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Fleur-de-Links, November 20: Brees seems to have taken lead in MVP discussions

While we’re only 11 weeks through the NFL season, a lot of names are siding with Brees in the MVP race

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Saints News:

Saints Film Room: Drew Brees completing passes most NFL QBs simply can’t – The Athletic
When it comes to quarterback mechanics, from the bottom up, Drew Brees is the film you want to put on display for young players wanting to play the position.

What Rams' massive win vs. Chiefs means for NFC standings, Saints, possible playoff picture | Saints |
LOS ANGELES — Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City

Atlanta Falcons: Heavy underdog in Thanksgiving matchup vs. Saints
» Five things to know about Falcons-Saints matchup

If the Falcons pull off the upset Thursday...

Where else but New Orleans: Saints fan enjoys home blasting 'When The Saints Go Marching In'
What a season it's been to be a New Orleans Saints fan.

Chiefs, Rams, Saints, Pats: Playoff locks ... with vulnerabilities -
The Chiefs, Rams, Saints and Patriots are well on their way to locking up playoff berths, but that doesn't mean they're flawless. Cynthia Frelund identifies potential areas of vulnerability for each powerhouse team.

NFL MVP betting odds: Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, Saints' Drew Brees, Rams' Todd Gurley or Packers' Aaron Rodgers the favorite? Handicapping the race |
Three of the betting favorites met in the night's colossal showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams on Monday, November 19, 2018 (11/19/18). Here's how that game and all the rest affected quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes' chances at winning the award. Plus other contenders like New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Green bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Saints players react to Eagles blowout

Saints Mark Ingram: 'Best offense I've ever been a part of, by far'
The Saints are not just 9-1 because of the offense

Grading the New Orleans Saints vs. the Philadelphia Eagles |
Columnist Jeff Duncan analyzes the Saints' 48-7 win against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at the Superdome.

Saints running back Mark Ingram back in groove after back-to-back 100-yard games | Saints |
If it seems like Mark Ingram is having a lot of fun these days, it's because he is.

Saints plan against Eagles was to ‘put the game on Wentz’ | NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Saints' game plan Sunday was simple: Make Carson Wentz beat them, and Wentz couldn't. By Dave Zangaro

NFL Power Rankings: Saints keep steamrolling opponents
The Rams and Chiefs put on a memorable show. But when we talk about the game that shaped the hierarchy of the NFL this season, the stunner in New Orleans on Sunday might matter more.

NFL News:

NFL power rankings, Week 11: Saints swagger as No. 1; Redskins fall after losing game and QB - The Washington Post
The Cowboys and Colts move into the top 10 with 5-5 records, perhaps a sign that there are only about eight reliably good teams in this season of haves and have-nots.

2019 NFL Draft order, team needs: 49ers No. 1; Eagles in top 10 -
Which pick in the 2019 NFL Draft does your team hold, and what are the top needs for all 32 clubs? Have a look at where things stand for your squad coming out of Week 11.

Predicting winners for each of the NFL’s closest playoff races - The Washington Post
Which teams have the inside track in the NFC East and NFC and AFC wild-card races?

The Detroit Lions Are Stuck In The NFL’s Weirdest Purgatory | FiveThirtyEight
When over the summer we sought out the most average team currently in professional sports, the Detroit Lions weren’t No. 1 — not even among their NFL peers. (Th…

Fantasy football -- Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 12
Which players' recent usage makes them more or less trustworthy going forward? Dig into the stats to find out.

Let's overreact to NFL Week 11 2018 - Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck for MVP?
Is the Colts QB a legit MVP candidate? Has Joe Flacco taken his last Ravens snap? We take on Week 11's biggest questions.

NFL reactions to Redskins signing Mark Sanchez

NFL odds, picks for Week 12: Advanced computer model loving Seahawks, Patriots -
SportsLine's computer model simulated every Week 12 NFL game 10,000 times with surprising results

Mike Zimmer's frustration growing after loss to Bears -
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer didn't mince words following Sunday night's 25-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. The coach was blunt when attempting to explain his team's mistakes.

Keenan Allen: Broncos 'suck,' don't deserve credit -
A frustrated Keenan Allen didn't mince words after losing to the Broncos in a game in which the Chargers blew a double-digit lead: "I don't think they played well at all. ... They suck."

Jimmie Ward playing for his NFL future even if it's not with 49ers | NBCS Bay Area
Jimmie Ward is playing for a roster spot down the stretch. Maybe with the 49ers, or even with another team.

Rams-Chiefs was ‘the new NFL’ in its most spectacular form yet - The Washington Post
L.A. upped its record to 10-1 by prevailing, 54-51, in the third-highest-scoring game in NFL history and the perfect illustration of what pro football has become in 2018.

Chiefs-Rams full of record-setting performances -
Monday night's Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams matchup was well worth the hype. With the help of NFL Research, let's break down the mind-boggling stats from the thrilling tilt.

NFL will play game in Mexico City in 2019
The NFL will play a game in Mexico City in 2019 despite relocating the Chiefs-Rams matchup from Azteca Stadium to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions.

Chicago Bears get shafted by NFL schedule | Pro Football Weekly
Sunday night-to-Thanksgiving day provides little rest

Why NFL's 'all-star' game was sloppy, and why experiment should end - NFL Nation- ESPN
Twenty-six penalties and plenty of scrutiny called into question the NFL's decision to use an "all-star" officiating crew on Monday night.

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