Sep 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) rushes with the ball during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 9/18

The New Orleans Saints are now 2-0 overall and in the NFC South after taking care of both Atlanta and Tampa Bay. Things are quiet as the team heads into next week—for now.

New Orleans is preparing for its next big test, but until then, here are some of the interesting news and links surrounding the team.


NOLA. com Says Time to Admit the Mark Ingram Mistake

Per Jeff Duncan:

In today’s episode Times-Picayune columnist Jeff Duncan tells us why drafting running back Mark Ingram in 2011 was a mistake by the New Orleans Saints.

Duncan also tells us what historic event happened on this date — Sept. 17 — 46 years ago. It was a landmark moment in New Orleans and Louisiana sports history.

(Click through for video!)


Saints Surge to No. 8 in ESPN Rankings 

Per Mike Triplett:

A strong case could be made that the Saints should be ranked ahead of the No. 6 Atlanta Falcons, since they beat them head-to-head in New Orleans in Week 1. But I don’t have a problem with the Saints being ranked behind three 1-1 teams (No. 3 San Francisco, No. 5 Green Bay and No. 6 Atlanta). The Saints haven’t been overwhelmingly good enough to move ahead of those proven contenders just yet.

It’s a scary thought for the rest of the NFC, though, that the Saints are already playing with a lead (including a 2-0 record in the division) while their high-powered offense hasn’t even found its rhythm yet. If what we’ve seen so far from the Saints’ defense is legitimate, they’ll only continue to move up this list.


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