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Jaguars 27 @ Saints 24: Who Dat Say!?!


Well, folks who wanted more scoring and more excitement after last week's snoozer against the Patriots, sure got their wish as the Saints got outscored early by the Jags starters, and also outscored late by the backups as they fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-24, in the preseason home opener for the Saints in the Dome last night.

But at least we have this brand-spanking-new gif banner, courtesy of the MtnExile, to do all the Who Dat Saying for us this season.

Make the jump for all the post-game coverage.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints |
ESPN's GameHQ: Final statistics from the Jacksonville vs. New Orleans game played on August 17, 2012. Includes play-by-play, drive charts, photos, and highlights.

Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints |
Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints NFL Game Center - includes official gamebook, highlights, and stats.

New Orleans Saints Fall to Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-24 |
Saints move to 1-2 in the 2012 preseason.

Saints - Jaguars Photo Gallery |
The New Orleans Saints take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the home opener preseason game in the Superdome on Friday, August 16, 2012.

Saints vs. Jaguars Photos |


From the Saints Sideline

Jacksonville Jaguars stun New Orleans Saints 27-24 |
Larry Holder - Jaguars score late to escape Superdome with win.

New Orleans Saints start slow, fall to Jacksonville Jaguars 27-24 |
Bradley Handwerger - Luckily for the New Orleans Saints, there are two more mulligans before the regular season begins.

Saints Postgame Notes |
Postgame notes following the Saints game against the Jaguars

New Orleans Saints injury update: Chris Chamberlain, Andy Tanner and Isa Abdul-Quddus hurt |
Nakia Hogan - The New Orleans Saints suffered a pair of injuries against the Jaguars that appear to be relatively serious.

Injuries could determine final rosters for New Orleans Saints | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - It may come down to the last healthy receiver standing when the New Orleans Saints pick their final 53-man roster on Aug. 31.

New Orleans Saints allow Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert to have productive night |
James Varney - The New Orleans Saints had to find the play of Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert disconcerting in New Orleans' 27-24 preseason loss Friday night.

New Orleans Saints defense takes a step back against Jacksonville in Friday's exhibition game |
John DeShazier - Let's ease back just a tad on the accolades.

New Orleans Saints victimized by several pass interference calls from replacement refs Friday night |
James Varney - Just two days after Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he hoped the NFL reached a deal with real referees before the regular season began, a replacement crew put on another show Friday night.

Officials come under scrutiny | The Advocate
After further review, it appears the replacement officials working Friday night’s exhibition between the New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars might need a little more seasoning.

New Orleans Saints receiver Devery Henderson shines in loss to Jacksonville |
Nakia Hogan - Until Friday night, New Orleans Saints veteran receiver Devery Henderson hadn't been having an ideal training camp or preseason.

New Orleans Saints RBs Travaris Cadet, Chris Ivory get job done against Jacksonville |
Nakia Hogan - Travaris Cadet and Chris Ivory, both competing to lock down the fourth running back position, played well against the Jaguars.

New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet and WR Joseph Morgan make their case for making the team |
James Varney - Despite the disappointing finish in Friday's 27-24 preseason loss to Jacksonville, two of the players about whom the Saints fan base was most excited had big nights.

Dome-field advantage doesn't help New Orleans Saints in home opener but it will carry them this season |
Jeff Duncan - Even if their team was not, New Orleans Saints fans were in midseason form on Friday night.

New Orleans Saints have long way to go, but plenty of time to get there |
Bradley Handwerger - Roman Harper didn’t take long to answer a question posed to him about whether the defense took a step back Friday night.

New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt bemoans tackling early in Friday's loss |
James Varney - New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt wasted no time Friday night ripping into the lackluster performance of his first team defense in a 27-24 preseason loss to Jacksonville.

Quick Take: Saints Sluggish in Dome Preseason Debut Versus Jaguars |
Ken Trahan - We saw starters for a longer period of time. That was the good news. The bad news is that the starters were not as sharp as you would have liked.

Observation deck: Jaguars-Saints - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Some quick observations on the New Orleans Saints’ 27-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Saints Drop Preseason Home Opener to Jaguars 24-27 with 13 seconds left |
Andrew Juge


From the Jaguars' Den

Jaguars'offense has big night in Big Easy |
Gene Frenette - Other than too many missed tackles and one busted coverage by the second-team defense on a New Orleans Saints touchdown, there wasn’t a lot for head coach Mike Mularkey to complain about Friday night in the Superdome.

Jaguars 27, Saints 24 |
John Oesher - A quick, categorical look at the Jaguars' 27-24 win over the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome Friday.

Justin Blackmon makes good first impression in Jaguars' preseason victory |
Vito Stellino - Rookie Justin Blackmon, who parlayed his 12-day holdout into a guaranteed $18.5 million contract, made his preseason debut Friday night and played as if he’s ready to start earning that money.

Jaguars Notebook: No action for ailing Eugene Monroe |
Vito Stellino - Starting left tackle Eugene Monroe, who suffered a blow to the head during practice earlier in the week, didn’t dress for Friday night’s game.

Free agent Cameron Bradfield does well subbing for Eugene Monroe |
Ted Lewis - There’s no telling where one might find Cameron Bradfield on the Jaguars’ offensive line.

Editorial: New Orleans – Now, it’s OK to get excited. |
John Oesher - Take that from Friday night above anything else.


Post-Game Quotes

Saints Postgame Quotes |
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt and Saints players met with the media following Friday's game against the Jaguars.

Jaguars Postgame Quotes |
Head Coach Mike Mularkey, QB Blaine Gabbert, RB Rashad Jennings, WR Kevin Elliott and DE Andre Branch met with the media following Friday's game against the Saints.


V-Roll Roll Call

Video: Drew Brees' Post-Game Interview |
QB Drew Brees speaks with the media after the New Orleans Saints preseason game against the Jaguars at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 17, 2012.

Video: Joe Vitt's Post-Game Interview |
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt speaks with the media after the New Orleans Saints preseason game against the Jaguars at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 17, 2012.

New Orleans Saints offensive breakdown vs. Jacksonville - Video |
The New Orleans Saints still have some things to fix offensively, but there were some improvements against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Beat writers Larry Holder and James Varney take a look at the offense after Friday night's loss.

New Orleans Saints defensive performance against Jacksonville - Video |
The Times-PIcayune's John DeShazier and Nakia Hogan break down the New Orleans Saints defense against Jacksonville.