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Fleur-De-Links October 17, 2010: New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Gameday Endgame Edition

Rise and shine, Saints fans!! It is a glorious Gameday Sunday morning, and we are getting ready to put the hurt on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later this afternoon. (Think positively with me here, folks.)

Week 6 brings us to Gameday Endgame Weekend (wish I could rock the sarcasm font here). The Saints must win this week because our season will be lost if we drop to 1-2 in the division and 3-3 overall, and if the Bucs don't win, then they're just another mirage who will be lucky to win 6 games this year. Are you ready for this type of ARMAGEDDON? Are you getting it? Armageddon it.

Set aside your local newspaper and start your day off right - HERE - with all the information, final reports, news, tweets, and videos you need to read for today's game against Tampa Bay. And go ahead and make yourself a breakfast burger while you're at it. But be sure to Roto Rooter your arteries afterwards.

From Bart's Friend Falls In Love (1992)

[Homer gasping for air due to being so out of shape]
TV Announcer: We take eighteen ounces of sizzling ground beef, and soak it in rich, creamery butter, then we top it off with bacon, ham, and a fried egg. We call it "The Good Morning Burger".
[Homer starts gurgling in ecstasy]


MalcolmJenkins Bout to head Tampa.... Can't wait to watch my Buckeyes put it on Wisconsin then sing Carmen Ohio at their place #buckeyes
ChaseDaniel #Mizzou Tigers seem to be hitting on all cylinders vs. A&M! Offense is clicking and making the big play and Defense is playing lights out.
alexbrown96 Headed to Tampa!!! Come back with a win or don't come back!! Lol (that's what @karimarbrown told me)
alexbrown96 Everyone please tell my lovely wife @karimarbrown Happy Birthday!!! Thanks in advance she is the big 30 today and looking younger every day!
usama_young28 Just touched down in Tampa... Couldn't sleep on the flight, so I'm about to be knocked out in the room!
HeathEvans Garbage refs just gave Arkansas 7points!
alexbrown96 In Tampa now and in the hotel room. I am about to go get something to eat here shortly. Thank u all for the birthday wishes to @karimarbrown
ChaseDaniel I think #Mizzou deserves to host Gameday next week..what do you think Mizzou fans and @cbfowler ?
HeathEvans Cam Newton is Ridiculous & Mario Fannan fumbles way too much!!#fb
Jmack37 Auburn vs Alabama game getting good (Author's note - Auburn is playing Arkansas today)
ChaseDaniel #Mizzougameday...Just got a text from Kirk Herbstreit & he said it's down to Mizzou/Ou or Lsu/Auburn...we deserve it!
T_Porter22 Been mia for a few hours lol...but what's up w/the Auburn vs Arkansas game? Was if 7 on 7 practice out there?
jgoody76 About to head to meetings.
jgoody76 I'm now convinced S.Carolina football is cursed. Oh well there is still a shot to win the SEC east.
TylerLorenzen Word I dont like lol at all RT @kanyewest: I hate when people type LOL next to stuff that is nooo way near LOL-able...
JonVilma51 time to get back to doing what WE do tomm!! 'nuff said!
reggie_bush When does Brock Lesnar fight? Or did that already happen?


Inside the game: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers |
Mike Triplett - Previewing today's NFC South matchup.

New Orleans Saints 'special' 2009 season becomes more evident each week |

Jeff Duncan - No unbeaten teams remain five weeks into season.

New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers looking for respect |
James Varney - N.O. offense hoping to revert to championship ways.

Checking out the new-look Bucs |
Mike Detillier - No team in the NFC South has been through as much change in personnel and in the coaching ranks as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the past few seasons. | Who'd have figured?

Sheldon Mickles

Saints look to bounce back -

Jim Mashek - The New Orleans Saints have had to make scores of adjustments because of injuries, and today's game against NFC South rival Tampa Bay is no different.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers news and notes - St. Petersburg Times/
Staff report.

Instant connection for Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman and WR Mike Williams - St. Petersburg Times/
Rick Stroud - QB Josh Freeman and WR Mike Williams already have strong chemistry.

Win in 2009 over New Orleans Saints key in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' turnaround - St. Petersburg Times/

Rick Stroud - Time will tell if the Bucs continue to build on early success. But if they do, you can point to their 20-17 overtime victory at New Orleans in December as the signature win that began to turn the franchise around under coach Raheem Morris.

The Point After: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints edition - St. Petersburg Times/

This week's electronic conversation between Sports columnists John Romano and Gary Shelton.

Instant chemistry helps promising young battery of receivers |
Roy Cummings - Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik specifically targeted his young receivers in this year's draft.

Wide Right: Grimm ready to party hard with Saints |
Anwar Richardson - The Buccaneers will face off against New Orleans — famous for its party atmosphere — in a key NFC South game today.


If you can’t be with the one you love, honey… |
Grandmaster case any of you missed it in the Fanshot yesterday evening.

Illustrated look at how New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his teammates did last week |
Dan Swenson - Feelin' the Brees graphic. I want this Brees to blow through Tampa very strongly today.

NFL Week 6 score predictions |
Times-Picayune experts make their picks. | This Week in the NFL
Sheldon Mickles - Power Rankings, Game to Watch, and Mick's Picks for the week.

'Who Dat' trademark fight is back |
Gwen Filosa - This time, it's not the NFL but 2 brothers from San Antonio who claim ownership of the phrase.

V-Roll Roll Call

Playbook: Saints vs. Buccaneers |
Playbook breaks down the Week 6 matchup between the 3-1 Bucs and the 3-2 Saints.

Drew Brees talks about the importance of the running game

Sean Payton on the Saints improvement