Lofton flexes muscles


Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:23:07 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

After Sunday’s game, Curtis Lofton said his goal this season is to get back to being a sideline-to-sideline linebacker.
“I love playing in this defense, and I feel it’s catered to linebackers,” Lofton said. “The main thing for me is I just want to get bac..

Chargers RB Woodhead out for season


Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:36:14 GMT
By BERNIE WILSON
AP sportswriter

SAN DIEGO — Danny Woodhead was many things to the San Diego Chargers — running back, receiver, leader, hard worker and popular teammate.
Now he’s out for the season, having broken his lower right leg in a 22-10 victory at Buffalo on Sunday.
“He means a lo..

‘Forgotten Four’ shares forgotten story


Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:33:07 GMT
By Rod Walker
rwalker@theadvocate.com

Deuce McAllister surely would give much of the credit to his becoming the New Orleans Saints’ all-time leading rusher to his offensive line — guys like Kyle Turley, Jammal Brown and LeCharles Bentley.
But it was another group of guys — Marion Motley, Bill..

Fast start, strong finish

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:08:05 GMTBY GUERRY SMITH
Special to The AdvocateDespite scoring fewer points Sunday than in any home game since the 2010 regular season finale, the Saints saw one huge positive offensively in their 20-9 victory against Minnesota.
T..

Lelito finds move to center offers new challenges


Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:16:08 GMT
BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
rvargas@theadvocate.com

By the time he met with journalists at Saints’ headquarters Monday, second-year interior offensive lineman Tim Lelito had played two full regular-season games at right guard, and more than a quarter of a third game at center.
That was long enough for Leli..

Cowboys rally for 34-31 win


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:52:01 GMT
By The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Terrance Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, Bruce Carter returned an interception 25 yards for a TD on the next snap, and the Dallas Cowboys matched the largest comeback in team history to stun the St. Louis Ram..

Saints find their fire after Brees gets flipped

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:39:26 GMTBY SCOTT RABALAIS
srabalais@theadvocate.comA flash of anger may have turned out to be the spark the Saints needed to finally ignite their season.
New Orleans was teetering again after an 0-2 road start. Up 13-0 early in th..

Josh Hill — really — gives offense a spark


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:21:29 GMT
By Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Saints tight end Josh Hill had just slipped on a T-shirt after his team’s 20-9 victory at home Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings when a member of his team’s equipment staff strolled through the locker room and needed to get around him.
“Please excuse m..

‘It wasn’t perfect,’ but it’s a start

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:21:29 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThere were moments throughout the contest when the ball was flying through the air and it brought back the high-flying feelings that have come to define the Saints in recent year..

Saints climb over .500 mark all-time at ’Dome


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:46:21 GMT
By Ted Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

It’s taken 39 years, but the Saints are finally back over .500 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Sunday’s victory gave the team a 149-148 record in the regular season in the building they’ve called home since 1975.
The only other time in team history when ..