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Saints News, 10/16/15: Brees has his 90th 300-yard game, Closes in on Peyton’s Record

From ProFootballTalk.com: Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 312 yards in Thursday night’s win over the Falcons, and in doing so he became just the second player in NFL history with 90 games of at least 300 passing yards. That moves Brees to within striking distance of Peyton Manning, who owns the NFL record with 92 games of at least 300 passing yards. Given the players’ ages and their current quality of play, Brees seems a near certainty to break Manning’s record, probably this year. Tom Brady is in third place, with 66.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drew Brees had his 90th 300-yard game last night, and he&#39;s closing in on Peyton Manning&#39;s record of 92 <a href="http://t.co/M2jhwnDEkz">http://t.co/M2jhwnDEkz</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/654973536574935040">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Times-Picayune nailed their front page today <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> <a href="http://t.co/NEuePArsQp">pic.twitter.com/NEuePArsQp</a></p>&mdash; Alex Restrepo (@Repo) <a href="https://twitter.com/Repo/status/655019857973346304">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drew Brees reached 45,000 pass yards with Saints in his 148th game. Fastest ever to reach 45,000 yards with a team <a href="http://t.co/iFAKsmoupJ">pic.twitter.com/iFAKsmoupJ</a></p>&mdash; Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/RLiuNFL/status/655024022451855360">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints deliver hair-raising performance in 31-21 win over Falcons: <a href="http://t.co/hzEkDLhjgX">http://t.co/hzEkDLhjgX</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> <a href="http://t.co/KE4dM8jyxY">pic.twitter.com/KE4dM8jyxY</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/655026290408452097">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m really up at 2 am rewatching the game with my son diesel (dog).... I really love this sport...</p>&mdash; Delvin Chip Breaux (@BreauxShow24) <a href="https://twitter.com/BreauxShow24/status/654913450460749824">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank ya lord, all glory to you Great team win. WHODAT nation we felt y&#39;all in there ! Bless n preciate the tough love n support leggo</p>&mdash; Khiry Robinson (@_numberthreeRB) <a href="https://twitter.com/_numberthreeRB/status/654885130536783872">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WHODAT!!!!!</p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/status/654881552308965376">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed man just blessed ...</p>&mdash; Delvin Chip Breaux (@BreauxShow24) <a href="https://twitter.com/BreauxShow24/status/654899183233703936">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In honor of Rob Ryan <a href="https://t.co/XwzfN7n1fs">https://t.co/XwzfN7n1fs</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/655028000547717120">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">S/o to ma bro <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94">@camjordan94</a> with the monster game <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/3sacks?src=hash">#3sacks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ballin?src=hash">#ballin</a></p>&mdash; Tyrunn Walker (@twalker337) <a href="https://twitter.com/twalker337/status/655025577288581120">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Benjamin Watson&#39;s hefty snap count pays dividends for Saints in Falcons win <a href="http://t.co/tnqrIJai7I">http://t.co/tnqrIJai7I</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/655020794754392064">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Michael_Mauti">@Michael_Mauti</a> on the block &quot;It was a special feeling&quot; calls <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> one of his heroes <a href="http://t.co/aNbVDkHst3">http://t.co/aNbVDkHst3</a> <a href="http://t.co/sFZeRrlQMz">pic.twitter.com/sFZeRrlQMz</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/655013122827116544">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Another morning at the facility to break down film from this past game. 24 hour rule in effect… <a href="https://t.co/tfIMhzcgEp">https://t.co/tfIMhzcgEp</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/655011621903990784">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My column: Rob Ryan, who shouldered blame for defense, should get credit for limiting Falcons <a href="http://t.co/WUEHXs1hmX">http://t.co/WUEHXs1hmX</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/655006543398617088">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Waking up after giving the Falcons their first loss like... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackAndGoldFriday?src=hash">#BlackAndGoldFriday</a> <a href="http://t.co/fYrUUlw16z">pic.twitter.com/fYrUUlw16z</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/655000077279203328">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s so good to see the great Drew Brees showing love to one of his fans after tonight&#39;s game <a href="http://t.co/cx8Hb7IvzP">pic.twitter.com/cx8Hb7IvzP</a></p>&mdash; Gino Jones (2-4) (@WhoDat_Joness) <a href="https://twitter.com/WhoDat_Joness/status/654878676790738944">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Told Ben Watson about the cat. Him: &quot;Obviously we need to get the cat back.&quot;</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/654873379640479744">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No matter the opponent. No matter the outcome. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeetYouAtThe50?src=hash">#MeetYouAtThe50</a> <a href="https://t.co/W1KpriuNpp">https://t.co/W1KpriuNpp</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/654994198605778944">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great night for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> DST. Best balled them in a bunch of spots. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/proud?src=hash">#proud</a></p>&mdash; Evan Silva (@evansilva) <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/654862561423265792">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Falcons fumble away chance to escape their Superdome curse <a href="http://t.co/AhzPvcITkQ">http://t.co/AhzPvcITkQ</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/654961370119716864">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Raw Video: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> on the field after the win <a href="http://t.co/dejOnR5QPN">http://t.co/dejOnR5QPN</a> <a href="http://t.co/95PuzwYWSh">pic.twitter.com/95PuzwYWSh</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/654894488343613440">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good morning <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOLAtwitter?src=hash">#NOLAtwitter</a>... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BreauxFTW?src=hash">#BreauxFTW</a>&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TGIF?src=hash">#TGIF</a> <a href="http://t.co/9KsQejPXKR">pic.twitter.com/9KsQejPXKR</a></p>&mdash; Breaux Mart (@BreauxMart) <a href="https://twitter.com/BreauxMart/status/655028669325250560">October 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Brees has his 90th 300-yard game, closes in on Peyton’s record | ProFootballTalk
Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 312 yards in Thursday night's win over the Falcons, and in doing so he became just the second player in NFL history with 90 games of at least 300 passing yards.

Benjamin Watson, New Orleans Saints offense turn back the clock - NFC South - ESPN
Benjamin Watson, a 34-year-old tight end, had a career night with 10 catches for 127 yards and a score to breathe new life into the Saints offense.

John DeShazier: Saints deliver hair-raising performance in 31-21 win over Falcons
Mauti's early blocked punt for TD keys prime-time win at home

Saints Defense Comes Up Big and Saves Rob Ryan's Job
The New Orleans Saints defense came up big last night against the Atlanta Falcons, and appear to have saved defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's job -- for now

7 reasons the New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons | NOLA.com
Saints beat Falcons 31-21 Thursday night in Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Another blocked punt helps Saints top Falcons, 31-21
Reprise of blocked punt against Atlanta in the Superdome helps Saints beat Falcons, 31-21

Billick: Brees is best when he doesn't have to come from behind - NFL Videos
NFL Media's Brian Billick joins "NFL HQ" to discuss New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his success against the Atlanta Falcons secondary in Week 6 on Thursday night football.

Irvin: 'Atlanta was not ready for what hit them' - NFL Videos
The "TNF GameDay" crew discusses how Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints put pressure on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.

Michael Irvin: 'It feels just like 2006' - NFL Videos
NFL Media's Michael Irvin comments on the impact that returning to the superdome has had on the game atmosphere in New Orleans, Louisiana.

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson: 'Hopefully, this'll get us on the right track' - NFL Videos
NFL Media's Kimberly Jones talks with New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson on the field after their victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

New Orleans Saints offense reignited by Sean Payton's fourth-down call - NFL Nation - ESPN
In Thursday night's win, the Saints showed some of that aggressive, fearless play-calling that has been missing for so much of this season.

Drew Brees up, Zach Hocker down in New Orleans Saints' win - NFL Nation - ESPN
A look at New Orleans Saints players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Thursday night's win over the Atlanta Falcons.

With Steve Gleason there, Michael Mauti makes Superdome moment | ProFootballTalk
The Saints were simply trying to overcome a 1-4 start, and not one of the worst natural disasters in human history. But for Saints special teamer Michael Mauti, to make a play like last night with Steve Gleason watching from the sidelines made his own blocked punt a memorable one.

Sean Payton's Falcons press conference
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton met with the media following tonight's game vs the Atlanta Falcons. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints Video)

Drew Brees Falcons Postgame Press Conference
New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees speaks with the media after tonight's game vs the Atlanta Falcons. Video by Ashley Amoss. (New Orleans Saints Video)

Raw video: Saints reaction to win
Raw video from the end of the New Orleans Saints victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Oct. 15. Video by Brendan Hassett

Drew Brees' ability to locate Watson pays off for New Orleans Saints - Stats & Info - ESPN
The Saints were in need of a Jimmy Graham-type of a game. They got one from a player who hadn't had a game of this level in quite some time. We detail.

Opinion: Thank you, Falcons, you were comfort food again
New Orleans' source for complete news coverage of the Saints football team with schedules, scores and stats. WWLTV.com

Saints save their season by handing Falcons first loss - NFL - SI.com
The Saints handed the Falcons their first loss of the season, and may have just saved their own season—and Rob Ryan's job—in the process.

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Falcons News

Falcons need to eliminate mistakes to recover from loss to Saints - NFC South - ESPN
While hiccups on defense are still expected for Atlanta, it was the offensive implosion, and a special-teams failure, that hurt the most Thursday.

Atlanta Falcons fall from undefeated ranks because of turnovers - NFC South - ESPN
The Atlanta Falcons have no one to blame but themselves for not remaining among the NFL's undefeated teams.

Falcons Coach Dan Quinn and players talk about loss to Saints
Transcripts from Falcons post game interviews

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NFL News

Nevada regulators will not be setting their daily fantasy lineups, neither will you - SBNation.com
The state of Nevada says daily fantasy sports is unlicensed gambling.

Joe Montana: If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying, so the Patriots are trying hard | ProFootballTalk
Tom Brady grew up idolizing Joe Montana, and now the two of them are the only two players with three Super Bowl MVP awards. So what does Montana think about Brady? He thinks Brady is a cheater. And he means that in the best of ways.