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2019 Schedule
10-3, 1st in NFC South
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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Alvin Kamara has only two TDs this year and has lacked his typical explosive plays recently. But he agreed with Sean Payton that "his best football this season is ahead of him." "Oh yeah, it'll come, it'll come," said Kamara, who said he is healthier after missing time with ankle and knee injuries earlier in the year but "it's a battle every week in this league to get healthy." Kamara also said defenses aren't treating him differently and "I just gotta do my part."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints TE Jared Cook was back to full participation in Friday's practice -- a good sign that he should be able to return from a concussion Monday night against the Colts. More good news: LT Terron Armstead (ankle) and DE Cameron Jordan (abdomen) were upgraded to limited participation. But S Vonn Bell (knee), G Andrus Peat (arm) and LB Kiko Alonso (quadricep) remained out of practice.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Alvin Kamara joked about some of the questions he has gotten on social media, with people wondering why he hasn't been more enthusiastic -- and whether it's because he misses Mark Ingram. “I mean that's my boy, but it's not like my football career is over now that me and Mark split up,” Kamara said with a laugh. Kamara acknowledged that it was tough for him to deal with being injured early in the year, but he's fighting to be as close to 100 percent as he can every week.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Marshon Lattimore on the Saints allowing 48 points last week: "You can't have that happen ever." He said the defense has been trending up the last two years and needs to get back to keeping up with the offense.

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20hMike Triplett

Ex-Saints LB great Vaughan Johnson dies at 57

Vaughan Johnson, a four-time Pro Bowler and a member of the Saints' legendary "Dome Patrol" linebacking corps, died Thursday night at age 57. Johnson had been battling kidney disease and, most recently, lung failure.

Ninkovich: Saints will demolish Colts (0:54)
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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees talks about his admiration for fellow No. 9 Joe Burrow, the heavy Heisman front-runner from just up the road at LSU.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Even after placing DE Marcus Davenport and DT Sheldon Rankins on injured reserve, the Saints still had a substantial injury report Thursday. DE Cameron Jordan (abdomen) was at practice but didn't participate in team drills. S Vonn Bell (knee) had a crutch in the locker room. Good news: TE Jared Cook (concussion) and LB A.J. Klein (knee) were able to practice on a limited basis.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Terron Armstead was named the Saints' Man of the Year, recognizing his work in the community and on the field. He will be a finalist for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Armstead has continued to thrive after being named a second-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler for the first time last year. He also has a charity foundation aimed at empowering a generation of young people in both the New Orleans area and his hometown of Cahokia, Ill., outside of St. Louis.

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Sherman, Jenkins join Payton Award nominees

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of the 49ers and Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles are among the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

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2dMike Triplett

Saints D loses starter Davenport, Rankins to IR

The Saints have lost defensive starters Marcus Davenport (foot) and Sheldon Rankins (ankle) for the remainder of the season after both players were put on injured reserve Wednesday.

Stephen A. still not ready to give Jimmy G high honors (1:32)
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Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Through the 4 p.m. games: there is now a 91% chance the No. 1 seed in the NFC will come from the West. 49ers: 60% Seahawks: 31% Saints: 8% Packers: 1%

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

George Kittle's 39-yard reception (and the facemask penalty on the play) in the final minute had a win probability added of 69 percentage points — the biggest WPA play so far today.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Most PPR fantasy points by a wide receiver through his team's first 13 games of a season: 322.4 Randy Moss, 2007 317.8 Crazy Legs Hirsch, 1951 312.7 Herman Moore, 1995 312.6 Antonio Brown, 2014 311.3 Charley Hennigan, 1961 308.2 Marvin Harrison, 2002 307.2 Jerry Rice, 1986 305.9 Antonio Brown, 2017 304.5 Michael Thomas, 2019 303.6 Randy Moss, 2003

Team Stats

Passing Yards261.48th
Rushing Yards108.016th
Points For26.35th
Points Against22.8