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Teammates, coaches say New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lew…

Teammates, coaches say New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis deserving of Pro Bowl

nola.com Updated Dec 20, 2013
Lewis has a career-high three interceptions this season
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  • New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: What to Watch

    New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: What to Watch

    Shayne Graham, Drew Brees, Terron Armstead players to watch on Sunday
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  • McMahon on Hartley: Tough, but common

    McMahon on Hartley: Tough, but common

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    METAIRIE, 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…
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  • Feelin' the Brees: New Orleans Saints' offensive stats through …

    Feelin' the Brees: New Orleans Saints' offensive stats through Game 14

    nola.com Dec 20, 2013
    An illustrated look at how Drew Brees and the 10-4 New Orleans Saints' top five offensive playmakers have performed so far this season
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  • Steve Smith probable with dislocated finger

    Steve Smith probable with dislocated finger

    profootballtalk.com Dec 20, 2013
    The 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…
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  • No defensive changes from first meeting

    No defensive changes from first meeting

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, 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…
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  • Panthers' playoff clinching scenarios

    Panthers' playoff clinching scenarios

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, 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…
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  • New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: What's your predictio…

    New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: What's your prediction?

    nola.com Dec 20, 2013
    Saints are 7-0 at home, but 3-4 on the road in 2013
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  • Sean Payton: Valid to question our ability to play on the road

    Sean Payton: Valid to question our ability to play on the road

    profootballtalk.com Dec 20, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Know the enemy: Saints on Johnson/Hardy

    Know the enemy: Saints on Johnson/Hardy

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    METAIRIE, 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 …
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  • The Playbook: Previewing Panthers-Saints, Ravens-Patriots, more…

    The Playbook: Previewing Panthers-Saints, Ravens-Patriots, more Week 16 games

    CNNSI.com Dec 20, 2013
    The playoff picture could get clearer in Week 16, especially when the Panthers get a rematch against the Saints.
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  • Week 16 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 16 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com Dec 20, 2013
    The Saints are facing an inhospitable Carolina team looking to avenge its 31-13 loss in New Orleans in Week 14.
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  • Video - Record smashers: Which records will Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning break? 05:06

    Record smashers: Which records will Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning break?

    Dec 20
    Denver 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.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers 06:24

    'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

    Dec 20
    What 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.
  • Video - Week 16: Who has the edge? 02:22

    Week 16: Who has the edge?

    Dec 20
    Daniel 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.

Sports Columnists

  • The Saints’ Deadly Déjà Vu

    Dec 20
    The 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 NFL

    Dec 20
    The return of the unholy marriage of the Sports Guy's mailbox and NFL picks — Week 16 edition.