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Sean Payton can attend Sunday's game

Sean Payton can attend Sunday's game

ESPN.com CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
There is pretty major news on the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday night. ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the NFL has granted quarterback Drew Brees' request to have suspended coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vi
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  • Fast Start Makes NFC South Falcons’ to lose, but it hasn’t Been…

    Fast Start Makes NFC South Falcons’ to lose, but it hasn’t Been Won Yet

    falconsgab.com ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    4-0. A quarter of the season over; nothing in the “L” column. Tops in the division. Tied for best in the conference. Tied for best in the league. We’re looking at arguably the best Atlanta Falcons ever. As exciting as the Vick days. As explosive as
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  • Greg Jennings “extremely frustrated” by groin injury

    Greg Jennings “extremely frustrated” by groin injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that wide receiver Greg Jennings aggravated his groin injury in last Sunday’s win over the Saints and suggested that Jennings might be shut down for a week so that he could fully heal before returning t
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  • LaFell says Panthers should have gone for it

    LaFell says Panthers should have gone for it

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Plenty of folks have questioned the decision of the Panthers to punt inside Atlanta territory with the game on the line.  Add Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell to the list. “It’s fourth and inches, we’ve got Mike Tolbert, we’ve got Jonathan Stewar
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  • Cam Newton adds flash to already flashy pink shoes

    Cam Newton adds flash to already flashy pink shoes

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    There are fashion statements, and there are statements. With the NFL allowing players to wear pink during games this month to promote breast cancer awareness, you find out a little color goes a long way. But check out the shoes Panthers quarterback Cam …
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  • Aaron Kromer: We’re ready to bust out

    Aaron Kromer: We’re ready to bust out

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    It has not been an easy start for the Saints, but their interim head coach thinks things are about to get a lot better. Aaron Kromer believes his team is on the verge of busting out after an 0-4 start that some have attributed to the hangover from the t…
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  • Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of week

    Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was chosen as the NFC offensive player of the week after engineering Green Bay’s Week Four win over the New Orleans Saints, 28-27. The defending NFL Most Valuable Player completed 31-of-41 passes for 319 yards, four tou
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  • Saints work out QB Seneca Wallace

    Saints work out QB Seneca Wallace

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    This probably won’t save their season, but the New Orleans Saints aren’t sitting still. Adam Schefter reports the Saints have worked out former Cleveland and Seattle quarterback Seneca Wallace. I don’t think the Saints are looking at Wallace, who ha
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  • Falcons lead NFL in TDs off screens

    Falcons lead NFL in TDs off screens

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Unless the Atlanta Falcons suddenly stop throwing screen passes, this will be my last post on the topic for the foreseeable future. That’s because the Falcons, who barely threw the screen in Mike Mularkey’s four years as offensive coordinator, have ma
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  • Marty Hurney say he has no contract, is on the hot seat

    Marty Hurney say he has no contract, is on the hot seat

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Despite high hopes for the 2012 season, the Carolina Panthers have plunged to 1-3.  In Charlotte, G.M. Marty Hurney is catching most of the blame.  He joined WFNZ’s Mac Attack on Wednesday morning to face the music. And Hurney didn’t run from realit
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  • Saints are dropping the ball

    Saints are dropping the ball

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    The New Orleans Saints used to have some of the most sure-handed receivers in the NFL. The roster hasn’t had a lot of turnover, but the Saints no longer are catching the ball the way they did in the past. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Saint
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Saints Play-Action Woes 00:36

    Blogger Blitz: Saints Play-Action Woes

    Oct 3
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about how the Saints success rate using the play-action pass is falling
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: ARI-STL 00:57

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: ARI-STL

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Cardinals-Rams
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-WSH 00:55

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-WSH

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Falcons-Redskins
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-NO 00:59

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-NO

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chargers-Saints

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton