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Fleur-de-Links, September 7: Saints fans revel in Falcons loss

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The most underrated rivalry in the NFL continues to grow, and Saints fans enjoyed the Falcons regular season debut thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Falcons vs Eagles

Eagles deny Falcons’ last-second push to seal win in NFL season opener
It wasn’t always pretty, but the defending champion Eagles mounted a stand in the final moments of the season opener for a win.

Trick play “Philly Philly” sparks Eagles’ offense vs Falcons
The Eagles offense started off sluggish, and another trick play by Nick Foles and company helped get them back on track.

All Things Saints

We analyzed all of Drew Brees' 7,485 passes with the Saints. Result? A clear picture of greatness | Saints | theadvocate.com
It isn’t easy to remember all of the plays Brees has made, which is why The Advocate recently watched, charted and categorized all 7,485 passes the quarterback has thrown during his time in New Orleans. With Brees trailing Peyton Manning by 1,495 on the all-time yards passing list, it seemed prudent to gather a greater understanding for how one of the NFL’s greatest careers came together.

Saints might not go into Tampa game with just two RBs: 'That'd be hard to do' | Saints | theadvocate.com
A New Orleans Saints running back position that was murky at the beginning of training camp has only gotten more muddled this week.

Easiest, hardest games for Saints in 2018
The NFL gave the Saints a tough road this season.

Michael Thomas is succeeding by making everything seem 'the same' | Saints | theadvocate.com
Maybe the key to Michael Thomas' success is always being the same.

The key for the guys behind The Guys on the Saints o-line? Be versatile | NOLA.com
The Saints currently have five backup offensive linemen, and all have shown the ability to play multiple positions.

Saints notebook: Third down an increased emphasis in 2018 with ‘Minneapolis Miracle’ as backdrop – The Athletic
Third-down struggles, Alex Okafor nearly 100 percent, and more, from Larry in this week's notebook ahead of the season opener.