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Saints News, 11/12/15: Saints' Pass Defense Historically Bad

From Mike Triplett: The Saints (4-5) are on pace to allow the highest opponents' passer rating of all-time (112.0), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The current record of 110.9 was set by the 0-16 Detroit Lions in 2008. When asked about that dubious distinction, several Saints players had trouble deciding whether they believe it sounds accurate. The general consensus was they aren't really that bad, but they've been too inconsistent and have allowed way too many big plays.

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Saints News

Saints' pass defense historically bad; 'bonehead' plays don't help - NFL Nation - ESPN
An inconsistent Saints defense is on track to have one of the worst pass defenses ever -- due in large part to giving up too many big plays.

Can Kikaha's Return Inspire Saints Defense vs. Redskins ?
The Saints defense can't allow Redskins QB Kirk Cousins to pick them apart this Sunday, and hope that the return of LB Hau'oli Kikaha can inspire them

Flashback: Meachem's crazy TD in Washington
Flashback to Robert Meachem's crazy TD in Washington during the 2009 season

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees needed stitches after loss to Titans - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Drew Brees got pretty beat up in the loss to the Titans -- so much so that he required stitches and his chin swelled up to the size of a lemon.

New Orleans Saints pass-rusher Hau’oli Kikaha returns to practice - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A look at Wednesday's injury report from the New Orleans Saints.

Wednesday's Saints locker room interviews
Drew Brees, Marcus Murphy, Cameron Jordan and Matt Flynn spoke with media members on Wednesday

Quotes from Sean Payton's Wednesday conference call
Audio and quotes from Sean Payton's Wednesday conference call with local media

Drew Brees' Redskins week press conference quotes
Video and quotes from Drew Brees' Redskins week press conference

New Orleans Saints veterans invaluable in the work they do behind the scenes |
Reserve guard Mike McGlynn among unsung veterans making a difference behind the scenes

Saints defense lost without LBs Hau'oli Kikaha, Dannell Ellerbe: Larry Holder |
Saints defense could badly use both players vs. Washington on Sunday

Junior Galette won't face New Orleans Saints this year, but Redskins would like him back in 2016 |
Former New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette suffered a season-ending Achilles injury before playing his first snap for the Washington Redskins.

Drew Brees on Luke McCown: 'He'll still be around' | Video - Video |
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees talks about Luke McCown after his back injury put him out for the season, and the addition of former LSU quarterback Matt Flynn, Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Matt Flynn: 'It was nice to get the call, get in my car and drive on down here' | Video - Video |
Former LSU quarterback Matt Flynn talks about joining the New Orleans Saints to backup Drew Brees, Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Former Southern tight end RaShaun Allen gets chance to come back to second home with Saints - Black and Gold

Veteran linebacker James Anderson trying to acclimate to Saints quickly - Black and Gold

Saints have 9 players miss practice, including Terron Armstead and Dannell Ellerbe - Black and Gold

CJ Spiller's cup not running over with New Orleans Saints
CJ Spiller's cup not running over since arriving in New Orleans, has limited role with Saints

Saints No. 1 Offense WITHOUT Jimmy Graham?
The New Orleans Saints are ranked the #1 offense in the NFL once again, and they've done it WITHOUT former Saints tight end Jimmy Graham -- and here's how

Forecast: Biggest disappointment about 2015 Saints will surprise you
No, the most disappointing thing to me about the 2015 Saints is all the injuries to their rookie players.

Bruised Saints must bounce back again
A few days after the Saints were knocked down and then knocked out by the 1-6 Tennessee Titans, Saints quarterback Drew Brees stepped to the mic for his weekly press conference, his face still battered and bruised thanks to a brutal hit from Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo.


NFL News

Eddie Lacy: I’m not hurt, I’m not overweight, I don’t know what it is | ProFootballTalk
Why is Packers running back Eddie Lacy playing so badly? Some people say his ankle is bothering him. Others say he's overweight. Lacy says neither of those is the case.

Caught on microphone swearing, Suh apologizes to his mom | ProFootballTalk
On Sunday, Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was in a heated exchange with the officials, and the referee's microphone picked up Suh yelling an F-bomb. On Wednesday, Suh apologized -- not to the ref or to any parents of young children who may have had the game on, but to his mother.

PFT’s Week 10 picks | ProFootballTalk
Nine weeks in, the dead heat continues. After splitting last weeks pair of disagreements (as part of a pathetic 7-6 showing each), MDS and yours truly are deadlocked with eight weeks left.

NFL may wait until March to decide which team moves to L.A. | ProFootballTalk
As the owners of the Rams, Raiders and Chargers all consider a move to Los Angeles, the owners of the NFL's other 29 teams are taking their time about deciding which franchise or franchises they will permit to move.