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Wrap-up: Saints 31, Chargers 24

Wrap-up: Saints 31, Chargers 24

Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 31-24 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: What it means: It was a nice night for the Saints. Suspended coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt and general ma…
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  • Brees breaks Unitas' record

    Brees breaks Unitas' record

    The Saints notched their first win in style. Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas' record by throwing a TD in his 48th straight game, helping New Orleans rally to overtake San Diego 31-24.
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  • Saints starting CB Greer leaves due to hurt hip

    Saints starting CB Greer leaves due to hurt hip

    Saints starting cornerback Jabari Greer has left Sunday night's game against San Diego because of what team officials say is a hip injury.
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  • Drew Brees' streak defines him

    Drew Brees' streak defines him

    ESPN.com nola.com Oct 7, 2012
    Since his arrival in New Orleans in 2006, Drew Brees has been piling up huge numbers. He’s set records and won a lot of games -- and a Super Bowl. But I don’t think those records or even the Super Bowl are what define Brees. I think the record he set
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  • Robert Meachem gets first TD as a Charger in old home

    Robert Meachem gets first TD as a Charger in old home

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Robert Meachem caught 23 touchdown passes in four years with the Saints. And though his first four games as a Charger were frustrating, he’s on the board with his 24th now. The Chargers jumped out to a 7-0 lead over the Saints, when Meachem caught a  1
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  • The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Ov…

    The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Donald Brown triumphantly trolling the Packers to Brandon Lloyd dancing around like no one's looking. Only the Chargers and Saints have yet to play, so let's see what the week had to offer. More »
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  • Chris Ivory active for first time this season

    Chris Ivory active for first time this season

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    The Saints say that Mark Ingram isn’t the only thing wrong with their running game, but they’ve decided to take a look at another running back for Sunday night’s game against the Chargers all the same. Chris Ivory is on the 46-man roster for the fir
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  • Lance Moore, Nate Kaeding headline Chargers, Saints inactive li…

    Lance Moore, Nate Kaeding headline Chargers, Saints inactive lists

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is poised to surpass Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. If Brees can add a touchdown pass against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night, he'll have had…
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  • New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham slowed by ankle injur…

    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham slowed by ankle injury vs. Chargers

    nola.com Oct 7, 2012
    CB Jabari Greer leaves with undisclosed injury in second quarter
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  • Mike Smith understands Falcons won’t get respect until they win…

    Mike Smith understands Falcons won’t get respect until they win in “second season”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    The Falcons have rocketed to 5-0, and only a home game with the Raiders next Sunday stands in their way of entering the bye week at 6-0.  Coupled with the struggles of teams like the Panthers, Buccaneers, and Saints, it’s a matter of when Atlanta clinc
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  • Eli extends 200-yard streak to 24 games

    Eli extends 200-yard streak to 24 games

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    On the same day that Saints quarterback Drew Brees could set the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 48, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has extended his streak of consecutive games with 200 yards or more passing to 24. It’s the second
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  • Pagano remains very involved with the Colts, from his hospital …

    Pagano remains very involved with the Colts, from his hospital room

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Like the Saints, the Colts don’t have immediate access to their head coach. Unlike the Saints, the Colts can hear from their head coach on a regular basis.  And they apparently will. Chuck Pagano remains hospitalized while he undergoes treatment for le
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  • Video - Wilson's sack-fumble seals victory 00:32

    Wilson's sack-fumble seals victory

    Oct 7
    New Orleans Saints DE Martez Wilson recovers the football after sacking San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers, helping solidify a 31-24 victory.
  • Video - Colston gets his third TD 00:26

    Colston gets his third TD

    Oct 7
    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees lobs the ball to WR Marques Colston who comes down with the catch for a 5-yard TD to gain a 28-24 lead over the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter.
  • Video - Colston 19-yard TD 00:42

    Colston 19-yard TD

    Oct 7
    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees hits WR Marques Colston for a 19-yard TD to gain a 14-10 lead over The San Diego Chargers in the second quarter.
  • Video - WK 5 Can't-Miss Play: Brees breaks Unitas' record 01:57

    WK 5 Can't-Miss Play: Brees breaks Unitas' record

    Oct 7
    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees hits WR Devery Henderson for a 40-yard touchdown to make it his 48th straight game with a touchdown pass, breaking Johnny Unitas' old record.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 7
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 7
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....