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Fleur-de-Links, December 6: Saints look to get healthy, back to winning ways vs Bucs

Can New Orleans start another win streak?

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Saints News:

Saints Film Room: Inside one of the Saints’ most potent passing concepts – The Athletic
Four Verticals is almost like being a kid again on the playground, with the quarterback just telling everyone to go deep.

Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter one of few more aggressive than Sean Payton
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has a gambler's reputation, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Dirk Koetter has him beat on 4th-and-1

Drew Brees says Saints offense needs to ‘focus on the details’ after poor performance against Cowboys |
The Saints gained a season-low 176 yards while Brees had a season-low passer rating of 71.6.

In Saints vs. Buccaneers, Part 2, a lot has changed -- including QB -- from Week 1 stunner | Saints |
Much has changed in Tampa Bay since the New Orleans Saints were handed that season-opening 48-40 loss to the Buccaneers on Sept. 9.

New Orleans Saints owner pays nearly $100K in Walmart Christmas gift bills | TheHill
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson surprised Walmart customers by paying off nearly $100,000 in remaining balance on Christmas gifts.

Saints’ Sean Payton: ‘Do not get me started’ on Mike McCarthy’s firing
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton briefly commented on the Green Bay Packers' decision to fire longtime head coach Mike McCarthy

Saints 2019 free agents: Stay or go?

Former Saints LS Jon Dorenbos on ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’
New Orleans Saints long snapper Jon Dorenbos didn't have a long career for the black and gold, but his magic tricks made it memorable.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) sits out practice -
The Saints' attempt to rebound from their first loss since Week 1 might be missing a key component. Michael Thomas (ankle) did not participate in practice on Wednesday.

Saints nominate Mark Ingram for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year |
The winner will be announced on Feb. 2 at NFL Honors.

NFL News:

Ray Rice speaks on Kareem Hunt, reflects on own actions -
Ray Rice read about the situation surrounding now-former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. He saw the video and thought the same thing everyone else did: Was it worth making such a damaging decision?

NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of Year award -
The NFL announced today the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide

Biggest injury questions for all 32 NFL teams in Week 14
The Colts could be without T.Y. Hilton in a critical matchup against the Texans. NFL Nation reporters update all the key injuries for every team.

Jets' Sam Darnold (foot) set to start Sunday vs. Bills -
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that New York Jets QB Sam Darnold is expected to start Sunday against the Bills. Darnold missed three straight games with a foot injury.

Philbin back to play-calling after 'about 20 years' -
Green Bay interim coach Joe Philbin will take on the offensive play-calling duties for the Packers and it's been 22 years since he last called a game and that was in college.

Ezekiel Elliott runs afoul of the NFL with his Salvation Army celebration - The Washington Post
The Dallas Cowboys running back has a tradition of using the kettle to celebrate touchdowns at the beginning of the charity's holiday drive.

NFL's 7 6-6 teams ranked by playoff outlooks; Broncos look best
All of the NFL's 6-6 teams are currently sitting on the periphery of the playoff picture, but some could be a threat to crash the postseason.

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