After a mostly quiet regular season, Ndamukong Suh led a defense that limited the Cowboys to just 50 rushing yards. Now L.A. needs him to do it again.
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After a revealing interview with new Bucs coach Bruce Arians (:38), Adam Schefter breaks down the Conference Championship matchups with Evan Kaplan (13:23), and answers your questions with another edition of #AskAdam (23:40).
Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
Saints LT Terron Armstead said the Rams' defensive front is "stacked, for sure." But he said, "We've got a front five that we feel like we can put up against anybody in the league."
The defensive tackle chose the Rams over New Orleans and now he'll face a Saints front five that "we can put up against anybody in the league."
With starting defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins done for the season with an Achilles injury, the Saints, according to a source, are bringing back Tyrunn Walker.
Pingpong. Stunt bartender. Trial lawyer. The Saints' captain lives to compete, and those closest to him share their best stories for his 40th birthday.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Hypothetical Super Bowl predictions from FPI: Saints would have a 55% chance to beat the Patriots. Chiefs would have a 54% chance to beat the Rams. Rams would have a 51% chance to beat the Patriots. Chiefs-Saints would be a 50/50.
Where would the Saints be if Drew Brees had tested the free-agent market instead of re-signing? Here are the deals that exceeded or fell short of expectations.
With the benefit of hindsight, we reassess which teams aced the draft, free agency, trades and coaching moves last spring and summer.
Drew Brees remains an impact player at age 40, following the path of 40 other athletes who have defied Father Time.
An MRI confirmed a torn Achilles for Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, knocking him out for the rest of the postseason, a source told ESPN.
Bill welcomes Doug Farrar of USA Today to recap the Saints' win over the Eagles in the Divisional Round of the NFL postseason (1:45) as well as Ted Nguyen of The Athletic to recap the Rams' victory over the Cowboys (23:11). Both guests also take a look at what's to come in the NFC Championship, including what level of involvement C.J. Anderson may have and if Drew Brees will have issues finding time in the pocket. Those questions and so much more answered in this NFC-centric show.
gfoster (Geoff Foster, sports editor): The Divisionals returned normalcy to the NFL.
New Orleans' backup QB continues to show off his talent arsenal as well as the head coach's masterful use of him at RB, WR, TE and special-teams star.
Both the defensive end and wide receiver have shown glimpses of dazzling potential, but it's too early to make a final decision on the 2018 class.
The Saints handed the Rams their first loss and that ultimately decided home-field advantage.
Marshon Lattimore started and ended the comeback with huge interceptions, but the incredible home-field atmosphere might have been the difference.
The longest drive in an NFL playoff game in at least 20 years featured four penalties, clutch conversions and a lot of Saints All-Pro Michael Thomas.
Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery, after a crucial dropped pass late in a playoff loss to the Saints, said: "I let my teammates down, the city of Philadelphia, that's on me. I'll take that."
The Super Bowl LIII race is down to the Chiefs, Patriots, Rams and Saints. Here's everything you need to know about the conference championship games.