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Fleur-de-Links, December 19: Saints Pro-Bowl selections leave some questionable snubs

Were 5 Saints being selected to the Pro Bowl the right amount?

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Saints News:

Saints Film Room: Mark Ingram & Alvin Kamara show why the Saints need to stick to the run – The Athletic
Ingram and Kamara have been a constant for Sean Payton's offense all year and have proven they can be relied upon even in situations that aren't advantageous to running the football.

Next Up: New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers |
Everything you need to know about this weekend's upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Saints, Chargers are the NFL's two best teams; here's what to make of the other contenders -
Assessing the degree of concern for six flawed contenders, from the Rams to the Steelers

Drew Brees, Cameron Jordan among 5 Saints selected to Pro Bowl |
The Saints also have nine alternates should other players drop out for injury or other reasons.

Much at stake for Steelers in showdown with Saints juggernaut | TribLIVE
Mike Tomlin offered a succinct explanation for why the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to receive the kickoff after winning the coin toss Sunday against New England. 'We didn't want to give it to Brady,' Tomlin said. The strategy aimed at keeping Tom Brady on the sideline worked as the Steelers pieced ...

Kevin Gorman: Steelers' best bet is to beat Saints | TribLIVE
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints have more in common this season than their records suggest, even if they are at opposite ends of the NFL's postseason picture. Where the Steelers (8-5-1) are fighting for their playoff lives, the Saints (12-2) have the NFL's best record and already clinched ...

Saints back on top of AP Pro32 poll; Chargers climb to No. 2 | FOX Sports
The New Orleans Saints are back on top of the latest AP Pro32 poll

Sean Payton, Drew Brees of New Orleans Saints now No. 2 in wins among coach/quarterback duos
Sean Payton and Drew Brees won their 117th regular-season game together Monday night, passing Don Shula and Dan Marino for second place among coach/QB combos during the Super Bowl era.

New Orleans Saints winning with defense to close out ’18 | The Sun Herald
The New Orleans Saints showed that they can win with defense again in Monday night’s victory over the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. Next up are the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL News:

Lamar Jackson presents problems for Chargers -
The Chargers' Adrian Phillips believes Ravens QB Lamar Jackson and Chiefs signal-caller Patrick Mahomes are 'equally dangerous' as Los Angeles prepares for Baltimore.

NFL Panic Index: Nobody’s afraid of the Patriots anymore -
This is how the dynasty ends? Plus, reason to panic about the Cowboys, Steelers, 49ers, and more!

NFL Week 16 Picks: Updated Odds And Expert Predictions Against The Spread
Week 16 of the 2018 NFL season is coming up quick. Get ready for this exciting week, which features 14 games with playoff implications, with this preview. It includes the full schedule, kickoff start times, TV viewing info, updated odds, betting trends, pro picks and much more.

AFC Playoff Picture: From Chiefs to Browns, contenders in flux -
Lamar Jackson's Ravens can win their division -- or miss the playoffs entirely. Jeremy Bergman takes stock of a topsy-turvy AFC Playoff Picture heading into the season's final stretch.

2019 NFL Pro Bowl selections for all 32 teams - Full NFC, AFC rosters
Todd Gurley, Michael Thomas and Patrick Mahomes are in. Check out the Pro Bowl picks for every team.

2019 NFL Pro Bowl snubs: Leighton Vander Esch tops the list -
2019 Pro Bowl rosters were revealed on Tuesday night. Which omissions were the most glaring? Nick Shook spotlights the 13 biggest snubs, including Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara and Leighton Vander Esch.

NFL playoff picture: Scenarios for Steelers, Vikings, others to clinch in Week 16 | NFL | Sporting News

Strong possibility Falcons could fire both OC and DC -
After a disappointing season, the Atlanta Falcons have made it clear head coach Dan Quinn will be back, but the offensive and defensive coordinator positions may be open going into the 2019.

C.J. Anderson signing with Los Angeles Rams -
Veteran running back C.J. Anderson is signing with the Los Angeles Rams to help bolster the team's running back corps heading into the postseason, a source told Mike Garafolo.

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