Saints News, 2/3/14: Super Bowl Ratings Slightly Down From Previous Year

Dustin Bradford

The viewing audience was probably as large as ever when the game started but gradually decreased as it became more and more obvious that this was not going to be a competitive match-up. As much as I dislike the Seahawks, there can be no doubt after that rout that they were the best team this year.

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Saints News

New Orleans Saints can feel Denver Broncos pain - ESPN
It was impossible not to think of the New Orleans Saints while watching the way Super Bowl XLVIII unfolded. The Denver Broncos had the most prolific o

Ranking Saints needs: No. 4 Center/guard - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A position-by-position look at where the New Orleans Saints stand heading into the 2014 offseason -- ranked from 1-12 in order of the team's need for

Report: Drew and Brittany Brees expecting fourth child | wwltv.com New Orleans
A report on E-Online says that Drew Brees' wife Brittany is expecting the couple's fourth child.

Microsoft, Steve Gleason team up for Super Bowl ad | wwltv.com New Orleans
Perhaps no Super Bowl commercial will stick with New Orleans residents more than the Microsoft ad featuring Steve Gleason.

2014 National Football League Important Dates
Important dates heading into the 2014 NFL season

Oddsmakers give New Orleans Saints decent shot at making Super Bowl next season | NOLA.com
Odds for every team

New Orleans Saints: It's Not Too Early To Think 2014 NFL DRAFT
New Orleans Saints: It's Not Too Early To Think 2014 NFL DRAFT

John Jenkins: 2013 season in review
John Jenkins had 29 tackles in 2013

A Look at Saints' 2014 Free Agents in Order of Importance

Morten Andersen not selected for Hall of Fame - ESPN
Former New Orleans Saints kicker Morten Andersen wasn’t selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Although he was one of 15 finali

Kenny Vaccaro third in defensive rookie vote - ESPN
New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro finished third in the Associated Press’ voting for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Vaccaro receiv

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NFL News

Super Bowl ratings down, a little | ProFootballTalk
The Super Bowl continues to draw TV audiences like no other event, but the numbers generated on Sunday were actually smaller than last year. According to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Journal, FOX's coverage generated an overnight rating of 47.6 for the Seahawks-Broncos game.

Pete Carroll likens Super Bowl XLVIII to "an avalanche" | ProFootballTalk
In Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks' scoring snowballed. It started with a safety on the first play from scrimmage, continued with a couple of field goals in the first quarter, included both an offensive touchdown and a defensive touchdown in the second quarter, and it was all the way up to 36-0 by t...

Pete Carroll: We really have an eye on what’s coming | ProFootballTalk
The online sportsbook Bovada has released odds for Super Bowl XLIX and the Seahawks have been pegged as 9/2 favorites to repeat as champions next season. If they did, it would be the first time that a team pulled off consecutive championships since the Patriots did it in 2003 and 2004.

Richard Sherman: Peyton is the classiest player I’ve ever met | ProFootballTalk
As Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman limped around in the bowels of MetLife Stadium after spraining his ankle in Super Bowl XLVIII, he felt someone tap him on the shoulder. He turned and saw that it was Peyton Manning, checking to see if he was OK.

Denver Broncos taking a pounding on social media too | NOLA.com
Social media wags are having a bit of fun at the Broncos' expense

NFL on Super Bowl transit problems: A good lesson learned | ProFootballTalk
It's snowing hard now, but the weather in New York and New Jersey cooperated on Sunday to allow Super Bowl XLVIII to play out without any of the hassles many worried about on that front. There were hassles getting to and from MetLife Stadium that had nothing to do with the weather, however.

Super Bowl 2014 a winner for Las Vegas casinos | NOLA.com
Vegas came out on top, as always

Wynn retreats on claim that Gregg Williams stole Jaguars’ playbook | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL defensive end Renaldo Wynn spiced up Radio Row on Friday by claiming that former Titans (now Rams) defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had gotten his hands on the Jaguars' playbook before the 1999 AFC title game.On Monday, Wynn backpedaled. Sort of.

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Video

VIDEO: Mark Ingram: Best of 2013
Highlights of New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram's 2013 season (New Orleans Saints video)

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