New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st113.6 (13th)297.8 (3rd)
Defense31st132.8 (29th)251.2 (25th)

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
L 37 - 34at ATL
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Sun Sep 14
L 26 - 24at CLE
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Sun Sep 21
W 20 - 9MIN
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Sun Sep 28
L 38 - 17at DAL
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Sun Oct 5
W 37 - 31TB
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Sun Oct 19
L 24 - 23at DET
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Sun Oct 26
W 44 - 23GB
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Thu Oct 30
W 28 - 10at CAR
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Sun Nov 9
L 27 - 24SF
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Sun Nov 16
L 27 - 10CIN
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Mon Nov 24
L 34 - 27BAL
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Sun Nov 30
W 35 - 32at PIT
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Sun Dec 7
L 41 - 10CAR
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Mon Dec 15
W 31 - 15at CHI
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Sun Dec 21
L 30 - 14ATL
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Sun Dec 28
W 23 - 20at TB
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Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Carolina7-8-14-2-0
New Orleans7-9-03-3-0
Atlanta6-10-05-1-0
Tampa Bay2-14-00-6-0
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Sean Payton: C.J. Spiller the 'most explosive player on the field'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Saints coach Sean Payton is thrilled to have landed running back C.J. Spiller, who will team with Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson in one of the league's top backfields.

"I think we expected Spiller to be somewhere else with a higher number. But it all worked out," Payton told The Advocate.

Spiller joined the Saints on a four-year, $16 million deal.

“His cutup is unbelievable,” Payton said of Spiller. ”And I’m not talking about last season because I think it became challenging, but you go back a couple of years and start looking at his screen reel, a sweep reel, a return reel.

“So when you watch his film you think of a lot of things he can do. He’s physical, he’s the most explosive player on the field a lot of times when you’re watching him. … So he’s an exciting player that clearly heading into free agency there wasn’t any thought about and then after that first rush there was some interest and I think to his agent’s credit they looked at it from a how he was going to be used standpoint, the system, the offense and wanting to be a part of it and we feel the same way.”

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Sean Payton: TE Josh Hill 'is a player we value a lot'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Saints coach Sean Payton on Wednesday talked up tight end Josh Hill, who should get more opportunities with the trade of Jimmy Graham to Seattle. "Josh Hill is a player we value a lot," Payton said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Hill, 24, is a 6-5, 250-pounder who caught five touchdowns last season. He finished with 14 catches for 176 yards while playing every game.

Hill and Benjamin Watson, 34, are the team's top tight ends following Graham's departure.

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Saints, DE Cameron Jordan discussing extension
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Saints are negotiating a contract extension with defensive end Cameron Jordan, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Jordan is entering the last year of his deal and will earn just under $7 million this season.

Jordan, 25, has 20 sacks over the past two seasons.

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Report: DE Anthony Spencer to visit Saints
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Defensive end Anthony Spencer is set to visit the Saints on Tuesday, according to the Times-Picayune.

Spencer, formerly of the Cowboys, hasn't started a game since 2012 despite playing in 14 contests the last two seasons. The 31-year-old has compiled 385 total tackles, 33.0 sacks, 14 passes defensed and 13 forced fumbles in his eight-year career.

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Report: Saints sign OT Bryce Harris
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Offensive tackle Bryce Harris has signed with the Saints , according to the Times Picayune.

The 26-year-old has played in 34 games for the team. During that time he has started four games.

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