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Fleur-de-Links: November 27, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: OT Bryce Harris placed on IR with broken leg. OT Zach Strief still limited in practice.

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": how much was paid for the injury to Hunter and Williams by you" need more of these tweets please.

I dnt want to sue my haters, i jus nd more of their hate tweets to fuel my defamation suit against goodell. So pls continue guys. Thanks.

All my fishermen and women, check out this vid...def a must for the boat!

. just wrapped up an interview with previewing Thursday's game. Will air at 4pm CT

Saints OC Pete Carmichael Jr., a BC graduate, is on radar of BC athletic dept. as a potential HC, per source.

release DE Jason Babin and place WR DeSean Jackson (fractured ribs) on the Injured Reserve list

As mentions, a team claiming Babin picks up $1.64M left. This is why teams leave cap space available (Yes, even the Jets)

Bryce Harris on IR, TE Michael Higgins signed to active roster. Vitt said Harris had a broken bone in his leg.

The Sants placed OT Bryce Harris on injured reserve. Promoted TE Michael Higgins to the active roster.

And, finally, on the RB front. Free agent Tim Hightower finally getting healthy. should be able to workout for teams soon.

The broadcast team for the Saints-Falcons game: Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock &

Falcons HC Mike Smith talks about Thursday’s showdown with the Saints (AUDIO)

Falcons DB Asante Samuel talks about Thursday’s game & tweeting with Saints fans (AUDIO)

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Also if you haven't already please become a fan on Facebook I'm going to do my 1st trivia ? once I hit 2500-Thank y'all

The Saints hold an 11-2 advantage over the Falcons since ‘06 & have won 5 of the last 6 games played in the Georgia Dome

The last 3 Saints-Falcons games in Atlanta have each been decided by a FG, with the Saints winning all 3

Very quietly, the bounty appeal hearing in front of Paul Tagliabue begins today in D.C. Hearing expected to last multiple days.

Great time w/ the fam in Lafayette,la last night Monday night raw watching . Great show r boys loved it!

Pic from mondaynightraw last night



Drew Brees' passing game against the San Francisco 49ers: Graphic - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Passing accuracy vs. San Francisco

Play-by-play observations from New Orleans Saints 31-21 loss to San Francisco 49ers: Film Study Part 2 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
A breakdown of the highs and lows from Week 12

It Was A New Day Yesterday… - Who Dat Social Club
"God is an illusionist, and everything in nature is a form of misdirection."

moosedenied " Blog Archive " Got me so down, I got me a headache…
Now might be a good time to go ahead and remind ourselves that the Saints straight up own the Falcons. Own! And we won't have to wait a full 7 days to get the bad taste out of our mouths this week. So we've got that going for us. Until then, hey, at least everything else was coming up Milhouse around the NFC Sunday afternoon. Jeff Duncan and Pete Finney can dance on their graves all they want, but the Saints ain't dead just yet.

Drew Brees: "We Can't Get Back on the Field Fast Enough"
Quarterback Drew Brees spoke with the media on Monday about the game against the San Francisco 49ers and facing the Atlanta Falcons on a short week on Thursday Night Football

Steve Spagnuolo Reviews Defensive Performance Against 49ers, Previews Contest vs. Atlanta Falcons
Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo met with the media Monday to review the defense's performance against San Francisco and to discuss Thursday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta

Joe Vitt Discusses Loss to 49ers, Playing on Thursday Night Football
Assistant Head Coach/ Linebackers Joe Vitt spoke with the media on Monday about the loss to the San Francisco 49ers and playing on a short week on Thursday Night Football

Brees' picks magnified by loss to 49ers | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Drew Brees makes few gameday mistakes that are detected by anyone without a coaching clipboard and headset.

49ers vs Saints Recap
Only doucebags of the Roddy White variety complain after a loss that "The other team didn’t win. We beat ourselves." Thankfully, none of the New Orleans Saints players are douchebags, at least not openly. But we kinda are and we’re just gonna go ahead and say it, Dennis Green meltdown style. "The 49ers are who we thought they were. And we let ‘em off the hook!"

San Francisco 49ers: Grading the 49ers' win over the New Orleans Saints - San Jose Mercury News
Coach Jim Harbaugh and the defense earn top marks for their performances

New Orleans Saints offense met its match against stifling San Francisco 49ers defense: Film Study - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
49ers dominated the battle against Saints' offensive line throughout their 31-21 victory

Fourth-quarter success hard to come by for New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees this season - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Drew Brees' fourth-quarter completion percentage is among the worst in the NFL in 2012

New Orleans Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley won't face suspension after ejection from Niners game - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Fine is still possible for Brodrick Bunkley

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 12 Quick Reads
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

Mickles: Despite loss, Saints still in playoff hunt | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Sunday was a good-news, bad-news kind of day for the New Orleans Saints. The good news was that they had a golden opportunity to move into…



Zach Strief, Corey White, David Thomas limited in New Orleans Saints' Tuesday practice - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints add tight end Michael Higgins to 53-man roster as tackle Bryce Harris lands on IR

Saints forced to move on from 49ers loss with Falcons game so close | New Orleans
When the Saints beat the Falcons on Nov. 11, they had 24 hours to revel in the misery they caused Atlanta. Luckily for the Saints, the sting from Sunday’s painful loss to San Francisco was only allowed to linger for half that time.

SaintsWin: Opinion & Analysis: Week 12, Saints vs 49ers: Domino Theory
The symmetry between Sunday's loss to the 49ers and January's painful divisional round playoff loss was agonizingly similar, and the 49er-associated miseries of this year, and of many years gone past, only deepened.

A statistical look at New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons after Week 12 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints take on Atlanta once again Thursday night in the Georgia Dome

New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons Battle in Local School Online Challenge
Saints fans can vote for KIPP McDonogh 15 Elementary School to receive NFL PLAY 60 funding for a youth project

Atlanta CB Asante Samuel says Falcons aren't New Orleans Saints' 'little brother' - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Typically outspoken Falcons defensive back says Atlanta will let its play do the talking Thursday night vs. New Orleans



New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith will attend Friday's bounty appeals hearings in D.C. - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"Cerullo is going to testify? Great! I can't wait! Are we going to talk about who he is as a person? We should do that too," Harper said. "I'm going to leave it at that."

Smith, Vilma to attend Williams' hearing | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
"They're accusing us of doing things we didn't do, so that's one of the things that we wanted all along - to face our accusers," Smith said.



DeSean Jackson out for season with fractured ribs | ProFootballTalk
As the Eagles' season goes from bad to worse, they've now lost one of their top offensive playmakers. DeSean Jackson, the wide receiver who guaranteed a Super Bowl when he signed a new five-year contract in March, will miss the rest of this season with fractured ribs, coach Andy Reid announced to...

Jim Schwartz: Suh did nothing wrong, so there’s nothing to address | ProFootballTalk
Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he won't talk to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh about kicking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin on Thanksgiving. That's because Schwartz is so sure Suh didn't mean to do it that he doesn't even think there'd be anything to talk about. Asked on 97.

Niners have big decision to make on Alex Smith | ProFootballTalk
On Sunday, FOX's Jay Glazer pointed out that the 49ers could part ways with quarterback Alex Smith, given that he has $8.5 million due in 2013. We've gotten a look at the contract, and which lays out the specific formula andtimetable.

Five teams can clinch this weekend | ProFootballTalk
Week 13 of the NFL season could be lucky for up to five teams. In the coming days, the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Broncos, and Falcons can each clinch playoff berths. For the Pats, it's simple: Win and they're in, via the AFC East crown. For the Texans, a win or a tie gets it done.

Nominate Your Favorite P.E. Teacher NFL Network Award
Nominations due no later than 7:00 PM CST on December 31, 2012

NFL holding multi-day seminars for top high school athletes - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
First one will be at Saints facility on Jan. 26

Breaking down the wild card picture | CSN Washington

The New Orleans Saints will make the NFL Playoffs - Who Dat Dish
Despite a tough loss in the Superdome to the San Francisco 49ers, the Saints are in position to grab the last playoff spot in the NFC.



VIDEO - Saints have answer for Falcons | Watch the video - Yahoo! Sports
Watch the video Saints have answer for Falcons on Yahoo! Sports . New Orleans is the only team that defeated Atlanta this season. Can the Saints do it again this Thursday?