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Five biggest surprises through three weeks of the 2020 NFL season

From defensive revivals to a huge surprise MVP candidate, these are the biggest standout stories as we enter Week 4.

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Film Study: Drew Brees’ refusal to pass the ball deep is hurting the Saints offense

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The Saints are a timing-based offense, but there needs to be some respect from defenses

The short answer to the question “when should Saints fans freak out” is “not yet.” The slightly longer answer is “wait and see what happens in Detroit.” When Alvin Kamara isn’t on the field, the Saints’ offense looks anemic, and part of that is a seeming refusal from Drew Brees to throw the ball downfield.

Part of this, of course, is by design. The...

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Five Questions as the New Orleans Saints look to rebound at the Detroit Lions

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After suffering two straight losses for the first time since 2017, the New Orleans Saints look to bounce back in Motown.

After an uncharacteristic two straight losses for the New Orleans Saints, they’ll look to bounce back an right the ship against the Detroit Lions. Here are five questions we have heading into the matchup in Motown.

Can Alvin Kamara keep up his production?

Over the first three games of the season Kamara has astounded and delighted just...

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Fleur-de-Links, October 1: Michael Thomas returns to practice and Saints sign a new addition to practice squad

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New Orleans Saints: Saints Wednesday injury report: Michael Thomas practicing, Jared Cook, Janoris Jenkins not. - Canal Street Chronicles

While Andrus Peat, Jared Cook, and Janoris Jenkins did not practice on Wednesday, Michael Thomas returned to practice limited, and Marcus Davenport, Marshon Lattimore, David Onyemata, and Chase Hansen were also limited.

Saints sign free agent WR Malik Henry to the...

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Saints' Alvin Kamara: 'Don't Give a Damn' About Criticism of Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara brushed aside criticism of teammate and quarterback Drew Brees in comments made to reporters on Wednesday, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk...

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Saints All-Pro WR Michael Thomas (ankle) practices on limited basis

New Orleans Saints All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas wasn't a full participant on Wednesday as he works to recover from the high ankle sprain he suffered

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Saints Wednesday injury report: Michael Thomas practicing, Jared Cook, Janoris Jenkins not.

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The Saints have 8 players on today’s report.

G Andrus Peat (Ankle), TE Jared Cook (Groin), and CB Janoris Jenkins (Illness) did not practice for the Saints on Wednesday. Since Jenkins hasn’t been sent to IR we can assume it’s not Covid-19 related.

WR Michael Thomas (Ankle), DE Marcus Davenport (Elbow), CB Marshon Lattimore (Hamstring), DT David Onyemata (Calf), and LB Chase Hansen (Hip) were limited.

It’s good to see Michael Thomas back at...

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Saints' Thomas (ankle) practices on limited basis

After missing the past two games due to a high ankle sprain suffered in the season opener, New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

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Film Study: Mental mistakes destroying Saints secondary

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Penalties, poor coverage, the New Orleans Saints defense is just going through it right now

Many things can be pointed to why the New Orleans Saints have gotten off to a fairly poor start. One of the biggest things that has stood out so far has been the penalties from the secondary. New Orleans have been penalized 24 times for a total of 331 yards, the yardage being the most in the NFL. The result is that these penalties have killed momentum for the...

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3 things from the Saints Film Room | Week 3

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If it’s not the offense, it’s the defense. This Saints team just can’t win for losing right now.

The New Orleans Saints outing against the Green Bay Packers Sunday night was... frustrating.

The offense averaged a half yard more per play than the Packers and put up 30 points without their best player — Michael Thomas. They ran the ball at will, averaging 6.1 yards per rush, compared to 3.8 by the Packers.

But we all know what factors often decide...

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Saints vs. Packers: Five Numbers That Do Not Lie

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Alvin Kamara’s numbers are eye-opening. Alas the defense’s numbers are too

“Someone said: “numbers never lie.” And that was a lie, because sometimes numbers lie. But they don’t lie all the time, and that’s the truth.”

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This is the fun part of writing about sports: the team you follow is on a two-game losing streak, the defense is falling off faster than a Mardi Gras bead thrown from a Bourbon Street balcony,...

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Chris Dunnells

CSC Staff Week 4 picks: Falcons freefall, faith in Foles fickle

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Could the Falcons upset the Packers Monday night? Sure. Will it happen? Probably not.

With the 2020 NFL season now entering Week 4, we’re continuing our new weekly bit where some of the staff here at Canal Street Chronicles tries to pick winners and losers for every NFL game each week.

In Week 3, there were plenty of upsets and surprises across the league, but at least one thing is consistent: the Atlanta Falcons will blow 4th quarter leads. Only some...

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Watch: 3 things to watch for in NFL Week 4

Yardbarker's Chris Mueller takes a look around the league at the key storylines heading into Week 4.  

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New Orleans Saints: Important quotes from Week 3

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Key leaders of the New Orleans Saints dissect the disappointing start to the season and how to right the ship moving forward.

Despite stronger gameplay, overall, in the New Orleans Saints 37-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, the team just can’t seem to hit its stride. The cries of Drew Brees’ critics only get louder by the week; while he wasn’t necessarily to blame for the Week 3 loss, Brees certainly needs to step it up to...

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The Dome ain’t super without Saints fans

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After two home games, it’s becoming clear how integral Saints fans are to maintaining the team’s “home field advantage.”

With under four minutes left in fourth quarter and clinging to only a three point lead, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pulled off one of his go-to tricks and utilized a hard count on third and 3. Drew Brees has also become adept at drawing opponents offside with a hard count, but Rodgers managed to do it on Brees’ home...

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Chris Dunnells

Fleur-de-Links, September 30: Saints fill out their practice squad as injuries pile up

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New Orleans Saints: If the Saints lose to the Lions and Chargers, they should consider benching Drew Brees - Canal Street Chronicles

The blame isn’t solely Drew Brees’s, but for the first time in his career, he might be holding the Saints offense back.

New Orleans Saints re-sign offensive lineman Will Clapp to practice squad - NOLA.com

The former LSU Tiger finds his way back to...

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Saints continue to tumble in Week 4 Power Rankings

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Your one-stop shop for all major Power Rankings!

It’s about to be as bad as you think. Here are all of the major outlets’ power rankings. So how do the New Orleans Saints rank? (Change from each week will be in parentheses.)

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What we got wrong: Emmanuel Sanders would be an instant success in the Saints’ offense.

Honestly, I could have picked about 15 different statements here after a disappointing 1-2 start — including one that...

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3 Biggest takeaways from the New Orleans Saints vs the Green Bay Packers

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We give our biggest takeaways from the New Orleans Saints Sunday night game against the Green Bay Packers

The New Orleans Saints dropped another game bringing their record to 1-2. This time is was to the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers on a nationally televised game on Sunday Night Football.

There were plenty of takeaways from Sunday’s game. Despite another heart breaking loss, I refuse to overreact in this piece. But, there was plenty on display...

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CSC’s Week 4 fantasy waiver wire

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Rookie WRs are the name of the game this week

Saints vs. Lions Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Adrian Peterson - RB (DET)

The 35 year-old Peterson continues to defy Father Time as he is now clearly the #1 option in Detroit. AD carried the ball 22 times in the Lions victory over the Cardinals and has leapfrogged Kerryon Johnson and D’Andre Swift in the Lions backfield. He has a tough matchup this week against the stout Saints run...

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WATCH: CSC’s What Just Happened? breaks down Saints’ loss to the Green Bay Packers

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The New Orleans Saints’ 30 - 37 loss to the Green Bay Packers leaves some optimism, but more questions to be answered.

In our newest YouTube video, Ross Jackson recaps the action and reactions around the New Orleans Saints’ 30-37 Sunday Night Football loss to the Green Bay Packers.

After a disappointing loss to the Las Vegas Raider in week two, the defense, at best questionable calls, and a lack of rhythm derail an incredible performance by Alvin...

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