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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.
New Orleans Saints defense improving despite losses: GraphicUpdated Nov 30, 2012 Share TweetThe 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...
New Orleans Saints: Live updates from Joe Vitt's 2 p.m. press conferenceUpdated Nov 30, 2012 Share TweetInterim coach addresses the media one day after devastating loss to Falcons
Can the New Orleans Saints recover from their latest loss to beat the New York Giants?Updated Nov 30, 2012 Share TweetThe 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...Share TweetAtlanta offense didn't need to do much with five Saints turnovers
Reflecting on the Falcons' victoryUpdated Nov 30, 2012 Share TweetATLANTA -- 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 TampaSource: ESPN.comShare TweetGregg Williams is set to appear at bounties hearings.Share TweetWhen 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-seasSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetSaints 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 …Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetWith 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…
Understanding the Newfound Rivalry Between the Saints and FalconsUpdated Nov 30, 2012 Share TweetA 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 ...Source: grantland.com
Vilma Attends Bounty HearingNov 30Jonathan 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.
Key For Saints To Secure Sean PaytonNov 30Ed Werder says there is nothing more important for Mickey Loomis than signing Sean Payton.
Peter King: RGIII's smarts, skills leave opposing defenses scramblingNov 30Pardon the clichÃ©-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 CallNov 30The 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 30The 2012 NFL season will be memorialized as the season football changed, but not necessarily for the better — plus Week 13 picks.