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Fleur-de-Links: Saturday, January 5

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints and NFL news, analysis, opinion, commentary, and whatnot. TODAY'S HEADLINE: WILD CARD WEEKEND IS HERE!!!!!!

Last year at this time, Saints Superfans were getting amped up for the WC vs. Detroit.
Last year at this time, Saints Superfans were getting amped up for the WC vs. Detroit.
Kevin C. Cox

Be sure to come back and join our Wild Card Saturday Open Thread at 4:15 pm Eastern Time!!



Gamedy bucket go boom

With delays and a bunch of craziness... 17 hours later we reach our final destination... but g

My guy is that dude! Love what you’re doing and how much you love !

Lol Kobe just rocked em

Ok cp3 what u gone do

On the real though when the bulls get d rose back they gone be a problem in the east

-_- RT : dang mamas boy

Update about & Times-Pic from editor Jim Amoss

Source says Eagles will interview Syracuse coach Doug Marrone in Arizona this weekend, before or after Chip Kelly...

Had a epic pillow fight las night/this am, it wasn fair tho complete domination

Saban: "I don't have any unfinished business in the NFL. ... It's not something I'm concerned about. It's not even anything I want to do."


From the Saints Sideline

Did The Saints D Pick Up Spags' New Scheme? I Hope Not! - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3
Deke Bellavia

Feelin' the Brees: New Orleans Saints' offensive stats through Game 16 |
Dan Swenson - A final look at the Saints' top five offensive playmakers for 2012.

Film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y - Let’s take a team-by team look at some of the highlights.


Wild Card Weekend

NFL Wild Card Saturday: What to watch |
The NFL playoffs are finally upon us. Here are six things to watch -- three for each of Saturday's wild card games -- as the postseason battles begin.

Don't expect Super Bowl XLVII to be win by a twentysomething QB |
Jeff Duncan - Look for Brady, Manning and Rodgers to shine.

AWD's NFL Playoff Predictions |
I even got all fancy and s*** with some MS Paint action #bling. (HansDat note: wonder if AWD will like his placement next to his fave nola.mediagroup.commer, JD)

Wild Card Weekend memories - photo essay |
Jim Reineking - From the greatest comeback to the "Music City Miracle," the wild-card round has produced some of the seminal moments in NFL history. Take a look at some classic images from the opening round of the NFL playoffs. (HansDat note: wonder if 'Hakim drops the ball' makes the list?)

Flem File: forecasting the potential stars of NFL playoffs postseason |
David Fleming

Always Be Covering: Wild Card Picks, Seattle Hate and Top Chef | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Unsilent Majority

Super Bowl Recipe Month: White Chicken Chili and Deli Chopped Salad | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Sarah Sprague - HansDat note: worth it for the clever intro about watching the playoffs when your team is not in them.



Chip Kelly, Cleveland Browns very close to deal |
Dan Hanzus -'s Ian Rapoport reported Friday that University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly is close to a deal to become the Browns' next head coach, according to a source informed of his situation.

Andy Reid agrees to 5-year deal to coach Kansas City Chiefs |
Associated Press

Passing on Russell Wilson proved fateful - Adam Schefter's 10 Spot |
QB-needy Bills, Jaguars and Chiefs glossed over solution in 2012 draft. (HansDat note: OMG this is rich!! Schefter calls those teams out for not taking Russell Wilson in the 3rd round. What a hack.)

Rex Ryan Has A Tattoo Of His Wife Wearing A Mark Sanchez Jersey |
Barry Petchesky - As the media waits patiently at Florham Park for comment on one of the all-time worst and weirdest seasons ever, Rex Ryan is just living it up in the Bahamas.

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