The Insider: Saints


Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013

NFL top 10: Who belongs behind the Denver Broncos?

Mark Maske's weekly ranking and photo gallery of the 10 best teams in the NFL.

By Mark Maske  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Opening kick, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, top 10

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Which NFL game this week excites you most?

With the Redskins on a bye, we rank the remarkable number of games still very much worth watching.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, matchups, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFL, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, schedule, Week 5

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/01/2013

NFL top 10: Should the Seahawks or Broncos be No. 1?

Mark Maske ranks the NFL's 10 best teams, starting with two West Coast teams at the top.

By Mark Maske  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, top 10, Week 4

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Who belongs in the NFL’s top 10 after Week 3?

Mark Maske ranks the top 10 teams in the league through three weeks.

By Mark Maske  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, top 10, Week 3

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Revisited, Week 1: Redskins 40, Saints 32

While we're waiting for training camp to get underway, we thought we'd rewatch last year's games just to jog your memories.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Saints, Revisited

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 06/25/2013

The Redskins and the power of expectations

Last year's Week 1 win, star performances and playoff spot were pleasant surprises. This year, those are the baseline expectations.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:51 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins 2013 schedule, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Saints, Week 1

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/20/2013

The Other 31: With Payton back, Saints seek return to prominence

The former Super Bowl champs have their coach again following his bounty-scandal suspension.

By Mark Maske  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, NFC South, The Other 31

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Sean Payton 'excited' and 'grateful' to be reinstated

New Orleans coach thanked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and members of his coaching staff who ran the team while he was suspended.

By Mike Jones  |  02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, Saints bounty scheme, Sean Payton

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Redskins-Eagles (and Cowboys, and Giants) -- Who ya got?

The Redskins' fortunes this week are also affected by the Cowboys and Giants. Opening Kick looks for picks in all three NFC East-involved games.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, division title, Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, playoff chase, Ravens, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Saints

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Roger Goodell says replacement refs did a “very credible job” in Week 1

Commissioner is also preparing to meet with suspended Saints players

By Mark Maske  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, Roger Goodell, Saints bounty suspensions

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Quick Hits: Alfred Morris cements role as starting RB

Bernstine, Sundberg out withinjuries, Garcon will test injured foot.

By Mike Jones  |  03:49 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Redskins-Saints

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 09/10/2012

What was real, and what was a mirage against the Saints?

What did we see against the Saints that looks sustainable, and what was remarkably fortunate it went the Redskins' way?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:58 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Jim Haslett, New Orleans Saints, Opening kick, RGIII, Week 1

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Jim Haslett praises Redskins’ pass coverage vs. Saints

After struggling throughout the preseason, the cornerback Cedric Griffin turned in a strong effort with three tackles, two pass breakups and a forced fumble against the Saints.

By Mike Jones  |  08:18 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin, defensive backs, Jim Haslett, Redskins-Saints

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Week 1: Redskins at Saints

Join us for fun and lively discussion as we debut our Redskins live blog during today's game against the New Orleans Saints.

By Gene Wang  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Saints

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Will Smith, suspended in bounty probe, starts for Saints

Defensive end is in the lineup against the Redskins two days after his bounty suspension was overturned by an appeals panel.

By Mark Maske  |  01:37 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, Saints bounty investigation, Saints bounty probe

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Shanahan still refusing to name RB starter, but signs point to Alfred Morris

Redskins coach wants to 'keep them guessing' about starter at RB but rookie appears to be front-runner.

By Mark Maske  |  04:03 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Saints

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Redskins-Saints: Five story lines to follow as Week 1 kicks off

The regular season finally is here, and Sunday afternoon, the Washington Redskins take on the New Orleans Saints.

By Mike Jones  |  10:34 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  game matchups, Redskins-Saints, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Saints expect to see Griffin as a runner and a passer

Saints interim coach Aaron Kromer says he expects the Redskins to incorporate Robert Griffin III into their running game.

By Mark Maske  |  05:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Saints, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Kory Lichtensteiger is healthy enough to play Sunday, Shanahan says

Guard's conditioning may be an issue as game against Saints wears on

By Mark Maske  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins injuries, Redskins Roster, Redskins-Saints, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Saints defensive player to watch: DT Sedrick Ellis

The 6-foot-1, 307-pound Ellis isn’t the biggest or most overpowering defensive tackle, but uses his quickness off the line to cause problems for opponents.

By Mike Jones  |  03:43 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  game matchups, New Orleans Saints, Redskins-Saints, Saints defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Would you be surprised if the Redskins beat the Saints?

With both teams playing with plenty of emotion, who do you think will win Sunday's Redskins-Saints opener?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  opening game, Opening kick, predictions, Redskins vs. Saints

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 09/05/2012

RGIII thrilled to play first game in his parents’ home town

Quarterback is ready for regular season. "Stuff counts" now, he says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:52 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RG III, Robert Griffin III, Saints-Redskins, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Saints offensive player to watch: QB Drew Brees

One of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL, he has few flaws in his game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, Redskins defense, Redskins-Saints, Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins