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Saints News, 9/21/2015: Teams Don't Fear The Saints Anymore

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From Larry Holder at NOLA.com: The New Orleans Saints don't scare anyone anymore. Home, away, in the parking lot. Nowhere. NFL teams don't fear the Saints. They instead might circle the Saints on the schedule now. Not because of the severity of the test, but because of the likelihood they can chalk up a "W."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Column from Sunday: Teams don&#39;t fear the New Orleans Saints anymore, not even the Bucs <a href="http://t.co/Twtt7XohFl">http://t.co/Twtt7XohFl</a> <a href="http://t.co/XNaKonPE0q">pic.twitter.com/XNaKonPE0q</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/645937915244081153">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed to see another day...</p>&mdash; Delvin Chip Breaux (@BreauxShow24) <a href="https://twitter.com/BreauxShow24/status/645957438768828416">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">C.J. Spiller sees only seven snaps in his New Orleans Saints debut <a href="http://t.co/63y2RW93Qx">http://t.co/63y2RW93Qx</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/645952226611953665">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The award for worst coverage goes to this Saints DB who may still be looking for the ball <a href="http://t.co/fiHczH3415">http://t.co/fiHczH3415</a> <a href="http://t.co/HT19xetQhx">pic.twitter.com/HT19xetQhx</a></p>&mdash; SB Nation (@SBNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNation/status/645931992417071104">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Drew Brees says shoulder was affected by hit, but he&#39;ll be OK <a href="http://t.co/DY1bW5nr5O">http://t.co/DY1bW5nr5O</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/645927716282322944">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints run Superdome losing streak to six games <a href="http://t.co/nNtSfBL1rr">http://t.co/nNtSfBL1rr</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/645922694429585408">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Misery loves company. Welcome to the cellar Jimmy Graham and the Seahawks!</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/645921834232381440">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints Lose to Bucs 26-19: The View from Section 140 <a href="http://t.co/kIwcIXqJYJ">http://t.co/kIwcIXqJYJ</a> <a href="http://t.co/xcqNqmj35z">pic.twitter.com/xcqNqmj35z</a></p>&mdash; Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC/status/645915455299977216">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bills may have gone too far with pre-play stadium sounds when Patriots had the ball <a href="http://t.co/JXTlGFdgtN">http://t.co/JXTlGFdgtN</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/645882406122205185">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It might be time to stop thinking of the Saints as a contender, <a href="https://twitter.com/Eric_Edholm">@Eric_Edholm</a> writes: <a href="http://t.co/MU9Ssv45uS">http://t.co/MU9Ssv45uS</a> <a href="http://t.co/4B0SckQe0o">pic.twitter.com/4B0SckQe0o</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/645849612356616192">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Last year kickers missed eight extra points. They’ve already missed nine in 2015 -- and Week 2 isn’t over.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/645784815564926976">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bobby: The way the Saints are playing, a 9 win season would be a miracle <a href="http://t.co/hnFZKfUB56">http://t.co/hnFZKfUB56</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/645740336397053952">September 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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