Saints News, 12/10/13: Saints Name Pierre Thomas 'Man of The Year'

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Well deserved! Drew Brees is right that Pierre Thomas may be the most underrated RB in the league. In other news, the Week 16 Saints @ Panthers game will not be flexed and will remain at noon CT on Fox.

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Saints News

RB Pierre Thomas named New Orleans Saints 2013 Man of the Year
The New Orleans Saints have nominated RB Pierre Thomas for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

New Orleans Saints plan to stay on the gas pedal in Week 15, beyond - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- This one has trap game written all over it, right? Not if you ask the New Orleans Saints. Not at this stage of the season. The Sa

New Orleans Saints playoff scenarios - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Let’s start with the easy ones: The New Orleans Saints (10-3) can clinch a playoff berth with one more victory this season (at St. Louis thi

Where the New Orleans Saints rank: Week 15 - ESPN
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan vaulted into the top 4 in the NFL in sacks with two more of them on Sunday night -- giving him his fir

Power Rankings: No. 3 New Orleans Saints - NFC South Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the Saints' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 14 | Last Week: 5 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Saints (10-3) must

Saints Control Their Own Postseason Destiny
Saints Control Their Own Postseason Destiny

Saints rank sixth in total offense, defense in NFL stats | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The Saints now rank sixth in both total offense and total defense in the updated NFL stats following a 31-13 blowout of the Carolina Panthe…

Saints players take part in NFL Play 60 Super School visit at Green Park Elementary
Cox, Saints players present $10,000 NFL Play 60 grant

Roman Harper: "We have to be better at starting games fast"
Q&A with New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper

Drew Brees nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week for Panthers performance
Drew Brees threw four touchdowns in the Sunday night win

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More on the Saints' 31-13 Win Over Panthers

Saints know there will still be questions to answer even after 31-13 win | wwltv.com New Orleans
Roman Harper isn’t prescient. He doesn’t know what’s going to happen next Sunday when the Saints take to the road once more for what is the next big game.

Lost in the shuffle but still clutch, Colston quietly comes through for Saints | wwltv.com New Orleans
Marques Colston quickly changed from his game uniform into his street clothes late Sunday night and slipped out of the Saints locker room before anyone could stop him.

Forecast: The road to Seattle goes through New Orleans | wwltv.com New Orleans
Water is wet, the sky is blue, and in prime time games at home the New Orleans Saints beat opponents like a drum. The script did not change against the Carolina Panthers Sunday night as the Saints won 31-13.

Saints' Payton believes advantage at Dome can be even greater | wwltv.com New Orleans
Sean Payton stood on the sidelines at CenturyLink Field a week ago and a thought hit him. As great as the experience in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome already is, it could be improved.

Billick: Use your Dome and you will make the playoffs | FOX Sports on MSN
You don't have to be a genius to understand Brian Billick's formula for guaranteeing a trip to the postseason. The Saints are following his plan perfectly.

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Up Next - the St. Louis Rams

Fisher: Arizona Defense Proved Too Much On Sunday
Save for a 56-yard end around by WR Tavon Austin, the Rams searched for running room all afternoon with limited success. Stacy finished the day with just 25 yards on 14 carries, his lowest rushing total as a starter in the NFL.

The 2013 Rams are who we thought they were - Turf Show Times
High expectations made for disappointing results for the St. Louis Rams in 2013. But we should have seen it coming. But take heart, the same numbers the predicted a down year point toward a better season in 2014.

Rams in familiar spot of digging for motivation : Sports
With three games to go, the playoffs are out — again. Veterans speak up about the need to avoid a letdown.

Penalties continue to plague Rams : Sports
Rams are third in the league in penalties (100) and sixth in penalty yardage (807).

Rams in familiar spot of digging for motivation : Sports
With three games to go, the playoffs are out — again. Veterans speak up about the need to avoid a letdown.

Gordon: 2014 season starts now for Rams : Sports
OK, so the Rams aren't going to the playoffs in Year 2 of the Jeff Fisher Regime. It's time to get rolling on the next campaign

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NFL News

Detroit Lions fan says he was beaten unconscious by Philadelphia Eagles fans | FOX Sports on MSN
Detroit Lions fan says he was beaten unconscious by Philadelphia Eagles fans

Aaron Rodgers knew pain was too much to play last week | ProFootballTalk
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was trying to come back a week ago, but he said Tuesday it didn't take him long to realize that wasn't happening. During his weekly radio show with Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin, Rodgers said he had too much pain to reasonably continue to try to play against th...

Big Ben is riled up, again | ProFootballTalk
Like Peyton Manning, there's a chance Ben Roethlisberger is happy only when he's unhappy about something. Last month, reports that the Steelers quarterback possibly wants out of Pittsburgh pissed Ben off -- and sparked a winning streak.

Jerry Jones: There’s nobody I’d rather have than Monte Kiffin | ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys' defense has a lot of problems it needs to fix, but owner and General Manager Jerry Jones says there's no one he'd rather have to fix it than defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Jones indicated in an interview on 105.

Bears-Eagles flexed into prime time Week 16 | ProFootballTalk
After the Eagles and Bears both won games with major NFC playoff implications in Week 14, the NFL decided to give their meeting in Week 16 a prime time audience. The Bears-Eagles game in Philadelphia has been moved from its previously scheduled 1 p.m

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Video

VIDEO: Saints Super School Visit to promote Play 60
New Orleans Saints players Terron Armstead, Justin Drescher, Cameron Jordan and Robert Meachem participated in a Super School visit to promote Play 60 at Green Park Elementary on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: One on One with Kenny Vaccaro
Sean Kelley chats with New Orleans Saints S Kenny Vaccaro after the team's against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, December 8, 2013 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO; Jimmy Graham talks about New Orleans Saints fans
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham talks about New Orleans Saints fans. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints presser highlights
Sean Payton and Drew Brees react to the team's win against the Carolina Panthers

VIDEO: Marques Colston highlights vs Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints wide receiver hauls in nine catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

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