Fleur-De-Links: Saturday, November 12

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Mark_Ingram28 Watching this #MSU v #UNC game...crazy they on ship ballin!!!#Swagggg

ConanOBrien I can't believe it's 11/11/11. Seems like just yesterday it was 11/10/11.

GregRomeus91 Great first week back practicing.. Blessed to be playing the game I love again

dmcallister26 11 years ago today God called one of his angels home. I will always love u and miss u big bro. Demetrius C. McAllister #1luv

camjordan94 I'm up on this beautiful sat Mornin pickin out my suit imma wear to the Falcants funeral tomorrow... #adiosfalcants

JohnnyPatrick32 Good luck to Louisville today....

Mark_Ingram28  Good morning! Everyone have a blessed weekend!

Mark_Ingram28  Oh yea, and it's Saturday! #RollTide

robyslyfe  Blessed to see another beautiful morning, So thankful! #Amen

Mark_Ingram28 These breakfast sandwiches before team meetings 

 

From the Saints Sideline

New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma, Turk McBride ruled out vs. Atlanta Falcons | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - News and notes from Friday's practice.

Transcripts from Coach Sean Payton, OC Pete Carmichael | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Coaches discuss upcoming matchup with Atlanta Falcons on Friday.

Video: HC Sean Payton's Friday Press Conference | neworleanssaints.com

The NFC South's best rivalry - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Perhaps the best indicator of how big Sunday's game is between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons is Roddy White's verified Twitter account.

Saints center de la Puente Mr. Steady | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - He snaps the ball to a future Hall of Fame quarterback (Drew Brees), is sandwiched between two Pro Bowl guards (Carl Nicks and Jahri Evans) and anchors the offensive line for a scoring machine known as the New Orleans Saints.

Game Preview: Saints at Falcons | neworleanssaints.com
Following a 27-6 win vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 6, the New Orleans Saints will go on the road for the only time in the next four weeks when they face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Dome with a 12:00 p.m. (CT) kickoff. (HansDat note: The Saints actually won 27-16 last week.)

Saints-Falcons Broadcast Information | neworleanssaints.com
The New Orleans Saints will battle the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 13.

Will Brees burn Falcons again? | The Advocate
George Henry (AP) - Facing Drew Brees is never easy for the Atlanta Falcons.

Checking injuries that matter most - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - We're at the midway point of the season and guys are getting banged up.

Final Word: NFC South - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 10: Three of the five deal with the Saints and Falcons.

 

Falcon Crest

5 keys to win the battle for first-place in the NFC South | ajc.com
D. Orlando Ledbetter - The Falcons (5-3) face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (6-3) with first-place on the line at 1 p.m. Sunday at Georgia

Falcons vs. Saints: 3 key matchups | ajc.com
D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons on 27-game streak forcing turnovers  | ajc.com
D. Orlando Ledbetter - Two seasons ago, the New Orleans Saints rode a wave of turnovers to the franchise’s first Super Bowl title.

Jessie Tuggle visits ‘The D-Block’ show | ajc.com
D. Orlando Ledbetter - Is the Hammer mightier than the Bat? The New Orleans Saints had their little bat day last week.

Injury Report: Lofton, Robinson added to list | ajc.com
D. Orlando Ledbetter - Middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (groin) and cornerback Dunta Robinson (thigh) were added to the injury report on Friday.

Matchup: Falcons’ passing attack vs. Saints pass defense  | ajc.com
DOL - A look at how the Falcons’ passing attack matches up against the Saints’ pass defense.

Matchup: Falcons’ running backs vs. Saints’ linebackers  | ajc.com
DOL - A look at how the Falcons’ running backs match up against the Saints’ linebackers.

Cheat Sheet: ATL-NO | atlantafalcons.com
AtlantaFalcons.com contributing writer Daniel Cox scours the media guides and statbooks to bring you varying levels of football knowledge for all types of Falcons fans. Daniel breaks down all the things you need to know about Sunday’s ninth game of the regular season against New Orleans for fans at 101, 201 and 301 levels. Story provides link to a printer-friendly guide to the game.

 

Lagniappe

Biggest NFL games of Week 10 - John Clayton's First & 10 | ESPN.com
John says it's time for Atlanta to put up or shut up.

2011 NFL Draft already shaping up as great one | ESPN.com
The top seven picks in 2011 draft all have lived up to billing, which is a true rarity, writes Adam Schefter.

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