I've got nothing to say about the loss to the Ravens that hasn't already been said. It was a close game against a very good team who rose to the occasion a little bit further than we did. A win would have been more enjoyable, but there's no shame in that loss. OK, maybe some shame in regards to the ineffective run game and the very poor run defense, but those problems can be corrected.
Make the jump for more on our upcoming matchup against the Falcons, more on our loss to the Ravens, and for what looks like some good news on the injury front.
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SAINTS @ FALCONS:
Dilfer: Falcons can be beaten at home - NFC South Blog - ESPN
You’ll see and hear it in the video and I’ll just quickly summarize what Dilfer said. He pretty strongly said the Atlanta Falcons are not the best team in the NFL. He went on to compare them to the 2003 Kansas City Chiefs, who went 13-3 in the regular season, but promptly got bounced in the playoffs. Then, to put the star on the top of the tree, Dilfer went on to say the Falcons are not indestructible at home. As a matter of fact, Dilfer said he thinks the New Orleans Saints can come into the Georgia Dome on Monday night and win, and he wasn’t done there. Dilfer also said the Saints could come back to the Georgia Dome in the playoffs and knock off the Falcons.
SAINTS @ RAVENS:
Z on TV: Billick and Brennaman: The act-like-you-know guys - TV show critic David Zurawik on the show business, culture and craziness of television - baltimoresun.com
I wonder whether fans who are concentrating on the drama of the game even hear such blustering non-sense. Maybe it is just a kind of taken-for-granted background static from self-important voices in the booth that the true fan learns to screen out.
The absence of Chris Ivory was noticeable for the New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
The Saints didn't try to run the ball against the Baltimore Ravens
Commentary: Loss to Ravens disappointing, not disastrous | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
There are disappointing losses. And there are disastrous losses. Yesterday the Saints suffered a disappointing one. Yesterday the Giants, Bucs, and -- to a lesser degree -- the Rams all suffered disasterous ones.
Saints say game plan against Ravens was good enough to win | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Heath Evans sat in his locker Monday, looking up to recorders, microphones and TV cameras and searched for answers to questions he also was asking himself.
Commentary: Baltimore Ravens rediscover tough identity in win over New Orleans Saints | PennLive.com
The Ravens were getting away from what they do best this season, but may have got back to it during a 30-24 victory over the Saints Sunday.
Payton says tests on Greer's knee were negative | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Saints Head Coach Sean Payton didn’t elaborate on the handful of injuries occurred before or during New Orleans’ 30-24 loss at Baltimore, but did say that test results on cornerback Jabari Greer’s knee came back negative.
New Orleans Saints kick returner Courtney Roby cleared; and other injury updates | NOLA.com
He was injured against St. Louis
New Orleans Saints kick returner Courtney Roby is cleared to play | NOLA.com
Saints news and notes
AROUND THE NFC SOUTH/PLAYOFFS:
Best arm in the NFC South? Sean Payton - NFC South Blog - ESPN
If you produced a scouting report on each of the NFC South coaches, New Orleans’ Sean Payton would clearly be the leader in arm strength.
NFC South slips a bit in Power Rankings - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints lost to Baltimore on Sunday and voters dropped them three spots to No. 7. I won’t say the ranking is unfair. I will say New Orleans’ loss came to a very good team and on the road, so it’s not time to panic. But you do have to be able to win against good teams on the road if you want to be listed high in the Power Rankings or play late into the postseason.
Updating NFC South playoff picture - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Now, let’s move over to the Saints. There are a couple of ways they can clinch a playoff berth this weekend and it could already be taken care of before the Monday night game. That would happen if Tampa Bay loses to or ties with Seattle on Sunday afternoon.
New Orleans Saints playoff scenario is a matter of winning | NOLA.com
They will be either a No. 1 or No. 5 seed if they get in