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Fleur-De-Links: Saturday, October 6

Your daily collection of Saints news, opinion, and whatnot. Today's Headline: Would you rather enjoy a cool Brees or cry me a Rivers?

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire


Lance MooreHappy bday shout out to my Heim @BreezyBZ

New Orleans SaintsFollow us on Instagram (@NewOrleansSaints) and see how you can win a Marques Colston signed photo!

David HawthorneEven tho my TCU boys are down a few soldiers, the standards will never change. Fight Em' Til Hell Freezes Over, Then Fight Em On Ice!

New Orleans Saints ‏ 's background will be pink for October to support #BreastCancerAwareness (HansDat note: Yeah, but what are they doing about Hispanic Breast Cancer?)

Andrew JugeWon my semifinal club championship match 2-6, 6-4, 11-9. Saved a mp. Final tomorrow.

skooksI'm growing a mustache now so that I can be less like Zach Mettenberger.

Joseph Morgan Good morning world and all who inhabit it #spongebob

Joseph Morgan Its morning somewhere RT @DeJune_Whodat: @jmthegreat Uhm ... It's almost 1:00 pm. Better late than never? LOL

Malcolm JenkinsWe'll be singing Carmen Ohio later tonight!!! Lets go Bucks!!

Joseph Morgan Ok the search is back on for a Pomeranian puppy

JUNIOR GALETTETough Times Don't Last Tough People Do...No weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper....#BLESSED

SNF on NBC#TheSNF got a tattoo. Check it out here. #SNF @Saints @chargers #BreastCancerAwareness

Reid G.Every last bit of this right here: ...

Andrew JugeHorrible taste is another staple in your DNA. #loserplates

Andrew JugeIs anything more badass than reppin' the Latino community in Boston... in Charlottesville, VA? #loserplates

The Angry Who DatWorth the wait. Preach! RT @moosedenied: Hard On For Breesus (Sorry so late to the party this week.)

SUPERDEFORMEDIdiocracy gave us too much credit. We are way dumber than Mike Judge could have ever predicted.

Ralph MalbroughWhy does it feel like today is LSU's first game of the year?

skooksI know he's just being goofy here but Mitch Landrieu "has no doubt" the Saints are going to the Superbowl this year

Ralph MalbroughDoes fact Auburn just got rolled at home by Arkansas & crazy John L. Smith make any one else REALLY nervous about if LSU is any good?

New Orleans SaintsThanks to all our fans that sent us photos last week! #SaintsFans = #BestFans

Mike Triplett @whodatfuse #Saints #fantasyfootball: Devery will get more snaps/targets. But if Morgan is healthy hes capable of making 1 or 2 big plays.

Reid G.And now Vern just dropped a "Hill-erd." Virtuoso performance on the way today.

Scott Shanle@JonVilma51 @wherring54 auburn losing not near as funny as Boston college losing to army to go to 1-4. Dem birds all we used to hear bout

Jonathan VilmaHey Mr @JoLonnDunbar ....did Boston college win today??

Jonathan VilmaHey Mr @wherring54 ....did auburn win today?? Lol


From the Saints Sideline

New Orleans Saints' entire running game has struggled, so it's not fair to label Mark Ingram a 'bust' |
Mike Triplett - Ingram is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry this year, but Saints entire run game has been a disappointment.

Saints’ rushing game almost nonexistent in 2012 | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - No doubt, if the New Orleans Saints coaching staff had been involved with the movie, the epic line from "Forrest Gump’’ would have read: "Pass, Forrest, Pass!’’

New Orleans Saints, despite 0-4 start, ready to show they are still prime-time team |
Nakia Hogan - Saints host San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, Chargers' Antonio Gates took similar paths to NFL success |
Katherine Terrell - Graham and Gates have nine Pro Bowl appearances between them despite limited collegiate football experience.

Saints could get inspiration from Sean Payton: Letter to the editor |
Toby Garrett, Mandeville (HasnDat guesses that he's a long time reader, first time writer).

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham traces his success to Chargers’ Antonio Gates | The Advocate
Brett Martel - Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham traces the beginnings of his NFL career back to the success Drew Brees had with Antonio Gates in San Diego more than a half-decade ago.

Saints TE Graham grateful Chargers TE Gates paved the way into the NFL for him |
Bradley Handwerger - When Drew Brees first saw Antonio Gates on the practice field with the San Diego Chargers, the hopes weren’t high. In fact, you could say Brees, then the Chargers quarterback, didn’t have any hopes at all for Gates, a former basketball player.

Pete Carmichael Talks Running Game, Brees Setting TD Record |
Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael met with the media on Friday to discuss the running game and QB Drew Brees potentially setting the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Includes transcripts AND video links.

Saints Host Chargers on Sunday Night Football |
QB Drew Brees will look to break Johnny Unitas' record for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

By the Numbers: The 2012 Saints Through Four Games |


Chargers' Chalk Talk

Scouting report: Saints still have Drew Brees |
Tom Krasovic

Nate Kaeding upbeat despite 'hiccup' |
Michael Gehlken - Nate Kaeding had last year's season derailed by injury. This ailment, the Chargers kicker was happy to confirm Thursday, isn't remotely as serious.

Chargers know how to contain Darren Sproles |
Michael Gehlken - The Chargers know the book on containing Darren Sproles. They've had it read to them.

Guest Blog: Philip Rivers |
The following was written and submitted by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

Defense Set to Face Elite Saints Offense |
Ricky Henne - The New Orleans Saints may be winless on the season, but their offense has continued to be as prolific as ever.

Who is the starting RB in San Diego? - AFC West Blog |
Bill Williamson - Norv Turner is playing a mystery game with who will be his starting tailback Sunday night at New Orleans.


Enjoy the Cool Brees or Cry Me A Rivers

Drew Brees says Sean Payton, Joe Vitt, Mickey Loomis played a big part in TD record | The Advocate
Brett Martel - As far as Drew Brees is concerned, Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt all have played an important role in putting him in position to break Johnny Unitas’ half-century-old record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

Drew Brees says he has fond memories of Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers | The Advocate
Bernie Wilson - Drew Brees has already beaten the San Diego Chargers, the team that tossed him aside after he hurt his shoulder in the 2005 regular-season finale, allowing Philip Rivers to become the starter.

In spite of circumstances, Saints QB Brees respects, likes Chargers' Rivers |
Bradley Handwerger - Drew Brees knows it would be an easy story for him to dislike the San Diego Chargers and to harbor ill will towards Philip Rivers.

Hard On For Breesus |

Drew Brees vs. The Chargers |
Andrew JUGE



A few minutes with ... New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu | The Advocate
Ted Lewis - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gives his take on what it’s like to be the city’s No. 1 sports fan.

Broadcast Information: Saints vs. Chargers |
The New Orleans Saints will host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday Night Football at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

NFC South programming notes - NFC South Blog -
Pat Y. - I’m getting ready to head toward Washington, D.C. to cover Sunday’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.

Final Word: NFC South - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5.

Checking injuries that matter most - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - The Friday injury reports for Sunday’s games are out, so let’s take a look at the most significant injuries around the NFC South.

Final Word: AFC West - AFC West Blog |
Bill Williamson - Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5.


V-Roll Roll Call

Video: Chargers-Saints - NFC South Blog |
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for San Diego at New Orleans.

Video: Chargers Fans in New Orleans |

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