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Drew Brees promises 'It's on' when New Orleans Saints return to…

Drew Brees promises 'It's on' when New Orleans Saints return to work in 2013: 10 more observations

nola.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 30, 2012
Ten more observations from Saints' season-ending 44-38 loss to Carolina Panthers
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  • New Orleans Saints respond poorly after bad break -- the story …

    New Orleans Saints respond poorly after bad break -- the story of their season: First take

    nola.com Dec 30, 2012
    Saints collapse after bad call changes momentum of 44-38 loss to Carolina Panthers
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  • Broncos clinch the top seed in the AFC by pounding the Chiefs (…

    Broncos clinch the top seed in the AFC by pounding the Chiefs (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 30, 2012
    In NFL history, the two free-agent signings that stood above all were Reggie White to the Packers and Drew Brees to the Saints. Peyton Manning to the Broncos makes it a top three. The Broncos won the AFC West last year with a staggering amount of Tebow-…
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  • New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma ends turbulent season with…

    New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma ends turbulent season with his best game

    nola.com Dec 30, 2012
    Vilma isn't sure if he will be back with the Saints
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  • Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams rushes for car…
  • Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your S…

    Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 30, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from every last person in the league-coaches, players, mascots-breaking out that one dance move they've been saving up all year, to a referee in New Orleans thinking he could pick his nose because no one
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  • If There Is Anything Subtle About ESPN It's The Deception

    If There Is Anything Subtle About ESPN It's The Deception

    deadspin.com Dec 30, 2012
    On Friday evening, a serious dustup developed regarding the sourcing of news and ESPN's crediting practices. Jay Glazer reported that Sean Payton would be signing an extension with the New Orleans Saints. Hot on his heels were Adam Schefter and Jason La…
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  • New Orleans Saints make NFL history breaking record for most si…

    New Orleans Saints make NFL history breaking record for most single-season yardage allowed

    nola.com Dec 30, 2012
    Saints pass 1981 Colts for worst in total defense in one season
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  • Saints come back to take 17-13 lead at half, set record

    Saints come back to take 17-13 lead at half, set record

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Saints are already, officially, the worst defense in NFL history at preventing yards. They’re also winning. The Saints scored a pair of touchdowns in a 43-second span, one from Drew Brees to Marques Colston and the other on a Jonathan Vilma intercep
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  • NFC South at halftime

    NFC South at halftime

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    The New Orleans Saints already have set a new NFL record for yards allowed in a season, but they lead the Carolina Panthers, 17-13, at halftime. That’s largely due to Jonathan Vilma's interception return for a touchdown on a Cam Newton pass in the secon
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  • New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers pregame chat at 11:15 a.m.

    New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers pregame chat at 11:15 a.m.

    nola.com Dec 30, 2012
    Even though the Sean Payton contract issue has been resolved, there's still plenty of questions surrounding the New Orleans Saints as they head into their final game of 2012 on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. So drop your questions into...
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  • Jabari Greer, Akiem Hicks headline New Orleans Saints inactives…

    Jabari Greer, Akiem Hicks headline New Orleans Saints inactives vs. Carolina

    nola.com Dec 30, 2012
    DE Greg Hardy, RB Jonathan Stewart among Panthers inactives
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  • Greg Hardy didn’t travel to New Orleans with Panthers

    Greg Hardy didn’t travel to New Orleans with Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    Sunday’s Saints-Panthers game has no bearing on the playoff chase, but there are still some individual players wrapping up notable seasons. Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is one of those players. Hardy has a career-high 11 sacks this season, making h
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  • NFL kickoff: Playoff bids, Week 17 buzz, headlines and picks

    NFL kickoff: Playoff bids, Week 17 buzz, headlines and picks

    nola.com Dec 30, 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. Carolina Panthers: Gameday breakdown

    New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: Gameday breakdown

    nola.com Dec 30, 2012
    Sean Payton's decision to re-sign with the Saints dominates the news
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Panthers-Saints Recap 01:20

    Sunday Blitz: Panthers-Saints Recap

    Dec 30
    Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Panthers' 44-38 win over the Saints.
  • Video - Panthers Rush Past Saints 00:31

    Panthers Rush Past Saints

    Dec 30
    DeAngelo Williams ran for 210 yards in the Panthers' 44-38 win over the Saints.
  • Video - Week 17: Drew Brees highlights 03:24

    Week 17: Drew Brees highlights

    Dec 30
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees caps another record-breaking season with 396 pass yards, 4 TDs in a 44-38 loss vs. the Carolina Panthers.
  • Video - Saints postgame press conference 05:23

    Saints postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Saints react following game with Panthers

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