Even though the Saints have a 0-3 record in road playoff games, they don't look at Seattle's home-field advantage as a disadvantage. Neither do the Las Vegas oddsmakers who have established the Saints as 10 1/2-points favorites for their Saturday wild-card playoff game.
Qwest Field can be very loud and the weather could be a factor, but this Saints team doesn't know the difference home and on the road. They are 13-3 on the road over the past two seasons.
Saints coach Sean Payton didn't give any details on his injured players when he met with the media on Monday.
The Saints play the Seahawks on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Seattle in the opening round of the NFC playoffs.
"The guys are getting treatment," said the coach. "We'll get them up to speed, get them healthy. We'll have to be real careful about how we practice this week and go from there."
On a cold foggy morning, one hundred and ninety-six years ago, a highly trained and experienced British army advanced against a rag-tag collection of American warriors on Ignace de Chalmet’s sugar plantation. The odds of an American victory were slim. Most expected this massive British invasion to succeed and the city of New Orleans to fall.
Louisiana Economic Development Secretary, Stephen Moret, touted the successes of his office and the Jindal administration in a report released by his office today:
Jindal is up for re-election for the office of Louisiana Governor and has not fielded any opposition, to date.
Edwin Edwards, former Governor of Louisiana, will be released in January from Oakdale Federal prison when he will go into a federal halfway house, according to his daughter, Anna Edwards, who released a press release on Monday.
However, according to his daughter, in the press release, “During his six months of halfway house he will be subject to the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Prisons which include no contact with the press. Naturally he will abide by all rules and regulations.”
Anna Edwards also stated in the written release that “My family appreciates all the interest in and concern for my father. For the time being this is the extent of the information I can release. After his release further information will be given to the press. All accurate information that can be shared will come through me in this format.”
Edwin Edwards was convicted on racketeering charges in 2001, and was sentenced to ten years.
by Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz.com
Video from an earlier furlough
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton acknowledged that the team went into the Tampa Bay game to win and did things that would hurt those chances. Payton also indicated that once the game lost its meaning, the team looked forward to the playoffs. Later Sunday, Payton and the team discovered that the playoff team they would be meeting is the Seattle Seahawks.
"We did a lot of things today that prevent you from winning games, some things we'll have to clean up if we're going any type of success here in this season," was Saints coach Sean Payton's take on the game.
The banged-up Saints stubbed a big toe on Sunday, losing to Tampa Bay, 23-13, but will open the NFL playoffs with a wild-card matchup against the Seahawks at 3:30 (CT) on Saturday at Qwest Field in Seattle.
The New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks will battle again this year, but this time, it will be in the NFC playoff game and in Seattle’s Qwest Field.
The game is scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 pm (CT) and will feature the 11-5 Saints against the 7-9 Seahawks. Seattle won the fourth seed after beating the St. Louis Rams 16-6 on Sunday night.