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Sunday night wrap-up: Saints have their moment

Sunday night wrap-up: Saints have their moment

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
For a night, the Saints got to enjoy themselves. Drew Brees got the NFL’s consecutive games with a touchdown pass record with his 48th in a row, beating his old team the Chargers 31-24 in the process. They got the goose-egg off their record, improving t
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  • Broncos have to improve around Manning

    Broncos have to improve around Manning

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have long maintained that it is not all about them. The Denver Broncos proved that theory correct Sunday. Despite a brilliant performance by Manning, the Broncos were handled 31-21 by the New England Pat…
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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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  • Cassel has concussion

    Cassel has concussion

    The official word after Sunday’s loss by the Chiefs to the Ravens was that quarterback Matt Cassel is being evaluated for a head injury. The evaluation has been completed.  Per a league source, Cassel has a concussion. And so Cassel’s status will dep
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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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  • Familiar Foxoborugh Feeling

    Familiar Foxoborugh Feeling

    CNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012
    Peyton Manning bested Tom Brady on Sunday, but not in the win column. The Pats jumped out to a big lead and dominated on the ground to pull off a 31-21 victory against the Broncos.
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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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  • 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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  • LIVE: Broncos-Patriots

    LIVE: Broncos-Patriots

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    In possibly the last chapter of their storied rivalry, Tom Brady is sticking it to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Foxborough. Follow the action as Denver tries to mount a late comeback.
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  • Ravens hang on for ugly win over Chiefs

    Ravens hang on for ugly win over Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Sometimes when you’re watching a dumpster fire, it’s easy to pay more attention to the fire than the dumpster. Despite their best attempts to give it away, the Ravens actually beat the Chiefs Sunday, taking a stirring 9-6 decision at Arrowhead Stadium
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  • Chris Kuper will play for Broncos

    Chris Kuper will play for Broncos

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Chris Kuper will make his season debut Sunday. Kuper is active and is expected to start at guard for Denver at New England. Kuper is one of the better interior offensive lineman in the NFL. He broke his left forearm during training …
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  • Pats TE Hernandez inactive despite practicing

    Pats TE Hernandez inactive despite practicing

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    Despite practicing twice this week, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.
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  • Video - Patriots' Balanced Attack 02:54

    Patriots' Balanced Attack

    Oct 7
    ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss reports from Patriots 31-21 win over Broncos.
  • Video - Mathews 13-yard TD run 00:32

    Mathews 13-yard TD run

    Oct 7
    San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews breaks free for a 13-yard touchdown run to give the team a 24-14 lead over the New Orleans Saints early in the third quarter.
  • Video - Jammer picks off Brees 00:35

    Jammer picks off Brees

    Oct 7
    San Diego Chargers CB Quentin Jammer picks off New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees early in the third quarter.
  • Video - Meachem 44-yard TD catch 00:47

    Meachem 44-yard TD catch

    Oct 7
    San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers goes deep to WR Robert Meachem for a 44-yard touchdown to gain a 17-14 lead over the New Orleans Saints towards the end of the second quarter.

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