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Saints News:

Saints preparing for physical matchup with Ravens’ ball-control offense: ‘It’s going to be a fight’ | nola.com
The Ravens have run more plays than any other team in the NFL this season and rank third in both third down efficiency and time of possession.

Saints WR Keith Kirkwood is learning and growing behind the scenes | Saints | theadvocate.com
Keith Kirkwood is ready and waiting.

Saints Mailbag: Is Michael Thomas more active on social media this year? Who will fill Ted Ginn Jr.'s role? | Saints | theadvocate.com
Each week, Nick Underhill reaches into his mailbag and answers a few of your questions regarding the Saints and the NFL in general. Here are some of the highlights ahead

Betting on the New Orleans Saints? Ravens have hit the ‘under’ in four consecutive games | nola.com
Drew Brees has second-shortest odds to win MVP

Saints rookie Tre'Quan Smith 'ready for the opportunity to fill role of injured Ted Ginn Jr. | National | dailylocal.com
Saints rookie receiver Tre'Quan Smith is coming off the best game of his young NFL career.

Everything You Need to Know: Saints at Ravens
Unbeaten at home, Ravens hope to maintain mastery over Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Saints-Ravens gameday breakdown: See analysis, injury report, more | Saints | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints face the tall task of handling the Baltimore Ravens' defense on Sunday following the bye week.

Drew Brees' MVP chances lead this week’s Saints Twitter mailbag | nola.com
Answering questions about Drew Brees, Patrick Peterson, Teddy Bridgewater and more.

New Orleans Saints OL Jermon Bushrod mourns death of newborn daughter
New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod's newborn daughter has died, he said in a tweet Saturday, writing, "My heart has been broken."

Marcus Davenport is having too much fun drilling quarterbacks to let up now – The Athletic
The Saints moved up to No. 14 in the draft to grab the UTSA defender and are glad they did.

Saints Film Room: Sack-happy Ravens will be a big test for Brees – The Athletic
In their last five outdoor games, the Saints have averaged 30 points per outing.

NFL News:

Breaking: NFL heavily fines Vontaze Burfict
The NFL is bringing down the hammer on Vontaze Burfict. 

Last Sunday, the oft-suspended but extremely talented linebacker played in his second game since serving a

Gronk (back) does not make trip, doubtful vs. Bears - NFL.com
The New England Patriots will likely be without Rob Gronkowski on Sunday. The star tight end did not make the trip with the team to Chicago, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Head of officiating Al Riveron says NFL will discuss making hair tackling illegal - CBSSports.com
Bills running back Chris Ivory was dragged down by the hair on Sunday, but it was a legal tackle

32 things that made the NFL fun again in the 2018 season
A record number of points. Star quarterbacks staying healthy. Innovative celebrations. The NFL has shown us plenty of ways it has been fun in 2018.

Jets release receiver Terrelle Pryor after six games - NFL.com
Terrelle Pryor will soon again be a man without a team. The New York Jets are releasing the wide receiver, who is dealing with a groin injury, NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports.

Packers top trade, free agent targets ahead of 2018 NFL deadline
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PFF: Brian O’Neill among NFL’s most underutilized players - Daily Norseman
But could that change before too much longer?

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Targeted By NFL Owners To Buy Seattle Seahawks
National Football League owners reportedly want Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to join the club by purchasing the Seattle Seahawks franchise. The Seahawks were owned by Paul Allen, who passed away earlier this week from septic shock after battling a recurrence of cancer. Bezos, who may be the richest man in the

Panthers' darkest hour revisited with Rae Carruth's release from prison - Carolina Panthers Blog- ESPN
Carolina's 1997 first-round draft pick has spent 17 years behind bars. What happened? How is his son doing? Why should fans care? Here's what to know.

Giants vs. Falcons odds: Monday Night Football NFL betting line favors Atlanta at home - SBNation.com
The Atlanta Falcons will try to build on their win last week when they host the New York Giants as betting favorites at the sportsbooks for Monday Night Football.

2018 NFL trade deadline: When it is, what you need to know, latest on Le'Veon Bell - CBSSports.com
What you need to know about the trade deadline, which could be busy based on the events of last year

NFL: Chargers' Philip Rivers hot, Giants' Eli Manning under pressure
Week 7 in the NFL, including why the Chargers' Philip Rivers is hot, why the pressure is on the Giants' Eli Manning, a which team could be upset.

NFL’s TV ratings and TD numbers are on the rise
After years of bad publicity, the league’s bosses believe they have turned things for the better.

Which NFL team should relocate to London? - SBNation.com
Since Shad Khan isn’t buying Wembley Stadium, which franchise deserves exile the opportunity to play in Europe full time?

NFL Nation - 32 team reporters answer Week 7's biggest fantasy questions - 2018
Bigger roles for Kerryon Johnson and Josh Gordon? Is Tyreek Hill's production sustainable? NFL Nation reporters weigh in.

Week 7 NFL injuries: Melvin Gordon downgraded to questionable, Dalvin Cook out, T.Y. Hilton returns - CBSSports.com
Several defensive stars are also on the sidelines in the Week 7 injury reports, while Khalil Mack is questionable

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