Saints News, 12/5/13: Four Players Held Out From Saints Practice

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DT Broderick Bunkley (ankle), S Rafael Bush (ankle), LB Keyunta Dawson (calf), and DE Glenn Foster (knee) did not practice while OT Zach Strief (ankle) was limited. In other news, Drew Brees makes no excuses for loss in Seattle saying Saints simply got whipped and Mark Ingram loses Iron Bowl bet to Will Herring.

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Saints Prepare for Panthers

New Orleans Saints issue second injury report of Panthers week
The New Orleans Saints on Thursday issued their second injury report ahead of Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Saints' next opponent looks awfully familiar - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- About the only good thing that came out of the New Orleans Saints' 34-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night was they got a c

Saints morning report: Carolina on my mind - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Remember the New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers rivalry? It’s been on the back burner all season, but it’s about to start boiling over.

Modern technology helps Saints prepare for Panthers in a pinch | wwltv.com New Orleans
In the moments after New Orleans’ 27-point loss to Seattle, Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said he would sleep just fine on the ride home knowing that his teammates were the type to recover from that type of defeat.

Best in NFC South battle in New Orleans
With two meetings scheduled over the next three weeks, the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints are set to battle for division supremacy as well as a potential first-round bye in the NFC playoff picture.

NFL Playoff Picture Week 14: Big implications for NFC in Saints-Panthers game | Audibles - SI.com
Here’s how the AFC and NFC playoff pictures look as Week 14 begins: AFC 1. Denver Broncos (10-2): AFC West leader 2. New England Patriots (9-3): AFC East leader 3. Indianapolis Colts (8-4): AFC South leader 4. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4): AFC North leader 5.

Saints don’t feel behind on preparations after travel delay | ProFootballTalk
Tuesdays are normally a day for coaches to watch film and devise game plans for the upcoming opponent, but the Saints spent theirs trying to get home after Monday night's game against the Seahawks.

Saints See Similarities Between Seahawks and Panthers
Saints See Similarities Between Seahawks and Panthers

Panthers @ Saints Fantasy Football Outlook - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers fantasy football analysis - NFL week 14

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Panthers Prepare for Saints

Mike Mitchell says he doesn’t really think Brees is "soft" | ProFootballTalk
Panthers safety Mike Mitchell has made plenty of big (and expensive) hits this year, but he was putting his backpedal on display Wednesday. Mitchell took a step back from a previous conversation when he suggested Saints quarterback Drew Brees "stop being soft," coincidentally making amends da...

Panthers ‘D’ Looks To Limit Big Plays vs. Saints " CBS Charlotte
Panthers coach Ron Rivera sees one potential flaw with his team's stellar defensive play so far this season. "Apparently we like to bite on the double moves," Rivera said.

Bobby Hebert: Saints Hard-Pressed To Win If Cam Plays Well " CBS Charlotte
Former Saints (and Falcons and USFL) quarterback Bobby Hebert, perhaps the most well known fan for all things Louisiana football joined Mac to discuss the upcoming clash for the top spot in the NFC South.

Panthers vs. Saints: Sunday Night Football preview - Cat Scratch Reader
Controlling the clock is the key to victory on Sunday Night Football.

Panthers backs should be back for Saints game | ProFootballTalk
The Panthers always want to run, but in a week when they’ll want the ball out of the hands of quarterback Drew Brees, it’s more important than most. The good news entering Sunday night’s showdown with the Saints is that their backfield should be ready to roll.

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Other Saints News

Film study: Reviewing New Orleans Saints offense - ESPN
Some observations on the New Orleans Saints offense after reviewing the tape of their 34-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13: The one that got

Film study: Reviewing New Orleans Saints defense - ESPN
Some observations on the New Orleans Saints' defense after reviewing the tape of their 34-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13: Blown assignment

Forecast: Are Saints wide receivers still any good? | wwltv.com New Orleans
Are the Saints wide receivers any good? I know Marques Colston, Lance Moore and Robert Meachem used to be good, but how are they in the present?

Did Mark Ingram lose an Iron Bowl bet? Signs point to yes | NOLA.com
Iron Bowl bet may have prompted an involuntary wardrobe choice

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NFL News

Peyton Manning disputes talk that he’s worse in the cold | ProFootballTalk
As Titans coach Mike Munchak prepares to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday, he thinks the Titans' chances get better as the weather gets colder. And it's long been said that Manning freezes on cold days. But Manning doesn't see it that way.

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton: Panthers are on a great run right now
New Orleans Saints HC Sean Payton speaks with reporters after practice on Thursday, December 5, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Drew Brees: "we know what's at stake on Sunday"
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees speaks with reporters after practice on Thursday, December 5, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints Morning Report: December 5
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier previews Thursday's news in the Morning Report (New Orleans Saints video)

Inside Edge: Panthers at Saints - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make a pick for Carolina at New Orleans.

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