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Fleur-de-Links: Saturday, September 22



New Orleans SaintsBe sure to wish @ZachStrief a Happy Birthday - No. 64 turns 29 today!

Johnny Patrick"@kaylani_lei: I leave my pups away for the weekend and @jemappellejacqe is teaching them tricks in French. Cest la freakin vie" lol

Johnny PatrickReady for tomorrow... About to take a nap now... Super tired.....

New Orleans SaintsThe Saints will wear white jerseys and gold pants for tomorrow's game.

Andy TannerWhere's the best Chinese food around here? #hungry

Chase Daniel@andytanner14 little china kitchen bro!!

Andrew Juge@andytanner14 in Nola? 5 Happiness

Andy Tanner@ChaseDaniel I do love little china kitchen, but I want to try something new. Sounds like five happiness is going to be the place

Andy TannerSounds like I'm going to have to try 5 happiness... Thanks for the suggestions!

Johnny Patrick"@JWalker1978: @JohnnyPatrick32 you playin?"yes

Jason La CanforaChiefs trying to find help for secondary, worked out 4 DBs yesterday including Derrick Martin and Frank Walker

Isa Abdul-QuddusJust found out my neighbor in New Orleans is from my hometown Union, NJ. #smallworld

Saints Nation BlogJust heard Gary Gibbs is Chiefs' LB coach. Well, that bodes well for tomorrow.

Grandmaster WangAny truth to the rumors of Sean Payton sightings at #RT7?

SUPERDEFORMEDS*** just got REAL. RT@Saints: CBS' broadcast team for the Saints-Chiefs game is Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf.


From the Saints Sideline

Oh Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou wins, Romeo? | chef who dat
The Chef's specials on the menu for Sunday's game. Hilarious!!

New Orleans Saints looking to turn around season against Kansas City Chiefs |
Nakia Hogan - Winless Saints play 0-2 Chiefs at the Superdome.

Inside the New Orleans Saints-Kansas City Chiefs game |
Larry Holder - Status of Marques Colston will be a key factor in Sunday's game.

Saints harping on turnovers and lack of takeaways heading into Sunday |
Bradley Handwerger - Malcolm Jenkins isn’t totally worried that the New Orleans Saints rank last in total yards defense in the NFL.

Preview: Saints host Chiefs in battle of 0-2 teams |
A sense of urgency figures to loom very large inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, when the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs both look to avoid potential back-breaking 0-3 starts.

Saints defense looks to stop fire from spreading |
Ken Trahan

Saints RB Pierre Thomas keeps things steady | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Wlash - To hear New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas, he is nothing more than a role player in a crowded backfield on a record-setting NFL offense.

Here I go again, getting excited about the Saints vs. Kansas City |
Gerry V. - Fans need a big Saints win.

If Saints Lose to the Chiefs, You Can Kiss Season Goodbye |
Andrew JUGE - How big of a disaster is starting 0-2? Well, it's not good, that's for sure.

Final Word: NFC South - NFC South Blog |
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3.

Video: Prediction -- Chiefs at Saints - NFC South Blog |
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for the Kansas City Chiefs at the New Orleans Saints.


Kansas City Komet

Chiefs-Saints scouting report |
Adam Teicher

Chiefs notebook: Emmitt Thomas familiar with Saints offense |
Randy Covitz - Chiefs secondary coach Emmitt Thomas has seen first-hand how effective New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints offense can be.

Chiefs may start rookie Jeff Allen on offensive line |
Adam Teicher - In their perfect world, the Chiefs might like to give rookie offensive lineman Jeff Allen his first NFL start somewhere other than in the din of the Superdome in New Orleans.

Time for Chiefs to show The Patriot Way the way out |
Kent Babb - The evidence has mounted, and the verdict is in: The Patriot Way is outdated, unreliable and unsuccessful.

Overheard: Week Three Wrap-Up |
Rachel Santschi - Chiefs close another week of practice before traveling to New Orleans.

Chiefs Breakdown: Week 3 |
Video breakdown of the Saints.

Final Word: AFC West - AFC West Blog |
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3.

AFC West injury report - AFC West Blog |
Bill Williamson



Tom Benson, Deuce McAllister Inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame |

Tom Benson, Deuce McAllister inducted into Saints Hall of Fame | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - The Saints Hall of Fame Museum has for years included photos of owner Tom Benson, an open parasol in hand, doing his now-famous "Benson Boogie" after a win.

Deuce McAllister, Tom Benson inducted into New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame |
Longtime radio broadcaster Jim Henderson awarded Joe Gemelli "Fleur De Lis Award"

Tom Benson Speaks at the Saints Hall of Fame |
Video interview clip. Page includes Deuce clip as well.

New Orleans Saints Announce Winner Of Hurricane Isaac Relief Raffle |
HansDat note: It sure as hell wasn't my Dad.

Favre: NFL’s evidence Saints had a bounty on me "just hearsay" | ProFootballTalk
Michael David Smith - As Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma continues to fight his yearlong suspension for his alleged involvement in the Saints' bounty program, he has found an unlikely ally in the player he supposedly offered teammates $10,000 to knock out of the NFC Championship Game.

Saints WR Colston helps inspire troubled kids | The Sun Herald
Chevel Johnson - New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston doesn't just inspire on the field. He's also an inspiration to a group of teens who've worked to turn around their troubled lives.

Ladies can learn from the pros at 'Football Camp For Her' |
Rachel Whittaker - Camp features Cameron Jordan, Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas.