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NFL Scouting Combine Records by Drill (40-yard dash, bench press, vertical)

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The NFL Scouting Combine has come a long way from when it first started in 1982. Gone are the days when college football players would show up and run drills for the first time while coaches with stopwatches would time them in relative obscurity. Today, athletes practice each drill like bench press, 40-yard dash, and vertical jump hundreds of times before arriving and their performances are...

NFC Divisional Playoff Prediction and Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints

By John La Fleur, 5 months 1 day ago
The old saying goes that it's hard to beat a team three times in one season. After sweeping the season series — winning by a combined 72-26 — the New Orleans Saints will try to do just that when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday with a ticket to the NFC Championship Game on the line.   However, football history shows that that cliche is more fiction than fact....

5 Most Memorable NFL Divisional Playoff Games of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 5 days ago
Wild Card Weekend is over, and eight teams remain in the NFL's Divisional Round. So many great moments have happened in this round over the decades that many of the games where they took place have names.   So before we delve into this list, I wanted to give an honorable mention shout-out to the "Sea of Hands," "Ghost to the Post," "Fog Bowl," and "...

NFC Wild Card Prediction and Preview: Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints

By John La Fleur, 5 months 1 week ago
The third and final NFC Wild Card game of the NFL's "Super Wild Card Weekend" has the Chicago Bears taking on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon. The Bears (8-8) lost last week to the Packers but still claimed the final wild-card berth courtesy of winning the tiebreaker (best win percentage in common games) with the Cardinals. The Saints (12-4) finished off their regular...

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers Prediction and Preview

By John La Fleur, 5 months 2 weeks ago
For the third straight season, the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers will wrap up their regular seasons against each other. And for the third straight season, the Saints are headed towards the postseason while the Panthers have nothing on the line.   While Carolina (5-10) is well out of the playoff picture, the Panthers were able to halt their three-game losing streak last week at...

5 Greatest Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints Games

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints face off in a Christmas afternoon matchup to get Week 16 of the NFL season started. These two teams first met in 1968 and have played 35 games. Here are the five greatest.   5. Minnesota Vikings 31, New Orleans Saints 24 Nov. 8, 1998 – Minneapolis Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham twisted his ankle and Minnesota struggled with...

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints Prediction and Preview

By John La Fleur, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints will meet in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Christmas Day with both teams hoping to unwrap a victory. Both teams enter this special holiday get-together trying to snap two-game losing streaks.   Minnesota (6-8) fell at home to Chicago this past Sunday, losing 33-27. The Vikings not only trail the Bears in the NFC North standings, but they also...

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints Prediction and Preview

By John La Fleur, 5 months 4 weeks ago
The timing could not be better. With the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints fighting to claim the lone first-round byes in their respective conferences, Drew Brees is set to make his return from a punctured lung and 11 fractured ribs when the teams face off on Sunday.   The 41-year-old future Hall of Famer has been out since taking a crushing sack against the 49ers in Week 10, and...

New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles Prediction and Preview

By John La Fleur, 6 months 6 days ago
At the start of the season, few would have expected Sunday's game between the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles to feature Taysom Hill or Jalen Hurts starting — let alone both — but it will make for one of the more intriguing matchups of the NFL's Week 14 slate.   The Saints' experiment with Hill is nearing its end as Drew Brees is expected to return...