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Week 10 injury report roundup

Week 10 injury report roundup

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 9, 2012
Now that high school football season has ended, I no longer have an easy excuse for weaseling out of the weekly injury report roundup. So I guess I’ll do it again. When does high school basketball season start? Falcons at Saints Linebacker Sean Weathers
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  • Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: Inside the game

    Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: Inside the game

    nola.com Nov 9, 2012
    How the Saints cover Tony Gonzalez could have big impact on game
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  • New Orleans Saints are good for laughs in 'Bless Ya, Boys,' a f…

    New Orleans Saints are good for laughs in 'Bless Ya, Boys,' a football-themed revue at Mid-City Theatre

    nola.com Nov 9, 2012
    Topical humor abounds in a show subtitled, "The Curse of Goodell."
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  • Michael Vick fined for low block after throwing pick six

    Michael Vick fined for low block after throwing pick six

    profootballtalk.com Nov 9, 2012
    Monday night was another rough one for the Eagles and things started rolling downhill when Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. That was the ninth interception thrown by Vick this sea…
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  • NFL picks for Week 10 from NOLA.com panel

    NFL picks for Week 10 from NOLA.com panel

    nola.com Nov 9, 2012
    The Saints are home underdogs to the Atlanta Falcons
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  • Sproles, Strief out for Saints against Falcons

    Sproles, Strief out for Saints against Falcons

    The Saints will be without four players, including running back Darren Sproles and right tackle Zach Strief, when they face the Falcons Sunday. Defensive end Junior Galette (ankle) and wide receiver Courtney Roby (shoulder) also have been ruled out, acc…
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  • New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma unfazed by lingering bount…

    New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma unfazed by lingering bounty saga

    nola.com Nov 9, 2012
    Saints LB Jonathan Vilma says the lingering bounty appeals and court cases haven't hindered him mentally
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  • New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons remain a heated rivalry

    New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons remain a heated rivalry

    nola.com ESPN.com Nov 9, 2012
    Saints (3-5) host Falcons (8-0) at Superdome on Sunday
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  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sees the field like n…

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sees the field like no other NFL quarterback

    nola.com Nov 9, 2012
    He has figured out how to maximize every inch of his 6-foot tall frame through tireless work ethic, subtle tricks of the trade
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  • Saints streak of being home favorites ends this week

    Saints streak of being home favorites ends this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 9, 2012
    This has been a season unlike any other for the Saints. So it makes sense they’re seeing betting lines unlike any other. According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Falcons are a 2 1/2-point favorite Sunday. That means the Saints are
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  • New Orleans Saints in unfamiliar role on Sunday -- home underdo…

    New Orleans Saints in unfamiliar role on Sunday -- home underdogs

    nola.com Nov 9, 2012
    The last time the Saints weren't favored to win at the Superdome was 2008.
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  • New Orleans Saints season grows even more fascinating this week…

    New Orleans Saints season grows even more fascinating this week: First-and-10

    nola.com Nov 9, 2012
    News and notes about the Saints as they head into Week 10 showdown with Atlanta Falcons
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  • NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m.

    NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m.

    ESPN.com Nov 9, 2012
    A quick reminder that the weekly NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. Bring your questions and here’s the link to get you in. Also, some good news for the weekend. Sunday’s contest between the Falcons and Saints will be a Countdown Live ga
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  • Bucs weren’t close to sellout

    Bucs weren’t close to sellout

    profootballtalk.com Nov 9, 2012
    With the Buccaneers selling out (i.e., selling 85 percent of the non-premium tickets to) a Week Seven game against the Saints and then racking up big road wins in Week Eight and Week Nine via the emergence of the Muscle Hamster, the Bucs should be easil…
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  • Week 10 Matchups: Plenty of Options for the Falcons

    Week 10 Matchups: Plenty of Options for the Falcons

    nytimes.com Nov 9, 2012
    The Saints may struggle to stop the Falcons' passing offense, which has become very dangerous as Matt Ryan has developed into a top-tier quarterback.
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  • Video - NFL Live Week 10 Picks 04:43

    NFL Live Week 10 Picks

    Nov 9
    Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, and Tedy Bruschi make their picks for Sunday's key matchups.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints 03:45

    'Playbook': Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints

    Nov 9
    Which offense will outshine the other in Sunday's NFC South showdown? The "Playbook" crew explains why one team's offensive line could be the difference in the game.
  • Video - Can New Orleans Saints upset the Atlanta Falcons? 01:59

    Can New Orleans Saints upset the Atlanta Falcons?

    Nov 9
    Will New Orleans be able to hand Atlanta its first loss of the season? Charlie Casserly and Willie McGinest explain what the Saints have to do in order to pull off the upset.
  • Video - Can The Falcons Stay Perfect? 05:59

    Can The Falcons Stay Perfect?

    Nov 9
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate over whether or not the Falcons can maintain their perfect record against the Saints.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Players adjusting to good, bad of Thursday night schedule

    Nov 9
    If this were a typical season in the era of the NFL Network's Thursday night football package, the addition of the extra prime time game to the league's national TV schedule only would have started last night, with the arrival of Week 10. In its earlies…
  • Peter King: Bears-Texans showdown likely to turn on a big defensive play

    Nov 9
    The Texans bat passes down -- 25 of them this season. The Bears force fumbles -- 21 of them this year. You think a defense-fest can't be fun? Watch Sunday night when the Texans (7-1) travel to Soldier Field to face the similarly 7-1 Bears.
  • Clayton mailbag: Scramble for QBs costing coaches

    Nov 9
    The scramble for franchise quarterbacks is costing coaches their jobs, writes John Clayton.
  • The Mike Brown era ends in L.A., but the Week 10 picks must go on

    Nov 9
    A moment of silence for the ex-Lakers coach before getting to the Week 10 picks.