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Fleur-de-Links, October 16: Saints getting healthy with Bye week, Re-Sign Jay Bromley

Saints toughest road test of the season awaits them in Baltimore.

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Saints News:

Saints Film Room: Sack-happy Ravens will be a big test for Brees

Payton: Kamara's season-low nine touches a byproduct of big-play offense |
'There were a number of explosive plays,' Payton said. 'It just changes how the game unfolds.'

Saints expect running game to be more balanced between Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara moving forward | Saints |
The Saints want to get back to being balanced.

Saints' Marshon Lattimore doing well in recovery from concussion |
Lattimore is still in the concussion protocol because Saints haven't practiced since the injury.

Saints and Sean Payton follow Andy Reid's blueprint for post-bye success |
Not counting the 2012 season when he was suspended, the Saints are 6-2 since the 2009 season following a bye.

Michael Thomas will have a special guest watching him at next Saints home game -- former all-pro Chad Johnson | Saints |
Michael Thomas may want to make sure his touchdown celebrations are on point when the New Orleans Saints are back in the Superdome next month.

NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Ravens defense makes them legit Super Bowl contenders, big test vs. Saints looms -
The Ravens have the top-ranked defense in the NFL and climb up to No. 5 in my Week 7 Power Rankings

Did Saints bye week come at right time, or will it kill momentum? Time will tell | Saints |
A.J. Klein spent the week in the mountains in North Carolina with his wife.

7-point guide for Saints fans traveling to Baltimore |

Saints a slight underdog at Baltimore on Sunday |
Ravens are coming off a win against the Tennessee Titans in which their defense sacked quarterback Marcus Mariotta 11 times.

Saints re-sign Jay Bromley as Taylor Stallworth deals with ankle injury |
Bromley played for the Saints in Week 3.

NFL News:

Flag or not, CB Sherman says play needs to be made -
Though he didn't necessarily agree with a late penalty flag, 49ers CB Richard Sherman said he needed to make the play on a crucial down in Monday's loss to the Packers.

Packers pull out NFL victory over 49ers |
Nine players with Alabama football roots suited up for the NFL's Week 6 Monday night game.

NFL: Kevin Harlan, Olivia Harlan Dekker to make broadcasting history
Kevin Harlan and Olivia Harlan Dekker will be part of a three-person team for Monday night's Packers vs. 49ers game on Westwood One.

Why are NFL defenses bad? It's Not Just the New Rules |
Sunday night’s Patriots-Chiefs thriller reiterated what we already knew about the current state of football: Offenses are spectacular, and defenses—even ones helmed by legendary coaches—are sinking to new lows. A search for answers as to why defenses seem helpless and hopeless in 2018

NFL Week 7 Power Rankings 2018 - Playoff chances for all 32 teams
After six weeks, just 11 teams have playoff odds of better than 50 percent. Where does your team sit in the playoff hunt?

Debrief: Reasons to be optimistic about every single NFL team -
Hope springs eternal in the NFL -- or at least that's the viewpoint Gregg Rosenthal is taking in this week's edition of The Debrief. Here are reasons to be optimistic about each team.

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