New Orleans Saints (12-2)


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@ Dal
L 10-13
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@ TB
W 28-14
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@ Car
W 12-9
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Saints keep finding ways to grind out wins, stay atop NFC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) On a night when the high-powered offense was stuck in neutral, the New Orleans Saints still found a way to grind out a 12-9 win over Carolina behind their ever-improving defense.

That could bode well for these Saints (12-2) as they prepare to make a run at the Super Bowl.

For years, they've relied on star quarterback Drew Brees to score a lot of points, put up big yardage and win games for them. But suddenly the Saints have a defense that is not only keeping them close when the offense sputters, but might be one of the best in the NFL. New Orleans has not allowed more than 17 points in any of its last six games.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1220.857
Carolina 680.429
Atlanta 590.357
Tampa Bay 590.357
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: D. Brees3666
Pass TDs: D. Brees31
Rush Yds: A. Kamara860
Rush TDs: A. Kamara12
Rec Yds: M. Thomas1267
Rec TDs: M. Thomas8
Int: E. Apple2
Sacks: C. Jordan12.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5403 (7)
Passing Yards: 3730 (13)
Rushing Yards: 1784 (8)
Points per game: 32.8 (2)
Yards per game: 385.9 (7)
Touchdowns: 53 (2)
Field Goals: 27 (9)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4782 (11)
Passing Yards: 3975 (29)
Rushing Yards: 1107 (1)
Points per game: 20.9 (7)
Yards per game: 341.6 (11)
Touchdowns: 35 (17)
Field Goals: 13 (1)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/17 J. Barrett IV pract. squad add
12/17 M. Carter pract. squad del
12/14 E. Swoope cut
12/14 S. Cobbs Jr. active/prac. squad
12/13 M. Carter pract. squad add
12/13 J. Barrett IV pract. squad del
12/12 B. Marshall cut
12/12 E. Swoope acquired from waiver
12/12 I. Williams pract. squad add
12/11 D. Newton signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/11 M. Ola ankle (IR)
12/9 T. Armstead pectoral (Out)
12/2 E. Swoope knee (Questionable)
11/29 T. Armstead pectoral (Out)
11/25 E. Swoope knee (Out)
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