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Fleur-de-Links: November 23, 2011


The Monday Night Football opening for the Saints-Giants game will feature Archie Manning

New Orleans Saints
The photo is a sneak preview of the shoot, captured in the historic Latter Library in New Orleans via

Jonathan Vilma
We got the rookies today! Annual "free turkey" giveaway went according to plan. Tweet them n give em hell lol
Johnny Patrick
I am thankful...

Mark Ingram
": To you and yours I want to wish a joyful and safe holiday." <<<thank you, you too!

Jermon Bushrod
On the way to the Dryades YMCA to give away these turkeys ya heard me!!!

Greg Bensel
Two NFL greats...Pro Football Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists Willie Roaf and Cortez Kennedy - this should be their year!

New Orleans Saints
Haapy Thanksgiving Rookies! Ha RT We got the rookies today! Annual "free turkey" giveaway went according to plan.

cameron jordan
I can't b pranked

Johnny Patrick
Just watched film all morning now about to go pick up some turkeys, then go home relax then go play later tag maybe lol and go home...,

Johnny Patrick
": Did they do the "go pickup a free turkey at Winn Dixie" thing?"yep but at rouses

Johnny Patrick
Ok another prank for for the rookies this year lol man......

Scott Fujita
Steve Gleason talks about how GLEASON GRAS came about

Will Smith
Take a twitpic wearing my jersey,my number,or with anything pertaining to me. I will choose top 5. Fans choose the winner. 2 tix Giants MNF

Thomas Morstead
My team mates and I will be giving away turkeys and fixings today from 2-3pm to some of that ...

Lance Moore
Who Dat!!! Come meet me Saturday from 3-4pm at esplanade mall for driven by GMC. Details:

Jeff Duncan
RT : Dick Jauron said Usama Young has done a particularly good job in the run game in place of TJ Ward - "really happy w/him.''

Darren Sharper
Results. See it, feel it, and do it in your mind, and then make it a reality.

Darren Sharper
Have a prosperous today and tomorrow.High achievers are masters in the skill of visualization.Imagine your activity or goal with positive

Drew Brees
Hard to believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow. So much to be thankful for. Hope everyone has safe travels wherever they go for the holidays.




Saints hope bye week success continues | New Orleans
Coaches love control. They love knowing what their players are doing at all times.

Saints Nation: What the Loss of David Thomas Means to Saints | November

New York Giants should be fine at RB for Saints: Coughlin - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Coach hopes to have D.J. Ware, Ahmad Bradshaw back vs. New Orleans

New York Giants QB Eli Manning remembers '09 pounding at hands of Saints - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"Look, we know they're a talented team," he said, switching gears. "But we feel we're talented also and we can go in there and play a good game."

Payton Pleased With Team's Return to Practice

Brees Excited About Primetime Matchups

Saints expect to capitalize on bye - New Orleans Saints -
METAIRIE -- After the longest midseason break Drew Brees can remember since he came to New Orleans, the quarterback was pleased to see that his teammates looked rested and not rusty.

Stopping high-scoring Saints is tough task for Giants -
Since 2006, Saints coach Sean Payton and triggerman Drew Brees have been the mad chemists behind the most productive offense in the NFL, picking and choosing their attack du jour based on the tactical weakness of an opposing defense from week to week.

Giants look-ahead: Monday vs. Saints -

New Orleans Saints place tight end David Thomas on injured reserve - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
The Saints placed tight end David Thomas on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season. The team did not announce Thomas' injury, though it appeared that he suffered another concussion during the Saints' last game, against the Atlanta Falcons. Earlier this season, a severe concussion sidelined Thomas for five games. In Thomas' place, the Saints promoted undrafted rookie tight end...

New Orleans Saints confident that late bye won't decelerate their playoff push - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Next two games are in prime time vs. playoff contenders

Behind Enemy Lines: New Orleans Saints

Keefe To The City: Signs Of A Giants Collapse " CBS New York
Neil Keefe has become an expert when it comes to Giants collapses. There are certain signs of a collapse he's grown familiar with during the Tom Coughlin era and especially over the last two years. Those signs came out on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.

Metro - Saints not taking Giants lightly
The only thing falling faster than the morale of Big Blue fans is the Giants’ rushing stats. But even though the Giants currently sit at 30th in the league in that category, Saints head coach Sean Payton said he won’t be taking things for granted. He believes it’s only a matter of time before the running game clicks. He just hopes it doesn’t start on Monday.

Saints QB Drew Brees Interview

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Interview

HC Sean Payton's Press Conference 11/22/11

QB Drew Brees' Press Conference 11/22/11



NFC South backup QB Watch - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Sean Payton’s offense is mapped out so well that Daniel wouldn’t have much of a problem getting the ball into the hands of someone who can make a big play at any time.

Roaf Named Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Semifinalist

Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason meets with media - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Sunday's 'Gleason Gras' event will raise money for his family as he battles ALS

Saints have plenty of YAC - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Of New Orleans' 3,326 passing yards, 1,510 have come after the catch. That’s No. 2 in the league. The New England Patriots lead with 1,534 yards after the catch (YAC), according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Saints are averaging 5.1 yards after the catch.