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  1. Drew Brees is player of the week

    Pat Yasinskas

    This should come as no surprise, but the NFL has announced that Drew Brees is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Brees made history Sunday night when he threw a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game to break the 52-year-old record set by ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  2. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the top Tuesday afternoon headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Former NFL coach Tony Dungy said Atlanta coach Mike Smith should get running back Michael Turner more involved in the offense. I respect Dungy a...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  3. Superlatives on the Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    We weren't able to do this in the first four weeks because they didn't win. But now that they have, it's time to take a look at some statistical superlatives on the New Orleans Saints' 31-24 victory against the San Diego Chargers. We'll turn to ES...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  4. Wrap-up: Saints 31, Chargers 24

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 31-24 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: What it means: It was a nice night for the Saints. Suspended coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt and gene...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  5. Drew Brees' streak defines him

    Pat Yasinskas

    Since his arrival in New Orleans in 2006, Drew Brees has been piling up huge numbers. He's set records and won a lot of games -- and a Super Bowl. But I don't think those records or even the Super Bowl are what define Brees. I think the record ...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  6. More on Drew Brees and the record

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've talked a lot already about how Drew Brees will be attempting to break Johnny Unitas' record of 47 straight games with at least one passing touchdown when the New Orleans Saints play on Sunday night. Let's talk a little more about it, with so...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  7. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through the Friday morning headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Receiver Julio Jones said he's fine after playing with a laceration on his hand against Carolina. Jones refused to blame his hand for playing a rol...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  8. Report: Vitt declining Brees' invitation

    Pat Yasinskas

    At the request of Drew Brees, the NFL has given suspended New Orleans coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis permission to be at Sunday night's game against San Diego. But at least one of the three repor...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. Is Brees' streak diminished by era?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Whenever you compare players from different eras, it makes for a great debate. With Drew Brees on the verge of breaking Johnny Unitas' record (47) for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, ESPN Stats & Information's Alok Pattani takes a loo...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Sean Payton can attend Sunday's game

    Pat Yasinskas

    There is pretty major news on the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday night. ESPN's Ed Werder reports that the NFL has granted quarterback Drew Brees' request to have suspended coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach ...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  11. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through the Tuesday morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Although his team is off to a 4-0 start and has thorough command in the NFC South, Atlanta coach Mike Smith said he's not getting carried away and is...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  12. Wrap-up: Packers 28, Saints 27

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 28-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field: What it means: The Saints played their best game of the season, but still fell to 0-4. I won't categorically say the season is over, but it's close to that. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  13. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: Throwbacks bring good luck: Team marketing departments love throwback uniforms because they create more merchandise to sell. Some coaches also love the throwback uniforms because they believe they bring good...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  14. First glance at Week 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's start taking a quick by-the-numbers look ahead to the NFC South's Week 2 games with some help from ESPN Stats & Information. Buccaneers at Giants The Bucs snapped their 10-game losing streak with a victory against Carolina in the ope...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  15. Drew Brees by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns in Sunday's victory against Minnesota. Those numbers come with all sorts of implications and significance, so let's take a look. First off, Brees now has 4,780 passing ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  16. Wrap-up: Saints 22, Titans 17

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 22-17 victory against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at LP Field: What it means: It wasn't pretty, but the Saints got a win. At 10-3, they're atop the NFC South. They also recorded their third straight 10-win se...

    Blog | December 11, 2011