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Fleur-de-Links: December 1, 2011


Jeff Duncan
RT : RB Kevin Smith showing improvement heading into game.

The Lions sent some tickets back for Sunday night's game! Tickets start at $69. Check them out here:
Jeff Duncan
Emmy Awards, here we come... RT : New Orleans Black and Gold Report: the Lions

Jeff Duncan
Carl? RT : Report: Chris Paul Wants To Be Traded To Nicks

Jeff Duncan
Good luck. RT Sources tell Chris Paul's agent has informed Hornets that star won't sign deal, wants to play in NY

NOLA Sports
Amid rumors, Paul says he's focused on Hornets...

New Orleans Saints
Saints-Lions is 's "Throwback Game of the Week"

nfl: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady lead Pro Bowl voting with three weeks rem...

Adam Schefter
Filed to ESPN: Vikings plan to release Donovan McNabb today, according to a league source.

New Orleans Saints
GM Mickey Loomis will be a guest on at 11:30 am CT this morning

Courtney Roby
Good morning world..may everyone have a & productive day!!! Always strive to make your today better than your yesterday..

Chase Daniel
Happy Birthday to Billy D! The best Dad anyone could ask for!

Lance Moore
RT : I had a dream tweeted me so I woke up & checked my twitter.... It was only a dream. Lol< Until now lol

Lance Moore
Right back to work this morn. Hope everyone has a great n blessed day!


FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Flawless Interior
Well, the bar has officially been raised here at Word of Muth. New Orleans’ offensive line performance on Monday night was the best game I’ve seen any of the units I’ve covered play since I started this column.

Detroit Lions - NFL | Lions can learn from how Saints handled adversity | The Detroit News

Is Drew Brees getting slighted? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Brees did receive the NFC Offensive Player of the Week this week. But I say the league snubbed Brees a bit by going with Rodgers for a fourth straight month. Brees and the Saints only played three November games because they had a bye week.


Lions coach Schwartz says players must adjust to penalties | New Orleans
Lions coach Jim Schwartz knows a bit about the NFL rulebook, specifically those regarding to personal fouls.

Vilma, Greer limited for Saints in practice | New Orleans
Linebacker Jonathan Vilma and cornerback Jabari Greer both were limited Wednesday’s late practice with knee issues.

Saints happy with challenge of four healthy running backs | New Orleans
For much of this past month, Saints coach Sean Payton continually was asked what would happen to the backfield once all four running backs were healthy.

Lions WR Johnson earns high praise from Saints coach Payton | New Orleans
Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson is listed at 6-foot-5, 236 pounds. But by the time his career ends, the legend may have him at somewhere around 8-6 and a chiseled 315 pounds. Blogs " Blog Archive Tale of the Tape: Can the Saints stifle Megatron? "
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Suh appeal hearing to be held Thursday: AP source - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Detroit Lions lineman appealing two-game suspension

Kick it up a notch for the New Orleans Saints game against Detroit |
In Judy's Kitchen: Tailgaters will get a kick out of Emeril's kicked-up Oven Roasted Chicken Wings

New Orleans Saints preliminary injury report for Wednesday - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
The New Orleans Saints have put out a preliminary injury report for Wednesday. The report, available at an NFL media site, came out before practice and is thus subject to change when Coach Sean Payton addresses reporters soon. Only one player - defensive end Turk McBride (ankle) - did not practice. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee) and cornerback Jabari Greer...

New Orleans Saints offensive line is protecting Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Taking care of the franchise is helping them be on a winning streak

Payton Holds Court with Media on Wednesday

HC Sean Payton's Press Conference 11/30/11

QB Drew Brees' Press Conference 11/30/11


Derland Moore to appear at Saints Hall of Fame Museum before Lions game provides news on all New Orleans sports including the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Saints say penalty total versus Giants was unacceptable | New Orleans
Heading into the Saints’ Monday night win over New York, New Orleans averaged only 45.1 yards on 5.8 penalties per game.

Worst team in the NFC South? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have worked really hard to clinch that honor, at least for the moment.

Saints Nation: Running Back Health in 2011 Represents Major Change | November

Keefe To The City: NFL Week 13 Picks " CBS New York
The problem with the Giants' loss to the Saints is that as bad as it was on Monday (and it was bad), there’s a chance it’s going to get a whole lot worse this Sunday and possibly the next Sunday too. Neil Keefe picks the Week 13 games, but he only has faith in one of the New York teams this Sunday.

Arthur Q. Davis, New Orleans architect, dies at 91 |
He and his partner, Nathaniel Curtis, designed Rivergate and the main New Orleans Public Library