Saints Trade Up, Take Oregon WR Cooks 20th Overall The New Orleans Saints have drafted Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks 20th overall after trading with Arizona to move up from the 27th slot in the first round of theNFL draft on Thursday night.
Saints' Last-Second Field Goal Sinks Philadelphia Eagles, And The Grades Are InA last-second field goal by Shayne Graham brought an end to the first season of the Chip Kelly era as the Saints left Philadelphia with a 26-24 victory in the NFC Wild Card playoff. The time for season-long evaluations will come over the coming week, but for now let’s take a quick look at how the Eagles performed in this game.
Philadelphia Eagles Prepare To Face Drew BreesDrew Brees can be patient behind a steady offensive line. The Eagles struggled to bring a pass rush on Kyle Orton many times on Sunday night, so look for the defensive line to try and correct that this week against New Orleans. Easier said than done of course.
Eagles Prepare For Saints Wild Card BattleDrew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.
Saints Expose Several Flaws In Fins' AttackThe Miami Dolphins managed to win the first three games of the season with a subpar running game and weak pass blocking. But Monday night, both of those elements came back to haunt the Dolphins as Drew Brees and the New York Saints took the Fins apart in a 38-17 thumping.
Fins Have Tall Task To Stop Brees And GrahamThe last time the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints were on the field together, the Saints walked out of Sun Life Stadium with a shootout victory, 46-34. Most of the players on the Dolphins side have changed, as have the coaches. But will it be enough to overcome the Saints' Drew Brees and the team's vastly improved defense?
Miami Heads To The Bayou To Take On Undefeated SaintsAfter finishing with identical 7-9 records and outside the NFL playoff picture last season, the Dolphins and Saints have already improved their postseason chances heading into their week 4 showdown on Monday night.
Sports Agenda for Monday (8/26/13)After seeing the Dolphins in person on Saturday, I’m pretty convinced on how their season may go. Plus, it’s game week for COLLEGE FOOTBALL!!!!! Oh, a little note on someone the Marlins thought wasn’t worth investing big money in. And did I mention it’s college football season?!?!?!
Top 10 Most Anticipated NFL MatchupsThere are plenty of matchups to get excited about for the 2013 season, such as the Ravens’ season-opening trip to Denver. Here are 10 other games that should be as exciting on the field as they are intriguing on paper.
Vilma Has History Of Bounty Allegations Dating To UMNew Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has denied his role in the bounty program the team ran giving cash rewards for injuring opponents. If Vilma indeed wants to take the issue to court, he may have to answer for another bounty allegation.
Vilma Among Players NFL Suspends For Bounty ProgramThe National Football League has dropped the hammer on four players for the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal that rewarded players for intentionally trying to injure other players. The longest punishment came to a former University of Miami linebacker.
Saints Coach Caught On Tape Offering BountiesThe Miami Dolphins can breathe a sigh of relief Thursday morning that they didn’t hire Jeff Fisher to be head coach and have to be involved with the increasingly ugly New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.