Josh Freeman passed for two touchdowns and the Buccaneers beat the Saints 23-13 on Sunday to stay alive in the NFC playoff race.
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.
There are concerns that Pierre Thomas aggravated an ankle injury during practice Friday, and he's considered a game-time decision for New Orleans' Week 17 game against Tampa Bay after sitting out practice Saturday.
Saints WR Marques Colston had an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee, making him questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Buccaneers.
The Saints placed KR Courtney Roby on injured reserve Thursday with a concussion.
Drew Brees shook off two fourth-quarter interceptions, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with 3:24 remaining that gave New Orleans a 17-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and clinched a return to the playoffs for the defending ...
In light of the late-season contributions of rookie TE Jimmy Graham, it doesn't appear that veteran TE Jeremy Shockey will return to New Orleans after his contract expires at the end of next season, according to NFC South Whispers.
Here is the injury report for the Week 16 Monday-night game, New Orleans at Atlanta, showing the status of each injured player.
Saints SS Roman Harper could more than make up for whatever he missed out on last offseason once he hits free agency again in 2011.
The team that was supposed to be shaky on the road probably isn't going to have to travel again this season, unless it advances to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas.
With positioning for the postseason on the line, the Saints can ill afford a defensive collapse down the stretch, but bouncing back from a poor Week 15 performance will not be easy.
Expectations were high for the Saints' backfield duo of Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush entering 2010. But for a host of reasons, the pair turned out to be major fantasy flops.
Ray Rice ran for 153 yards, caught five passes for 80 yards and scored two touchdowns to carry the Ravens over the New Orleans Saints 30-24 on Sunday.
Drew Brees' celebrity has grown considerably since the Saints won the Super Bowl and he was named MVP of the game earlier this year.
The NFL has released the possible playoff scenarios heading into the Week 15 games.