Saints News, 11/27/13: Russell Wilson Really Admires Drew Brees

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In his conference call with the media today, Wilson said he once wore Saints hats because he so admired Drew Brees. Larry Holder of Nola.com thinks Wilson is Drew Brees Jr. after the conference call because Wilson reportedly handles the media just as effectively as Brees. In other news, Saints players got the day off today and will return tomorrow for the team's first official week 13 practice after getting in a bonus practice session yesterday that was closed to the media.

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Saints Prepare for Seahawks

Forecast: Saints to shed the ghost of Marshawn Lynch in Seattle | wwltv.com New Orleans
It’s Thanksgiving week and since the New Orleans Saints are about to play the biggest regular season game in team history let’s skip the intro and save the whole column to breaking this game down.

Saints look to snap frightful cold weather play in Seattle | wwltv.com New Orleans
Stop if you’ve heard this before – the Saints don’t play very well in cold, outdoor venues.

Expect razor-thin margin when Saints visit Seahawks
SportsNOLA.com provides news on all New Orleans sports including the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Importance of Seahawks game for Saints cannot be overstated
Sean Payton knows it, but he would never say it. The biggest win for the New Orleans Saints since beating the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLVI is there for the taking.

No roster moves before Saints' bonus practice - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints held a bonus practice on Tuesday that was closed to the media and didn’t require an injury report. So there were no updat

Black and Gold Today: A Saints Thanksgiving, matchups to watch part 2, trivia challenge winner and more - Video | NOLA.com
Sports reporter Rachel Whittaker and FOX 8 Saints reporter Sean Fazende analyze how the running game and defensive line must help the Saints win in Seattle. Plus, we draw the next trivia challenge winner.

NFL Nation Buzz: New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Saints reporter Mike Triplett says New Orleans will have plenty to prove in Seattle during a "Monday Night Football" showdown between the

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Seahawks Prepare for Saints

Seahawks remind 12th Man that The Man will be wearing Saints jerseys | ProFootballTalk
As the Seahawks prepare to crank up the home crowd in an effort to nail down the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff field, the 12th Man has gotten a friendly reminder. That Saints fan you're tempted to commit multiple sins against on Monday night could be a cop.

Familiar Faces: New Orleans Saints Edition - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Nov 3, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker David Hawthorne (57) makes a diving tackle on New York Jets wide receiver Jere

Browner, Thurmond let down teammates | Seattle Seahawks | The Olympian
RENTON — In a marriage of the digital age to digital gestures, fans are using the suspensions of two Seahawks cornerbacks as cause to electronically point fingers of blame.

THE GAMES: Extra Points: Seahawks get cheated by their own | Seattle Seahawks | The Olympian
The "Legion of Boom" is used to laying the wood to the opposition but the Seahawks' talented group of defensive backs has now turned its attention to derailing Seattle's potential run toward Super Bowl XLVIII.

Morning links: Where should blame for suspensions be directed? | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Seahawks-Saints: Just the facts | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here is the weekly fact box on the Seattle-New Orleans game from the NFL: MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 2, 2013 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-2) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-1) SERIES SAINTS SEAHAWKS SERIES LEADER 6-5 STREAKS Past 2 COACHES VS. OPP. Payton: 2-1 Carroll: 2-1 LAST WEEK W 17-13 at Falcons Bye (Wk. 11: W […]

#HawksMailbag - November 27: What effect do suspensions have on a club?
Former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman takes over this week's #HawksMailbag, answering your questions about recent issues surrounding the club and Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Other Saints News

Bless You, Boys: For the turkeys | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Central City is one of the most drug-infested, violent neighborhoods in New Orleans and the United States. Gunfire there has ended the live…

Intimidated no longer: Saints FB Collins key to run game resurgence | wwltv.com New Orleans
Take one look at the way Jed Collins plays and it’s hard to believe that at one point in his professional career, he wasn’t a fan of having to block linebackers or defensive ends.

Jed Collins a 'Silent Assassin' and Big Part of Improved Saints Run Game
Jed Collins a 'Silent Assassin' and Big Part of Improved Saints Run Game

Brees receives Big Ten's Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award
A two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honoree and Heisman Trophy finalist, the 2000 Maxwell Award recipient and 2001 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner founded the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003. The organization has committed and/or contributed more than $17 million to charitable causes and academic institutions in the New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette, Ind., communities.

Film study: Reviewing Saints defense - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Some observations on the New Orleans Saints defense after reviewing the tape of their 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12: Clutch plays

How Saints DC Rob Ryan Is Misusing Rookie Safety Kenny Vaccaro | Bleacher Report
New Orleans Saints news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Steve Gleason: A Football Life
Most of the segments from "Steve Gleason: A Football Life"

New Orleans Saints guard Ben Grubbs hosts Turkey Drive
500 turkeys were purchased for the event

Jordan, Saints packing in sacks | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
With 37 sacks in 11 games, the New Orleans Saints’ defense has already surpassed its total of all last season — by seven — heading into Mon…

Saints morning report: No white flags - NFC South Blog - ESPN
As expected, the NFL Network’s "A Football Life" special on former New Orleans Saints special teamer Steve Gleason was outstanding.

Saints DE Cameron Jordan leads sack parade | Black and Gold

New Orleans Saints Fact of the Day
Cameron Jordan in the spotlight

Saints Nation: How Does Kenny Vaccaro Stack Up Against Other 1st Round Picks?

Drew Brees' passing game vs. the Atlanta Falcons: Infographic | NOLA.com
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 17-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday

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Around the NFL

Three teams can wrap up playoff berths this weekend | ProFootballTalk
But three teams at the top could punch their ticket this weekend, as the Broncos, Chiefs and Seahawks can all clinch their postseason berths in Week 13.

Native American leaders speak out against Redskins name | ProFootballTalk
When opposition to the Redskins name first intensified earlier this year, supporters of the name pointed out that Native Americans aren't offended by it.

John Fox is back in Denver | ProFootballTalk
John Fox will be spending Thanksgiving in Denver. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Fox has arrived back at his Colorado home after recuperating from his November 4 heart surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Foles helps complete unprecedented Napoleon Dynamite sweep | ProFootballTalk
Uncle Rico is going to be pissed. With Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon winning the NFL offensive rookie of the month award and now Eagles quarterback Nick Foles securing the NFC offensive player of the month honors, a pair of Napoleon Dynamite doppelgangers have received major consideration from th...

Kyle Long fined $7,875 for scuffle in Rams game | ProFootballTalk
When the time comes to say what he's thankful for on Thursday, Bears guard Kyle Long might note that he's thankful his brother Chris saved him some money last Sunday.

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Video

VIDEO: Akiem Hicks: Saints defense has great chemistry
New Orleans Saints DE Akem Hicks talks with reporters after the team's 17-13 win vs the Atlanta Falcons. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Curtis Lofton: "Need to continue to be aggressive"
New Orleans Saints LB Curtis Lofton speaks with reporters after the team's 17-13 win vs the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, November 21, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Ben Grubbs on Seattle Seahawks game
New Orleans Saints OG Ben Grubbs talks about facing the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Pete Carroll Week 13 Wednesday Press Conference
Pete Carroll meets with the media to talk about Monday night's matchup with the NFC South leading New Orleans Saints (9-2).

VIDEO: Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson previews big game against the Saints
Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson joins "NFL AM" to talk about the Monday night matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

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