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Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 31-24 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: What it means: It was a nice night for the Saints. Suspended coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt and general ma…Upvote Share Tweet
The Saints notched their first win in style. Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas' record by throwing a TD in his 48th straight game, helping New Orleans rally to overtake San Diego 31-24.Upvote Share TweetSaints starting cornerback Jabari Greer has left Sunday night's game against San Diego because of what team officials say is a hip injury.Upvote Share TweetSince his arrival in New Orleans in 2006, Drew Brees has been piling up huge numbers. He’s set records and won a lot of games -- and a Super Bowl. But I don’t think those records or even the Super Bowl are what define Brees. I think the record he setUpvote Share TweetRedskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was knocked out of Sunday’s game with a concussion, but he doesn’t think he’ll be out long. Griffin wrote on Twitter after the Redskins’ 24-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday and said that he believes he’llUpvote 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 TweetRussell Wilson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate with 35 seconds left in the third quarter to help the Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 16-12 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com 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
Lance Moore, Nate Kaeding headline Chargers, Saints inactive listsyahoo.com 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 TweetLANDOVER, Md. -- Arthur Blank is a cultured man who has experienced plenty of things in his life. That’s why I’m kind of chuckling at what the owner of the Atlanta Falcons said after his team defeated the Washington Redskins 24-17 on Sunday at FedEx FUpvote 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 TweetWashington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game in the third quarter after taking a big hit from Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.Upvote Share Tweet
Eli extends 200-yard streak to 24 gamesOn the same day that Saints quarterback Drew Brees could set the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 48, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has extended his streak of consecutive games with 200 yards or more passing to 24. It’s the secondUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 7, 2012The Carolina Panthers will be without starting middle linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Chris Gamble when they host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Beason (knee) and Gamble (shoulder) had been listed as "doubtful" on the Panthers' final inj…Upvote Share Tweet
Halftime thoughts on Falcons-SkinsLANDOVER, Md. -- The Atlanta Falcons are struggling as they try to start the season 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. They’re tied, 7-7, with the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Falcons put together a nice drive at the end of the firsUpvote Share Tweet
Polite, Palmer out for FalconsLANDOVER, Md. -- The Atlanta Falcons will be without starting fullback Lousaka Polite and reserve tight end Michael Palmer in Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins. Polite is sidelined with a hamstring injury and Palmer has been bothered by a shUpvote Share TweetLike the Saints, the Colts don’t have immediate access to their head coach. Unlike the Saints, the Colts can hear from their head coach on a regular basis. And they apparently will. Chuck Pagano remains hospitalized while he undergoes treatment for leUpvote Share TweetWhen the Redskins face the undefeated Falcons on Sunday at FedEx Field, the home team won’t simply be trying to keep Atlanta from getting to 5-0. Washington also will be attempting to avoid falling to 0-8 in their most recent octet of home games. TheUpvote Share Tweet
Wilson's sack-fumble seals victoryOct 7New Orleans Saints DE Martez Wilson recovers the football after sacking San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers, helping solidify a 31-24 victory.
Colston gets his third TDOct 7New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees lobs the ball to WR Marques Colston who comes down with the catch for a 5-yard TD to gain a 28-24 lead over the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter.
Sunday Blitz: Seahawks-Panthers RecapOct 7Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Seahawks' 16-12 win over the Panthers.
Colston 19-yard TDOct 7New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees hits WR Marques Colston for a 19-yard TD to gain a 14-10 lead over The San Diego Chargers in 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....