New Orleans Saints (2-4)

Sun. 9/28 Sun. 10/5 Sun. 10/19 Sun. 10/26 Thu. 10/30
@ Dal
L 17-38
vs. TB
W 37-31
@ Det
L 23-24
vs. GB
5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 AM 北京时间5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST6:30 PM CT4:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ET22:30
@ Car
5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET0:25 GMT8:25 AM 北京时间5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST6:25 PM CT4:25 UAE (+1)20:25 ET22:25

Saints tormented by inability to close out games

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton is starting a new week by emphasizing, repeatedly, the many good things he noticed during New Orleans' latest loss.

With his players mystified by their inability to close out close games, it was apparent on Monday that Payton intended to avoid unleashing the kind of criticism that could shatter the increasingly fragile psyche of a team struggling to come to grips with its 2-4 start.

"We're in a race to improve. And I felt like I saw more, and we saw more, in that game than we had in the prior five, with regards to improvement," Payton asserted, referring to Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Lions. "Now obviously, listen, we're not good enough right now to overcome some of the challenges that took place. ... All of a sudden that momentum shifted, and we weren't able to finish. But when watching the tape, I'm encouraged with a lot of the improvement that I saw."

Pass Yds: D. Brees1916
Pass TDs: D. Brees11
Rush Yds: K. Robinson330
Rush TDs: M. Ingram3
Rec Yds: J. Graham376
Rec TDs: J. Graham3
Int: K. Lewis1
Sacks: J. Galette4.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 2622 (7)
Passing Yards: 1916 (5)
Rushing Yards: 738 (15)
Points per game: 25.8 (10)
Yards per game: 437.0 (2)
Touchdowns: 18 (10)
Field Goals: 10 (20)
NFC South Division
Carolina 331.500
New Orleans 240.333
Atlanta 250.286
Tampa Bay 150.167
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2242 (10)
Passing Yards: 1665 (17)
Rushing Yards: 619 (10)
Points per game: 27.5 (28)
Yards per game: 373.7 (21)
Touchdowns: 17 (22)
Field Goals: 11 (19)
Date Player Transactions
10/20 T. Davis cut
10/20 T. Crabtree signed
10/20 G. Foster Placed on IR knee
10/18 T. Crabtree cut
10/18 T. Davis Activated from the Practice Squad
10/7 T. Crabtree signed
10/7 J. Byrd Placed on IR torn lateral meniscus
10/6 K. Fortt cut
9/24 B. Coleman practice squad addition
9/24 A. Parsons practice squad addition
Date Player Status
10/20 G. Foster knee (IR)
10/19 R. Humber ankle (Out)
10/19 K. Knox ankle (Out)
10/19 P. Robinson hamstring (Questionable)
10/19 J. Graham shoulder (Questionable)


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Atlanta @ New Orleans
Mon., Dec. 26 @ 5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET1:30 PM GMT9:30 PM 北京时间6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST
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