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Fleur-de-Links, November 6: Saints move up in power rankings, Dez Bryant comes to visit

Dez Bryant? Oh boy

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Showmen: Thomas, Kamara are Saints' most dynamic playmakers yet - NFL Nation- ESPN
With a physical WR and speedy RB leading a scary group of skill players, the Saints have established themselves as the NFC's team to beat.

Instant replay! NFL Network to rebroadcast Saints-Rams game |
Midseason matchup offered one more sign that the black-and-gold is a team to watch.

No place better to host NFC title than Saints' Superdome
What’s more, for all the ink that’s been spilled about the Rams’ fearsome, star-studded defense, the Saints’ 45-point destruction of that unit will give New Orleans supreme confidence in any rematch.

NFL power rankings Week 10: Saints replace Rams at No. 1, Redskins fall
The New Orleans Saints have claimed the top spot in our latest NFL power rankings after handing Rams first loss. Elsewhere, battered Redskins plummet.

Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall working out for New Orleans Saints
Bryant, who turned 30 on Sunday, has been a free agent since he was released by Dallas in April. He has visited several teams, including a workout with the Cleveland Browns in August.

Eagles at Saints Week 11 game flexed to late afternoon

The Saints are the best team in the NFL, and beating the Rams proves the point – The Athletic
"We believe we can overcome anything," says Mark Ingram after New Orleans uses an explosive offense and an opportunistic defense to hand Los Angeles its first loss of the season.

Saints Film Room: Offense is clicking on all cylinders through eight games – The Athletic
The key to the Saints' success so far this season is simple: Everyone is doing his job from top to bottom.

NFL News:

EJ Manuel made valid points about the NFL’s double standards for QBs -
It’s not specifically the Bills’ fault EJ Manuel doesn’t have a job, but his criticisms of the NFL have merit.

The NFL’s partnership with ‘Fortnite’ is probably a bad idea, right?
Coming to consoles near you: People in NFL jerseys shooting at each other!

Sharrif Floyd suing Dr. James Andrews for $180M -
Former Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd is filing a $180 million lawsuit against surgeon Dr. James Andrews, alleging he suffered permanent nerve and muscle damage following a knee procedure.

Best NFL TD celebrations: Which ones do we want to see mimicked next?
Michael Thomas replicated Joe Horn's cellphone celebration. Kevin Byard copied T.O. Here are some more classic celebrations we'd like to see.

Tom Brady shows again he's greatest football player of all time - New England Patriots 2018 NFL
It didn't matter that the 41-year-old struggled early against Green Bay. It was Brady who made the play to win in the end -- one more time.

Debrief: Ravens', Pack's losses among most humbling of Week 9 -
How will John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens recover from a pivotal defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers? Gregg Rosenthal examines the five most humbling losses of Week 9.

2019 NFL Draft order, team needs: Raiders No. 1; Pack in top 15 -
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 9.

NFL - Fixes for the worst teams, including draft, free agency, trades, coaches, quarterbacks and more for 2019
Roster holes, plans for the draft and free agency, coaching and QB moves and more. Plus, realistic expectations for 2019.

Stat by stat, Buffalo Bills' offense inching toward NFL infamy - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The Bills, who have been outscored 241-96 through nine games, need to rally in the second half to stay off the list of all-time ineptitude.

2018 NFL midseason awards from Bill Barnwell - Picks for MVP, players of year, best rookies, plays
Here's the case for Drew Brees over Patrick Mahomes, and winners for every major award -- plus a few invented categories -- at the halfway point.

Texans WR Demaryius Thomas rips Broncos brass -
Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas went on Orange & Blue radio, 760 AM in Denver, on Monday to expound on his feelings of being traded from the Denver Broncos.

What we learned in the first half of 2018 NFL season - Kansas City Chiefs Andy Reid collects on high-stakes QB bet
Andy Reid's risky decision to hand his offense over to Patrick Mahomes is paying off more than anyone could have dreamed.

Jerry: Loss didn't impact my view on Dak Prescott -
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott had a rough outing in Monday night's 28-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Is Prescott still The Guy in Dallas?

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