New Orleans Saints Clips Of The Week

It looks as if rookie running back Chris Ivory has cemented himself as the favorite of head coach Sean Payton this season will not see a reduction in carries, regardless of when Thomas returns, which should be for this week’s game against the Rams.

To hear New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams tell it, a good barometer of what happens in Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams will be found on one of his favorite spots on the field: One yard behind the center. — James Varney, The Times-Picayune

Before I head out on my voyage to New Orleans later this afternoon, let’s take a dip into the NFC South mailbag. It seemed to be heavy on questions from the Carolina precinct this week and we work with what we get, although I did try to spread things around the division as much as possible. — Pat Yasinskas

After leading New Orleans to a 30-27 victory over Dallas with just under two minutes left Nov. 25, Brees again rallied his club last week as he recorded the 14th regular-season comeback of his career. — Associated Press

After the New Orleans Saints committed a season-high 11 penalties in Sunday’s 34-30 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, how did Saints coach Sean Payton respond? — Lenny Vangilder

 Opening Statement:

“Pierre Thomas (ankle) was full today. He’s probable. Julius Jones (ankle) was full today. He’s probable. Tackle Charles Brown with his back was limited today. He’d be questionable.” — Sean Payton

Topics: Chris Ivory, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton

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