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Fleur-de-links, September 18: Browns release kicker after losing to Saints

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The Saints are good enough to beat the Browns, but what about the Falcons?

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Saints News:

Saints Become First Team To Beat Browns In 37 Weeks
The New Orleans Saints snapped their winless streak that dated back over eight months, and ended the Browns’ lengthy undefeated stretch of 37 weeks, by taking down undefeated Cleveland this afternoon, 21-18.

Browns news: Zane Gonzalez was kicking injured vs. Saints
It was a rough Sunday for the Cleveland Browns, particularly to kicker Zane Gonzalez. Gonzalez had a horrible performance in Week 2’s 21-18 Browns loss to the New Orleans Saints on the road, as he went 0 of 2 on extra point chances and 2 of 4 on field goal attempts.

Watch Browns fans practice field goals on Bourbon Street | NOLA.com
The Browns missed four kicks in Sunday's loss to the Saints

Saints still searching for production from wide receivers other than Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn Jr. | Saints | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints spent the offseason upgrading the talent at the wide receiver position around Pro Bowler Michael Thomas and veteran speedster Ted Ginn Jr.

Belief in scheme has led to big returns for Saints under new kickoff rule | Saints | theadvocate.com
The NFL's new kickoff rules have sparked a rash of big returns around the league through the first two weeks.

Saints TE Watson suggests quarterbacks wear flags
Watson, a member of the NFLPA executive committee, made the suggestion on Twitter.

Ep 184: Saints defeat Browns as Clevelands week 2 hope sails wide right | Game recap | Who Dat Confessional | Spreaker
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Around the NFL:

Falcons favorites to win NFC South as Saints slip
The Saints opened as three-point underdogs against Falcons on Sunday.

Josh Gordon trade: Seven times the Patriots turned another team’s castoff into treasure - CBSSports.com
Will Gordon turn out to be as good with the Patriots as Randy Moss and Corey Dillon?

NFL to showcase controversial Clay Matthews hit
The NFL will showcase Green Bay's Clay Matthews hit as an example of what not to do.

Vikings cut rookie kicker, reportedly sign second most accurate kicker in NFL history - CBSSports.com
We're only two weeks into the season and the Vikings already have a new kicker

LSU:

LSU-Auburn inspired media insanity, from fan trying to invade LSU radio booth to correction-laden AL.com article
Against LSU, an Auburn fan got kicked out for repeatedly yelling into crowd mics. He came back and tried to invade the LSU radio booth.

Wide receiver Drake Davis no longer with LSU after second arrest on battery charges - CBSSports.com
Davis was already facing a second-degree battery charge

How LSU's passing game adjusted to contain Auburn's defensive line | NOLA.com
After a week of being scrutinized, the LSU offensive line stepped up to the challenge.

Should LSU be No. 1 in Top 25 rankings? Here's why they should be, or at least No. 4 | LSU | theadvocate.com
LSU should be No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll.

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