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Fleur-de-Links, November 30: Saints loss to Cowboys Caps “3 Games in 12 Days” Run

Saints lose for the first time in 81 days

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Saints News:

Dallas Cowboys ‘will never be the same’ after New Orleans Saints upset
The Cowboys defense held a prolific Saints offense averaging 37.1 points per game to just 10 on 176 yards, the fewest in the Sean Payton era.

Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys-Saints get highest overnight rating | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Per a report, the Dallas Cowboys’ stunning 13-10 victory against the New Orleans Saints got an overnight rating of 14.6, which is the highest overnight rating in the history of Thursday Night Football.

Saints' first loss in 81 days will ‘leave a bad taste in our mouths for a while’ |
“We were on a good run,” Mark Ingram said, “and we just got to go back to the drawing board.”

Alvin Kamara on no-call after Jaylon Smith hit: ‘It is what it is’ |
Smith made a helmet-to-helmet tackle on Kamara early in the fourth quarter, but there was no flag.

Cowboys prove defense still matters in statement win over Saints -
In a season defined by high-flying offenses, the Cowboys proved that defense still has a place in today's NFL with a statement win over the Saints. Jeffri Chadiha reports from Dallas.

7 takeaways from the Saints' 13-10 loss to the Cowboys |
Columnist Jeff Duncan breaks down the Saints-Cowboys game from AT&T Stadium on Thursday night.

Drew Brees on loss: 'We didn't really find a rhythm' -
The Dallas Cowboys defense was able to stop the high-flying Saints' offense. Quarterback Drew Brees said the reason was they couldn't find rhythm.

NFL News:

Which NFL Players Should Make—or Lose—the Most Money This Season? - The Ringer
As the season winds down, it’s the final chance for the league’s contract-year players to make a push before free agency. Who has already earned the biggest paydays this offseason, and who will likely be taking a pay cut?

Week 13 NFL score predictions - Guide to best games, fantasy outlook, more - 2018
Winners and projections for every matchup, plus fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 13 here.

2 of NFL’s top rivalries have turned sour
Two of the NFL's most intense rivalries have turned sour. When the Chiefs visit the Raiders in a series that dates back to the AFL and has been as good as any in pro football, the oddsmakers see Oakland (2-9) getting routed _ at home _ by Kansas City

How much are the NFL playoff contenders banged up
NFL Nation checks up on which postseason hopefuls are healthiest, and who could return from injury in time to help the playoff push.

NFL's top 25 under-25 player rankings for 2018
The NFL in 2018 is dominated by young talent. With the help of personnel evaluators from around the league, we rank the top 25.

Ryan Pace heads NFL Executive of the Year candidates -
Has any general manager done a better job this year than Chicago's Ryan Pace? Chris Wesseling reveals his top eight candidates for 2018 NFL Executive of the Year.

2018 NFL AFC, NFC playoff picture - Bracket, schedule, Super Bowl matchups through Week 13
If the regular season ended right now, here's how the top six would look in each conference. Plus clinching scenarios.

Four Must-See Matchups to Watch in the NFL Week 13 - The Ringer
Expect the Vikings to dial up the pressure against Tom Brady and the Patriots. Also pay attention to QB matchups both young (Deshaun WatsonBaker Mayfield) and old (Philip RiversBen Roethlisberger).

Chargers vs. Steelers odds 2018: Pittsburgh small betting favorite for Sunday night contest -
The Pittsburgh Steelers face a tough test this Sunday night hosting the Los Angeles Chargers as modest betting favorites for the game on the Week 13 NFL odds.

Richard Sherman sounds off on Seahawks, Wilson -
In a press conference Wednesday ahead of his return to Seattle, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman expressed that there are still hard feelings surrounding his Emerald City exit.

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