Subdued celebration

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:47:06 GMTby ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comThe world has seen more festive reactions than the one that followed New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham earned his first career Special Teams Player of the Month award.
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In the middle of it all

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 02:02:06 GMTby Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comOne thing concerned Tim Lelito more than earning a starting job with the New Orleans Saints: proving he could help his team win in whatever capacity it used him.
Well, the Sai..

New Orleans in driver’s seat in NFC South

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:09:01 GMTBy Guerry Smith
Special to The AdvocateFourteen days ago, New Orleans blew a 13-point lead at Detroit in the last four minutes and fell to 2-4, tied for the second fewest victories in the NFC.
As the Saints enjoy a mini-o..

Lewis’ star turn was highlight of Thursday win


Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:07:05 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

The New Orleans Saints’ Keenan Lewis isn’t shy about telling people where he thinks he ranks among the league’s cornerbacks.
Ask him, and he’ll tell you he’s one of the best.
While he might not get the recognition he deserves in other parts of the countr..

Recapping a sweet win


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:41:03 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

Didn’t get enough candy corn last night? The local spook house wasn’t scary enough?
Well, as Aaron Rodgers would say, “R-E-L-A-X.” Halloween isn’t over yet, at least not here in Who Datsylvania.
For those of you feeling deprived, here are some leftover t..

Saints make night rough for Newton


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:29:20 GMT
By gary estwick
Special to The Advocate

For the second time in five days, the Saints had their defensive way with one of the NFL’s top dual-threat quarterbacks, this time earning a 28-10 win against Carolina at Bank of America Stadium.
Panthers quaterback Cam Newton, meanwhile, was relegated t..

Style points aside, Saints get the job done — on the road


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:36:01 GMT
By Scott Rabalais
srabalais@theadvocate.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stylish, it was not.
The New Orleans Saints win with flair and panache at home, turning a brutal game into something often artistic and graceful.
But take the Saints on the road, and it’s all gritted teeth and clenched fists and, lately,..

After slow start, Saints find their footing


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:35:41 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The race to first place started out like a three-legged race, with one of the participants on each team wearing a shaven-down pegleg.
The gates burst open at Bank of America Stadium, and both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers ..

White’s big night


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:30:01 GMT
BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
rvargas@theadvocate.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After giving up the long touchdown that powered Detroit’s comeback victory from a 13-point deficit Oct. 19, Saints cornerback Corey White decided the yellowish mohawk he’d sported all season had to go.
So he shaved it clean off — and he ..

Patriots defense preps to slow Broncos’ Manning


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:29:01 GMT
By MATTHEW CARROLL
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Devin McCourty won’t allow himself to get caught up in Peyton Manning’s pre-snap antics on Sunday.
New England’s Pro Bowl safety can’t afford to. He’ll end up losing.
“I would say the chess game is pretty one-sided. It’s like being a k..