clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Fleur-de-Links, December 23: Saints gameday news & word around the league

Will the Saints be able to clinch the number one seed with a victory over the Steelers?

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Saints News:

Saints vs. Steelers: How to watch, follow live updates as Saints look to secure NFC's No. 1 seed | Saints |
Dome sweet Dome!

Steelers vs Saints: 3 reasons Pittsburgh will beat New Orleans
If you are looking for reasons to be optimistic, we have three.

Saints reveal uniform combo vs. Steelers

NFL: Saints' Kamara, Ingram could prove costly to Steelers' hopes
Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram give the New Orleans Saints a balanced offensive attack that could wreak havoc on the Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff hopes.

New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 key matchups |
Three matchups that should determine the outcome of the Saints home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

That Drew Brees, why is the Saints QB so hard to root against?! - Behind the Steel Curtain
You might think Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the perfect human being. You’d be wrong, very, very wrong.

All Saints fans want for Christmas is the No. 1 seed |
Oh, and to win the Super Bowl.

Steelers feel the heat after Ravens win; Saints look to clinch home field in Week 16 - The Washington Post
The Saints and Chiefs try to hold on to the No. seeds while the Patriots try to prolong their dynasty.

Cornelius Lucas has short stint with Saints – ProFootballTalk
The activation of receiver Ted Ginn required the Saints to create a roster spot. They did so by cutting loose a player who had joined the team only two days earlier.

NFL News:

Injury roundup: DeAndre Hopkins a game-time decision -
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is considered a game-time decision as he continues to battle through an ankle injury. Who else is in danger of not playing in Week 16?

Dirk Koetter might return to coach Buccaneers in 2019 -
With the Buccaneers once again relegated to the sidelines of the NFC playoff chase, it appears Dirk Koetter's tenure in Tampa is in serious jeopardy this offseason. That's not necessarily the case.

Texans injury update: RB Lamar Miller, WR Keke Coutee ruled out vs. Eagles | NFL | Sporting News

Jaguars, Panthers expected to keep their head coaches for 2019 -
After disappointing 2018 campaigns that came off of playoff appearances the prior year, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers are expected to stay the course for 2019 in regards to their head coaches, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

Lamar Jackson creating playoff contenders out of Ravens -
After the Ravens went on the road to beat the formidable Los Angeles Chargers 22-10,'s Michael Silver writes how Lamar Jackson has enhanced Baltimore into a established contender.

Josh Gordon's ban stemmed from multiple violations -
Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but there's a chance he could be back on the field for the start of the 2019 season.

NFL Rumors: Latest on Steve Wilks, Ron Rivera, More Coaches on Hot Seat | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
With the NFL season winding down to a close, a number of head coaches find themselves on the hot seat. So who's safe and who is on the way out? According to Ian Rapoport of NFL...

2018 NFL AFC, NFC playoff picture - Bracket, schedule, Super Bowl matchups through Week 16
If the regular season ended right now, here's how the top six would look in each conference, plus clinching scenarios.

Larry Fitzgerald on Steve Wilks: Cardinals all 'want him back' -
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald believes embattled first-year head coach Steve Wilks should return for 2019. "We would all want him back."

D.J. Swearinger blasts Redskins DC Manusky after loss -
The Redskins aren't eliminated, but they really needed a win Saturday and didn't get one. That seems to have sent at least one Washington defender into a raging inferno of frustration.

Social Media: