The Lions dialed up a fake punt in the first quarter on Sunday against the Dolphins.
Are the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers poised to become offensive juggernauts? Nathan Zegura breaks down the numbers in his latest Target Report. This time he covers the NFC South.
Even in a year when he probably will break the NFL record for net punting, the Saints' Thomas Morstead did not take a Pro Bowl invitation for granted. With only one punter getting that honor from each conference, he knew the road was difficult, making him feel even better when he learned Wednesday he would represent the NFC.
The 'battle' for second place in the NFC South this Sunday at the Superdome will be between two of the hottest teams in the league.
Saints inactives for Sunday's game against the Cowboys include WR Saalim Hakim and FB Jed Collins.
The Saints are trying to rediscover the fourth-quarter confidence it used to have and that the Dallas Cowboys have in abundance this season.
The Saints likely will be eliminated from playoff consideration at some point Sunday regardless of the outcome, but a win over the Cowboys would be more meaningful than last week's 41-0 trouncing of moribund Tampa Bay.
Saints TE Jimmy Graham is tied with the Patriots' Wes Walker for the most drops in the NFL this season with 10 according to ESPN research. On Friday, he and interim coach Joe Vitt provided a potential reason for that high number.
With the bounty news coming out this week and the Saints virtually out of the playoff race, their game against the Buccaneers on Sunday has been an afterthought at best. But quarterback Drew Brees says after losing three in a row, winning still matters to him.
The Giants humiliated New Orleans 52-27 in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday, dealing a major blow to the Saints' flickering playoff hopes.

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