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Taysom Hill remains out, but Saints have 24-6 halftime lead

The Saints are in good position to make the postseason at halftime of their Week 18 game. They lead the Falcons 24-6 at intermission, and the 49ers are losing to the Rams 17-3.But New Orleans is without quarterback Taysom Hill, who was injured with 6:06 remaining in the first half. Hill left for the training [more]

Trevor Siemian replaces injured Taysom Hill and throws TD pass

Taysom Hill remained on the ground after landing awkwardly at the end of a 1-yard run.Falcons safety Shawn Williams had an innocuous tackle of Hill with 6:06 remaining in the first half. Hill walked off under his own power but went directly to the medical tent. Trevor Siemian replaced Hill, who went to the locker [more]

Saints take 7-0 lead on their first opening drive touchdown of the season

Taysom Hill threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Adam Trautman on the team’s first drive.New Orleans took the opening kickoff and went 84 yards in 18 plays, bleeding 6:31 off the clock to take a 7-0 lead.Alvin Kamara had only three carries, but he gained 32 yards with 27 coming on one carry.Hill went 4-for-4 [more]

Kyle Pitts playing for Falcons; Marcus Davenport, Ryan Ramczyk are active for Saints

It appears Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts will get a chance to break Mike Ditka’s rookie receiving yards record for a tight end. Pitts is active after being questionable with a hamstring injury.He needs only 59 yards to top Ditka and set the NFL record.The Falcons’ inactives are quarterback Josh Rosen, defensive lineman John Cominsky, [more]

Arthur Blank has COVID, will miss first game since becoming Falcons owner

Falcons owner Arthur Blank will not be at his team’s season finale on Sunday.The Falcons announced that Blank has tested positive for COVID-19 and will watch the game from home. According to the team, Blank is feeling well and is experiencing only mild symptoms. Blank has been fully vaccinated and received a booster shot.It is [more]

Could Raiders try to trade for a “rock star” coach like Mike Tomlin or Sean Payton?

It’s a device that rarely is used by NFL teams. It arguably should be used more often. It could be used this offseason.Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, when reviewing the various current and potential vacancies, suggested that the Raiders could try to essentially trade for a coach currently employed by another team.“I think the Raiders [more]

Where could the next wave of coaching and G.M. changes happen?

Every year, the NFL generates good teams and bad teams. The bad teams hope to become good teams. One way to attempt to make the change quickly comes from changing coaches.We know there will be coaching changes after the regular season ends, beyond the two vacancies that already exist in Jacksonville and Las Vegas. So [more]

NFL Week 18 injury report roundup: Who’s starting at QB for the 49ers?

We’ve reached the final weekend of the 2021 regular season.The final 16 games will be played on Saturday and Sunday with the Raiders and Chargers taking the honors for the 272nd and final game of the NFL’s first 17-game season. The injury reports for all 32 teams taking part in those games are listed below:49ers [more]

Kyle Pitts questionable with hamstring injury

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts is trying to make history Sunday. He needs only 59 yards to set the NFL record for receiving yards by a rookie tight end.But the team lists Pitts as questionable to play against the Saints.He injured his hamstring in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Bills and played [more]

Kyle Pitts returns to limited practice Thursday

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts returned to practice Thursday. His hamstring injury limited him.Pitts missed Wednesday’s session.He injured his hamstring in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Bills and played only 27 of 53 snaps.Pitts has 1,018 yards this season, giving him a chance to set the NFL’s rookie record for receiving yards [more]

Tom Brady poised to break Drew Brees’ single-season completions record on Sunday

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is set to add another NFL record to his collection.If Brady completes at least 16 passes in Sunday’s regular-season finale, he’ll have a new NFL record for completions in a season.The current record is 471 completions in a season, set by Drew Brees in 2016. Brady has 456 so far this [more]

Kyle Pitts sits out Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts missed Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury. He injured his hamstring in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Bills and played only 27 of 53 snaps.He has 1,018 yards this season, giving him a chance to set the NFL’s rookie record for receiving yards by a tight end. [more]

Ryan Ramczyk returns to practice, but Terron Armstead, Marcus Davenport sit out

The Saints saw the return of right tackle Ryan Ramczyk on Wednesday. Ramczyk missed the past six games with a knee injury and then COVID-19, which he tested positive for on Dec. 24.Ramczyk was limited in his first practice back after coming off the COVID-19 reserve list.The Saints did not have left tackle Terron Armstead [more]

Cam Jordan is the NFC defensive player of the week

New Orleans’ postseason hopes are still alive entering Week 18 and defensive end Cam Jordan‘s performance in Sunday’s victory over the Panthers is a significant reason why.Jordan had 3.5 sacks and three tackles for loss in the 18-10 victory over the Panthers. Now he’s been named NFC defensive player of the week for his performance.Jordan [more]

Saints place Albert Huggins on COVID-19 reserve list

The Saints placed defensive lineman Albert Huggins on the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday.Huggins has played nine games with one start this season and has 16 tackles. He has seen action on 219 defensive snaps.Huggins becomes the sixth player on the team’s list after the Saints restored receiver Kevin White and tight end Ethan Wolf to [more]

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