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|9||Buccaneers||W 31 - 24||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|8||Bears||W 31 - 24||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|6||Lions||W 31 - 24||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|3||@Panthers||L 24 - 31||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2||Patriots||W 31 - 24||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New Orleans Saints||9||0||15||20||5||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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NFL CAREER – The third defensive lineman selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Sheldon Rankins started all 16 games in 2017 posting 26 tackles (16 solo), two sacks for loss of 13 yards, one interception, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. He helped a defensive unit that went from 31st in the NFL, allowing 28.4 points per game in 2016 to allowing 20.4 points per game in 2017, good for tenth in the league. In his first full season after missing seven contests as a rookie, Rankins’ ability to rush the passer from the inside as well as take on double teams proved beneficial in 2017 helping the defense post 42 sacks, ranking seventh in the league, compared to 30 takedowns in 2016.
Sheldon Rankins, "We're taking steps in the right direction"
Saints defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins speaks with media following the second day of Saints Mini Camp presented by Verizon
Sheldon Rankins, "We've got to learn from it"
Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins recaps the Saints divisional round loss to the Minnesota Vikings as well as the 2017-18 season as a whole
Sheldon Rankins knocks down Case Keenum for big third-down sack
Sheldon Rankins powers through the offensive line and sacks Case Keenum for a loss of 10 yards.
Sheldon Rankins: 'The post-season is a whole new ball game'
Defensive tackle Seldon Rankins talks to the media about the New Orleans Saints Wild Card playoff game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018.
Sheldon Rankins, "We're looking forward to the task"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins previews this Sunday's regular season finale vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rankins: 'We got the 'W,' that's all that matters in this league'
Defensive Tackle Sheldon Rankins speaks with the media after the Saints 31-19 win over the New York Jets at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 17, 2017.
Sheldon Rankins - "We've bounced back before"
Sheldon Rankins speaks to the media after New Orleans Saints practice at Ochsner Sports Performance Center on December 11, 2017.
Sheldon Rankins, "It helps us young guys"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about how the veteran leadership on the team has helped keep the team focused during their current win streak
Rankins: 'We obviously have to slow down their run game'
Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about the New Orleans Saints defensive preparations in advance of their game against the Chicago Bears this Sunday at the Superdome.
Sheldon Rankins, "We have to stop those other guys"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about the challenges the Green Bay Packers' offense presents in preparation for this Sunday's game at Lambeau Field
Sheldon Rankins, "These are the games you want"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about how the Saints defensive front looks forward to the challenge of containing Cam Newton and the rest of the Panthers offense this Sunday
Sheldon Rankins, "We just have to go at it one game at a time"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about how the defensive front looks to create more pressure on the quarterback heading into Week 3
Sheldon Rankins, "I feel miles and miles ahead of this point last year"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about the difference in OTA's and Mini Camp from year one to year two (Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon)
Rankins: "This is a deep and talented group"
Sheldon Rankins talks about being on the D-line, responding to adversity, and the importance of interior pressure during OTA's on May 25, 2017. (New Orleans Saints video)
Rankins, "This is a talented offense we're facing"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins met with media Wednesday, Dec. 28 and previewed the challenge of containing the explosive Atlanta Falcons' offense this Sunday in the final regular season game inside the Georgia Dome (New Orleans Saints Video)
Rankins" It's our job to put this loss behind us"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins met with media Monday, Dec. 5 and recapped yesterday's game vs the Detroit Lions (New Orleans Saints Video)
Rankins, "We just have to go out and attack them"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins met with media Wednesday, Nov. 23 and talked about how the defense looks to generate pressure this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams (New Orleans Saints Video)
Rankins, "It's always a work in progress"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins met with media Thursday, Nov. 10 and talked about how he is feeling after playing in his first NFL game (New Orleans Saints Video)
Rankins, "I'm anxious to get back out there"
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins met with media Thursday, Nov. 3 and talked about the possibility of playing in his first NFL game this Sunday vs the San Francisco 49ers (New Orleans Saints Video)
Sheldon Rankins talks about intercepting Tom Brady
Defensive end Sheldon Rankins talks about intercepting Tom Brady for a touchdown during joint practices with the Patriots today (Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon)
2016 Saints Rookie Transition
The Saints draft picks and undrafted free agents are introduced and prepared for life in the NFL as a New Orleans Saints player (New Orleans Saints Video)
Sheldon Rankins, "It's been a great week so far"
New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about practice during the first week of OTAs. Video by Brendan Hassett (New Orleans Saints Video)
Saints TD Club hosts Rookies for Crawfish Boil
The New Orleans Saints Touchdown Club hosted the annual Rookie Crawfish Boil to welcome the Saints 2016 draft class and undrafted free agents. Video by Brendan Hassett (New Orleans Saints Video)
Sheldon Rankins Rookie Mini Camp Interview
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins talks about his first taste of the NFL after completing Rookie Mini Camp. Video by Brendan Hassett (New Orleans Saints Video)
Dennis Allen on Marcus Davenport: 'We’re certainly excited about the player'
Quotes from Sean Payton's Draft Press Conference
New Orleans Saints draft recap: 2016 draft
John DeShazier: Sean Payton says history is an ally for Saints in the draft
John DeShazier: Jeff Ireland on 2017 Saints draft: It 'just kind of fell the right way for us'
New Orleans Saints 2017 season recap: Sheldon Rankins
Divisional Playoff Postgame Notes: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings
John DeShazier's New Orleans Saints helmet stickers from Vikings game
Inside the Game: Saints vs Vikings Connections
Saints Friday Injury Report presented by Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute
Saints Thursday Injury Report presented by Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute
Saints Wednesday Injury Report presented by Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute
John DeShazier: 2017 Saints bear little resemblance to last playoff squad
Sheldon Rankins wins Jim Finks Media Appreciation Award
John DeShazier: Saints previous two wins over Carolina don't mean much now
Quotes from Pete Carmichael and Dennis Allen's Friday conference call
Quotes from Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Dirk Koetter
Quotes from Sean Payton's Wednesday Conference Call
John DeShazier: For Saints, mission just partly accomplished
Inside the Game: Saints vs Falcons Connections
John DeShazier: Groin injury sends Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro to IR
Week 15 Postgame Quotes: Saints Players
John DeShazier: Sean Payton pleased with team's effort, unhappy with officiating
Flashback: Saints Players at the NFL Combine
Check out photos of Saints players at the NFL Combine through the years.
Best of the Saints in 2017: Top 50 Sheldon Rankins Photos
See the best moments from Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins throughout the 2017 season.
Best of Week 16: Saints Defense
See the best moments from the Saints defense in the Week 16 match up against the Atlanta Falcons.
Best of Week 15: Saints Defense
See the best moments from the Saints defense in the Week 15 match up against the New York Jets.
Best of Week 14: Saints Defense
See the best moments from the Saints defense in the Week 14 match up against the Atlanta Falcons.
Best of Week 10: Saints Defense
See the best moments from the Saints defense in the Week 10 match up against the Buffalo Bills.
New Orleans Saints Players at the NFL Combine
Throwing it back to Saints players' combine days.
Happy Valentine's Day from your Saints
Send someone special a little Saints love with our special valentines.
Best of 2016 Season: Sheldon Rankins
A look at Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins throughout the 2016 season.
Best of Rookies vs. Rams
Check out the best photos of rookies during the Saints win over the Rams on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
Saints 2016 Thursday Night Football Photos
Saints 2016 Thursday Night Football Photos. Photos by Michael C. Hebert.
Best of Defense vs. 49ers
Check out the best photos of the defense during the Saints win over the 49ers on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
The Touchdown Club Super Boil at Harahan Lion's Club
Photos from the Touchdown Club Super Boil at the Harahan Lion's Club. New Orleans Saints Photos.