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Saints Lose to Bucs 23-13: Keep Tampa’s Playoff Hopes Alive

In a game that meant virtually nothing to the Saints but everything to the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay came out and showed why they belong in the playoff picture.  It certainly was one that the Saints would like to have won, but it just was not to be today.  The Buccaneers outplayed, outmuscled, and outscored the defending […]

Postgame Quotes: Payton, Brees, Vilma & Others Speak

After soundly defeating the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay on Sunday, the Saints had to feel pretty good about their performance. Not only did they get back to their winning ways against a very tough division rival, but they proved to everyone that they’ve still got it.  After the game, they spoke briefly with the media.  […]

Saints Hammer Bucs 31-6

In a game many were declaring a must-win for New Orleans, the black and gold answered the call wholeheartedly, silencing their critics and giving their fans something to cheer about. From start to finish, the Saints played a very physical, grinding style of football and got back to the type of game that made them […]

Thomas Out Against Bucs: Gay Joins the List of Injureds

For the third straight game, the Saints offense will have to carry on without its main running back, Pierre Thomas. Still sidelined by an ankle injury, Thomas has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against Tampa Bay, leaving the bulk of the action to be split between Ladell Betts and Chris Ivory once again. Although […]

Why the Saints Won’t Count the Bucs Out

Typically, division games are tougher than others. Because division rivals face each other twice a year, they become very familiar with each other’s offensive and defensive schemes and are therefore well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of those division opponents.  This reminds me of a conversation Carolina RB DeAngelo Williams had with a reporter during the week of Superbowl […]