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Saints News:

Saints’ already potent offense widening its options
More options could make the Saints defense even harder to defend.

The Six Pack: Wisconsin-Michigan, Oregon-Washington among the best college football picks in Week 7 - CBSSports.com
Trust the Process with some picks from the biggest games in college football this week

Saints Film Room: Passing attack feels built to match wits with Ravens defense – The Athletic
With the weapons Drew Brees has at his disposal, New Orleans can go toe-to-toe with Baltimore's top-ranked defense.

Is Drew Brees much different from other QBs when playing outdoors vs. indoors? – The Athletic
The league's highest-scoring offense heads to Baltimore this week to take on the NFL's top defense.

5 bold predictions for New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
The New Orleans Saints will visit the Baltimore Ravens so here's 5 bold, optimistic predictions for what promises to be an entertaining game

There aren’t enough words — or positions — to define Taysom Hill – The Athletic
The Saints third-string quarterback with freakish straight-line speed has lined up at running back, wide receiver, tight end — and returns kicks

'Dynamic' Saints running back Alvin Kamara focus of Ravens defense - Baltimore Sun
The Saints’ second-year pro is tied for eighth in the NFL in total yards from scrimmage and ranks fifth in first downs and total points among non-kickers.

Scouting report for Sunday's Ravens-Saints game - Baltimore Sun
Who has the edge in the Ravens-Saints game?

The catalyst for Saints CB Marshon Lattimore's recent intense play? Treating every practice like its a game | Saints | theadvocate.com
Marshon Lattimore wasn’t treating practice the way he should have been treating practice.

NFL News:

Broncos dominate against turnover-plagued Cardinals - NFL.com
The Denver Broncos caught holy fire early and never looked back in Thursday night's 45-10 mega-slaughter of the floating Cardinals. Marc Sessler breaks down what we learned.

Re-Grading Every NFL Team’s 2018 Offseason Moves | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
NFL front offices spend six months between March and August strengthening, reshaping and rebuilding rosters for the regular season. Through six weeks, some moves haven't worked out as planned and others seem like smart decisions...

The Four Must-See Matchups for NFL Week 7 - The Ringer
A matchup between the NFL’s no. 1 scoring offense and no. 1 scoring defense pits Drew Brees’s enduring excellence against the Ravens’ miserly defense. What else will we learn this weekend?

Is NFL in a 'renaissance'? Defensive players still irked by rules
With TV ratings and touchdowns ticking up, the NFL appears to be in a prime position. Yet some defensive players

NFL trade rumors: 8 struggling teams Eagles' Howie Roseman should target for deals | Cardinals? Giants? Raiders? | NJ.com
The Philadelphia Eagles are in position to make a trade, and they should be targeting the NFL's worst teams, like the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders, who might be shopping wide receiver Amari Cooper. Who should Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman target before the deadline on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (10/30/18)?

NFL Week 7 Bettors Guide: Don't throw your Green at the Jets and take the over when Giants battle the Falcons - NY Daily News
From the best games to bet, to the ones to stay away from, check out Hank Gola's guide to get you through the NFL weekend a winner.

Josh Rosen, Cardinals had no chance vs. Broncos on Thursday Night Football | SI.com
In a loss on Thursday Night Football, Arizona’s simplistic, stagnant offense didn't stand a chance against the Denver defense. Now it's up to the Cardinals to save talented rookie QB Josh Rosen from a lost season.

Fantasy Football Week 7: Starts, Sits, Risks, and Sleepers for every NFL game on the schedule - CBSSports.com
Dave Richard goes through every game on the NFL schedule to give you players to start, players to sit, and some players you might want to keep in the back of your minds.

Re-Grading Every NFL Team’s 2018 Offseason Moves | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
NFL front offices spend six months between March and August strengthening, reshaping and rebuilding rosters for the regular season. Through six weeks, some moves haven't worked out as planned and others seem like smart decisions...

LSU/CFB News:

Rabalais: Before LSU takes on Alabama, they'll have to deal with noisy, thorn in their paw in Mississippi State | LSU | theadvocate.com
Even before the fence-jumping, fine-inducing, “Here, Joe Burrow, put this beer hat on to celebrate beating Georgia … woo hoo!” crowd was finally shooed off the Tiger Stadium field last

The Six Pack: LSU-Mississippi State, Michigan-Michigan State the best college football picks - CBSSports.com
Trust the Process with some picks from the biggest games in college football this week

College football odds, picks, lines for Week 8: Proven computer model loving Auburn, Michigan State - CBSSports.com
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated every Week 8 game 10,000 times with surprising results

College football expert picks, predictions, spreads for Week 8: Back Oregon against Washington State - CBSSports.com
Barrett Sallee went 28-18 on his best bets at SportsLine last season

Ranking CFB one-loss teams as the CFB Playoff committee would
If the College Football Playoff rankings were to be released today, the order would be rather clear. There are four remaining Power Five...

College football first half review Alabama Notre Dame Nebraska
From the expected (Alabama's dominance) to the unexpected (Texas' resurgence) and everything in between, here's what happened as we hit the season's midpoint.

How Marquise Brown Went from 140-Pound JUCO WR to CFB's Most Dangerous Player | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
NORMAN, Okla. — He can flat-out fly. That's where the story of college football's most dangerous player begins and ends. Oklahoma wideout Marquise Brown runs like few others can...

LSU wearing purple helmets that CHANGE COLOR TO GOLD - SBNation.com
Yes, these helmets change colors!

LSU vs. Mississippi St.: Times of Interest - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
LSU vs. Mississippi St.: Times of Interest

LSU vs. Mississippi State 2018 pick: Prediction, start time, and TV/live stream info - SBNation.com
Can the Bulldogs pull off a second-straight upset over a top-10 team?

Pelicans News:

NBA Preview: New Orleans Pelicans welcome Sacramento Kings for home opener, ready to change past precedent - The Bird Writes
The Pelicans have a chance to win just their second home opener in the Anthony Davis era.

Elfrid Payton Has Neat New Hair And Neat New Teammates
Some of the uncertainty coming into this season, for the New Orleans Pelicans, concerned the departure of Rajon Rondo, who played an important role in the team’s strong finish last season and then left in free agency, and his replacement, Elfrid Payton. If, like mine, your brain has been turned to slush by worms and you therefore are the sort of lost soul who consumes a lot of NBA season-preview blogs, this was a common refrain: The Pelicans will need Elfrid Payton to replace what they lost in Rajon Rondo.

Pelicans announce they have an official fried chicken | nola.com
And it's the official fried chicken for everything else at the Smoothie King Center.

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