Fleur-de-Links: October 4, 2011

Make the jump to check out the links and videos from around the Saints world on this special late night edition of Fleur-de-Links.

 

LINKS:

Green Bay Packers ranked No. 1 in power rankings; New Orleans Saints ranked No. 2 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Undefeated Lions move up to third

Out Of Bounds with Jabari Greer: The breath that birthed a legend - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
As a child I had many professional idols. Some, for their spectacular play on the field, while others because they were simply the "lovable loser." As a quite impressionable kid (a trait that still haunts me today), I would often try to emulate Randall Cunningham on the playground. I would DEMAND the ball (Hey, I had skills to show...

So, what's your nickname possibility for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham? - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
We know there are plenty more that you've come up with, please let us know what you've got

Mercedes-Benz Louisiana Superdome Historical Facts

Saints find positives in win over Jacksonville | wwltv.com New Orleans
For much of the week heading into New Orleans’ game at Jacksonville, the focus in both cities was on how much the Jaguars ran the ball in the opening three weeks.

Saints RB Ivory healthy, close to return from PUP list | wwltv.com New Orleans
A day after the Saints rushed for a season-high 177 yards, coach Sean Payton said they’re about to get a bit more crowded in the backfield.

Thomas, Sproles & Ingram Make A Powerful RB Combo - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

'Mercedes-Benz Superdome' Not A Problem For Most Locals - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Timing On Superdome Sponsor Said To Be Just Right - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

New Orleans Saints prove they can win even when they don't look great doing it: film study - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
The weekly breakdown from the tape of the New Orleans Saints game

Governor Jindal, New Orleans Saints Announce New Mercedes-Benz Superdome Naming Rights Agreement
SportsNOLA.com IS New Orleans Sports and beyond. We cover the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Bucs use late Blount TD to beat Colts, 24-17
SportsNOLA.com IS New Orleans Sports and beyond. We cover the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has proved that he deserves to be the best-paid athlete in the NFL - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
He's younger and healthier than Peyton Manning, more valuable than Tom Brady and just plain better than Michael Vick

Should Brees be NFL's best-paid player? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Jeff Duncan has a fine column in which he spells out the reasons why New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees deserves to be the NFL’s highest-paid pl

Quarter-point conclusions that may look ridiculous in December - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Projection: Dan Marino's single-season record is going to be broken by at least two players. Marino's record is 5,084 yards. Over a 16-game season, that breaks down to 317.75 yards per game. There are six (SIX!) players ahead of that pace right now: Tom Brady(notes) (at a staggering 388 yards per game), Drew Brees(notes), Cam Newton(notes), Aaron Rodgers(notes), Philip Rivers(notes) and Tony Romo(notes). If Brady stays healthy and on that pace, he'll catch Marino in his 13th game. I see both Brady and Brees going over the 5,084 mark.

NFL Videos: Impact of Sproles
The effect of losing RB Reggie Bush to Miami is nowhere to be found in New Orleans. Heath Evans on "Around the League" breaks down the impact of Darren Sproles for the Saints' offense.

Mercedez-Benz buys naming | Mail Online
The New Orleans Saints football team announced an agreement with Mercedes-Benz Monday giving the German automotive maker title to the 36-year old stadium for the following ten years.

Saints reaping benefits of project Jimmy Graham's play – USATODAY.com
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is rapidly developing into one of pro football's most exuberant and lethal receivers.

NFC South 3-1 Again; New Orleans Saints Have First Division Game
The NFC South has a 3-1 record in Week 4 and the New Orleans Saints will face division opponents the Carolina Panthers. The Atlanta Falcons will look for revenge against an old foe.

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