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Fleur-De-Links: Wednesday, December 28


LanceMoore16 Def a fan of the NFC receivers that made the pro bowl but jordy nelson and @teamvic got robbed!!! Sucks losing to big names man. Smh

camjordan94 Time to go watch this film

LanceMoore16 Agreed! RT @MiracleBP: just like @Harp41, sporles, Marques colston and @thomasmorstead got robbed too,that's ok superbowl46 instead whodat

JeffDuncanTP Yes. RT @uabnick: @JeffDuncanTP Will the streak for consecutive games with a passing TD continue if Brees sits out Sunday?

LanceMoore16 And my christmas spat was well worth the charitable donation I made based on the fine I was levied by the nfl. If ...

garlandgillen Since #Saints QB Sean Canfield joined the team for 2011 Training Camp he's been involved in 30 transactions. He's currently on prax squad

LanceMoore16 RT @educatedgoon123: @LanceMoore16 Can we get a highlight reel of your td dances??< Youtube lance moore dances lol (HansDat note: I did it for you, CSCers - check Lagniappe for the results. You're welcome.)

LanceMoore16 Good luck rockets today in the military bowl!

JeffDuncanTP Saints will surely be monitoring both Niners & Pats' games but Niners obv are the priority. @bob_sauer1 @MALakeJr

Official_Saints Great Fan Signs from Monday Night: & #Saints

wwltvsports Drew Brees is the NFC offensive player of the week.

wwltvsports It's Brees' third NFC offensive POW honor this year.

Official_Saints The best blitz @DrewBrees received Monday night. Check out @ChaseDaniel's vertical!

ZachStrief Back at it today. Always good to be back at it.

ZachStrief Who has seen "the sitter"? @j_bushrod7475 said it's funny... But he has a bad sense of humor, I can't trust him.

JonVilma51 Sum of the Pics my fans have posted on facebook r em comin!

caplannfl The Saints signed RB Chris Taylor to the practice squad. Takes Joique Bell's spot on there.


From the Saints Sideline

Saints coach Payton not tipping hand on playing time against Panthers |
Bradley Handwerger - Saints coach Sean Payton wouldn’t commit to playing any of his key players on Sunday in New Orleans’ regular season finale against Carolina.

Payton not saying if Brees will play Sunday | The Advocate
Brett Martel (AP) - A day after Sean Payton helped Drew Brees break the NFL’s single-season passing record the coach wouldn’t divulge whether he’d enable his star quarterback to maintain that distinction.

Payton: Drew Brees to start Sunday - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Coach Sean Payton wouldn't tell the New Orleans media Monday night or Tuesday if he plans to play his starters in Sunday's regular-season finale against Carolina. But Payton tipped his hand in a conference call with the Charlotte media Wednesday.

New Orleans Saints' regular-season finale not without drama |
James Varney - Playoff bye still within reach if the San Francisco 49ers lose.

Saints clinching of NFC South overshadowed by Brees’ record |
Bradley Handwerger - Lost in the shuffle of Monday night’s record-setting win over Atlanta was the fact that the Saints clinched the NFC South, securing at least one home game during the conference playoffs.

5 Saints make Pro Bowl | The Advocate
Staff report - Five members of the New Orleans Saints’ record-setting offense were selected on Tuesday to the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game.

Pro Bowl invites 5 from New Orleans Saints' offense |
Mike Triplett - Graham, Brees, Nicks, Evans, Bushrod all get the nod.

New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod says he's shocked by the Pro Bowl nod |
Mike Triplett - Bushrod one of five Saints players selected for game.

Football, with a bow, from Pierre Thomas was a surprise, recipient says |
Jeff Adelson (oooh, where have they been hiding this pretty boy?) - Kenner-area real estate agent provides an unexpected reason why the NFL should not fine the running back for unsportsmanlike conduct


Brees and the Record

You gotta see the 'Special Man' |
Jim Henderson - What Drew Brees has meant to this franchise can only be equaled by what he has meant to New Orleans. (includes video)

Drew Dat: Brees has big money, opportunities still ahead |
Ed Daniels - Can any one athlete have a bigger night than Drew Brees did Monday in a 45-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons?

Drew Brees' Record Should Have No Blemish |
Emmanuel Pepis - On Monday night, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints put on a show that every fan in attendance, and every person watching won't soon forget while breaking Dan Marino's hallowed record for passing yards in a season.

Way Brees gets record fitting end | The Advocate
Advocate unsigned editorial.

New Orleans basks in Drew Brees' achievement, ignores squawks from Atlanta Falcons |
Jeff Duncan - Some challenge the New Orleans Saints' decision to push for passing record with a 22-point lead and three minutes to play.

Ebullient Superdome struggles to share Drew Brees' good news |
Mark Schleifstein - Deluge of texts and spike in smartphone data usage swamp antennas inside New Orleans Saints stadium.

Pete Prisco of says, "hit Brees in the mouth"; Who Dat Nation "idiots" |
Gene Higginbotham with some of Prisco's in-game tweets.

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is NFC offensive player of the week |
James Varney - On the back of his 4-touchdown performance Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons, a game in which he broke Dan Marino's NFL record for passing yardage in a season, Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the NFC's offensive player of the week, the league announced Wednesday.

Brees Nominated for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week |
Staff report



NFL Power Rankings Week 17 |
Take a look at's Week 17 Power Rankings to see which teams reigned supreme in the NFL.

Pat Yasinskas' QB Watch - NFC South Blog |
This will be this season's final edition of QB Watch, a weekly project I've enjoyed tremendously this season.

Required reading on Cam Newton - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - I highly recommend you read this fine story on Cam Newton by David Fleming in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Darren Sproles for MVP? - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Remember last week when we talked about Matt Ryan making Mike Sando's weekly MVP Watch?

Sean Payton's Charity Delivers During Holidays - - AM870 | FM105.3
Associated Press story.

Lance Moore Dances | YouTube
HansDat youtube-searched "Lance Moore dances" for you, and here's the list.


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