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Saints' Vilma, Smith at Williams' bounty hearing

Saints' Vilma, Smith at Williams' bounty hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saints defensive end Will Smith says he's glad he got a chance to hear former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams testify at an appeals hearing in the bounties case.
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  • New Orleans Saints defense improving despite losses: Graphic

    New Orleans Saints defense improving despite losses: Graphic

    nola.com Nov 30, 2012
    The New Orleans Saints' past two losses have come during a time of improvement from the defense. The San Francisco game was the first meeting this season that the Saints allowed less than 400 yards. Thursday's Atlanta game was...
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  • New Orleans Saints: Live updates from Joe Vitt's 2 p.m. press c…

    New Orleans Saints: Live updates from Joe Vitt's 2 p.m. press conference

    nola.com Nov 30, 2012
    Interim coach addresses the media one day after devastating loss to Falcons
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  • Can the New Orleans Saints recover from their latest loss to be…

    Can the New Orleans Saints recover from their latest loss to beat the New York Giants?

    nola.com Nov 30, 2012
    The New Orleans Saints, coming off their second 10-point loss in five days following Thursday night's 23-13 setback against the Atlanta Falcons, have fallen to a disappointing 5-7. Although the playoffs appear to be a long shot, do the Saints...
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  • What the Georgia media are saying about the New Orleans Saints …

    What the Georgia media are saying about the New Orleans Saints loss to the Atlanta Falcons

    nola.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 30, 2012
    Atlanta offense didn't need to do much with five Saints turnovers
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  • Reflecting on the Falcons' victory

    Reflecting on the Falcons' victory

    ESPN.com Nov 30, 2012
    ATLANTA -- With some help from ESPN Stats & Information and the Falcons’ media relations department, let’s take a by-the-numbers look back at how Atlanta defeated the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night: The 23-13 victory put the Falcons only a Tampa
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  • Former Saints assistant Gregg Williams set to appear at bountie…

    Former Saints assistant Gregg Williams set to appear at bounties hearings

    nola.com Nov 30, 2012
    Gregg Williams is set to appear at bounties hearings.
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  • Sean Payton’s leverage grows

    Sean Payton’s leverage grows

    profootballtalk.com Nov 30, 2012
    When word first emerged of Sean Payton’s scuttled contract extension, the Saints were in the midst of a run of five wins in six games.  So while it was viewed as important that the Saints find a way to keep Payton beyond the expiration of his full-seas
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  • NFL fines Brodrick Bunkley $20,000 for kicking Alex Boone

    NFL fines Brodrick Bunkley $20,000 for kicking Alex Boone

    profootballtalk.com Nov 30, 2012
    Saints defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley will be fined less for his obviously intentional kick than Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was fined for his possibly accidental kick. The NFL has fined Bunkley $20,000 for kicking 49ers offensive lineman …
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  • Brees takes blame for clock issues to end first half

    Brees takes blame for clock issues to end first half

    With New Orleans trailing the Atlanta Falcons 17-7 in the closing stages of the first half Thursday night, the Saints blew a ripe opportunity to score points after driving inside the Falcons 5-yard line. With 45 seconds left to play in the half and no t…
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  • Understanding the Newfound Rivalry Between the Saints and Falco…

    Understanding the Newfound Rivalry Between the Saints and Falcons

    grantland.com Nov 30, 2012
    A few days before Christmas 2006, having just arrived home in Atlanta for my break between college quarters, I was driving near the Georgia Dome when ...
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  • Video - Vilma Attends Bounty Hearing 04:34

    Vilma Attends Bounty Hearing

    Nov 30
    Jonathan Vilma was present at Friday's appeals hearing, where former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was cross-examined by the players' lawyers for about four hours.
  • Video - Key For Saints To Secure Sean Payton 01:31

    Key For Saints To Secure Sean Payton

    Nov 30
    Ed Werder says there is nothing more important for Mickey Loomis than signing Sean Payton.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: RGIII's smarts, skills leave opposing defenses scrambling

    Nov 30
    Pardon the cliché-fest, but it's the little things that, very often, are the difference between winning and losing in a football game. Sometimes they're so little that you don't see them when you watch the game, and you don't even notice on the fourth …
  • NFL Week 13 review: John Clayton's Last Call

    Nov 30
    The AFC playoff picture is mostly set, but the Steelers are making things interesting, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Week 13 picks and trying to keep up with all the changes …

    Nov 30
    The 2012 NFL season will be memorialized as the season football changed, but not necessarily for the better — plus Week 13 picks.