NEW ORLEANS (4-7) at SAN FRANCISCO (6-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: 49ers by 9 1/2.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Andy Dalton could sense the Rams' Aaron Donald closing quickly from the left edge on a third-and-9 play late in the third quarter of a three-point game.
New Orleans' quarterback unloaded a high, deep throw down the middle of the field a moment before being flung to the turf.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An already disappointing season for Matthew Stafford and Los Angeles Rams could be getting worse.
Now tied for the worst 10-game record of any defending Super Bowl champion, the Rams (3-7) lost Stafford to what was feared to be a second concussion in three weeks during a 27-20 defeat in New Orleans that extended their losing steak to four games.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Receivers Michael Thomas and Rashod Bateman could have been two of the marquee performers in Monday night’s matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints.
Instead, both were placed on injured reserve this week, leaving their teams to figure out how to move on without them for the rest of this season.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Andy Dalton threw for four touchdowns. New Orleans had nearly 500 yards of offense. The Saints still found a way to lose.
Dalton's three interceptions, including two pick-6s, had something to do with it.
A pair of underachieving 2-4 teams face off on Thursday night when the Arizona Cardinals host the New Orleans Saints.
Maybe, the winner can turn its season around.
Kyler Murray and the Cardinals get DeAndre Hopkins back for the first time since a knee injury sidelined him for the final three games of last season and a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs delayed his return.
NEW ORLEANS (2-4) at ARIZONA (2-4)
Thursday 8:15 p.m. EDT, Prime Video
OPENING LINE: Cardinals by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints leading receiver Chris Olave said he expects to play in Arizona on Thursday night after missing last Sunday's game because of a recent concussion.
“I'm ready to get back to it,” Olave, who was drafted 11th overall last spring, said after practice on Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First-year Saints coach Dennis Allen is seeing his team's resolve tested early this season.
Injuries have piled up at key spots and winnable games have slipped away.
Starting quarterback Jameis Winston has a back injury that hampered him for two games before he gave way to backup Andy Dalton in Week 4.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bengals receiver Tee Higgins has been activated and Saints leading receiver Chris Olave has been scratched for Cincinnati's game at New Orleans on Sunday.
The Saints secondary received a boost with starting cornerback Paulson Adebo being activated after the club listed him as questionable on Friday's injury report because of knee soreness that limited his participation in practice throughout the week.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Don't ask New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill what position he really plays.
“Look, I just work here and do what they ask,” the 32-year-old Hill said with a grin after one of the most memorable days of his unconventional, six-year, NFL career.
SEATTLE (2-2) at NEW ORLEANS (1-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Chargers by 3 according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Laviska Shenault was frustrated over being declared inactive for his first two games with the Carolina Panthers after being acquired in a late preseason trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
NEW ORLEANS (9-8)
New faces: WR Chris Olave, LT Trevor Penning, WR Jarvis Landry, DBs Marcus Maye and Tyrann Mathieu, CB Alontae Taylor.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Chris Olave continues to show he's capable of making a major impact in his rookie season with the New Orleans Saints.
The first-round draft pick from Ohio State caught a 20-yard pass for his first touchdown of the preseason in the Saints’ 20-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Friday night.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints top draft choice Chris Olave senses that the bursts of speed and sudden changes in direction that served him well in college will translate well in the NFL.
Fellow New Orleans first-round pick Trevor Penning has been exhibiting the same nasty streak as a blocker that intrigued the Saints when they were scouting him.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints second-year receiver Kawaan Baker is facing a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, the league announced on Tuesday.
The statement from the NFL said Baker is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, and will be allowed to return to the Saints’ active roster on Oct.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Chris Olave just arrived in New Orleans. Michael Thomas will be returning soon.
The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt Saints receiving corps designed to improve the NFL’s least productive passing game in 2021 with 187.4 yards per game.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints tried to balance quality and quantity while addressing pressing needs in the NFL draft.
They wrapped up their first draft under new head coach Dennis Allen when they selected Appalachian State linebacker D’Marco Jackson in the fifth round and Air Force defensive tackle Jordan Jackson in the sixth round Saturday.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints used their first-round picks in the NFL draft to address offensive needs, trading to move up Thursday night and select Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave before taking offensive tackle Trevor Penning of Northern Iowa.
NEW YORK (AP) — Quarterbacks Malik Willis and Matt Corral are among 21 prospects who will attend the NFL draft in Las Vegas this month.
Ohio State wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson will be there along with two more wideouts.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jaxon Smith-Njigba was one of the Ohio State receivers who weren't getting a lot of attention at this time last year. All the national buzz was about NFL prospects Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Bell and Treylon Burks were the first receivers to speak Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine.
Drake London, Jahan Dotson and John Metchie followed them, and by the time Day 2 wrapped up, former college teammates Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and Jameson Williams also had taken the stage.