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2017 Schedule
11-5, 1st in NFC South
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2dMike Triplett

Brees: Mindset has always been to stay a Saint

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he doesn't plan on testing the free-agent market this offseason and that his mindset is what it's always been, "and that's that I'll be here."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints punter Thomas Morstead said he was diagnosed with torn cartilage, not broken ribs. Said it bruised his ego because it "doesn't sound as cool," but doctors assured him it hurts just as much. Said he felt better after a local shot, but it still hurt to punt. But he said he figured a bad punt would hurt just as much as a good punt, so he might as well hit some good ones.

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2dMike Sando

Re-grading every NFL team's 2017 offseason

Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million -- but that move became one of the most pivotal of the 2017 season. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

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2dMike Triplett

Saints' Williams vows not to let play define him

A day after his game-costing missed tackle, Saints rookie Marcus Williams thanked his supporters and vowed that he "won't let one play define the type of MAN or PLAYER that I am or will be!"

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton and the Saints coaching staff will coach the NFC Pro Bowl team, the league announced Monday -- the first time they've done so since Payton's first year on the job after the 2006 season. Mike Tomlin and the Steelers staff will coach the AFC squad. Payton shouldn't have much trouble getting familiar with his roster, since the Saints sent six players to the Pro Bowl this year (QB Drew Brees, RBs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, WR Michael Thomas, DE Cameron Jordan and CB Marshon Lattimore).

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The Nickel Package: Vikings win in dramatic fashion

David Jacoby and Field Yates share their thoughts on the Vikings' wild Divisional Round victory over the Saints, including if Marcus Williams is to blame for Stefon Diggs' heroic game-winning play, the effect that Minnesota's defense had on the Kamara-Ingram partnership, what happens with Case Keenum's contract situation at the conclusion of the season and much more.

Will Brees stay with Saints? (0:58)
Stephen A. in disbelief over Williams' missed tackle (1:58)
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3dMike Triplett

Williams: Missed tackle was 'my play to make'

After missing a tackle that allowed Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to run free for a 61-yard, game-winning touchdown on Sunday, Saints safety Marcus Williams vowed to do all he can "to make sure nothing like this happens again to me."

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3dDavid Purdum

Major Vegas swing on Diggs' game-winning TD

Stefon Diggs' last-play touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday pushed the game over the betting total of 47 and brought the point spread into play.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Williams was hard on himself, naturally, after missing the tackle on Stefon Diggs' walk-off TD for the Vikings. The rookie safety had bloodshot eyes as he said he prides himself on being an "eraser" who makes that tackle. "I'm gonna take it upon myself to do all that I can to never let that happen again. And, I mean, if it happens again, then I shouldn't be playing. But I'm gonna take it upon myself to do all that I can to make sure nothing like this happens again to me."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints Drew Brees, an unsigned free agent, confirmed the obvious by saying "I do" when asked if he plans to be part of Saints' future. Talked a lot about "we" and "us" going forward in postgame press conference.


Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD on last play; Vikes win 29-24

Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC championship game...

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Unbelievable. The Saints lost the divisional-round playoff game to Minnesota on a play that was almost as unthinkable as Brett Favre's interception that allowed the Saints to beat this team in the NFC title game eight years ago. A 61-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs after rookie safety Marcus Williams lowered his shoulder to try and tackle him and completely whiffed -- actually hitting CB Ken Crawley instead. Vikings win 29-24. Saints season ends.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have now come back from the dead twice in Minnesota if you count their Week 1 flop here and their awful first half today. Kicker Wil Lutz nails the 43-yard field goal to give them a 24-23 lead with 25 seconds left. Keep holding your breath.

Team Stats

Passing Yards261.85th
Rushing Yards129.45th
Points For28.04th
Points Against20.410th