11:40 LRN sportscast

There are many issues plaguing the 1-and-3 Saints as they prepare for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. A negative six turnover ratio jumps off the page when you look at the team’s statistics. The Saints are also allowing nearly 400 yards a game and 27 points a contest.

New Orleans defense has only sacked the quarterback five times this year. Coach Sean Payton says stopping opposing offenses from running the football and making them throw more can help improve their sack totals…
cut 19 (09) “….more challenge defensively”

In other NFL news…former LSU standout and Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss the rest of the season after tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee. And former Tiger and Colts strong safety LaRon Landry has been suspended four games for violating the league’s performance enhancing policy.