Saints News, 12/31/13: Can Drew Brees Get The Passing Record Back From Peyton Manning?

Justin Edmonds

Manning broke Brees' 5,476 passing yards in a season record by one yard on Sunday, but several national web sites are now suggesting that a play where Manning got credit for a 7-yard pass, was instead a lateral. If the NFL rules it was a lateral, Brees would get the record back.

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Saints Prepare For Eagles

New Orleans Saints don't see themselves as underdogs in 2013 playoffs - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints (11-5) have accepted their fate as a sixth seed. But they certainly don’t feel like underdogs heading...

Saints still have Super goals to start postseason | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE -- Not that long ago, Saints fans dreamed of qualifying for the playoffs -- let alone winning a postseason game.

Saints embracing anything can happen attitude | wwltv.com New Orleans
Get in the dance, the belief goes, and anything can happen. For New Orleans, that’s the hope. It has to be.

Die hard Who Dats gear up for playoff game in Philadelphia | wwltv.com New Orleans
It's hard to deny the excitement of a Saints win, especially when it gives the black and gold a spot in the playoffs.

Power Rankings: No. 6 New Orleans Saints - NFC South Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the New Orleans Saints' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 14 | Last Week: 6 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Saints

Brees headlines NFC's best for Week 17 | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy and San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson were named the NFC's top players on offense, defense and special teams for Week 17 of the NFL season.

John DeShazier: Saints have to get up-to-speed on Eagles up-tempo offense
Eagles try to push the pace on offense

Saints seek ways to slow Eagles' fast-paced offense | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Of the two major obstacles they must negotiate to survive their wildcard-round visit to Philadelphia on Saturday night, the Saints think th…

NFL playoffs should be seeded without regard to division championships | ProFootballTalk
The league has shown no inclination to take the automatic home game away from the division winner, but there’s no reason to continue to reward the best of four bad teams with a home playoff game. Home-field advantage in the postseason should be earned not via six divisional games but by all 16.

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Eagles Prepare For Saints

Film theory: Saints could copy Dallas - Philadelphia Eagles Blog - ESPN
PHILADELPHIA -- Rob Ryan's old team gave Eagles quarterback Nick Foles trouble in his two games against them. Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys sacked

Kelly/Foles on way to Payton/Brees bond - Philadelphia Eagles Blog - ESPN
PHILADELPHIA – There are plenty of reasons the Eagles went 7-1 after reaching the halfway point of the season with a 3-5 record. None of those r

Ron Jaworski disagrees with Cris Collinsworth's assessment of Nick Foles, talks Drew Brees
Last Sunday night in Dallas, NBC color analyst Cris Collinsworth continuously railed on Nick Foles for not keeping his eyes down the field at the first hint of pressure. His analysis was contrary to Foles' reputation as a QB who will continue to look down the field for open receivers despite a heavy oncoming rush. It's one of the reasons Andy Reid's regime drafted him, and one of the reasons he has had so much success this season.

Birds: Can't count on weather to beat Saints
Dome teams often struggle outdoors, and the New Orleans Saints are no exception. The Eagles' offensive and defensive coordinators discounted the role of cold weather in winning this week's playoff game.

Wolff says he's optimistic about playing
Eagles rookie safety Earl Wolff sat out the Dallas game after aggravating his knee injury against Chicago. Wolff rested Tuesday, but said after practice he thinks he'll be ready by Saturday night's playoff opener.

Eagles celebrate, focus on short week with Saints | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com
The euphoria the Eagles felt after making the playoffs for the first time in three years had barely worn off when they realized the New Orleans Saints are every bit as potent offensively as the Dallas Cowboys team they had just vanquished for the NFC East

Eagles-Saints: New Orleans could spoil Philadelphia's playoff party | lehighvalleylive.com
The Saints are the best team the Eagles have faced since Denver, and that was the Birds' worst game of the season.

Eagles look ahead after turnaround season | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
PHILADELPHIA — By the time they reached the locker room after winning the NFC East title and completing a worst-to-first journey under rook…

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Other Saints News

Peyton Manning of Denver Broncos may lose passing yards record - ESPN
In one camera angle, the pass to Decker looks like a lateral, which would make it a running play. Another angle, from above, shows Decker receiving the ball at the Broncos' 48-yard line, with Manning slightly deeper than that.

Can Drew Brees get the NFL season passing record back? | wwltv.com New Orleans
Several national web sites are suggesting that a play where Peyton Manning got credit for a 7-yard pass, was instead a lateral. Manning broke the record by exactly one yard. If the NFL rules it was a lateral, Brees would get the record back.

Manning's passing record under review | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
Hold on, Saints fans. Drew Brees' single-season passing yards record may not be lost to Peyton Manning just yet.

Saints morning report: Brees’ record intact? - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' NFL record for single-season passing yards was broken on Sunday by Denver Broncos quarterb

Kenny Stills nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week for regular season finale performance
Kenny Stills caught a 76-yard touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday

Rookie Stills proves his worth with Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
On the Saints’ longest play from scrimmage during the 2013 regular season, wide receiver Kenny Stills sprinted by Tampa Bay cornerbacks Dar…

Drew Brees Passes Dan Marino With NFC offensive player of the week
Drew Brees Passes Dan Marino With NFC offensive player of the week

Drew Brees wins NFC offensive player of the week for third time this year | ProFootballTalk
The Saints closed out the regular season with a win that came a week too late for them to win the division crown, but it was enough for them to secure a playoff berth. As is often the case when New Orleans wins, the play of quarterback Drew Brees was one of the headlines from the game.

Film study: Reviewing Saints offense - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Some observations on the New Orleans Saints' offense after reviewing the tape of their 42-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17: Run fo

The return of the explosive play propels New Orleans Saints past Tampa Bay: Film Study | NOLA.com
Saints offense comes back to life right in time for the postseason

Saints’ 2014 opponents determined | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
With the conclusion of the regular season Sunday night, the Saints and each of the other 31 NFL teams know who they will play in 2014. Whil…

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NFL News

Jim Harbaugh loses first assistant coach in time with 49ers | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers are going to lose a "trusted agent," one of Jim Harbaugh's long-time assistants. But it's not one of his coordinators leaving for a head coaching gig, at least not yet. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.

Roddy White thinking "three or four" more years | ProFootballTalk
Roddy White had a miserable start to the 2013 season, but he finished with 43 catches for 502 yards in the last five games to show there was some life left in his bones. The question of how much life is one that's sure to come up for the Falcons this season. Lowering his cap number from $6.

Patriots give Browns permission to interview Josh McDaniels | ProFootballTalk
It appears the Browns have someone willing to interview with them, the guy everyone assumed would be first on their list all along. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Patriots have given the Browns permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their vacant head c...

Redskins to interview Sean McDermott this weekend | ProFootballTalk
The first rule of coaching searches is that if the last guy was fat, the next guy will likely be skinny. So after firing an older, offensive-minded guy with a glorious head of hair and tan, the Redskins have now turned their sights to Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.

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