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New Orleans Saints defense hoping to build off a solid finish t…

New Orleans Saints defense hoping to build off a solid finish to the win over the Chargers

nola.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
Saints defense recorded five sacks and force two turnovers
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  • New Orleans Saints video chat: replay

    New Orleans Saints video chat: replay

    nola.com Oct 8, 2012
    Welcome to this week's New Orleans Saints video chat. Join The Times-Picayune's Kevin Spain and NBC's Darryl Hamilton to talk Saints. We'll be going live around 6:30 p.m. Beat reporter Larry Holder will be on to talk about the Saints...
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  • Drew Brees' record-breaking TD pass was a play Chase Daniel kne…
  • New Orleans Saints defense on pace for dubious mark

    New Orleans Saints defense on pace for dubious mark

    nola.com Oct 8, 2012
    Saints have allowed 2,280 yards of offense in five games
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  • Newton posts league-low Total QBR

    Newton posts league-low Total QBR

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Of the 26 quarterbacks to start Sunday, Carolina’s Cam Newton had the lowest Total QBR: 15.1. That came in a loss to Seattle. Jacksonville’s Blaine Gabbert (19.7) had the only score that was even close to Newton’s. New Orleans Drew Brees had a seaso
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  • No word on injured New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham and Jabari G…

    No word on injured New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham and Jabari Greer

    nola.com Oct 8, 2012
    Both players were being evaluated on Monday morning
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  • PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at Su…

    PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    What was the most memorable takeaway from Sunday’s action? Was it Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass? A second straight dominant performance by the 49ers? The Colts coming back from 18 points down on
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  • Superlatives on the Saints

    Superlatives on the Saints

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    We weren’t able to do this in the first four weeks because they didn’t win. But now that they have, it’s time to take a look at some statistical superlatives on the New Orleans Saints’ 31-24 victory against the San Diego Chargers. We’ll turn to
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  • Jimmy Graham in walking boot after Saints win

    Jimmy Graham in walking boot after Saints win

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Sunday was a night for celebration in New Orleans. The Saints finally got a win, their beleaguered defense came up with big stops in the second half and Drew Brees broke a long-standing record for consecutive games with a touchdown. All the news wasn’t
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  • New Orleans Saints-San Diego Chargers: Postgame comments from t…

    New Orleans Saints-San Diego Chargers: Postgame comments from the locker room

    nola.com Oct 8, 2012
    Aaron Kromer, Drew Brees talk about Sunday night's victory
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  • Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Yes, Saints coach Sean Payton was allowed to attend Sunday night’s game between the Chargers and the Saints. No, the Saints weren’t allowed to acknowledge it via their in-house camera system. Jay Glazer of FOX noted during the game that the league pro
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  • That Winning Feeling

    That Winning Feeling

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Saints' 31-24 win over the Chargers was more than the first success of their season, writes Chris Burke. Amid a year of turmoil, New Orleans found its magic formula once again.
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  • Drew Brees, Marques Colston as good as ever on history-making n…

    Drew Brees, Marques Colston as good as ever on history-making night: 10 more observations

    nola.com Oct 8, 2012
    Saints columnist Mike Triplett offers 10 more observations on Saints' 31-24 victory over San Diego Chargers
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  • Chargers blow a great chance to grab an early two-game lead in …

    Chargers blow a great chance to grab an early two-game lead in the AFC West

    yahoo.com nola.com Oct 8, 2012
    When Ryan Mathews made a magnificent dive into the end zone, San Diego led 24-14 in the third quarter against an 0-4 Saints team. A Chargers team that has a laughable reputation for starting slow seemingly every season seemed poised to move to 4-1. The …
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  • Game balls for the New Orleans Saints victory over the Chargers

    Game balls for the New Orleans Saints victory over the Chargers

    nola.com Oct 8, 2012
    On a historic night that featured stellar offensive performances, there's one game ball that stood above all the rest. One of the longest-standing NFL records fell early. OFFENSE Drew Brees, quarterback, Saints On a night when Marques Colston caught...
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  • Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San…

    Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San Diego Chargers Than Norv Turner

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Cris Collinsworth predicted exactly how this game would end after noticing Jared Gaither lumbering before the final play, noting "Gaither looks lame, he's gonna have to get some help here or Wilson's gonna get a sack to end this game." And wou…
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  • Video - LaDainian Tomlinson talks Drew Brees 04:05

    LaDainian Tomlinson talks Drew Brees

    Oct 8
    LaDainian Tomlinson explains his thoughts on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' performance on Sunday night, and where the New York Giants and Chicago Bears fall in the NFC.
  • Video - Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks 02:05

    Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks

    Oct 8
    Ron Jaworski ranks his top five NFL quarterbacks.
  • Video - Magnitude Of Brees' Record 01:05

    Magnitude Of Brees' Record

    Oct 8
    Ron Jaworski discusses Drew Brees' record-setting performance and where it ranks among QB records.
  • Video - How did New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees make history? 01:31

    How did New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees make history?

    Oct 8
    Eric Davis and Donovan McNabb break down New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' record-breaking touchdown pass to wide receiver Devery Henderson. Brees now has thrown a touchdown pass in 48 straight games.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    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 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....