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Chris Miller
December 06, 2017 - 3:14 pm
The New Orleans Saints could lock up a playoff berth this weekend. The first step is to beat the Falcons Thursday night in Atlanta. The New Orleans Advocate has compiled a list of the rest of the chips that must fall into place: 1. A New Orleans win, a Carolina loss or tie to the Minnesota Vikings...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO PEYTON, NOT PAYTON - Former University of Tennessee football quarterback Peyton Manning, left, and former University of Florida football quarterback Steve Spurrier get together after a news conference of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 05, 2017 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After the class picture of the latest Hall of Fame inductees was taken, Peyton Manning made his way over to Steve Spurrier for another handshake and some chit-chat before heading off in opposite directions to do media interviews. The former Tennessee quarterback and former Florida...
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Jim Hanzo
December 04, 2017 - 8:29 am
The Saints are now 9 & 3, and the fans are bleeding black and gold. We caught up with some right after the game, and they were fired up. "I think it was an awesome game," this man said. "I was very worried come in to this game. I honestly thought that the Panthers would figure out a way to pull...
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December 02, 2017 - 7:02 pm
PAUL NEWBERRY | AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Shaking off a blowout loss to Auburn just three weeks ago, Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes and No. 6 Georgia made its bid for a spot in the College Football Playoff with a 28-7 victory over the No. 4 Tigers in the Southeastern Conference...
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December 01, 2017 - 2:52 pm
Michelle Southern | WWL.com Florida State University today announced Jimbo Fisher resigned as head football coach to return the SEC as the new head coach for Texas A&M. Fisher was LSU's quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator under Nick Saban and Les Miles. He joined the FSU staff in 2007...
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Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant (2) scrambles from the pocket against South Carolina linebacker T.J. Brunson (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Clemson defeated South Carolina 34-10. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
November 28, 2017 - 8:59 pm
Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin will enter championship weekend positioned to earn a playoff spot with just one more victory. But a potential Alabama-Ohio State controversy looms. Clemson moved up to No. 1 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the semifinals are set by the...
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November 19, 2017 - 8:23 am
By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton downplays how dominant New Orleans has looked the past two months, preferring instead to tell his players to tune out the hype and focus on what they still need to fix. "We talk about realities of today, each week, and the...
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Jim Hanzo
November 17, 2017 - 8:58 am
This week the Boys in Black & Gold come back home with 7 wins in a row under their belt. Can they make it 8 straight? We talked football fans to get their opinion. "Eight wins in a row, no doubt, keep moving forward," said this man. "As long as we keep running the ball." "Definitely, we'll win...
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Chris Miller
November 14, 2017 - 5:12 pm
The New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams contest, a game featuring two teams that have surprised many with their performance this year, has been moved to a 3:25 p.m. kickoff. The game between two of the NFC's hottest teams has also been moved to CBS, where it will be the featured game of the week...
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Chris Miller
November 14, 2017 - 12:59 pm
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees may be in the last year of his contract, but he says there's no team he'd rather be with than the Saints. NFL.com reports Brees told the hosts of the "Hardwick & Richards" show on KLSD-AM in San Diego that he's not concerned about his contract because "right...
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