Fleur-de-Links: January 4, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 1: Jed Collins #45 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

TWEETS:

I Appreciate the grind on gameday

Payton said that LB Casillas (knee), TE Gilmore (toe), WR Moore (hamstring) did not practice today.

Gregory Gibson Jr.
@ Brees threw more TDs than Rodgers, was more accurate, and broke an untouchable record and he's your second choice? Wow...
Jeff Duncan
injury report: WR Lance Moore, TE John Gilmore, LB Jon Casillas did not practice. WR Robert Meachem (knee), limited.

Jeff Duncan
Correction: Robert Meachem (knee) was full. Rest of Saints inj. report: Vilma (knee) was limited. M.Jenkins (neck), J.Amaya (shoulder), full

New Orleans Saints
Congrats to on being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month (Dec/Jan)!

New Orleans Saints
The Saints o-line finished reg. season No. 1 in the New York Life Protection Index (grades pass protection)

New Orleans Saints
Looking for tickets for Saturday's game? Best option is our NFL Ticket Exchange page ->

cameron jordan
Whoo!!! I'm so stuck on the bean bag... 3 more min... Then I'm gettin ready for practice lol

cameron jordan
Alright one more minute and imma get up and get ready

Saints Sideline
: Lions WR Johnson skips practice; S Delmas, DT Fairley take part

New Orleans Saints
. is doing a great job promoting New Orleans, Saints & of course seafood right now on !

Jeff Duncan
Good news for WhoDats: Hondo will remain the voice of . RT : Jim Henderson to retire as WWL-TV sports dir.

New Orleans Saints
. is on 1 of 4 regional covers for Sports Illustrated's NFL Playoff Preview!

New Orleans Saints
Cool to see big Saints fan on this morning talking food & football!

Lance Moore
Happy hump day everyone. The grind doesn't stop so I'm busy working right now. Be special today!

Good morning who DAT nation! Hope y'all brought out the jackets and gloves this morning.Leg feels great after best kicking workout yesterday

Jeff Duncan
Uh, oh... RT : A special guest on 2day's at 11:25 a.m. I'll give peeps a hint: his name rhymes w/Crisco.

Is it considered work when you start your shift in the jacuzzi?'sOutofBounds




LIONS @ SAINTS:

Saints understand hot streak means little with a loss Saturday | wwltv.com New Orleans
There are teams that get on a roll heading into the playoffs. And then there are the New Orleans Saints.

Saints could be without another key weapon on Saturday - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The depth the New Orleans Saints possess at some of the integral offensive skill positions is one reason why... - National Football League news

Saints not resting on laurels as postseason begins - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
NEW ORLEANS -- If Sean Payton’s New Orleans Saints are inclined to reflect back on anything from 2011, it’s not so much their recently concluded record-breaking regular season as their disappointing first-round playoff loss to Seattle last January.

There’s no place like the Dome - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
NEW ORLEANS -- After missing out on a first-round bye in the playoffs, the Saints got the next best thing -- a night home game to open the postseason.

Matthew Stafford earns a fan in former Lions QB Scott Mitchell | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Scott Mitchell had just been told he no longer owns the most productive season for a quarterback in Lions history.

Saturday’s playoff games will make history, in two ways | ProFootballTalk
Once again, we're not contractually obligated to promote the sporting events broadcast by NBC. But, once again, we'll do it anyway. As our pal Joe Gesue from NBC's Football Night In America production team points out, Saturday's wild-card doubleheader on NBC involves a pair of history-making ma...

Saints Nation: Playoffs Mark Chris Ivory's Time to Shine | January

Playoff Preview: 5 keys for Lions and Saints

No injury report for New Orleans Saints on Tuesday; receiver Robert Meachem said he intends to play - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
No updates on Lance Moore, Jonathan Vilma, Jonathan Casillas, Malcolm Jenkins, John Gilmore

Brees: "It Doesn’t Get Any Bigger Than This Saturday Night"

LAGNIAPPE:

Playoff Power Rankings: Maybe Packers are not the favorite - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
The New Orleans Saints, not the Green Bay Packers, get the nod in Brian Billicks NFL Playoff Power Rankings. Playoff Power Rankings: Maybe Packers are not the favorite

Saints regular-season wrap-up - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 2 Preseason Power Ranking: 5 Biggest surprise: The Saints knew it was significant w

Play-action fakes by New Orleans Saints keep foes guessing - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Drew Brees a wizard at orchestrating play

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is NFC offensive player of the month - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the NFC's offensive player of the month for December 2011, according to a league source. The formal announcement will be made by the league tomorrow. Brees led New Orleans to an undefeated 5-0 record in the month as the Saints polished off their regular season on an 8-game winning streak. In the process, Brees...

Packers coordinator Joe Philbin to interview with Chiefs tonight | ProFootballTalk
Coordinating the best offense in the NFL is a good way to get noticed for head-coaching opportunities, as Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is finding out. Philbin is scheduled to interview with the Chiefs tonight, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

49ers’ Greg Roman says Penn State interest won’t distract him | ProFootballTalk
Unlike Titans coach Mike Munchak, who insists that he's not interested in becoming the next head coach at Penn State, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman says he wants that job.

Week 17 power rankings | ProFootballTalk
3. Saints (No. 3; 13-3): Without dome-field advantage, it’ll be hard for this team to get to the dome in Indianapolis. (SATCH note: I'm so sick of people saying we can't win on the road in the cold. Dear God in Heaven, please help us to prove these d-bags wrong.)

The amazing Saints: An editorial | NOLA.com
Saints players and coaches can't get caught up in celebrating their record-busting season. They only have a few days to get ready to meet the Lions in the Superdome for the first round of the playoffs. And winning that game certainly should get their full attention. The rest of us, though, ought to take a moment to do a...

Jim Henderson to retire from WWL-TV, continue as New Orleans Saints radio play-by-play man | NOLA.com
The 65-year-old sportscaster will stay on the air until his contract expires Feb. 1.

Drew Brees on the cover of Sports Illustrated, magazine picks New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Sports Illustrated's Peter King makes his predictions in the magazine's NFL preview: New Orleans Saints defeat the Patriots 34-24 to win Super Bowl XLVI

Saints racked up the YAC - NFC South Blog - ESPN
New Orleans running back Darren Sproles narrowly missed out on leading the league in yards after the catch. Sproles finished second with 707 yards af

NFC South cap figures for 2012 - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Carolina Panthers already have $128.2 million committed toward the 2012 salary cap. According to contract figures obtained by ESPN.com, that&rsqu

Who Dat Nation Public Enemy #1 to appear on 690 AM WIST today
Who Dat Nation will be listening closely as Saints Public Enemy #1, CBS Sports writer Pete Prisco, will appear on WIST Radio 690 AM today at 11:25 a.m.

Dome Patrol Members Jackson and Johnson Will Appear at the Saints Hall of Fame on Saturday

VIDEO:

QB Drew Brees' Press Conference 1/3/12

HC Sean Payton's Press Conference 1/3/12

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