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Which games are the best of 2019?

Now that we have the “when” to attach to the “who” and the “where,” the full slate of 256 regular-season games is known. Which games, then, are the best of those? Simms and I discussed the best options, via a PFT Live draft. Spoiler alert: I gave Simms the first pick, and he still blew [more]

Falcons’ schedule video trolls Saints over bad call in NFC title game

Plenty of teams spent plenty of time putting together excellent schedule-release videos. The Falcons’ excellent effort contains a not-so-subtle slap at the misfortune experienced in January by their biggest rival. In a segment that mimics the opening animation from HBO’s Game of Thrones, the Falcons take the viewer through the various cities where the team’s games [more]

Saints’ first four weeks appears challenging

The NFL wasn’t happy with how the Saints handled the post-NFC Championship Game controversy. The Saints can’t be happy with the NFL’s scheduling of the first quarter of their season. Strength of schedule never is determined until the end of the season. What happened last year doesn’t matter, so a strength of schedule based on [more]

Saints-Rams rematch highlights Week Two

The most controversial game of the postseason will have its rematch early in the regular season. The Saints are visiting Los Angeles to take on the Rams in Week Two, a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX. That, of course, is the rematch of the NFC Championship Game, which ended in highly controversial fashion when [more]

Monday Night Football slate kicks off with Texans and Saints

A pair of 2018 playoff teams will square off in the first Monday night game of the 2019 season. The NFL’s schedule was released on Wednesday night and it shows that the Texans will be in New Orleans to face the Saints on Monday Night Football in Week One. In addition to that game, the [more]

Bears-Lions, Bills-Cowboys, Saints-Falcons set for Thanksgiving

Although it hasn’t been officially announced by the NFL, the Thanksgiving slate of games appears to be set: Bears at Lions in the early game, Bills at Cowboys in the mid-afternoon, and Saints at Falcons at night. Despite a previous report that the Dolphins would visit Dallas on Thanksgiving, it’s Buffalo traveling to Dallas on [more]

Thanksgiving night rematch for Saints and Falcons

For the second consecutive year, the Saints and Falcons will meet on Thanksgiving night. Last year they played in New Orleans, and this year they’re playing in Atlanta, according to multiple reports. The Thanksgiving night game is always on NBC, after the early game in Detroit and the late afternoon game in Dallas. The Saints [more]

Benjamin Watson helping to raise funds for burned Louisiana churches

Former Saints tight end Benjamin Watson was always one of the most socially active players in the NFL, and a two-time finalist for the league’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Now, the recently retired tight end is trying to help rebuild three Louisiana churches. Via Rod Walker of the New Orleans Advocate, Watson [more]

Cameron Jordan won’t get Week One matchup he wants

The NFL is set to release the 2019 schedule soon and some players are giving thought to what they’d like to see on their plate this year. Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is one of those players and he knows that he doesn’t want an NFC Championship Game rematch to open up the season. Jordan [more]

Demario Davis, Doug Baldwin push for a ban on corporal punishment in schools

Here’s something I didn’t know 15 minutes ago: Corporal punishment in schools remains legal in 19 states. Here’s something else I didn’t know: Kentucky had more than 400 incidents of corporal punishment during the most recent school year, up from the prior school year. I now know these things thanks to the efforts of Saints [more]

Friday’s PFTOT tackles a quintet of topics

Simms, as you know by now, works only four days per week. Which means that, on Friday, I’ve got to do PFTOT on my own. Today’s Simms-free effort is attached, with five different topics covered. First, there’s more on the Leonard Fournette arrest as it relates to his guaranteed money. Next, the importance of clarifying [more]

Sean Payton happy to keep Saints quarterback room intact

With the re-signing of Teddy Bridgewater last month, the New Orleans Saints managed to keep their collection of quarterbacks intact headed into the 2018 season. In an interview with flagship station WWL on Thursday evening, Saints head coach Sean Payton stressed his excitement at being able to keep the group together. “It’s such an important [more]

Chargers, Saints will hold joint practices again

Saints coach Sean Payton loves joint practices, and the team again will work against the Chargers during the preseason. New Orleans practiced against the Chargers the past two preseasons and will again, Payton said Thursday. “Our plan would be to have joint practices with the Chargers,” Payton said on WWL Radio. “We haven’t set specific [more]

Sean Payton on Dallas rumors: I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos

The rumors about Sean Payton eventually ending up in Dallas continue. It’s easy to connect the dots. Jason Garrett is in the final year of his contract with the Cowboys, who won’t extend him before the season. Payton is a former Cowboys assistant coach who has a good relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and [more]

Tyeler Davison visiting 49ers on Friday

Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison will visit the 49ers on Friday, Herbie Teope of NFL Media reports. Davison visited the Falcons earlier this week. He spent the past four years with the Saints after they made him a fifth-round pick in 2015. The Saints signed Malcom Brown and Mario Edwards this offseason. Davison, 26, started 48 [more]

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