Fleur-De-Links Sunday, October 31: Halloween Gameday Spooktacular Edition

Happy Halloween, Who Dat and CSC Nations!!!!

It's Sunday morning with a spooky chill in the air, a latte in my mug, and a bowl of candy a little bit too close for comfort.  (Quick!  what are the three annual mornings in which it's sanctioned to have candy for breakfast?  Today, Christmas, and Easter.  I may not be much of an organized religion man, but I will follow the Candy Trail...that's for sure!)

We have a long wait until kickoff, so pass the time with final injury updates, game capsule previews and player profiles, inane tweets about food and college football, a couple of videos, and whatever else I've clipped and posted below.

Vote in the poll, elaborate in a comment, and share some commentary involving festive language and/or Halloween puns, too.  

Let's make this a Halloween to Remember!!! (and don't drink too much tonight, or you won't remember anything) 

Steelers vs Saints coverage

Steelers vs Saints preview

From the Meaningless Stats Department...

(seeking to provide some Week 8 hope and comfort in a season that's been a bit trying already)


The 2010 New Orleans Saints are 2-0 in prime time games this season.

The 2010 New Orleans Saints are 2-0 in games following a loss this season.

Tonight's game is both a prime time appearance AND a game following a loss.  How can we lose? (imagine this question boxed in the Rectangle of Sarcasm, please)



T_Porter22 chillen at the crib watch MTV Jams..just finished grubbing so i am #full
HeathEvans "@bobbymccray: Let's Go Ole Miss..."I hate bitter people!! Especially bitter gators!
bobbymccray LMAO!!! What took you so long... RT @HeathEvans: "@bobbymccray: Let's Go Ole Miss..."I hate bitter people!! Especially bitter gators!
ChaseDaniel Congrats to Nebraska. Played a great game. I love my #Mizzou Tigers! They will bounce back and take control of their destiny!
scottshanle I wanna thank the gabbert brothers for choosing Missouri
alexbrown96 I think I am going to be sick!!! My gators have to pull this one out!! Don't we?
alexbrown96 Are u kidding me???? I vet the people next door in this hotel room think I am nuts!!! Hahahahaha
dmpressley Detail place won't answer the phone.... Ugh!
alexbrown96 Come on Henry!!!! Be a star!!! Kick this through and let's go home!!!
bobbymccray The play calling is terrible!!!!! Now its up to the punter once again...u gotta b kidding me...
dmpressley It's gonna be a SCARY day for those Steelers tomorrow night...
alexbrown96 You damn right!!!! My Gators are down this year but we are still better than those dawgs!!!!!
bobbymccray Lol.. Wow he made that ish!!!! Go Gators!!!!
scottshanle @bobbymccray didn't know uf and Georgia even played today. Was that streamed on the internet this year! Lol
BillyMiller83 Wow Oregon can put pressure on a defense. Let's tighten it up fellas big games is what we do!
JonVilma51 it's almost about that time! have fun at your halloween parties tonight, we got a Big A** party going down tomorrow night!! Who Dat!!
MalcolmJenkins Just watched the parade now im in the hotel getting ready to settle down
bobbymccray Nice one...u got jokes huh.. Lol.....RT @scottshanle: @bobbymccray didn't know uf and Georgia even played today. ... http://tmi.me/2JuuQ
scottshanle @bobbymccray gotta strike while my team is hot!
usama_young28 Hahahaaaaa, so u bringin out the old pics?! I gotchu RT @MRamono: Dis is @usama_young28 in elementary..lol http://plixi.com/p/53970995
dmpressley A good birthday gift from @bobbymccray is if he come hangout tomorrow after the game.......
dmpressley Me and @KristleJnkns ... The real trueblood!!!!!
dmpressley Oops forgot the pichttp://plixi.com/p/54021790


From the Saints Sideline

New Orleans Saints defensive guru sees wide open Pittsburgh attack | NOLA.com
James Varney

New Orleans Saints S Darren Sharper to play more Sunday v. Pittsburgh | NOLA.com
James Varney - He proved to be healthy last week.

Inside the game: New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Previewing Sunday night's showdown.

New Orleans Saints face Pittsburgh Steelers in matchup of past two Super Bowl champions | NOLA.com
James Varney - Saints trying to re-establish themselves in upper rung of NFL.

Prime Opportunity | 2theadvocate.com
Sheldon Mickles

Saints - Steelers Could Be Decided By A Field Goal - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3
Deke Bellavia

Big stage awaits Saints, Steelers tonight - SunHerald.com
Jim Mashek - Tonight's Halloween showdown between the New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers will go a long way in determining if the Saints are legitimate threats to make another run at the Super Bowl or just putting on a masquerade.


Steelers' Wheels

On the Steelers: Past two Super Bowl champions meet on Halloween night not far from Bourbon Street | post-gazette.com
Gerry Dulac

Game Seven Matchup: Steelers vs. Saints | post-gazette.com
Gerry Dulac

Head-to-head: Steelers CB Ike Taylor vs. Saints WR Marques Colston | post-gazette.com
Gerry Dulac

Steelers shore up defensive line | post-gazette.com
Gerry Dulac

Gibson waived to add McLendon | steelers.com
Bob Labriola

Even Polamalu worries he'll be injured | post-gazette.com
Ron Cook



Gregg Williams recalls cool moment at Super Bowl XLIV | NOLA.com
James Varney - He ran into his old friend Dick LeBeau.

For New Orleans Super Fans, Halloween game is a dream come true | NOLA.com
Sheila Stroup - Benefit calendar commemorates iconic Who Dats who costume all year round.

Illustrated look at how New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his teammates did last week | NOLA.com
Dan Swenson - Feelin' the Brees graphic.

This Week in the NFL | 2theadvocate.com
Sheldon Mickles

NFL Notebook: Spike in points follows uproar over illegal hits | post-gazette.com
Staff report

NFC South mailbag - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Y. has a couple of Saints questions in this edition...

Thought police coming to (ruin?) an Nfl player near you | post-gazette.com
Ed Bouchette


V-Roll Roll Call


Saints Vlog: Defense looks to create turnovers | neworleans.com
Brian Allee-Walsh is joined by Kristian Garrick of WWL Radio to discuss defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' press conference and the Steelers game Sunday night.


From wwltv.com: Deke Finds Out What Really Scares Bobby

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