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  1. Rapid Reaction: Saints 16, Buccaneers 14

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 16-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What it means: The Saints improve to 2-0. Since 1990, 63 percent of the teams that have started 2-0 have gone to the playoffs. Tampa Bay falls to 0-2...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  2. Power Rankings: Saints at No. 13

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we head into the first week of the regular season, the ESPN.com Power Rankings are out and the New Orleans Saints came in at No. 13. You can do the math, but 12 teams make the playoffs. It seems our voters view the Saints as being a team right ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  3. Saints season prediction: 9-7

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sean Payton is back, and that means the New Orleans Saints will be back in the playoffs. The coach was suspended last season and his absence, along with the myriad distractions of the bounty scandal, took a huge toll on the Saints. They finished 7...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  4. First look ahead to next season

    Pat Yasinskas

    The season is over, so you know what that means. The first wave of predictions for the 2013 season have hit the streets. Check out this Insider post that predicts next season's playoff field and records for all teams. Not surprisingly, the Atlanta...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  5. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said in this radio interview that he doesn't believe the team's recent playoff struggles bring added pressure. Instead, Weath...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  6. NFC South chat kicks off now

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons are in the playoffs, but they're not playing this week. Carolina owner Jerry Richardson isn't meeting with coach (for now anyway) Ron Rivera until Saturday. The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are beginning their of...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  7. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS There's apparent good news on the injury front. Cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) said he expects to be ready for the Jan. 13 playoff game. Coach Mike Smit...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  8. Film of the NFC South chat

    Pat Yasinskas

    We held our final NFC South chat of the regular season on Friday (don't worry, we'll still do the chat for all of the postseason and most of the offseason). Let's take a look at some of the team-by-team highlights. ATLANTA FALCONS Anthony (NJ):...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  9. Bucs, Saints battle for unflattering title

    Pat Yasinskas

    There won't be any scoreboard-watching by NFC South teams Sunday because the Falcons already have clinched everything they can clinch and the other three teams are out of the playoffs. But there might be some stat-sheet-watching as two division te...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  10. Wrap-up: Saints 34, Cowboys 31 (OT)

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 34-31 overtime victory against Dallas at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday: What it means: The Saints improved to 7-8, but they might have done themselves more harm than good in the long run by hurting Dallas' playoff h...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  11. Looking ahead to the draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    With a postseason berth appearing unlikely for three of the four NFC South teams, it's time to start looking ahead to the 2013 NFL draft. Check out this Insider post in which Todd McShay rolls out his first mock draft. Obviously, the final draft ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  12. Wrap-up: Giants 52, Saints 27

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 52-27 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium: What it means: That dream scenario of the Saints making the playoffs after an 0-4 start and all that off-field turmoil probably can be forgotten. T...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  13. Clinching scenarios for Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Every year about this time, the NFL starts sending out e-mails that detail scenarios for teams to clinch division titles and/or playoff berths. The first came last week and it was very short, with only one scenario involving the Houston Texans. Bu...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  14. Check out the Playoff Machine

    Pat Yasinskas

    December is almost upon us and that means it's not too early to start talking about the playoffs. From now through the end of the regular season, we'll have our Playoff Machine. I strongly encourage you to check it out because you can see how the ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  15. Wrap-up: 49ers 31, Saints 21

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 31-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. What it means: The Saints fall to 5-6. You can't erase them from the playoff picture just yet, but it's getting dangerously close t...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  16. Wrap-up: Saints 38, Raiders 17

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 38-17 victory against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday: What it means: After an 0-4 start, the Saints are now 5-5 and that at least puts them on the fringe of the playoff picture. It still is going to take a pretty...

    Blog | November 18, 2012