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NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC South Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
The NFC South is one of the best divisions in football, but that doesn't mean there arent some questions surrounding the top teams. While the Falcons are predicted to win the division, the Panthers, Buccaneers and Saints all have their own franchise quarterback that you can never count out.   All eyes will be on how the Falcons respond to their Super Bowl collapse, but fans also...

The Future of Sean Payton with the New Orleans Saints: Two Opposing Views

By John La Fleur, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2017 season will be Sean Payton's 12th as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. Should his tenure extend beyond this season? The Court of Public Opinion, where everyone has his or her own views along with his or her own facts, will debate this issue.   Representing the pro-Payton faction, zooming on a golden flying carpet adorned with black Fleur-de-lis is Bubba. He has worn...

New Orleans Saints 2017 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
This feels like a watershed season for the Saints — and perhaps the storied Sean Payton-Drew Brees tenure. After three consecutive 7-9 campaigns, players and coaches are motivated to return to the playoffs. The Saints privately believe they are flying under the radar and poised for a breakthrough season. And if the defense can stay healthy and muster some semblance of a pass rush, the...

5 Ways to Improve the National Football League

By John La Fleur, 3 months 1 day ago
Despite the NFL’s undisputed status as the most dominant professional sports league, it needs some improvement. A few lingering issues still require some resolution. In particular, scheduling, both during the regular season and postseason should be changed. I offer five proposals for changes and explanations for why they are essential.   1. Seed playoffs based on overall records...

New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Team Names

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
What are the best fantasy football team names for New Orleans Saints fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the New Orleans Saints — we've got it right here.   The best fantasy football team names are often created by looking at the team's top players. For...

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Despite the Saints’ two-game winning streak, their slim hopes for a wild card spot died before last week’s kickoff of their eventual home victory over Tampa Bay. Instead, New Orleans will spend the first day of 2017 trying to deny its archrivals a bye in the first round of the postseason. The Saints also can finish at .500 with a win in Atlanta.   The Falcons are on a three-...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 9 months 4 days ago
Despite New Orleans’ victory in Arizona last Sunday, Atlanta’s victory over San Francisco ended the Saints hopes of winning the NFC South. They still have a mathematical shot a wild card, but need to win their final two games and hope the Redskins, Packers and Buccaneers all lose in Weeks 16 and 17.   Speaking of Tampa Bay, Sunday night’s 26-20 loss in Dallas ended the...

New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 9 months 1 week ago
The Saints are plummeting toward their third straight non-winning season. They have dropped four of their last five games. While the defense improved in keeping opponents at 28 or fewer points per game in the last eight, the offense has been limited to 23 or fewer in six of those contests. New Orleans trails Atlanta and Tampa Bay in the NFC South by three games and has lost to both already....

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 9 months 2 weeks ago
New Orleans enters Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay with its playoff aspirations on life support. The Saints’ offense sputtered, managing just 13 points in last week’s loss at home to Detroit. The Lions also put an end to Drew Brees’ streak of throwing a touchdown pass at home at 60 games, an NFL record. It was the first time he had failed to do so since Oct. 4, 2009....