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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 tUpvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share TweetRobert 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 1Upvote Share TweetThe 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 depUpvote Share Tweet
The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Updated Oct 7, 2012Here'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 »Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Ivory active for first time this seasonThe 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 firUpvote Share Tweet
Familiar Foxoborugh FeelingCNNSI.com Updated Oct 7, 2012Peyton 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Lance Moore, Nate Kaeding headline Chargers, Saints inactive listsyahoo.com Updated Oct 7, 2012New 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Smith understands Falcons won’t get respect until they win in “second season”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 clincUpvote Share TweetIn 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.Upvote Share TweetSometimes 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 StadiumUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Oct 7, 2012FOXBOROUGH, 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 …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Oct 7, 2012Despite practicing twice this week, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots' Balanced AttackOct 7ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss reports from Patriots 31-21 win over Broncos.
Mathews 13-yard TD runOct 7San 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.
Jammer picks off BreesOct 7San Diego Chargers CB Quentin Jammer picks off New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees early in the third quarter.
Meachem 44-yard TD catchOct 7San 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.
Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…Oct 7FOXBORO, 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 7FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....