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Saints News, 9/5/14: Saints Aim To Get Road Game On Track

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From Mike Triplett: "Coach Sean Payton addressed the issue with players this offseason and broke down relevant statistics. He also made some tweaks in practice, pumping in crowd noise as early as summer organized team activities for the first time in his head-coaching tenure. And Payton and Brees have stressed the importance of communication. More importantly, Payton and the Saints' staff have tried to emphasize the specific areas where they fell short in those road losses last season."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kristian: Saints are ready for the Falcons <a href="http://t.co/OjKmguaZnJ">http://t.co/OjKmguaZnJ</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/507992446501158912">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> WR Kenny Stills officially listed as questionable after practicing on limited basis Friday <a href="http://t.co/fBir6AUnUv">http://t.co/fBir6AUnUv</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/507990919434362880">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kenny Stills is questionable for Sunday&#39;s game. Final <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Injury Report: <a href="http://t.co/CH9oX1YYqN">http://t.co/CH9oX1YYqN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsATL?src=hash">#NOvsATL</a> <a href="http://t.co/EKtxxaORKZ">pic.twitter.com/EKtxxaORKZ</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/507982978513780736">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/saints?src=hash">#saints</a>: owner Tom Benson underwent surgery to clean up knee he had an operation on in May. Is recovering in the hospital and &#39;doing great.&#39;</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/status/507980609331806208">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good insight here MT <a href="https://twitter.com/UnderhillAdv">@UnderhillAdv</a>: Sunday will be <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> 1st game without Sproles. How different will things look? <a href="http://t.co/Y737LZaMpr">http://t.co/Y737LZaMpr</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/507981276637560832">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Stills says status is not up to him but if it was "Id be out there."</p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@UnderhillAdv) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnderhillAdv/status/507965222943211520">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pete Carmichael said he&#39;s called plays all preseason. Was dismissive when asked if that will continue.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/507960286578761729">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great historical/film breakdown here RT <a href="https://twitter.com/PriscoCBS">@PriscoCBS</a>: Jimmy Graham owns the Falcons and here&#39;s why: <a href="http://t.co/IuPltNWabU">http://t.co/IuPltNWabU</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/507954033718345728">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lots of good leftover notes and quotes from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> this week: Hard Knocks, emergency QB, who will call plays &amp; more <a href="http://t.co/bsIE5lVJtw">http://t.co/bsIE5lVJtw</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/507941065203019777">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Orleans Saints&#39; Sean Payton discusses Terron Armstead&#39;s growth with run blocking | Video <a href="http://t.co/aw5oYLomtN">http://t.co/aw5oYLomtN</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/507936616497704960">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Orleans Saints&#39; Sean Payton praises his group of running backs | Video <a href="http://t.co/IG2mBZDVlj">http://t.co/IG2mBZDVlj</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/507936524181057536">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Galette got $3.5 mil to sign. 2014 cap number is $2.95 mil. Gets $13 mil in roster bonuses next year, which means cap# of 15.45mil.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/507928789075394560">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy to be a part of The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints5k?src=hash">#Saints5k</a> kick-off run presented by <a href="https://twitter.com/Chevron">@Chevron</a> and The <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> see you guys EARLY in the morning.</p>&mdash; deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) <a href="https://twitter.com/dmcallister26/status/507913862717263872">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Saints aim to get road game on track - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints made some light of their struggles on the road last season, changing the Gatorade flavors, in-flight meals and

New Orleans Saints receiver Kenny Stills declared questionable vs. Atlanta Falcons | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (quad) has been declared questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, while safety Marcus Ball (hamstring) and fullback Erik Lorig (ankle) are out.

Yellin: Could Saints have damaged Griffin by trying to protect him? | wwltv.com New Orleans
Griffin fell victim to the very plan that was meant to protect him. A plan that with one miscalculation could have easily gone haywire. The Saints brass executed to perfection, though. For this, they deserve credit.

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons: Keys to the Game
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New Orleans Saints 2014 Player Ranks: No. 2, Jimmy Graham
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Terron Armstead, Bucky Brooks and Rick Dickson featured guests on Black and Blue Report for Sept. 5
Today’s lineup includes Bucky Brooks (NFL.com), Rick Dickson (Tulane Athletic Director), and Saints tackle Terron Armstead. Hosted by Sean Kelley. Produced by Daniel Sallerson.

New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons series history
Atlanta leads the series, 46-43

Prediction: New Orleans Saints will beat Atlanta Falcons - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- This game is an exact reverse of last year's season opener. In 2013, it was the New Orleans Saints who were coming off of an uncharac

Breaking down Junior Galette s contract with New Orleans Saints - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. – The contract numbers are in on the New Orleans Saints’ new deal with linebacker Junior Galette. As previously reported, th

School Yard Bully: Saints' Success Makes Falcons Fans Cry
Who Dat Dish Staff Writer Barry Hirstius fires one last salvo at Falcons fans through the Saints' recent dominance in the rivalry

Always Be Covering: Week 1 | Kissing Suzy Kolber
The Saints are great, except for the whole road game thing. They’ve lost five of their last six away from home.

New Orleans Saints secondary to be tested at Atlanta, but Falcons will struggle to keep pace | Black and Gold Today | NOLA.com
Your daily snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints

This date in New Orleans Saints history: Billy Kilmer turns 75; preseason home crowd record set | NOLA.com
Saints facts of the day

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NFL News

Doug Marrone and the Bills’ front office reportedly quarreling | ProFootballTalk
Bills coach Doug Marrone is reportedly not seeing eye to eye with the team's front office. Marrone got into a loud verbal altercation on the practice field with several team officials, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS.

Brady is questionable with a calf injury | ProFootballTalk
Like teammate Rob Gronkowski, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has said he'll be ready to play on Sunday.  And as with Gronk, the official word on Brady's availability from the team is "maybe.

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Video

VIDEO: Rob Ryan previews battle in Atlanta
Rob Ryan speaks with reporters on Friday, September 5, 2014. Video by Ashley Amoss. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 1
Adam Rank breaks down three under-the-radar players he is targeting to have big-time performances in Week 1.

VIDEO: Zach Strief on Cameron Jordan's play
Zach Strief talks about Cameron Jordan with reporters on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Saints at Falcons 2014 Trailer #NOvsATL
The New Orleans Saints open the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome on Sunday at Noon. CT on FOX. Video by Justin Stout. .