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Saints News, 2/2/15: Saints' Super Bowl 2016 Odds At 30-to-1

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From NOLA.com: The New Orleans Saints finished 2014 nowhere close to reaching the Super Bowl. That could change in 2015. At least according to one set of Las Vegas oddsmakers. Pregame.com has posted the Saints at 30-to-1 to reach and win Super Bowl 50 after the 2015 season. Those odds rank as eighth-best in the NFL.

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Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Steelers WR Lance Moore has asked Pittsburgh for his release, per sources. Moore is two seasons removed from 1,000-yd receiving season.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/562205466508668928">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>After the 1st play of 4th quarter, New England had a 7% chance to win Super Bowl, according to ESPN&#39;s Stats &amp; Info’s win probability model.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/562248205073514496">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LEGO <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> support <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SuperBowlRally?src=hash">#SuperBowlRally</a> <a href="http://t.co/qqVkUvr8BB">pic.twitter.com/qqVkUvr8BB</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/562246524483018752">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In honor of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SuperBowlSunday?src=hash">#SuperBowlSunday</a>, throwing it back to 2009 with the New Orleans <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> ... I&#39;ll never forget <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WHODAT?src=hash">#WHODAT</a> <a href="http://t.co/4kyFWFr2Wm">pic.twitter.com/4kyFWFr2Wm</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/562009203087523840">February 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Everybody always knows what to do after shit doesn&#39;t work out. Great game. Great teams. Great coaches. Unfortunately there&#39;s 24hr sports..</p>&mdash; Bill Burr (@billburr) <a href="https://twitter.com/billburr/status/562220658336092160">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Falcons and their HC Dan Quinn reached agreement on a 5-year contract, per source. Quinn is expected to fly to Atlanta with Falcons today.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/562205171720007680">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Watching replay of SB in NZ. NO SB COMMERCIALS. Just local stuff about rugby.</p>&mdash; Bill Burr (@billburr) <a href="https://twitter.com/billburr/status/562155688667774976">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Outstanding job by <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeReiss">@MikeReiss</a> in his Rapid Reax, capturing magnitude of moment and breaking down the finer details: <a href="http://t.co/KjaVkKzSDx">http://t.co/KjaVkKzSDx</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/562123578389569536">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/billburr">@billburr</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/theMMPodcast">@theMMPodcast</a> <a href="http://t.co/cEwAXZwL3e">pic.twitter.com/cEwAXZwL3e</a></p>&mdash; J C (@CaptinShakeIt) <a href="https://twitter.com/CaptinShakeIt/status/562110747627356160">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>That was the first interception thrown from the 1-yard line by ANY player this season. <a href="http://t.co/7HVBZslXXW">pic.twitter.com/7HVBZslXXW</a></p>&mdash; Pro Football on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL/status/562110729675763712">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>VIDEO watch Malcolm Butler&#39;s amazing goal-line pick, preserving N.E.&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SB49?src=hash">#SB49</a> win &#10;<a href="http://t.co/les9g6zaZM">http://t.co/les9g6zaZM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a> <a href="http://t.co/Jkq9sXbqh3">pic.twitter.com/Jkq9sXbqh3</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo (@Yahoo) <a href="https://twitter.com/Yahoo/status/562107538494070784">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Let&#39;s go home <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SuperBowl?src=hash">#SuperBowl</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL_Memes">@NFL_Memes</a>: Marshawn Lynch Be Like.. <a href="http://t.co/QWJFHTPDDG">pic.twitter.com/QWJFHTPDDG</a></p>&mdash; Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoFloESPN/status/562102516091863041">February 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saint News

New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl 2016 odds at 30-to-1, website says | NOLA.com
Those odds rank as eighth best in the NFL.

Jimmy Graham says current plan is no shoulder surgery | ProFootballTalk
Before the Pro Bowl, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said his participation in the annual all-star game will help determine whether he needs surgery on the shoulder he injured early in the regular season.

New Orleans Saints mailbag: Why can't Saints develop linebackers? - ESPN
In this week's Saints mailbag, readers ask Mike Triplett why New Orleans seems so content with less than stellar linebacker play?

Morten Andersen misses out on Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015
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New Orleans Saints' Thomas Morstead reflects back on Super Bowl XLIV
New Orleans Saints' Thomas Morstead opens up to Who Dat Dish to talk about Super Bowl XLIV five years later.

Saints owner Tom Benson passenger in car that injures security guard - ESPN
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was reportedly a passenger in a car that injured a security guard outside the Pelicans game Friday.

Watch: Steve Gleason's Super Bowl Sunday feature on NBC
NBC profiled Steve Gleason on their pregame show Sunday

New Orleans Saints 2015 opponents
The 2015 NFL regular season will open on Thursday, September 10

Cameron Jordan 'still sick' about New Orleans Saints' 7-9 record in 2014, he tells SI.com | NOLA.com
Jordan spoke during a 6-minute, 16-second video in which he toured his hometown Chandler, Ariz.

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #1 Kaepernick’s 4th and 10 Throw to Crabtree | The Saints Nation

Saints hoping Jeff Ireland will benefit from return to his roots - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Jeff Ireland is getting back to his roots now that he's returning to the NFL as the New Orleans Saints' lead college scout.

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NFL News

Malcolm Butler becomes unlikely star of Super Bowl XLIX | ProFootballTalk
At one point in the second half, it looked like Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews would go from obscurity to Super Bowl hero. Matthews had a big game for the Seahawks, but he's at least sharing the unlikely hero prize with Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.

Bruce Irvin on play call ending in pick: "We were on the half-yard line, and we throw a slant" | ProFootballTalk
Count Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin among those wondering why Seattle elected to pass instead of run with just one yard needed for the go-ahead, final-minute touchdown in Sunday's Super Bowl loss to New England.

Patriots had biggest second-half comeback in Super Bowl history | ProFootballTalk
When the Patriots trailed 24-14 heading into the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, it would have been easy to write them off. No team had ever overcome a double-digit second-half deficit to win a Super Bowl before, and teams trailing by 10 or more points at the start of the fourth quarter had been ...

Russell Wilson: Blame me, I made the throw | ProFootballTalk
In the aftermath of the Seahawks' 28-24 loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, the biggest topic of conversation was the team's play call on their final offensive snap of the night.

Atlanta Falcons crowd noise under investigation by NFL, ESPN reports | NOLA.com
Atlanta Falcons fans surely enjoyed seeing the New Orleans Saints lose draft picks -- and so much more -- as a result of the bounty scandal in 2012. Could Saints fans soon have reason to laugh at the Falcons' expense? ESPN reported Sunday the Falcons are being investigated by the NFL for use of artificial crowd noise during home games over the last two seasons. The offense could cost the Falcons a draft pick, and the team could be fined, the report said. The report said the Falcons have been accused of piping in noise as opposing offenses huddle. Yet some argue the use of silent counts diminish the impact of crowd noise, the report said.  The Saints at Atlanta over the last two seasons won 17-13 in 2013 and lost in overtime 37-34 in 2014. The Falcons over the last two seasons in the Georgia Dome went 6-9, which discounts one 2014 home game played in London.

Super Bowl 2015: Madden prediction spot on as Patriots beat Seahawks 28-24 | NOLA.com
Game also predicted New England coming back from 24-14 deficit

Super Bowl 2015: Records set, tied as New England Patriots beat Seattle Seahawks 28-24 | NOLA.com
List compiled by Elias Sports Bureau.

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Video

The Benson family soap opera - Video | NOLA.com
James Varney of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and James Parker of WRNO discuss the sorry legal family saga that has embroiled the empire of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson.

Britney Spears supports Saints in Super Bowl Ad
Britney Spears shows her support for the New Orleans Saints in an NFL #SuperBowlRally ad during the Super Bowl. (NFL Video)

Let The Countdown Begin...
221 days till the 2015 NFL regular season begins. Video by Ashley Amoss. (New Orleans Saints video)