active for Lions as New Orleans scratches 6 starters
DETROIT -- Desmond Trufant is officially back for the Lions, who are getting a little healthier on Sunday for their matchup against the depleted New Orleans Saints at Ford Field. New Orleans has ruled out six starters, including star receiver Michael Thomas and top tight end Jared Cook. Trufant, who spent seven years in the NFC South with Atlanta, also knows Drew Brees and this offense very well. Detroit’s inactives: Tight end, Hunter Bryant (hamstring), safety C.J. That means New Orleans will be without its top receiver, top tight end and top two cornerbacks.mlive.com
Detroit Lions blow another double-digit lead to fall 35-29 to Saints: Live updates recap
FINAL -- New Orleans Saints 35, Detroit Lions 29Well, the Detroit Lions will head into their bye week at 1-3 after today’s loss. Fourth quarter3:36 -- New Orleans Saints drive starts on own 22Brees hits Burton to start the drive with a 3-yard gain. 8:01 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on opponent’s 43Stafford misses Marvin Hall on the deep shot to open the drive. Saints 35, Lions 299:34 -- New Orleans Saints drive starts on own 24Third-and-12 real quick here on this drive. https://t.co/3t7NejgA1O — Benjamin Raven (@BenjaminSRaven) October 2, 2020Average yards per game: Lions 351.7 (19th) | Saints 364 (18th)Passing yards per game: Lions 246 (16th) | Saints 258.7 (12th)Rushing yards per game: Lions 105.7 (22nd) | Saints 105.3 (23rd)Points per game: Lions 23.3 (21st) | Saints 29.3 (10th)Points allowed per game: Lions 30.7 (26th) | Saints 31.3 (27th)Defensive yards allowed per game: Lions 409.3 (28th) | Saints 352 (10th)Passing yards allowed per game: Lions 237 (13th) | Saints 252 (20th)Rushing yards allowed per game: Lions 172.3 (30th) | Saints 100 (6th)Takeaways: Lions 3 | Saints 4mlive.com
How to watch NFL Monday Night Football with Saints vs. Raiders: Channel, stream, time
The Las Vegas Raiders will christen their new stadium in a Monday Night Football matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Monday Night Football will air on ESPN and football fans can stream it on fuboTV (free trial), Hulu and Sling. Las Vegas will look to the power of Josh Jacobs on the ground after he scored three touchdowns in Week 1. Related: How to watch, stream live NFL games online for the 2020 seasonHere’s how to watch Monday night’s game. What: Monday Night Football - Week 2Who: Las Vegas Raiders (1-0) vs. New Orleans Saints (1-0)When: Monday, Sept. 21Time: 8:20 p.m.mlive.com
Saints intercept Brady twice in 34-23 win over Bucs
(AP Photo/Brett Duke)NEW ORLEANS – Tom Brady was intercepted twice in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-23 on Sunday. Neither quarterback was statistically exceptional in this first-ever NFL game featuring two quarterbacks in their 40s. One exception was Saints safety and Players Coalition co-founder Malcolm Jenkins, who trotted to the Saints bench area after the anthem had finished. The Saints were flagged four times for 101 yards, with all of those calls occurring during the Bucs' first three scoring drives. Saints: Take part in the first NFL game played in Las Vegas, the Raiders' home opener on Monday night, Sept. 21.