6:45 LRN sportscast December 27

The Saints will host the Miami Dolphins tonight with a rookie quarterback and a COVID-depleted roster that results in defensive starters Demario Davis and Malcolm Jenkins also not playing. Ian Book will get the start at quarterback with Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian also out as a result of COVID. Book is excited about the opportunity…
Cut 15 (15) “…go out an perform.”
The Saints have had 21 players test positive for COVID since Tuesday. They only have three healthy linebackers on the active roster, with Demario Davis, Kaden Elliss and Kwon Alexander all out because of COVID.

The Saints are in eighth place in the NFC standings and trail Philadelphia by a half a game for the final playoff spot.
Big game from Joe Burrow yesterday as the LSU Heisman trophy winner threw for a Cincinnati franchise record 525 yards in a 41-21 win over the Ravens.

Former LSU and Destrehan wide receiver Justin Jefferson broke Odell Beckham’s record for most receiving yards by a player in his first two seasons. Jefferson had eight catches for 116 yards and now has 2,851 receiving yards.

The Pelicans four game winning streak ended last night with a 117 to 112 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. New Orleans leading scorer Brandon Ingram led the game in the first quarter with Achilles soreness. Josh Hart had 29 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort, while Garret Temple had 22 points.

The 21st ranked LSU women’s basketball team will host Samford tonight as the Lady Tigers look for their eleventh straight win. Khayla Pointer continues to lead LSU in scoring averaging 17 points per game.