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Jimmy Graham says Tampa game was turning point for Saints

Jimmy Graham says Tampa game was turning point for Saints

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
The New Orleans Saints chased a 13-3 regular season with an 0-4 start.  They snapped out of it in Week Five with a win over the Chargers, and New Orleans has now won four out of five. So when was the actual turning point for the team?  All-Pro tight end
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  • Sunday: Bucs-Panthers in-game chat, 1 p.m.

    Sunday: Bucs-Panthers in-game chat, 1 p.m.

    tampabay.com Nov 16, 2012
    Join Times beat reporter Stephen F. Holder Sunday at 1 p.m., as he chats live from Bank of America Stadium throughout the Bucs' game against the Panthers. Follow along, and add your comments and/or questions if you like. Bucs-Panthers in-game chat (Nov.…
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  • Jimmy Graham headlines Friday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Jimmy Graham headlines Friday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was named the NFC offensive player of the week for his exploits against the Falcons and everyone knows there’s only one way to celebrate such an accomplishment. You sit down with the folks from Pro Football Talk on NBC Spor
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  • Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon questionable after missing entir…

    Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon questionable after missing entire week of practice

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Falcons coach Mike Smith said Thursday that wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon were “moving in the right direction” in their attempts to get their ankles healthy enough to play against the Cardinals this Sunday. They weren’t
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  • The NFC South injuries that matter most

    The NFC South injuries that matter most

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    There are a lot of injury issues in the NFC South this week. Let's take a look at the latest on the most significant injuries: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons have a star-studded cast of players listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with Arizona. Receive
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  • Buccaneers have NFL-high $30 million in cash on injured reserve…

    Buccaneers have NFL-high $30 million in cash on injured reserve list

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    The NFL is a league of attrition and no team is feeling the financial brunt of that fact quite like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who currently have a league-high $30.1 million of their 2012 cash payroll on Injured Reserve, according to league-wide salary d…
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  • Darren Sproles questionable, will get full workload if he plays

    Darren Sproles questionable, will get full workload if he plays

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Saints have officially listed running back and return man Darren Sproles as questionable on their injury report for Sunday’s game at Oakland, but the Saints’ coaching staff sounds optimistic that he’ll be able to handle a full workload if swelli
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  • Film of the NFC South chat

    Film of the NFC South chat

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Friday’s NFC South chat was held outside its normal time frame due to a scheduling conflict. But that didn’t seem to matter. We got the same great participation as always. Let’s take a run through some of the team-by-team highlights: ATLANTA FALCONS
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  • Michael Turner: Have to “keep grinding” to fix run game

    Michael Turner: Have to “keep grinding” to fix run game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Falcons obviously need to run better. But it might also help if they got together to get their stories straight as to why they’re not running better. After center Todd McClure said he didn’t want the line taking all the blame for the recent proble
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  • Tony Dungy staying classy

    Tony Dungy staying classy

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Tampa Bay Times has a great story about former Tampa Bay coach Tony Dungy that really won’t come as a surprise. It’s vintage Dungy. Back in February, he bumped into a car in a church parking lot and left a note with his phone number. The owner of
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  • Marques Colston’s next touchdown will break Saints’ all-time re…

    Marques Colston’s next touchdown will break Saints’ all-time record

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    When Marques Colston arrived in New Orleans as a seventh-round draft pick out of Hofstra in 2005, he was fighting just to make the roster. If you had told Deuce McAllister, the team’s biggest star at the time, that Colston would some day break his franc
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Cardinals vs. Falcons 04:10

    'Playbook': Cardinals vs. Falcons

    Nov 16
    Can the Arizona Cardinals offensive line protect John Skelton against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11? "Playbook" explains why you shouldn't write off the Cards so quickly.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Buccaneers vs. Panthers 03:47

    'Playbook': Buccaneers vs. Panthers

    Nov 16
    Can the Carolina Panthers contain the Tampa Bay Buccaneers red hot offense? "Playbook" debates.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders 04:05

    'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders

    Nov 16
    Will the New Orleans Saints have a letdown after last Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons? Our experts discuss the high-powered Saints air attack and the improving running game.
  • Video - Face of the Franchise: Jimmy Graham 04:35

    Face of the Franchise: Jimmy Graham

    Nov 16
    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham explains how the team has been able to turn their season around and come up with some wins in the second quarter of the season.

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