This is the November 9, 2012 news archive. View today's Saints rumors and news.
Week 10 injury report roundup
Now that high school football season has ended, I no longer have an easy excuse for weaseling out of the weekly injury report roundup. So I guess I’ll do it again. When does high school basketball season start? Falcons at Saints Linebacker Sean WeathersUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: Inside the gameHow the Saints cover Tony Gonzalez could have big impact on gameUpvote Share Tweet
New Orleans Saints are good for laughs in 'Bless Ya, Boys,' a football-themed revue at Mid-City TheatreTopical humor abounds in a show subtitled, "The Curse of Goodell."Upvote Share TweetMonday night was another rough one for the Eagles and things started rolling downhill when Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. That was the ninth interception thrown by Vick this sea…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL picks for Week 10 from NOLA.com panelThe Saints are home underdogs to the Atlanta FalconsUpvote Share TweetThe Saints will be without four players, including running back Darren Sproles and right tackle Zach Strief, when they face the Falcons Sunday. Defensive end Junior Galette (ankle) and wide receiver Courtney Roby (shoulder) also have been ruled out, acc…Upvote Share Tweet
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma unfazed by lingering bounty sagaSaints LB Jonathan Vilma says the lingering bounty appeals and court cases haven't hindered him mentallyUpvote Share TweetSaints (3-5) host Falcons (8-0) at Superdome on SundayUpvote Share TweetHe has figured out how to maximize every inch of his 6-foot tall frame through tireless work ethic, subtle tricks of the tradeUpvote Share Tweet
Saints streak of being home favorites ends this weekThis has been a season unlike any other for the Saints. So it makes sense they’re seeing betting lines unlike any other. According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Falcons are a 2 1/2-point favorite Sunday. That means the Saints areUpvote Share Tweet
New Orleans Saints in unfamiliar role on Sunday -- home underdogsThe last time the Saints weren't favored to win at the Superdome was 2008.Upvote Share TweetNews and notes about the Saints as they head into Week 10 showdown with Atlanta FalconsUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Nov 9, 2012A quick reminder that the weekly NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. Bring your questions and here’s the link to get you in. Also, some good news for the weekend. Sunday’s contest between the Falcons and Saints will be a Countdown Live gaUpvote Share Tweet
Bucs weren’t close to selloutWith the Buccaneers selling out (i.e., selling 85 percent of the non-premium tickets to) a Week Seven game against the Saints and then racking up big road wins in Week Eight and Week Nine via the emergence of the Muscle Hamster, the Bucs should be easil…Upvote Share Tweet
Week 10 Matchups: Plenty of Options for the Falconsnytimes.com Updated Nov 9, 2012The Saints may struggle to stop the Falcons' passing offense, which has become very dangerous as Matt Ryan has developed into a top-tier quarterback.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live Week 10 PicksNov 9Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, and Tedy Bruschi make their picks for Sunday's key matchups.
'Playbook': Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans SaintsNov 9Which offense will outshine the other in Sunday's NFC South showdown? The "Playbook" crew explains why one team's offensive line could be the difference in the game.
Can New Orleans Saints upset the Atlanta Falcons?Nov 9Will New Orleans be able to hand Atlanta its first loss of the season? Charlie Casserly and Willie McGinest explain what the Saints have to do in order to pull off the upset.
Can The Falcons Stay Perfect?Nov 9Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate over whether or not the Falcons can maintain their perfect record against the Saints.
Don Banks: Players adjusting to good, bad of Thursday night scheduleNov 9If this were a typical season in the era of the NFL Network's Thursday night football package, the addition of the extra prime time game to the league's national TV schedule only would have started last night, with the arrival of Week 10. In its earlies…
Peter King: Bears-Texans showdown likely to turn on a big defensive playNov 9The Texans bat passes down -- 25 of them this season. The Bears force fumbles -- 21 of them this year. You think a defense-fest can't be fun? Watch Sunday night when the Texans (7-1) travel to Soldier Field to face the similarly 7-1 Bears.
Clayton mailbag: Scramble for QBs costing coachesNov 9The scramble for franchise quarterbacks is costing coaches their jobs, writes John Clayton.
The Mike Brown era ends in L.A., but the Week 10 picks must go onNov 9A moment of silence for the ex-Lakers coach before getting to the Week 10 picks.