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Saints' Sean Payton: Fourth-and-20 blitz was 'my call' Featured

Friday, 14 August 2015 07:12 Written by
Mike Triplett, ESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-PicayunePreviously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ersIowa native and University of Iowa graduateFollow on Twitter0 Shares EmailPrint CommentHad this been a "real" game, the only thing we’d be talking about right now is how the New Orleans Saints defense managed to blow a four-point lead with 45 seconds remaining on fourth-and-20. It became a bit of an afterthought following the Saints’ 30-27…
Ted Lewis: 10 thoughts 'from a night when the Saints were definitely less than a perfect 10'
Friday, 14 August 2015 06:50 Written by
BALTIMORE — Just keep saying, it’s only preseason, and other thoughts from Thursday: 1 The defense is hurting: And we’re not just talking about Dannel Ellerbe, Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux all leaving the field in the first half with injuries that hopefully are not as bad as they looked. But the starters getting pushed down the field for 80 yards on a drive, when the longest play is Joe Flacco’s 17-yard scramble, is not…
Live chat: How are you feeling after the Saints' preseason opener? Joel A. Erickson answers your questions as 1 p.m.
Friday, 14 August 2015 06:36 Written by
Suffice it to say the New Orleans Saints' preseason opener vs. the Baltimore Ravens is one they'd like to forget. Injuries. Sloppy defense. Penalties. It's only the first of four preseason games, but we know you've got questions. Saints beat writer Joel A. Erickson will answer 'em in a live chat Friday at 1 p.m.
NFL Preseason 2015 Battle Between New Orleans Saints @ Baltimore Ravens Featured
Friday, 14 August 2015 05:40 Written by
The Baltimore Ravens are heading into their first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday likely without their 2015 first round draft pick, wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Perriman has missed almost two weeks of practice because of an injured knee. He was expected to compete for a starting role but injuries have prevented him from getting reps with starting quarterback Joe Flacco. Despite the setback, Ravens coach John Harbaugh still has not officially…
Saints vs. Ravens: Postgame Grades, Notes and Quotes for New Orleans Featured
Friday, 14 August 2015 05:13 Written by
PositionGradeQBB+RBBWR/TEC+OLBDLC-LBCDBBSpecial TeamsA-CoachingC Offense Drew Brees didn’t make an appearance in this one, as the Saints opted to run with three quarterbacks. Starter Luke McCown, like the rest of the No. 1 offense, got off to a very slow start. In McCown's defense, the Saints’ offense is rhythm-based, and it’s difficult for an offense to work into any sort of a rhythm when the opposition holds the ball for nine of the game’s first ten minutes.…
Penalty-filled preseason opener for Saints draws Sean Payton’s ire
Friday, 14 August 2015 01:55 Written by
BALTIMORE -- Before the New Orleans Saints even left the field after Thursday night’s preseason-opening loss to Baltimore, before the coaches had a chance to look at any film, Sean Payton knew one area of the game that needs to improve drastically before the start of the season. Too much yellow on the field. New Orleans was penalized 16 times for 143 yards in Thursday night’s 30-27 loss to Baltimore, extending Ravens drives on the…
New Orleans Saints vs Baltimore Ravens Live NFL Preseason Info: TV Schedule, Flacco meets Brees Featured
Friday, 14 August 2015 01:29 Written by
The Baltimore Ravens host the New Orleans Saints to kick off the NFL preseason games on Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 PM at the M&T Stadium. With almost the same quality roster that they had last season, the Ravens are in a position to get back to the playoffs. Losing to the Patriots in the AFC Divisional game in which they controlled the match, having two 14-point lead twice, only to find themselves not advancing…
Orioles pitcher wears Saints jersey to Ravens-Saints preseason game Featured
Friday, 14 August 2015 01:16 Written by
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03: Kevin Gausman #39 of the Baltimore Orioles throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kevin Gausman Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman was in a tough spot. Going to a preseason NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the…
Ted Lewis: Saints preseason opener at Baltimore leaves taste of good and bad
Friday, 14 August 2015 00:47 Written by
BALTIMORE — Just keep saying, it’s only preseason, and other thoughts from Thursday: 1 The defense is hurting: And we’re not just talking about Dannel Ellerbe, Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux all leaving the field in the first half with injuries that hopefully are not as bad as they looked. But the starters getting pushed down the field for 80 yards on a drive, when the longest play is Joe Flacco’s 17-yard scramble, is not…
Flacco sharp, Brees absent as Ravens beat Saints in preseason opener Featured
Friday, 14 August 2015 00:14 Written by
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Joe Flacco and backup quarterback Matt Schaub directed first-quarter touchdown drives, starting the Baltimore Ravens on their way to a 30-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night in a preseason opener. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was held out by coach Sean Payton. Brees participated in pregame drills but remained on the sideline after the opening kickoff. "It was our plan for this game," Payton said.

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