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
“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