Fleur-de-Links: November 2, 2012

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Saints have won 11 consecutive games in November dating back to 2009. Can they keep that going?

TWEETS:

Pat Yaskinatkistas Is A F***ing Moron

"The Panthers nearly beat the Falcons. If the Falcons win the Superbowl, maybe Alabama could win the Superbowl. Idiot."

black jerseys, black pants RT Is it too early to find out what uniforms will be worn Monday?

Brees & Vick were finalists for the 1999 Heisman Trophy

This week's reminder that everyone has a reason to hate Roger Goodell:

For people asking about Canada and Mexico -- and this goes for Germany too -- the reason the NFL has focused on London is largely financial.

The Eagles returned some of their allotment of tickets for Monday night’s game! They're available here:

Please from noon-8pm on Sunday at Champions Square...

": see you there!!! Will you be signing autographs and taking pictures?" Yes we will

Positive thoughts don't always work, sadly negative thoughts usually do.

Chiefs are first team not to hold a lead during a game in first 8 games of season since 1929 Buffalo Bisons, who folded after 1929 season.

Grind....Grind....Grind...then Grind Some More!!!

Maybe I missed it, but I don't think ever reported that Norv would be fired for a loss. Just his opinion. Our biz is silly.

": my daughters first Halloween. Look at the frame behind her ||__|| "makes me feel special

": I love your comebacks to the haters but I wish you'd respond more to those who love you!" I absorb the luv u send

Hoping that tomm brings more happiness than today did...if not oh well roll wit the punches and cover up!

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SAINTS PREPARE FOR EAGLES:

Darren Sproles out with a broken hand, which required surgery | ProFootballTalk
A Saints backfield that has struggled this year anyway will be without its most dynamic player. Saints coach Joe Vitt announced Friday that Darren Sproles needed surgery to repair a broken hand, and would not play Monday night against the Eagles.

New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles, wide receiver Courtney Roby out for Monday's game against Philadelphia Eagles - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Sproles had surgery on a broken hand and is out indefinitely

Saints running back Darren Sproles has surgery; will miss Eagles game | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The Saints’ 32nd-ranked rushing offense took another hit Friday when interim coach Joe Vitt revealed that running back Darren Sproles has…

New Orleans Saints handled tough times well under Sean Payton - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints not panicking after 2-5 start

Brees: Saints are a 30-40 point team | wwltv.com New Orleans
A dynamic and powerful offense can lead to a tough and rugged defense. On the other hand, a weak and sieve-like defense can lead to an overburdened and overwhelmed offense. For those who follow the New Orleans Saints, you might recognize this formula

A Philly guy, Saints' Vitt won't make excuses
WHEN INTERIM Saints head coach Joe Vitt goes into owner Tom Benson's office at the end of the year, one thing he will not be bringing with him is an excuse. But Lord knows Vitt has one, with his team reeling at 2-5 in the wake of numerous suspensions following the infamous bounty scandal.

Vitt: Too late for Saints to make wholesale changes on defense | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — Even though they’re on pace to give up an NFL-record 7,595 yards — which would be about 800 more than the 1981 Baltimore Colts —…

Mickles: Saints hope for November repeat | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — If they could, the New Orleans Saints would snap their fingers and turn their season completely around. Presto! Just like that, …

Damage Control Week 9: New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

Brees: Scandal A Never-Ending Saga

Saints re-sign Greg Camarillo, waive Daniel Graham | ProFootballTalk
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed veteran wide receiver Greg Camarillo and waived tight end Daniel Graham. Camarillo had been released by the Saints two weeks ago so they could make room to activate linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the physically unable to perform list.

Saints offense not picking up slack for league’s worst D | ProFootballTalk
It’s easy to point the finger at one side of the ball — when it’s the worst in the league. But the Saints say they could do more when they have the ball to make things easier as well.

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EAGLES PREPARE FOR SAINTS:

Callahan: Beginning of the end for Eagles? | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com
Another one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rode to meet the Eagles. The first two signs that the end is near arrived Sunday. The First Horseman was Quit visiting the Eagles during Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Unblocked Sacks
The Eagles have given up a sack to an unblocked rusher on 2.45 percent of all their dropbacks this season. (That's seven total sacks.) No other team has come close to matching that number of unblocked sacks. More than a third of all Eagles sacks this season have come when a rusher came untouched.

Marty Says Vick's Right
The Philadelphia Daily News - Eagles Blog

Eagles' Michael Vick may be good fantasy option vs. Saints
Here are my picks to roll - and get rolled - in Week 9 of the 2012 season. Watch 'em roll Michael Vick, QB, Eagles at Saints. Sure, Vick is on an extremely short leash, but the Saints offer a wealth of opportunities to opposing passers. Keep in mind, Atlanta didn't force a single turnover from Vick last week, and New Orleans doesn't force them from anybody. Redemption awaits in the Big Easy, for at least one week.

Philadelphia to stick with Michael Vick at QB | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — If you believe Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, there never was a doubt that Michael Vick will be his starting quarterback f…

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LAGNIAPPE:

Deadspin.com Updates: Which TV Market Is Getting Screwed This Sunday? An Analysis Of NFL Viewing Maps

Sean Payton, Drew Brees expected to attend Gleason Gras 2012 on Sunday at Champions Square - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

Gonzalez not happy with lack of national media attention on Falcons | ProFootballTalk
"Is the national media making a big deal about us like they would if it was Philly, Green Bay or New England? No, they’re not," Gonzalez told Jim Corbett of USA Today. "We played Philly and beat them. And Philly was on TV all week."

NFL and players' union donating $1 million to American Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
The NFL and the players union are combining to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help in the recovery efforts in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy. NFL and players union donating $1 million to American Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy

LB Jonathan Casillas says he's not voting | Black and Gold blog | The Sun Herald
With family and football his top priorities, he opts to make his impact by supporting his loved ones and career

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VIDEO:

Joe Vitt Interview 11/2/12
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt speaks with reporters after practice on Friday, November 2, 2012.

Pete Carmichael Interview 11/2/12
Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael speaks with reporters after practice on Friday, November 2, 2012.

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