The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints will hold their first joint practice today at 1:30 p.m. in anticipation of their preseason game this Thursday at Gillette Stadium. Organized by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Saints interim coach Joe Vitt, this marks the second time in three years the two teams have held practices together. (more)
The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints will hold a pair of joint practice sessions the week of their August 9th preseason matchup at Gillette Stadium. The plans have been discussed for quite some time between Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Saints interim coach Joe Vitt, as it would be the second time in three years the two teams have practiced together. (more)
5x All-Pro receiver Randy Moss will likely be back in the NFL this season after impressing the New Orleans Saints during his workout with the organization on Tuesday. An NFL source told ProFootballTalk.com that Moss’ workout “couldn’t have gone better” and another stated that the 35-year old “looked like the old Randy.” (more)
Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers kicked off the 2011 NFL season with three touchdown passes in the first quarter to lift his Green Bay Packers past the New Orleans Saints 42-34 Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Saints Quarterback Drew Brees brought his team back to create an offensive heavy battle, throwing for 419 yards and three TD’s from 32 passes completed. (more)
The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Philadelphia Eagles have emerged to claim their respective Divisions with one week left in this year’s NFL regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are tied at 11-4 in the AFC North looking ahead to Week 17 contests against the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. The Indianapolis Colts are currently atop the AFC South Division with the Jacksonville Jaguars one game behind. The New Orleans Saints just put themselves back in contention for the NFC South after defeating the first place Atlanta Falcons Monday night. Check for all NFL Week 16 scores below!
Thursday, December 23, 2010Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Carolina Panthers 3 – The Steelers posted 17 points in the second quarter while holding the Panthers scoreless through the first three quarters.
Saturday, December 25, 2010Arizona Cardinals 27, Dallas Cowboys 26 – Jay Feely split the uprights with five seconds left for the Cardinals to edge Dallas by 1 on Christmas Day.
Sunday, December 26, 2010New England Patriots 34, Buffalo Bills 3 – Tom Brady tossed three touchdowns while extending his streak of attempts without an interception to 319. (more)
The New England Patriots stand alone as the NFL’s top ranked team at 6-1 following their 28-18 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Green Bay Packers helped the Pats reclaim the AFC East in the process, defeating the New York Jets 9-0 at the Meadowlands. Scheduled Bye week teams on Halloween included the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. The Monday night contest featured the Indianapolis Colts earning the top spot in the AFC South after handling their division rival Houston Texans 30-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Check all NFL Week 8 scores below!
Sunday, October 31, 2010Miami Dolphins 22, Cincinnati Bengals 14 – Dan Carpenter kicked in five field goals as the Dolphins defense shut down Cincinnati in the second half to win by eight.
Jacksonville Jaguars 35, Dallas Cowboys 17 – David Garrard threw for 260 yards and four TD’s from 17 passes completed.
Detroit Lions 37, Washington Redskins 25 – Rex Grossman replaced Donovan McNabb in the fourth quarter and proceeded to fumble the game winning touchdown for Detroit.
Kansas City Chiefs 13, Buffalo Bills 10 – Ryan Succop split the uprights from 35 yards out as time expired in OT to keep the Bills winless. (more)
The first round of football is now complete with the Kansas City Chiefs wrapping Monday night’s events in a surprise 21-14 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The Baltimore Ravens proved their worth after shutting down the outspoken New York Jets in yesterday’s defensive battle. The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots showcased their offensive abilities, racking up 38 points apiece to start the season at 1-0. Sunday’s biggest upset was the Houston Texans over the Indianapolis Colts to claim the early Division lead. Check for all week 1 scores below!
Thursday, September 9, 2010New Orleans Saints 14, Minnesota Vikings 9 – The Saints rallied with a third quarter touchdown to keep the Super Bowl celebrations alive.
Sunday, September 12, 2010Miami Dolphins 15, Buffalo Bills 10 – The Bills produced their only TD in the fourth quarter, falling short at home against the Division rival Dolphins.
Chicago Bears 19, Detroit Lions 14 – Calvin Johnson almost led the Lions to their first away victory in three years but couldn’t secure the football in the end zone, giving the Bears the controversial W. (more)
The New Orleans Saints were able to prolong their Super Bowl celebration after claiming victory over the Minnesota Vikings in yesterday’s NFC Championship rematch at the Superdome. Drew Brees completed 27 of 36 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown to outduel Brett Favre, who finished with 171 yards from 15 receptions with one touchdown and one interception. The contest marked the Saints lowest scoring win since head coach Sean Payton took over back in 2006.
“We’re not used to 14-9 victories, but we’re used to winning,” said Brees. “We knew we would have to play better in a lot of areas than we did last year (against the Vikings) and I felt like we did. We just showed that we can win in a lot of different ways.” Pierre Thomas established the running game for New Orleans with 71 yards and one TD from 19 carries. Reggie Bush chimed in with 14 yards from two carries and caught five passes to rack up an additional 33.
Minnesota will have over a week to prepare for their next game at home against the Miami Dolphins Sunday September 19th. Despite the hard fought loss, they are still ranked atop the NFC North alongside Favre’s former Green Bay Packers. “We were right where we wanted to be at halftime,” said Vikings head coach Brad Childress. “Then it was three-and-out, three-and-out. There were not a lot of throws to be made downfield.” The Saints are set to take on the San Francisco 49ers next Monday.
The wait is over. This past week marked the first round of NFL matchups since the New Orleans Saints earned their first ever title in Super Bowl XLIV. The Saints are ranked among the premier teams in the league again this season with the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots. Other teams looking to make a run at a title include the Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. That said, it’s clear that no accurate predictions can be made in regards to who comes out on top with all of the competition in place.
Week 1 certainly allowed us to catch a first glance and set a few expectations for our respective teams. The AFC East remains one of the more challenging divisions with the Jets and Dolphins improving to challenge the Patriots. The AFC South will make for some good football between the Colts, Texans and revamped Titans. Check for all scores listed below!
Sunday, August 8, 2010Dallas Cowboys 16, Cincinnati Bengals 7 (Hall of Fame Game) – Dallas kicker David Buehler punched in for three field goals, supplying the only points of the first three quarters to lead his squad to victory.
Thursday, August 12, 2010New England Patriots 27, New Orleans Saints 24 – Tom Brady led his men downfield for 10 first quarter points as the Pats went on to knock off the defending champion Saints.
Baltimore Ravens 17, Carolina Panthers 12 – Joe Flacco completed eight passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Oakland Raiders 17, Dallas Cowboys 9 – The Raiders showcased a capable defense while surging in the fourth for 17 points to notch the win. (more)
Drew Brees completed 32 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns to claim MVP rights while leading his New Orleans Saints past the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. New Orleans fans have waited 43 years for the Saints to win it all, and Brees was certainly estatic to give his beloved city a reason to celebrate.
“Just to think of the road we’ve all traveled, the adversity we’ve all faced,” said Brees. “It’s unbelievable. I mean, are you kidding me? Four years ago, whoever thought this would be happening…We just all looked at one another and said, ‘We’re going to rebuild together. We are going to lean on each other.’ That’s what we’ve done the last four years and this is the culmination in all that belief.”
Indianapolis was in control from the start, posting 10 in the first quarter while holding the Saints scoreless through the entire block. New Orleans then battled for two field goals before heading into the locker room to make it 10-6. Following a Saints onside kick recovery, Brees marched his men down field to earn their first lead of the contest.
Manning and Co. were able to bounce right back for six to reclaim the advantage, but from there it was all about the Saints. The final dagger came with 3:12 left in regulation when Tracy Porter jumped out for a 74 yard interception return. “Made a great play,” said Manning in disappointment after the game. “Corner made a heck of a play.”
The Saints are set to join the rest of New Orleans at the parade Tuesday afternoon. “It means everything,” said Brees. “We’re here because of their strength and everything they fought through here the last few years. They’ve given us so much support, so we owe it all to our fans.”