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Fleur-de-Links, November 25: Close game for Saints, bigger one coming Thursday

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Close game for Saints, bigger one coming Thursday

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Saints:

Sean Payton miffed by 'interpretation' of NFL's PI rule - NFL.com
The pass-interference challenge was born this offseason out of a controversy in the Superdome. On Sunday, it almost came back to bite the victims of last year's inciting incident at the scene of the crime.

Report: Terron Armstead suffered a high ankle sprain, might need to miss several weeks | Saints | nola.com
Armstead left the game midway through the first quarter, on the third play of the Saints’ second drive. After being checked out in the medical tent on the Saints sidelines,

Pool reporter Larry Holder's interview with Al Riveron, NFL's head of officiating
'It was clear and obvious through visual evidence that the defender significantly hinders the receiver while the ball is in the air, therefore, it’s defensive pass interference'

Transcript: New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees Postgame Quotes | Saints-Panthers 2019 Week 12
Get postgame reactions from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees

Could Saints-49ers get moved to primetime? Learn more about the NFL’s flex scheduling procedure | Saints | nola.com
Could the biggest New Orleans Saints game of the season be moved to primetime?

NFL:

Bucs' Vita Vea becomes heaviest to score in NFL history - NFL.com
Against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers designed a scoring play for defensive tackle Vita Vea. A play that somehow resulted in a reward that far outweighed the risk.

Derek Carr: Raiders 'got our face kicked in a little bit' - NFL.com
The Oakland Raiders were dismantled by the Jets Sunday, losing 34-3. Derek Carr said he hopes the blowout loss "wakes everybody up" with a tough matchup against the Chiefs on the horizon.

Stephon Gilmore had 'fun' shutting out Amari Cooper - NFL.com
New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore held Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Amari Cooper to zero catches on two targets in Sunday's matchup.

Ryan Tannehill helps power Titans into playoff picture - NFL.com
Since Ryan Tannehill took over as the Tennessee Titans' starting quarterback for a then-struggling offense, the team is 4-1 and in the driver's seat for a playoff push.

Panthers' Joey Slye feels 'terrible' after late missed FG - NFL.com
Panthers kicker Joey Slye missed a 28-yard chip shot late in the fourth quarter of a tie game with the New Orleans Saints, and the rookie feels terrible about dashing the team's playoff hopes.

Injuries: Colts placing Eric Ebron (ankles) on IR - NFL.com
Colts TE Eric Ebron is headed to injured reserve, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Ebron will undergo procedures on both of his ankles. Plus other injuries we're monitoring around the league.

Around The NFL Podcast: 2019 Week 12 Recap - NFL.com
A room filled with heroes recaps all of the games from Week 12 including the Patriots beating the Cowboys in the rain, the Bills stomping out the Broncos and the Jets and Browns winning again.

Packers' play 'concerning' in blowout loss to 49ers - NFL.com
Green Bay's 37-8 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Sunday evening was surprising for all the wrong reasons and left the leaders of the Pack taking responsibility for the stinky showing.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz to undergo tests on right hand - NFL.com
For the second straight week, the Eagles lost at home to a member of the NFL elite and failed to score more than 10 points. To add injury to insult, their starting QB might have taken the biggest hit.

Dwayne Haskins misses final snap to celebrate win - NFL.com
Washington was one play away from salting away its second win of the season, one kneel-down short of knocking off the Detroit Lions, 19-16, and its starting quarterback was nowhere to be found.

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