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Lewis has a career-high three interceptions this seasonUpvote Share Tweet
Shayne Graham, Drew Brees, Terron Armstead players to watch on SundayUpvote Share Tweet
McMahon on Hartley: Tough, but commonMETAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints special teams coordinator Greg McMahon spoke for the first time about kicker Garrett Hartley's release when coordinators were made available to the media on Friday. Naturally McMahon, who has been with Hartley since h…Upvote Share Tweet
Feelin' the Brees: New Orleans Saints' offensive stats through Game 14nola.com Dec 20, 2013An illustrated look at how Drew Brees and the 10-4 New Orleans Saints' top five offensive playmakers have performed so far this seasonUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 20, 2013The Panthers are entering Sunday’s de facto NFC South title game against the Saints with nearly a full deck. Wide receiver Steve Smith, who missed practice Thursday after dislocating his middle finger Wednesday, is listed as probable and will play, acco…Upvote Share Tweet
No defensive changes from first meetingCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers don't plan any personnel changes or groupings from the first game against the New Orleans Saints, a 31-13 loss two weeks ago at the Superdome. The focus has been on shoring up breakdowns in execution that the coa…Upvote Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In case you're still wondering what the Carolina Panthers (10-4) need to do to clinch a playoff spot on Sunday, here are the scenarios: Beat New Orleans: A victory over the Saints (10-4) at Bank of America Stadium clinches a wild-card…Upvote Share Tweetnola.com Dec 20, 2013Saints are 7-0 at home, but 3-4 on the road in 2013Upvote Share Tweet
Sean Payton: Valid to question our ability to play on the roadprofootballtalk.com Dec 20, 2013The Saints have been impossible to beat at the Superdome this year, running up a 7-0 record in home contests. Things have not gone nearly as well on the road, where the Saints have gone 3-4 to cost them a chance at home field throughout the playoffs and…Upvote Share TweetMETAIRIE, La. -- For the fourth week in a row, the New Orleans Saints will be facing a dynamic duo of pass-rushing defensive ends when they face the Carolina Panthers and ends Charles Johnson an Greg Hardy on Sunday. Obviously the Saints didn’t hold up …Upvote Share Tweet
The Playbook: Previewing Panthers-Saints, Ravens-Patriots, more Week 16 gamesCNNSI.com Dec 20, 2013The playoff picture could get clearer in Week 16, especially when the Panthers get a rematch against the Saints.Upvote Share Tweet
Week 16 N.F.L. Matchupsnytimes.com Dec 20, 2013The Saints are facing an inhospitable Carolina team looking to avenge its 31-13 loss in New Orleans in Week 14.Upvote Share Tweet
Record smashers: Which records will Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning break?Dec 20Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning could break three single-season NFL records. By breaking actual records, the "NFL Total Access" crew picks which ones will fall.
'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina PanthersDec 20What adjustments must the Carolina Panthers make defensively to get revenge, and a win, over the New Orleans Saints? "NFL Playbook" dissects this big NFC South matchup.
Week 16: Who has the edge?Dec 20Daniel Jeremiah and Bob Papa break down some of the biggest matchups in Week 16, including the big NFC South showdown between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers.
The Saints’ Deadly Déjà VuDec 20The Saints have struggled against physical defenses. They play another one this Sunday, with the division on the line. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images) So how long have we handed the NFC South to the Saints? Early October, at least for me. After Week 5, th…
Bill Simmons on Week 16 in the NFLDec 20The return of the unholy marriage of the Sports Guy's mailbox and NFL picks — Week 16 edition.