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Fleur-de-Links, November 3: LSU & Saints combine for one of the biggest sports weekends in state history

Will the biggest sports weekend in Louisiana in several years leave Saints and LSU fans feeling sweet, or sour?

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Saints News:

Pains me to admit it, but Saints did everything right in Brandin Cooks trade – The Athletic
The former New Orleans receiver returns to the Superdome this week with the undefeated Los Angeles Rams.

Key matchups to watch between Saints and Rams – The Athletic
As usual, this game will be won in the trenches when these two top teams meet on Sunday in the Superdome.

Rams injury report | Who’s in, who’s out Sunday at New Orleans Saints – Orange County Register

8 is enough? Saints hope so as they look to put blemish on Rams' perfect season | Saints | theadvocate.com
This time a year ago, New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith was playing on an undefeated team.

Midseason 2019 mock draft gives New Orleans Saints linebacker upgrade
The latest 2019 NFL mock draft comes from the Draft Wire, and it gives the New Orleans Saints Clemson Tigers linebacker Kendall Joseph.

Back in black: New Orleans Saints’ dress code vs. Los Angeles Rams
The New Orleans Saints announced this week's dress code for their game against the Los Angeles Rams: black jerseys on black pants.

Saints WR Michael Thomas and agent separate over ‘difference of opinions’ | nola.com
Thomas had been represented by David Mulugheta since the 2017 season.

LA Rams at New Orleans Saints: Bold predictions defensive battle - Turf Show Times
A lot of dudes are saying that the Rams and the Saints are bound to engage in a thrilling shootout, but not this dude!

If Saints get No. 1 seed, they will have earned it – ProFootballTalk
Yes, the winner of Sunday's showdown between the Rams and Saints will have the inside track to the No. 1 seed in the NFC. But both teams will have plenty more work to do to secure the first seed and/or a bye.

'His mind is different': Why Saints anticipate seeing weekly wrinkles, game plan Sean Payton comes up with | Saints | theadvocate.com
Teddy Bridgewater looks forward to Wednesdays.

Larry Warford to take center stage in Saints vs. Rams: First-and-10 | nola.com
First (take) This is the Larry Warford game. When the New Orleans Saints (6-1) face the Los Angeles Rams (8-0) in the NFL’s marquee matchup this week, the Saints right guard will take center stage.

Saints: New Orleans evolving into NFC's best? Rams showdown looms
The Saints, winners of six in a row, showed against Vikings they don't need prolific offense to win. They could be rounding into form at perfect time.

LSU/CFB News:

To fully appreciate LSU-Bama 2018, it pays to revisit the lingering pain of Jan. 9, 2012 – The Athletic
The Tigers have yet to recover from the power shift of losing the BCS national title game to the Crimson Tide in the Superdome.

Here's what LSU can learn from Alabama's only other game against ranked team | LSU | theadvocate.com
Scroll back through the schedule.

Tim Tebow: How LSU can beat Alabama
Tim Tebow explains how LSU can take down No. 1 Alabama.

A win over No. 3 LSU makes this Alabama team the best Nick Saban has ever coached - The Washington Post
According to data compiled by Sport Source Analytics, Alabama has led by 21 or more points on almost two-thirds of its total plays.

College football: 5 reasons LSU has no shot against Alabama
LSU could be in for a long day in its SEC showdown against Alabama. Opposing coaches and NFL scouts think the Tigers will be lucky to keep it within the two-touchdown spread.

LSU vs. Alabama: Plenty of stirring LSU victories over Alabama; here are 5 of the greatest hits | LSU | theadvocate.com
The last seven meetings with Alabama have produced plenty of heartache for the Tigers, but there have also been plenty of stirring LSU victories over the years. Here’s five to

College Football Playoff impact games for 10 including Alabama-LSU
Week 10 brings five games that impact on the College Football Playoff, starting with Alabama-LSU, Georgia-Kentucky and Michigan-Penn State.

The 2021, 2022 Visitor List: LSU vs. Alabama
We break down 10 of the biggest sophomores and freshmen recruits set to visit LSU this weekend for the biggest game of the year.

Defenses expected to dominate Marshall-Southern Miss matchup | Marshall Sports | herald-dispatch.com
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Each week Marshall University plays a road game, Thundering Herd head coach Doc Holliday says the team has to take its leadership and toughness with it. On

7 Things to Watch: Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State
Louisiana Tech's tour of SEC stadiums continues, this time taking on No. 18 Mississippi State in Starkville Saturday night.

What NFL Scouts Will Be Watching: Alabama-LSU holding an NFL job fair Saturday night in Baton Rouge – The Athletic
The programs have produced the most NFL Draft picks over the last decade.

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