Peyton Manning's injury has sent Colts into historic freefall - Don Banks - SI.com
Just two short years ago, the top story as the NFL's regular season unfolded was the Indianapolis Colts and their pursuit of a perfect record. The Colts opened that year 14-0, and then inspired a national debate by taking their foot off the gas after Christmas, choosing to rest their players for the playoffs rather than chase perfection.
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After the Saints stomped the Colts 62-7, I thought they were going to have one of the best single-game DVOA ratings of all-time. I thought they might even challenge the all-time best game, Pittsburgh's 145.6% DVOA in their 43-0 Week 1 win over expansion Cleveland in 1999. However, it turns out the Saints don't even come close to making the all-time top ten. In fact, they don't even have the best game of the week. Instead, Houston puts up the best single-game DVOA of the year at 122.7%, while New Orleans is "only" at 71.1%.
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That right there was some goooood Manning Face.
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2. New Orleans Saints (5-2), (Satch note: These are easily the most interesting NFL rankings on the web. Love that Kate Upton pic! I'd love to fleur her di lis!)
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The Ritz-Carlton's Davenport Lounge will add chef Emily Dillport's recipe to its weekly tailgate menu
NFL power rankings: New Orleans Saints move up but Green Bay holds top spot, what are your rankings? - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
3. (7) New Orleans Saints 5-2 Was there a record the Saints didn't break?
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1. Pete Carmichael, offensive coordinator, Saints. With Sean Payton nursing his injured leg up in the press box, Carmichael got to call the plays for the entire game for the first time in his career. He obviously did pretty well as the Saints scored on their first nine possessions. Carmichael has kept a low profile and he’s a quiet guy. But he’s known and respected throughout the league. It looks like he’ll continue calling the plays for some time. That should only raise his profile and his name could start coming up in some conversations about head-coaching jobs.
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3. Saints - After hammering Indianapolis by 55 points, the Saints tee up the winless Rams in Week 8. (Sando)
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4. Saints (No. 9; 5-2): Maybe Sean Payton should spend every game in the booth.
In Week 7, Passing Defenses Continue to Show Pop - NYTimes.com
As for the Saints, all of their aspirations remain in front of them. They remain a top Super Bowl contender, and Drew Brees’s presence means they can beat any team in the league.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a master at work and is getting better at his craft - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
He might not get the national recognition of a Tom Brady, but he's off to the best start in his career
Payton won’t say if he’ll call plays from booth | ProFootballTalk
Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael called his first game on Sunday night against the Colts. It worked out fairly well: The team won 62-7. Head coach Sean Payton isn't saying whether Carmichael will keep the role in the short term while Payton watches the game from the coaches booth.
Forecast: Saints turn the blowout into art | wwltv.com New Orleans
The New Orleans Saints did more to improve baseball ratings Sunday night than any player in the World Series. The Saints unleashed the most severe beating any team in their history has delivered and had America changing the channel to the Fall Classic
Out Of Bounds... by Jabari Greer: Vengence Is Mine, Son! - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer's weekly blog, exclusive to The Times-Picayune
Guess who leads NFL in drops? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Bucs have moved into a three-way tie (with the Bears and Browns) for the league lead in team drops. Tampa Bay receivers have dropped 15 passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Bucs are led by Mike Williams, who now has five drops. Arrelious Benn and tight end Kellen Winslow each have three drops.