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8-2, 1st in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was not present for the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday after he suffered an ankle injury Sunday. Left tackle Terron Armstead was present at the beginning but did not participate -- which has become his usual routine on Wednesdays. Everyone else participated, including LB A.J. Klein and S Kenny Vaccaro, which is a good sign they'll be able to return to the lineup this week.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Ingram was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week – which led to a funny line from Saints coach Sean Payton about how many different awards Ingram and RB Alvin Kamara have been racking up this year (including the FedEx Ground Player of the Week). “Between he and Kamara we're gonna have more FedEx plaques or whatever it is ... Maybe they get to use FedEx services for free or something. That'd be a good deal, right?” Payton said, before adding, “When you absolutely have to have it somewhere.”

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked about the comparisons between himself and rookie Rams coach Sean McVay, Saints coach Sean Payton said, “The first similarity would be S-E-A-N.” Payton also pointed out that they share a Miami (Ohio) background and that the Rams have former Saints assistants Aaron Kromer and Bill Johnson on staff. “There's a confidence you build (when) you get your opportunity,” Payton said. “I've never had a chance to work with him. But he clearly is doing a fantastic job there.”

ESPN
19hDan Graziano

NFL MVP poll: Why it's Carson Wentz's award to lose

Tom Brady is having another MVP-caliber season, but Wentz is the one who has led his team to the best record. Then there's Drew Brees and ... who else? Here are our experts' favorites.

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1dHank Gargiulo and Seth Walder

FPI ranks best games of NFL Week 12

A possible early playoff preview tops the matchup quality list this week, with the Saints-Rams battle ranking first on the Week 12 list, according to Football Power Index (FPI) metrics.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints signed former Eagles and Jets CB Dexter McDougle, a former third-round pick of the Jets who has primarily played special teams in his four-year career. It's unlikely that the move is related to CB Marshon Lattimore's injury status since the Saints would have more experienced options ahead of McDougle – including veteran Sterling Moore, whom they signed on Monday. McDougle (5-10, 195 pounds) was waived by the Eagles earlier this month to make room for former Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe.

ESPN Stats & Info

Saints tightening grip on NFC South

New Orleans' comeback on Sunday kept it a game ahead of Carolina, and FPI now sees the Saints winning the division more than three-fourths of the time. They also have the fourth-highest odds in the NFL to win Super Bowl LII.

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2dESPN

Power Rankings: Saints drop despite win

Overcoming a 15-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to beat Washington has turned this year into something special for New Orleans.

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Saints perform late miracle

Prior to Sunday, the Saints' record when trailing by 14 or more points in the fourth quarter was 0-233-1. The only other team that won a game after trailing by at least 15 points with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter was the Broncos, who beat the Dolphins 18-15 in overtime on Oct. 23, 2011. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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2dMike Triplett

Source: Saints to re-sign cornerback Moore

The Saints are re-signing former starting cornerback Sterling Moore, who was a valuable fill-in last year but was barely playing in 2017 and was released in October.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Two Saints TEs played a huge role in their comeback win over Washington – Coby Fleener (five catches for 91 yards on the final two TD drives) and Josh Hill, who caught a 3-yard TD pass with 2:53 remaining, then delivered a perfect block on Alvin Kamara's two-point conversion run with 1:05 left. “I was just telling myself the whole time, ‘Keep your hand inside. Don't hold this guy. Don't hold this guy,'” Hill said.

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3dMike Triplett

Grading the quarterback play for the Saints

Drew Brees raised his grade after going 11-for-11 for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the final two drives of the fourth quarter Sunday as the Saints rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Washington in OT.

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3dMike Triplett

Source: Saints' Okafor to miss rest of season

Saints defensive end Alex Okafor suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in Sunday's comeback victory over the Redskins, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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3dKevin Seifert

NFL Playoff Picture: Where Saints stand after Week 11

The Saints' Week 1 loss at Minnesota remains a tiebreaker problem in these seedings, and for as well as they've played, they are nowhere close to putting the NFC South away.

Team Stats

Passing Yards271.72nd
Rushing Yards144.03rd
Points For30.23rd
Points Against19.6Tied-8th