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Saints News, 10/29/15: Saints Making Risks Pay Off at Critical Juncture

From the Associated Press: In response to New Orleans' 1-4 start, Saints coach Sean Payton took risks that could have exposed his team to even greater calamity and precipitated a full-fledged unraveling of this season. What resulted instead was a two-game winning streak that has given New Orleans a chance to remain relevant in the NFC playoff picture.

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Saints News

Saints making risks pay off at critical juncture
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New Orleans Saints locker room interviews from Wednesday
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Drew Brees: '"Hooman" is our kind of guy' | Video - Video |
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Dannell Ellerbe, David Hawthorne lead four Saints who didn't practice because of injury - Black and Gold

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Drew Brees' Wednesday press conference
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New York Giants conference calls
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New Orleans Saints say they're building momentum; have opportunity to turn season around |
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Saints ready for spooktacular Halloween
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NFL News

Road to 16-0: What's ahead for NFL's unbeaten teams?
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Joseph Randle abruptly leaves Cowboys facility, status uncertain | ProFootballTalk
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Report: NFL likely to suspend Joseph Randle over February incident | ProFootballTalk
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Devonta Freeman is the NFC offensive player of the month | ProFootballTalk
When the season started, the expectation in Atlanta was that Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman were going to be splitting time in the Falcons backfield. The last few weeks have shifted the picture considerably.

Kawann Short named NFC defensive player of the month | ProFootballTalk
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