New Orleans Saints: Top news and video clips

Has the magic may have returned? The Saints (7-3) carry a spotless 2011 home record (4-0) into tonight’s prime-time showdown against the New York Giants, and the team — from top to bottom — has sensed a rebirth of the elements that created one potent intangible.

When the Giants march onto the Superdome field on Monday night to play the New Orleans Saints, Chad Jones will run out with them. Jones will be wearing his Giants uniform; he will be on the sideline. He will do everything except play.

CBS Sports’ James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe, and Boomer Esiason preview Monday night’s matchup between the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints.

Although the Saints are in the top half of the NFL—13th with 117.5 yards per game—consistency has been a problem. New Orleans gained 41 yards on the ground in their game at Atlanta, but got away with it in that case by pulling out a 26-23 win in overtime.

Even though Hilliard said it won’t be odd to be a visitor “where I watched so many Saints games,” it’s clear the Saints are still dear to him. Hilliard was in New Orleans with his family when Tracy Porter’s interception clinched the Saints’ first Super Bowl two seasons ago. Hilliard said it was one of the few times he has seen his father cry

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