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Fleur-de-Links, November 18: Saints & NFL Sunday reading material

For when you’re on the pot or in front of the TV, catch up on all you need to know

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Saints News:

Saints tackle Jermon Bushrod hopes ‘to find a message in the mess’ after tragic loss of his daughter – The Athletic
He still wears the hospital bracelet connected to the birth and death of Jordyn Lynn.

Saints Film Room: Two matchups to watch against the Eagles on Sunday – The Athletic
Fletcher Cox and Golden Tate have the ability to ruin the day.

One year after season-ending injury, Saints DE Alex Okafor wreaking havoc once again | Saints |
It's been a year since Alex Okafor thought someone had kicked him in the back of his heel.

Hidden benefit of Mark Ingram's suspension? Saints RB feels 'fresh' heading into second half of season | Saints |
One of the hidden benefits of Mark Ingram missing some time to start the season is that he’s just rounding into form heading into the second half of the season

NFL issues another fine to New Orleans Saints DT David Onyemata
New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata just can't get out of his own way. According to reports, he has been fined again.

Vonn Bell’s maturation as a player means less pass rush opportunities |
Bell excelled as a pass rusher last year, but his role changed this season.

Eagles vs. Saints 2018: Game Predictions - Bleeding Green Nation
Aw, here it goes.

New Orleans Saints vs. Philadephia Eagles: 3 key matchups |
Three matchups that could go a long way in determining the outcome of the Saints' game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Report: New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Marshall not playing vs. Eagles
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Marshall is not expected to suit up against the Philadelphia Eagles per Dianna Russini of ESPN.

Going to Saints-Eagles game Sunday? Here's what to know concerning New Orleans' boil-water order | News |
UPDATE 10 a.m. Sunday: The boil-water order has been lifted.

NFL News:

Giants want more 'dirty' runs from Saquon Barkley -
Saquon Barkley's big-play proficiency has made him one of the NFL's standout rookies, but New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur wants his running back to get his feet more dirty moving forward.

Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy at odds over offense -
Speaking on NFL GameDay Morning on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said the Packers' record isn't the only reason why Mike McCarthy's future in Green Bay is in jeopardy.

Lamar Jackson will start today; Joe Flacco inactive -
Joe Flacco's hip injury will keep him out of the Ravens' divisional clash with the Bengals on Sunday. Lamar Jackson will start the game, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

The NFL players who have been declared inactive for Week 11
The inactive players for Sunday’s games of NFL Week 11, as announced by the individual teams on Twitter.

Three Rams defenders fined by the NFL, including Aaron Donald for $23,395 - Los Angeles Times
The Rams’ Week 10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks proved costly for defensive linemen Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh as well as edge rusher Dante Fowler. Donald was fined $10,026 for unnecessary roughness and $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct. Suh was fined $20,054 and Fowler $10,026.

NFL Injury Report: Week 11 Injury Updates For Fantasy Football Stars | Fantasy Football |
Week 11 of the 2018 NFL season is here, which means fantasy football playoffs are just around the corner. Fantasy players may have to do some mixing and matching Sunday, as six teams are on bye: the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers and...

NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules | Deadline
NFL's 'Heidi" Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

Injuries: Bengals WR A.J. Green won't play Sunday -
The return of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will have to wait at least another week. Green was listed as inactive for Sunday's contest against the Baltimore Ravens.

NFL Week 11: Kirk Cousins vs. Chicago, Chiefs-Rams |
Also, boy do the Chiefs and Rams take care of the ball; a mathematical preview of Houston-Washington that’s so much fun you’ll start to hate fun; why no team should be in a rush to start a coaching search; after delivering us the year’s worst no-call, is it time to look at the effect Thursday Night Football short turnarounds have on officiating too? And why Patrick Mahomes—and everyone else—should replace his ketchup with eggnog. Plus, musical guest: Queens of the Stone Age!

NFL fines Nate Stupar, Alec Ogletree
The NFL fined two Giants for their actions in Monday night’s victory over the 49ers. Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree lost $26,739 for an unnecessary roughness penalty. Officials penalized the Giants 15 yards in the third quarter when Ogletree hit a defenseless receiver. 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin

NFL picks 2018: Predicting every game against the spread for Week 11 -
I’ve got five picks against the spread I’m feeling strongest about in Week 11, and then a pick for the remaining games.

Former coach Gary Kubiak might return to sideline next year -
Former NFL head coach Gary Kubiak may be a candidate for several potential offensive coordinator openings, sources tell Ian Rapoport. Kubiak led Denver to a Super Bowl championship three seasons ago.

Jets coach Todd Bowles has uphill battle to keep job -
New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has an uphill battle to keep his job after 2018, sources say. But no decision is expected to be made until the season ends.

Dirk Koetter: Buccaneers OC will call plays vs. Giants -
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday that offensive coordinator Todd Monken will reassume play-calling duties Sunday against the New York Giants.

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