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From fourth to fourth-to-last

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:21:08 GMT
BY GUERRY SMITH Special to The Advocate

Safety Jairus Byrd was not with the Saints last year when they finished fourth in the NFL in yards allowed under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. From watching film, though, he knows one thing for certain. This season’s defense, which ranks fourth-to-l...

Gap bigger than it looks

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:53 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas

On paper, the Saints trailed the two teams ahead of them in the NFC South standings as of Monday by one win. However, unless they vastly improve the way they’ve played in losing three of their first four games this season, the Saints know the distance bet...

Glennon, Buccaneers manage late rally to stun Steelers 27-24

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:56:41 GMT
By WILL GRAVES AP sportswriter

PITTSBURGH — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went from woeful to winners in 10 days. Mike Glennon hit a diving Vincent Jackson for a 5-yard touchdown with seven seconds remaining to lift Tampa Bay to a stunning 27-24 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. T...