Thursday Night Breakdown: Saints, Panthers Play For NFC South RelevanceThe Saints and Panthers can still contend for the playoffs in a diminished NFC South. But both teams need a win Thursday.
TNF Fantasy Starters: Falcons Vs. Saints - Who To Play, Who To PassThe NFC South is the focus of Thursday Night Football this week as the New Orleans Saints take on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Drew Brees, Cam Newton And Jimmy GrahamThe Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.
Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Put Up Fight, But Fall Short In New OrleansThe Minnesota Vikings fell to the New Orleans Saints 20-9 Sunday at the Superdome. The offense could not get into the end zone, settling for three field goals instead of getting touchdowns. The defense struggled early, but settled down and kept the team in the game. The special teams were good, with the exception of the punt return unit.
Saints Get First Win Of Season, 20-9 Over Vikings Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Mike Zimmer Takes Minnesota Vikings Loss To The Patriots As A Learning ExperienceThe Minnesota Vikings were not competitive in their loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, but head coach Mike Zimmer sees it as a way to find something out about his team. They also announced a pair of personnel was reinstated to the team. Special teams coach Mike Priefer had his suspension reduced from three to two games after undergoing sensitivity training. Running back Adrian Peterson will be active for the Vikings going forward.
Minnesota Vikings Continue Difficult Stretch In Schedule Against The SaintsThe Minnesota Vikings are in the midst of a five-game stretch against some of the league's best quarterbacks and offenses. The New Orleans Saints pose as a similar threat as the Vikings' Week 2 opponent. Despite starting the season 0-2, the Saints have an offense that can single-handedly win a game. Quarterback Drew Brees carries the offense. The defense has cost them both games this season.
Minnesota Vikings Host The New England Patriots In Home OpenerThe Minnesota Vikings face the New England Patriots in their home opener of 2014. The Patriots are coming off a disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. The Patriots had a double digit lead at half time, but were held scoreless in the second half and lost by double digits. The Patriots offense is led by quarterback Tom Brady. Darrelle Revis had a solid game in his Patriots debut in Miami.
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Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks To DraftIt's a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don't mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that's a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.
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Seattle Puts the "D" in "We Dat!"It may not be the Beast Quake, but Marshawn Lynch had another great game against New Orleans in the Playoffs as Seattle was able to outlast the Saints 23-15 and advance to the NFC Conference Finals next weekend.