Found December 27, 2012 on Football Nation:
With so many stars choosing to opt out of the Winter (not-so) Classic every year, getting snubbed for the NFL Pro Bowl may actually be the honor more players prefer.Nnevertheless, this year’s semi-defunct All-star Game sees a host of deserving NFL stars being left off the boat to Hawaii.NFCDrew Brees: So, what does leading the NFL in yards and touchdowns from the quarterback position get you? If you answered a Pro Bowl selection you would be wrong. Although his Saints did not make the playoffs, Drew Brees has personally thrown for 4,781 yards and 39 scores.In fact, the quarterbacks with the top three tallies, in terms of yardage this season, will be left off the Pro Bowl roster (Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford and Tony Romo). Matt Ryan is the next closest NFC Pro Bowler to Brees, but he has thrown for 300 fewer yards and has tossed for eight fewer touchdowns than has the Saints’ diminutive signal caller.Roddy White: Whether he would admit it publicly, Roddy White’s Pro Bowl snub has go...

Disappointed Panthers, Saints seek strong finish

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are about to close the book on a season that may forever be defined by the word ''bounty.'' They want to do it by avoiding the ''losing team'' label, even if the playoffs are out of reach. The Panthers had no such scandal overshadowing their season, only the disappointment of failing to reach expectations that...

Week 17 Milestone Tracker

Quarterbacks Passing Yards Three quarterbacks can reach 5,000 yards in week 17o   Drew Brees needs 219 yardso   Matthew Stafford needs 305 yardso   Tony Romo needs 315 yardsPassing TD’s Drew Brees needs 1 td to reach 40 on the year.Running Backs Rushing Yards                 Adrian Peterson needs 102 yards to hit 2,000 on the year.o   He needs 208 to...

New Orleans Saints: Week 17 NFL Power Rankings (#17)

Last week: 17 (+0) Record: 7-8 Net points per drive: 0.15 (12th) DVOA: -4.4% (20th) Weighted DVOA: -2.5% (18th) Studs QB Drew Brees: 37 of 53 for 446 yards and 3 touchdowns, 3 drops, 3 throw aways, 1 batted pass, 98.1 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 8 of 53 drop backs (6 of 8, 2 throw aways) RB Darren Sproles: Rushed for 48 yards (20 after contact) on 9 attempts, 2 broken tackles...
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