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Falcons get touchdown to tie Saints 17-17 in fourth quarter

It feels like the Saints should already have this one wrapped up. Instead, the Falcons have tied it 17-17 on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Mohamed Sanu with 9:55 remaining. Ryan has thrown three interceptions, with the three picks coming in a four-pass stretch, but the Falcons have held the Saints to [more]

Crazy end to first half as Saints-Falcons deadlocked 10-10

First, it appeared the Falcons would go into the locker room with the lead. Then, it appeared the Saints were headed to a halftime lead. But after a crazy final few seconds, the teams are deadlocked 10-10 at the half. Atlanta drove from its own 32 to the Saints 42. With 14 seconds left, Matt [more]

Falcons score first touchdown to take 10-3 lead

It took a while, but Thursday night’s game finally saw a touchdown. Devonta Freeman scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:29 remaining in the first half to give the Falcons a 10-3 lead. Matt Ryan completed 21-yard passes to Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones, and the Falcons got a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty [more]

Alvin Kamara leaves for locker room after taking helmet-to-helmet hit

It’s a good thing for the Saints that Mark Ingram is playing. On the eighth play from scrimmage, Alvin Kamara took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones. Kamara immediately went to the sideline for the team’s medical staff to check him for a concussion. He was examined in the blue medical tent and [more]

Mark Ingram, Marshon Lattimore, Terron Armstead will play for Saints

Saints running back Mark Ingram will play Thursday night against the Falcons. New Orleans listed him as questionable with a toe injury, but he was not among the team’s inactives. Ingram, who has 180 carries for 922 yards and nine touchdowns in 12 games this season, did not practice this week. The Saints already had [more]

Mark Ingram expected to play Thursday night

The Saints listed running back Mark Ingram as questionable to play on Thursday night because of the toe injury that kept him from practicing all week, which left open the possibility that their 1-2 punch out of the backfield would be down to just rookie Alvin Kamara. It looks like that won’t be the case, [more]

Andrus Peat out, Mark Ingram questionable for Saints

The Saints will be without left guard Andrus Peat tomorrow night against the Falcons, but they may get running back Mark Ingram back on the field. Peat has been ruled out on the team’s final injury report of the week, while Ingram is listed as questionable. Neither practiced this week, with Peat dealing with a [more]

Four teams can clinch division titles this weekend

With four weeks left in the regular season, the playoff picture is coming into focus and the race for four division titles could come to an end this weekend. The NFL has released the playoff clinching scenarios for Week 14 and they include two teams in each division that can wrap up home games in [more]

No practice for Mark Ingram or Andrus Peat on Tuesday

The Saints were without a pair of offensive starters for Tuesday’s practice session. Running back Mark Ingram and left guard Andrus Peat were both listed as limited in Monday’s estimation of practice participation, but neither one made it to the field for the team’s first actual practice ahead of Thursday’s game against the Falcons. Ingram [more]

Cameron Jordan: I don’t know any defensive end doing what I’m doing

With four games left in the season, there’s enough of a record to start thinking about which players will be in line for postseason honors and Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan should be on that list. Jordan has 10.5 sacks, 13 tackles for losses and either six or seven passes batted passes (he wasn’t initially [more]

Mark Ingram pops up on injury report with toe problem

The Mark Ingram–Alvin Kamara one-two punch could be limited this week, due to Ingram’s toe. Ingram popped up on the Monday injury report, in advance of Thursday’s game against the Falcons, with said toe injury. Ingram was listed as being a limited participant in a practice that didn’t actually happen. But the injury is nevertheless [more]

Desmond Trufant out of concussion protocol

The Falcons should have cornerback Desmond Trufant in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Saints. Trufant did not play against the Vikings on Sunday because of a concussion, but coach Dan Quinn announced on Monday that Trufant has been cleared from the concussion protocol. Barring any other issues in the next couple of days, [more]

Alvin Kamara joins exclusive 600-600 club

Saints running back Mark Ingram was looking for words to describe Alvin Kamara, and came up with “monster,” “savage,” and “cold-blooded.” He could have also added “historic.” The rookie running back continued his startling work yesterday in beating the Panthers, and has reached a level few have. With 126 yards from scrimmage yesterday, Kamara now [more]

NFC playoff picture: Shakeup Sunday

The NFC playoff picture remained unchanged for a couple of weeks, but we knew things would look different once Week 13 was in the books. Six of the top seven teams in the conference were involved in games against each other, including the Eagles-Seahawks game in Seattle that put Sunday’s action to bed. The Seahawks [more]

Saints take control of the NFC South, sweep Panthers

These are not the Saints we’re used to seeing. They’re much better, and assuming the identity of their division rivals. The Saints beat the Panthers 31-21, improving to 9-3 and sweeping their division rivals for a big tiebreaker, along with the one-game lead with four to play. They did it by bludgeoning the Panthers with [more]

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