The New Orleans Saints is a professional football franchise located in New Orleans, Louisiana. They play their home games at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana. Get your games tickets here. Exciting games of the New Orleans Saints are fun to watch. Buy tickets online now and get great discounts.
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Saints, Brees agree on contract
The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a five-year $100 million contract that includes a guaranteed $40 million in 2012 alone.
The agreement was reached on Friday after negotiations between New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis and Tom Condon, Brees’ agent. Drew has until 4PM ET Monday to close a long-term contract with the Saints or he would have no choice but to play under the terms of his 2012 franchise tender which would have amounted to only $16.37 million.
Brees salary for 2012 amounting to $40 million is fully guaranteed broken down as $3 million in salary and $37 million in bonuses.
In the last six seasons, Brees has led the Saints to their only Super Bowl title and completed more passes (2,488) for more yards (28,394) and more touchdowns (201) than any other quarterback in the league. His completion rate of 67.8 percent in the last six seasons also is the best in the NFL.
His passing numbers helped the Saints set a new NFL record for most offensive yards in a season at 7,474.
Hard Knocks Going to Atlanta?
Could HBO’s “Hard Knocks” be going to Atlanta? The Falcons have become strong contenders to host the show and the team would certainly draw much viewership. With a high powered offense that features a Pro Bowl quarterback, running back, tight end and dynamic wide receivers, each game in the very competitive NFC South should prove exciting.
Last year the Atlanta Falcons had all the ingredients to make it to the Super Bowl. They were clearly one of the favorites. Unfortunately the team was eliminated by the hot New York Giants, who eventually went on to win the whole thing. It was just unfortunate that the matchup pit the Falcons against the streaking Giants.
This year the Falcons have under their belt another year of chemistry. Julio Jones, who displayed flashes of brilliance, will no longer have his rookie jitters and should gel much better in the offensive system. Paired with Rodney White, this tandem will be difficult to cover.
An area of improvement that needs to be addressed, probably through the draft, is defense. The Falcons need to be able to apply more pass rush. Strange that this is a weakness for the team considering coach Mike Smith used to be a defensive guru for the much respected and hard hitting Jacksonville Jaguars.
Pick up this upcoming season’s Altlanta Falcon’s games before they sell out. Games should be good and exciting, especially those against division rivals. The emergence of Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will continue to make things interesting and the New Orleans Saints still have Drew Brees.
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The New Orleans Saints got their name because they were granted their franchise on November 1, being the Catholic All Saints' Day. During the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, the team was made a member of the South Division of the National Football Conference together with division rivals Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Watch their games now by getting your tickets here.
With the rivalry dating back to their joining of the NFL, the oldest and most important rival of the New Orleans Saints is the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints and the Falcons have been pitted against each other through the years, beginning in the NFC West and later the NFC South. Also developing a new rivalry with the Saints is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Catch the exciting games live and buy your tickets now.