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Fleur-De-Links: Saturday, December 10, 2011

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hakimdropsball Jim Mora Jr to coach UCLA next year. He won't be able to ruin anyone's Sunday anymore with his awful announcing.@MilneMalbrough (HansDat Note: He's not a Jr. But maybe Kevin knows this already, and he's just joshing with us...)

camjordan94 O snaps bout ta head to the battlegrounds n TN soon!!! Leggo!!!

camjordan94 Wanna know what a kodiak bear looks like sleeping?

camjordan94 Bet you won't wake that bear up

Official_Saints Thanks to all the fans who sent us photos last week! Check out the@Motorola Moto Pics gallery:

Mark_Ingram28 This dude just asked me when is Christmas?!!!

LanceMoore16 Ready to get to Nashville and get this walk-thru over so I can go to Chipotle!!! I've missed u so much and can't wait to have u again lol

robyslyfe ✈ wheels up to tha 'Ville..everyone please send 's high for our safety thru the air..

JohnnyPatrick32 Headed to Tennessee ✈

ChaseDaniel Wheels up to Nashville...Excited to take the show on the road! #Saints

TheJimmyGraham We are on the plane taking off for TN

JeffDuncanTP Yep, looks like we're in Nashville....

GregBensel Navy man Tom Benson attending Army Navy game in Wash DC as guest of West Point General- then off to Nashville!

T_Porter22 We get the bread and the crumbs...

thomasmorstead Landed in Nashville. Off to check out the stadium. #whodat

T_Porter22 Made it safely thank u all and thank God most of all!!

robyslyfe Landed safe, thanks for the many prayers..!

JohnnyPatrick32 Landed.. What's up Tennessee, anybody that's here and don't have tickets i may have 2 check with me tonight...

Pierre_Thomas Just landed in some meetings then ima get off my feet and relax

JonVilma51 Victories make history

T_Porter22 Excited! SUPER EXCITED!!!! To do what I have been blessed to do...PLAY FOOTBALL! #leggoo

T_Porter22 Feels like I'm a kid again on Xmas Eve and I'm waiting to open my gifts. Lol. Sunday hurrup n get here.

camjordan94 Nashville??? Smh one thought comes to mind right now (po-dunk cow town), it's still country n the city... Whaaa???

iWillSmith In Tennessee.. Ready for tomorrow. Who Dat!

drewmagary Oh hey, it's a Saturday in December and the college season is over. Know what should be on TV? F****** NFL GAMES GOODELL YOU P***HEAD.

kspainTP in #nashville for #saints v. #titans, it's chilly here, but not expected to be real cold. shud b sunny for gameday. noon kick. #whodat #nola

camjordan94 I'm hearing Tennessee has bomb BBQ, where's the best place to go?! I'm lookin forward to this

camjordan94 There's a chipotle here!!!!

judybattista Me, too. I just had to google it. RT @greggrosenthal: I must be old b/c I don't know why there are hundreds of drunk santas everywhere

JonVilma51 Where is the army navy game played and do they rotate each yr??

JeffDuncanTP The aptly-named Prince's Hot Chicken (fire extinguisher optional):


From the Saints Sideline

Feelin' the Brees graphic: New Orleans Saints' offensive stats through Game 12 |
Dan Swenson - An illustrated look at how Drew Brees and the 9-3 New Orleans Saints' top five offensive playmakers have performed through Game 12 and during their 31-17 victory over the Detroit Lions last Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

New Orleans Saints' run defense to get a stern test versus Tennessee Titans ground game |
Mike Triplett - The Saints' run defense has improved greatly the past four weeks. But that's nothing compared to the way Tennessee Titans tailback Chris Johnson has improved.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham unfazed by Tennessee Titans' plan to attack him |
Mike Triplett - Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray challenged his safeties to hit harder across the middle of the field.

Saints worried about speedy Johnson | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - It appears that fleet-footed running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans has his "mojo" working again, which may not bode well for the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints.

Saints prepare outdoors | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - Preparing for their first outdoor game in nearly two months Sunday, the New Orleans Saints changed up their routine a little Thursday and practiced in chilly conditions at their Metairie training facility.

Saints focused on winning | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - In two of the three postseason appearances they’ve made under Sean Payton, the New Orleans Saints took care of business and wrapped up their playoff berth with time to spare.

Humber making eye-catching plays | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - Before the first defensive snap of a Monday Night Football game with the New York Giants on Nov. 28, New Orleans Saints linebacker Ramon Humber was as anonymous as any third-year NFL player could be.

Surging Saints ready for key clash with Titans |
Sports Network - A memo to Green Bay Packers fans: Go ahead and buy those playoff tickets for Lambeau Field, but you might want to hedge on the Super Bowl plans...just in case.

Saints-Titans Injury Reports (Friday, Dec. 9) |
Justin Macione

New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams Media Q&A (Dec 9, 2011) |
Justin Macione

Game Preview: Saints at Titans |

Broadcast Information: Saints at Titans |


Titans Tower

Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints coaches share common background |
Jim Wyatt - Tennessee Titans Coach Mike Munchak knows Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams well, going back to the days when they were both assistants in Nashville under Jeff Fisher.

Matt Hasselbeck played his way into Tennessee Titans' sights |
John Glennon - Seattle’s 2010 playoff upset of New Orleans may be the biggest reason quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will face the Saints on Sunday as a member of the Tennessee Titans.

Preview: Tennessee Titans (7-5) vs. New Orleans Saints (9-3) |
Jim Wyatt's Edge

McCarthy's Big Plays are Product of Preparation |
Craig Peters - On starting rookie LB Colin McCarthy...

Coach Munchak's Friday Press Conference |
Transcript of Q&A.

Washington, McCourty Hoping to Play Sunday |
Craig Peters

Final Word: AFC South - AFC South Blog |
Paul Kuharsky - Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 14, with large thanks to ESPN Stats and Info.



1966: The New Orleans Saints are born |
New Orleans got its Saints in 1966 through a classic Louisiana political maneuver.

QB trio has Dan Marino's mark in sight: Adam Schefter's 10 Spot |
Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers all appear poised to break Dan Marino's single-season record for passing yardage. (HansDat note: Schefter predicts the Titans to upset the Saints.)

John Clayton's First & 10 |
Saints-Titans comes in at #3 with an emphasis on Brees vs. Hasselbeck.

Checking the injuries that matter most - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - It’s late in the season and the injuries are piling up. We’ve got a bunch of injured players all around the division, so let’s get the update on the most significant ones.

Film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - As always, we had a lot of good questions in Friday’s NFC South chat. This week in particular, it seemed like the quarterbacks dominated the discussion.

Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - A look at the top Saturday morning headlines from around the NFC South.

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' son will play in Sugar Bowl |
Mike Triplett - Chase Williams is redshirt freshman linebacker for Virginia Tech.


V-Roll Roll Call

NFL Network's Playbook: Titans vs. Saints Video |

Video: Saints-Titans Field Pass - AFC South Blog |
Paul Kuharsky - Matthew Berry, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the Saints at Titans.

Countdown Daily Video: Saints-Titans - AFC South Blog |
Paul Kuharsky - Mark Schlereth and Jerry Rice pick the Saints-Titans game.

Video: Saints vs. Titans Preview |
NFL Films' preview of the Week 14 matchup between the Saints and the Titans.

Video: Saints at Titans Preview |
Ken Trahan and Lenny Vangilder breakdown the crucial game between New Orleans and Tennessee in Nashville coming up on Sunday.