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0-3, 4th in NFC South
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Ailing Seahawks turn to Spiller for depth at RB

The Seahawks have suffered multiple injuries at running back this season and expect C.J. Spiller to compete immediately for playing time as a third-down back.

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FPI: Saints-Chargers should be a fun one

ESPN's Football Power Index doesn't necessarily see this as the highest-quality matchup this week. But there should be a ton of points, and Drew Brees' return to San Diego adds to the intrigue. FPI game rater

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Saints' playoff hopes shrinking fast

Per Football Outsiders, 0-3 New Orleans has less than a 10 percent chance to make the postseason, ahead of only two other NFC teams. As you might guess, it's not the offense's fault. Playoff odds (Insider)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints re-signed veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan. Barnes was present at Wednesday's practice. The Saints have not yet announced a corresponding move, but four players were absent from practice during the portion open to the media: LT Terron Armstead, G Senio Kelemete, CB Delvin Breaux and DE Obum Gwacham. Armstead (knee), Breaux (fibula) and Kelemete (hamstring) have been dealing with injury issues that leave their status in doubt for Sunday's game at San Diego. … Barnes, 34, spent the final week of the preseason with the Saints after playing the last 11 years with the Raiders and Jaguars. He has the versatility to play tackle and guard.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked if it's possible to get more of a rise out of Drew Brees in return to San Diego, Sean Payton said, "The competitor in all of us needs to get this first win." Payton said the teams, coaching staffs, organizations are different than they were when Brees was let go by Chargers in 2006. But he did point out that it's surprising the Saints haven't been to San Diego in more than a decade – the only team they haven't faced on the road since '06 because of a change to NFL's west-coast travel schedule a few years back.

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Stephen A. thinks the Saints' season is over (1:10)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton has high praise for undrafted rookie CB Ken Crawley, even though he knows there will be "some bumps along the way." "Man, I know this, it's not too big for him, and I like that," Payton said. ... He said Crawley has good ball skills and was in good position on the big catch late in New York, even though Victor Cruz made the catch. Payton said he liked the cornerback play in general in Monday's loss to Falcons.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton on Saints' run defense Monday: "It's one of those tapes you want to make sure there's not a lot of copies of out there, because it wasn't pretty." Payton said the issues were mental and physical. "We're late, we're behind blocks, we're on the ground more, we're reaching more. Alignments were poor. In general we didn't play well at all at linebacker. And in the front, we were average at best."

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Jim Mora goes on another epic rant (1:45)
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Falcons' run game stood out on MNF

In the last five seasons, only two teams have rushed for more yards on Monday Night Football than the Falcons did in New Orleans. The Saints' defense seems to be susceptible to such performances.

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Saints NFL Nation reporter Mike Triplett and Chargers NFL Nation reporter Eric Williams preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Michael Smith: 'The Saints are all we got' (2:52)
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Saints keep slipping in rankings

For the second straight season, New Orleans' defense continues to be the culprit in losses. The Saints have fallen five spots since our preseason edition of this list, though they aren't last in the NFC South. Power Rankings

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Falcons issues not limited to Matt Ryan (2:34)
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Saints in bad spot after dropping to 0-3 (0:55)
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Ryan reflects on victory over Saints (2:30)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints rank 1st in the NFL in total offensive yards since the start of 2012, with 398 more yards than the Broncos, according to ESPN Stats and Information. They rank last in defensive yards allowed, with 831 more yards allowed than the Giants.

Team Stats

Passing Yards341.71st
Rushing Yards81.328th
Points For26.3Tied-8th
Points Against32.031st

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