1. Rob Ryan, Defense Could Define Saints' Season vs. Seahawks

    The old clich é “live and learn” will be completely flipped on its ear if the New Orleans Saints didn ’t learn from their Week 13 debacle in Seattle. If the team didn ’t learn, it won’t live...

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  2. How Steve Smith's Return Impacts Panthers' Passing Attack vs. 49ers

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before... The Carolina Panthers are in dire need of a No. 2 receiver to take pressure off Steve Smith . Since 2002, save two seasons, Smith has been the go-to guy for whatever quarterback is under center...

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  3. Saints vs. Seahawks: Who Has the Edge at Every Position

    The New Orleans Saints won their first road playoff game ever on Saturday in Philadelphia as the team squeaked by the Eagles 26-24. The Saints’ reward? A trip back to Seattle to play the Seattle Seahawks...

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  4. Saints Upend Eagles, Discover Running Game Just in Time to Take on Seahawks

    No Superdome, no problem. For the first time in franchise history, the New Orleans Saints won a road playoff game...

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  5. Lovie Smith Is Everything the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Need After Greg Schiano

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wasted no time at all finding a new head coach. Fox Sports NFL analyst Jay Glazer broke the news late Wednesday night, approximately 57 hours after the team announced Greg Schiano's dismissal as head coach...

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  6. Saints vs. Eagles Is Perfect Matchup for New Orleans to Overcome Road Woes

    The New Orleans Saints knew by kickoff of their Week 17 game that any adventure into the playoffs would start with a road game...

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  7. Saints vs. Eagles: Who Has the Edge at Every Position?

    It wasn’t pretty down the stretch as the New Orleans Saints lost three of their last five games. But a Week 17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers thrust the 11-5 Saints into the playoffs, and now that they're here there is only one goal...

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  8. Bucs Begin Rebuilding by Firing Schiano and Dominik, Where Do They Go from Here?

    The Glazer family didn ’t sit on the fence very long on Black Monday. Rumors ran rampant on both sides of the argument of whether or not to keep Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano...

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  9. Panthers Defense, Not Cam Newton, Will Make or Break Panthers' Super Bowl Run

    Cam Newton threw for a rather pedestrian 149 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons Sunday, but the Carolina Panthers still edged Atlanta 21-20 to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs and take home the 2013 NFC South division title...

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  10. Week 17 Means More Than Win and You're in for the New Orleans Saints

    If the Saints beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, New Orleans is in the playoffs. It’s that simple...

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  11. True or Untrue, Penn State Rumors Will Be Greg Schiano's Undoing

    It seems quite fitting that another rumor could lead to the firing of Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano ...

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  12. Loss to 49ers Is Falcons' Season in a Nutshell

    It’s an absolute certainty that the Atlanta Falcons hate San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker NaVorro Bowman...

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  13. Saints' Opportunistic Defense Not Forcing Turnovers During Late-Season Collapse

    The New Orleans Saints started the season 5-0 and won nine of their first 11 games. Life was grand, and not only was the postseason in clear view, the Saints were being mentioned ...

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  14. Panthers Clinch Playoff Berth but Super Bowl Hopes Ride on Health of Steve Smith

    Cutting it close is Cam Newton ’s new thing. With 23 seconds left to play Sunday, Newton hit wide receiver Domenik Hixon in the front corner of the end zone to put the Carolina Panthers on top of the New Orleans Saints 17-13...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 10,327 reads 59 comments

  15. Saints vs. Panthers: Who Has the Edge at Every Position?

    For the second time in three weeks, the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers are tied atop the NFC South and headed into a pivotal faceoff. This time, the two teams are 10-4 and playing in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 7,989 reads 46 comments

  16. New Orleans Saints Must Alter Game Plan to Fix Road Woes

    In a perfect example of numbers not lying, the New Orleans Saints are 7-0 at home in the Superdome and 3-4 on the road. Let that sink in for a minute. I’ll wait...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 3,319 reads 23 comments

  17. New Orleans Saints Must Win Out, Gain Home-Field Advantage for Legit Title Shot

    With two regular-season games left on the NFL schedule, the NFC South is as up for grabs as a Brett Favre pass (no offense Brett, but your 336 interceptions are the most ever by an NFL quarterback)...

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  18. Panthers Defense Steadies Itself at Perfect Time as Showdown with Saints Looms

    Two weeks ago, the stars aligned to give us an NFC South matchup that not only would have huge divisional implications but also seeding implications for the playoffs...

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  19. How Can Carolina's Secondary Bounce Back After Being Exposed by Saints?

    Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints did a number on the Carolina Panthers defense in Week 14, something that no other offense had previously been able to do...

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  20. Can Greg Schiano Actually Save His Job?

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for Greg Schiano . Six weeks ago that vision was spectral, calling for Schiano to head toward the light as someone dying would be called over to the other side...

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  21. Best, Worst Case Playoff Scenarios for the Carolina Panthers

    Heading into Week 14, the Carolina Panthers were riding a franchise-best eight-game winning streak and were 9-3 to stand tied atop the NFC South with the New Orleans Saints ...

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  22. Was the Panthers Defense Exposed by Saints on Sunday?

    Sunday’s trip to New Orleans did not go as planned for the Carolina Panthers . When most folks travel to “The Big Easy,” they get in trouble on Bourbon Street: a few too many beverages, an embarrassing moment or two involving beads...

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  23. Drew Brees, Saints Show Panthers That They Still Own the NFC South

    The stalemate atop the NFC South only lasted six days. That’s as long as the Carolina Panthers could hold on to at least a portion of the divisional lead they earned by ...

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  24. Is the Panthers Defense Really Good Enough to Slow Saints in New Orleans?

    Historically, slowing down the New Orleans Saints has been an issue. At least it has been since quarterback Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton landed in town and turned the Saints into an offensive juggernaut...

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  25. Why Panthers vs. Saints Is Biggest Game of Cam Newton's Career

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton entered the NFL as the 2011 first-overall pick in the draft and has played 44 games as a professional, all as a starter...

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