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 ..

Bridgewater makes debut against Saints


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:39:17 GMT
By Brian Allee-Walsh
Special to The Advocate

Ready or not, the Teddy Bridgewater era is under way with the Minnesota Vikings.
The rookie quarterback from the University of Louisville was thrust under center in the second quarter of Sunday’s 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz S..

No Ingram, no problem


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:22:04 GMT
By Gary Estwick
Special to The Advocate

Khiry Robinson received the Saints rushing opportunities he’s always wanted. And early Sunday afternoon, Robinson took advantage — part of his offense’s two-touchdown first quarter against Minnesota.
Pierre Thomas also received his share of carries, as w..

Saints take on Vikings

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:28:18 GMTThe New Orleans Saints take on the Minnesota Viking in their first home game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome…

Friendly confines


Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:11:06 GMT
by Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

No matter how bad things seem to be, you can always go back home.
That’s true for many experiencing difficulties in life. And it’s true for all NFL teams considered to be Super Bowl contenders who unexpectedly lose back-to-back outings to start the season..

Vikings try to overcome disruptions against Saints


Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:51:08 GMT
By BRETT MARTEL
AP sportswriter

NEW ORLEANS — After enduring the fallout from child-abuse allegations against star running back Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings first-year coach Mike Zimmer might benefit from visiting an old friend in the football business.
He’ll do so Sunday when he ..

’14 Mauti Family Reunion set for the Superdome


Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:51:08 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

Back when he was a little fella, Michael Mauti was always being asked if he wanted to grow up and play for the Saints, just like his daddy did.
That didn’t happen.
But Sunday, Mauti gets to experience the next best thing — coming to the Mercedes-Benz Supe..

Sudden impact for Sproles


Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:25:04 GMT
By ROB MAADDI
AP pro football writer

PHILADELPHIA — His quick feet and powerful bursts make Darren Sproles a threat to score whenever he touches the ball.
That’s why the Philadelphia Eagles are finding more ways to use him.
The former Saints standout has made a big impact in his first two ga..

Friday’s tone-deaf comments show Goodell still hasn’t figured this out


Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:25:04 GMT
By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP National Writer

Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it.
After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that es..

Out to prove it


Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:12:32 GMT
by Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Cameron Jordan didn’t find any consolation Friday in the fact that he is No. 1 among NFL defensive linemen in pass breakups.
Instead, the Saints’ Pro Bowl defensive end only cares about these numbers: his zero sacks and his team’s 0-2 record.
He can’t thi..