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Fleur-de-Links, December 31: Saints hoping new year brings new playoff wins

After the end of season loss to the Panthers, there are analysts doubting the Saints moving forward.

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Saints News:

New Orleans Saints: NFC's top seed a 9/4 favorite to win Super Bowl |
The Saints are overwhelming favorites to win Super Bowl LIII, according to Las Vegas superbooks.

Who is Dwayne Washington? Saints' latest 100-yard rusher plays mostly on special teams |
His only carries before Sunday came late in three lopsided wins.

NFL Power Rankings Playoffs 2019: Saints No.1, Ravens, Cowboys, Colts surge at right time
All is calm before the postseason begins, however, the top seeds better not relax because this year's field is stacked.

Saints' Derek Newton plays in first NFL game since catastrophic injury in 2016 |
Newton played most of Sunday's game at left tackle.

Saints featured as final matchup of divisional weekend |
New Orleans will next play at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Saints looked like team in throes of classic holiday hangover vs. Panthers |
Tail-kicking might be just what N.O. needs heading into postseason

Forecast: Sean Payton uses season finale to create crisis |
The 2018 Saints regular season was fun, amazing, engrossing, and Sean Payton managed to even make the inconsequential finale compelling.

NFC playoff bracket: A look at the New Orleans Saints' road to Super Bowl LIII | Saints |
The New Orleans Saints' path to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta isn't long or complicated.

NFL News:

NFL Playoffs Debrief: Analyzing the postseason matchups -
Can Nick Foles extend the Eagles' magical run against Mitchell Trubisky in Chicago next weekend? Gregg Rosenthal analyzes the postseason matchups in this week's edition of The Debrief.

Denver Broncos fire head coach Vance Joseph -
The Denver Broncos fired second-year head coach Vance Joseph after another dismal season that left the team outside the postseason hunt once again, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

'Whole team' wanted George Kittle to break TE record -
Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said 'the whole team' wanted George Kittle to break tight end receiving yards record -- just minutes after Chiefs TE Travis Kelce had set the new mark.

Tom Coughlin has a history of fighting the NFL Players Association... and losing - Big Cat Country
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the Jacksonville Jaguars in recent years that the team — whose football operations are led by Tom Coughlin — are attempting to void the...

Oakland Raiders hiring NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock to be GM
Roughly a year after hiring ESPN analyst Jon Gruden as their head coach, the Oakland Raiders are hiring the NFL Network's Mike Mayock to be their GM.

Top takeaways from NFL Week 17 |

NFL Playoff Schedule: Kansas City Chiefs game times announced - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs’ postseason schedule is set. The opponents are still to be determined.

2018 NFL playoffs preview - Schedule, bracket, team strengths and weaknesses, matchup possibilities
The playoff field is finally set. Here's your guide to everything you need to know about the 12 teams vying to win Super Bowl LIII.

NFL playoffs: 32 things we learned heading into postseason
The matchups are all set, and the postseason picture is now clear. Will the top seeds advance to the Super Bowl or will a sleeper team emerge?

No NFL playoff team came further this season than the Colts - The Washington Post
They couldn’t hire a coach last offseason. Andrew Luck couldn’t throw a football until June. The Colts started 1-5. Now they’re the AFC’s No. 6 seed.

Leonard Fournette ‘disrespectful, selfish’ during finale, Tom Coughlin says |
Jaguars running back sits out with ankle, foot injuries.

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