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New Orleans Saints defense continues roller coaster ride vs. Da…

New Orleans Saints defense continues roller coaster ride vs. Dallas Cowboys: 10 more observations

nola.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 23, 2012
Observations from Saints' 31-28 overtime victory over Dallas Cowboys
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  • Jimmy Graham's hustling heroics epitomize gritty New Orleans Sa…

    Jimmy Graham's hustling heroics epitomize gritty New Orleans Saints win

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    If Payton saw Saints effort it's hard to imagine he'll walk away from them
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  • New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys recap: Did you see?

    New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys recap: Did you see?

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    Colston's big game almost overshadowed by late fumble
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  • Drew Brees sets another NFL standard after passing 4,500-yard m…

    Drew Brees sets another NFL standard after passing 4,500-yard mark again

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    He's the first player to do it three consecutive seasons
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  • Concussion for New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer was almost co…

    Concussion for New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer was almost costly

    nola.com ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    Reserve Johnny Patrick picked on for two second-half TDs
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  • New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton comes up with a gam…

    New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton comes up with a game-changing play

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    Middle linebacker comes up with big fumble recovery
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  • "Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your S…

    "Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 23, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from London Fletcher losing his lunch to sad Tom Brady. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Minnesota Vikings beat Texans, officially eliminate New Orleans…

    Minnesota Vikings beat Texans, officially eliminate New Orleans Saints

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    Saints entered the day facing exceptionally long odds
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  • Saints take advantage of turnover, lead 24-17

    Saints take advantage of turnover, lead 24-17

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    The big plays to Dez Bryant were pretty, But the Cowboys haven’t made enough of the small ones, and the Saints have taken the lead late in the third quarter. Taking advantage of a DeMarco Murray fumble deep in his own territory, the Saints went up 24-17
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  • Saints squeeze in a field goal for 17-14 halftime lead

    Saints squeeze in a field goal for 17-14 halftime lead

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    The Saints offense is on a bit of a roll in the first half, and moved quickly for a field goal just before halftime to take a 17-14 lead over the Cowboys. The Saints have a ridiculous 317 yards at halftime, with Drew Brees throwing for 261 yards. The Co…
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  • NFC South halftime thoughts

    NFC South halftime thoughts

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    All three of Sunday’s NFC South games are at halftime and the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints are holding leads. The Panthers have a 14-3 lead on the Oakland Raiders, courtesy of an early touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Steve Smith and a Luke
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  • New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys pregame chat at 11:15 a.m.

    New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys pregame chat at 11:15 a.m.

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    Any last-minute questions from all of you Saints fans leading into today's game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium? Drop your question in the comments section and we'll answer as many as we can leading up to kickoff....
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  • New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory inactive for game a…

    New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory inactive for game against the Cowboys

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    FB Jed Collins, LB Scott Shanle also among the inactives
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  • NFL kickoff: Assault on the record books, Week 16 buzz, headlin…

    NFL kickoff: Assault on the record books, Week 16 buzz, headlines and picks

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    Here's a look at the top storylines and big matchups from around the nation as we near kickoff on another Sunday of NFL football.
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  • New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys: Gameday breakdown

    New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys: Gameday breakdown

    nola.com Dec 23, 2012
    Sean Payton's future getting most of the headlines this week
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Saints-Cowboys Recap 01:36

    Sunday Blitz: Saints-Cowboys Recap

    Dec 23
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Saints' 34-31 win over the Cowboys in overtime.
  • Video - Saints vs. Cowboys highlights 04:35

    Saints vs. Cowboys highlights

    Dec 23
    The New Orleans Saints defeated the Dallas Cowboys in a close Week 16 matchup. Saints QB Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes in his 34-31 victory.
  • Video - Saints Play Spoiler In Dallas 00:47

    Saints Play Spoiler In Dallas

    Dec 23
    Garrett Hartley kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime to push the Saints past the Cowboys.
  • Video - Colston fumbles, Graham recovers on 2-yard line 01:03

    Colston fumbles, Graham recovers on 2-yard line

    Dec 23
    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston fumble the ball, and tight end Jimmy Graham recovers the ball on the 2-yard line and in perfect position to win the game in overtime.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Megatron the headliner, but history was made all over Week 16

    Dec 23
    The Bengals have done something this year that hadn't been done since Boomer Esiason was a junior at Maryland.
  • Don Banks: Critical win proves Vikes are more than a one-man show; more Sn…

    Dec 23
    PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 16 that saw the NFL's playoff field taking shape in almost-finalized fashion...
  • Don Banks: After 45 seasons, Bengals finally find some history in repeatin…

    Dec 23
    PITTSBURGH -- Heinz Field felt like history central Sunday in the NFL. But maybe not the way many would have expected.
  • Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings topple Houston Tex…

    Dec 23
    Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings keep playoff hopes alive with win over Houston Texans