Found November 10, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
Well, it’s big boy time for the NFL squads as the second half of the 2013 campaign gets underway for the intense playoff race. Nine weeks of football has been played and the Kansas City Chiefs remain unbeaten with a 9-0 record, as they enter their bye. The Chiefs are the first team in NFL history to start 9-0 after posting the worst record in the league in the previous season. Kansas City is the first club to allow 17 or fewer point in each of the first nine games of a season since the 1977 Atlanta Falcons.  In the Super Bowl era, all 18 of the previous teams to start 9-0 advanced to the playoffs. Eleven of those 18 played in the Super Bowl and seven won the Super Bowl. “Every win you get in the National Football League is a good win,” said Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid, who is the third head coach in NFL history to win his first nine games with a new team (Jim Caldwell did it in 2009 for the Indianapolis Colts and Wally Lemim did it 1961 for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans). The...

Saints dominate Cowboys, set NFL-record

The New Orleans Saints set an NFL-record 40 first downs and a franchise-record 625 total yards in their 49-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Drew Brees completed 34 of 41 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints won their 12th straight prime-time victory in the Superdome. “Somebody told me that right at the end of the game,” said Brees, via...

Rob Ryan buys drinks for Saints fans at a New Orleans bar (Photo)

After Sunday night’s win over the Cowboys,  Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan went to a local bar and bought drinks for some strangers. #RobRyan just bought me a drink at #MsMaes! #WhoDat #GeauxSaints #Saints — Mary B. Sonnier (@ChefMarySonnier) November 11, 2013 [ Next Impulse Sports ] Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet ...

Saints march all over Cowboys 49-17

The New Orleans Saints are looking like their old dominant selves as of late, capping off a blowout victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night to the tune of 49 points. The Cowboys were outplayed from the start on both sides of the ball in quite a statement regarding Jerry Jones' firing of now-Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who watched his unit take care of business...

Jimmy Graham Did Not Suffer Setback vs. Dallas

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (foot, elbow) only played 33 of the team's 83 snaps Sunday night against the Cowboys, but Graham indicated it was part of a pre-determined plan rather than a setback. SOURCE: Mike Triplett, ESPN.comFantasy Spin:Graham, who played 56 snaps in Week 9 and had two touchdowns in each of the previous two games, caught five passes for 59 yards against Dallas...

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 10 NFL Power Rankings (#3)

Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 6-2 The Saints aren’t nearly as good on the road, but I don’t envision them losing at home for the rest of the season, against Dallas, San Francisco, Carolina, and Tampa Bay. On the road, they have to go to Carolina and Seattle and could easily lose both. However, with Aaron Rodgers going down for an extended period of time, the Saints don’t have much...

Brees, Saints set records, torch Cowboys 49-17

Sean Payton had a choice to make. The Saints coach could elect to punt on fourth-and-5 from the Dallas 42, or he could try to get the one last first down New Orleans needed to set an NFL record. Only two minutes remained and victory was assured, so Payton figured he couldn't deny his players a chance to make history. He called for a run behind right guard Jahri Evans, and...

Changes coming for Cowboys after big loss to Saints?

If the Jason Garrett era comes to a halt at the end of this season, a 49-17 loss in New Orleans may loom as the watershed moment. There's certainly no shame in losing to Sean Payton and Drew Brees in the Superdome-- unless you play like the Cowboys did Sunday night. It's hard to believe the Cowboys were in this game at one point because all hope vanished as the Saints scored...

Darren Sproles Proves Speed Does Kills and Wheels Do Win

Back during my rugby playing days I was brave/stupid enough to play in a sevens tournament in the middle of August. If you are not sure what that means--I was a fat guy (but in shape--sort of) looking to play a game populated by really fast dudes, and it was hot as heck out. Not smart (but it was fun). Since it was a game that featured fast, skinny dudes all day long I heard...

Video: New Orleans Saints fan wears crazy gold costume for Sunday night game

A fan dressed in gold gave us an extra weird show during the New Orleans Saints' Sunday Night Football showdown against the Dallas Cowboys.

Tony Gonzalez and Falcons GM voice support for Mike Smith

The Atlanta Falcons are 2-7 and staring down a period of misery.  Does that mean that head coach Mike Smith is on his way out of town? Smith who took the Falcons job in 2008, has never had a losing season with the franchise, yet seems to be destined for one now. Please click here to read this story.  The post Tony Gonzalez and Falcons GM voice support for support for Mike Smith...

Saints unveil Ring of Honor in Superdome

The names Archie Manning, Rickey Jackson and Willie Roaf now have a permanent place in the Superdome, ringing the home field of the NFL team with which they spent the best years of their careers. The Saints formally unveiled their own ''Ring of Honor'' at halftime of Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys, and the three former stars were on the field...

Darren Sproles is Active

Saints running back Darren Sproles (concussion) is active for Sunday night's game against Dallas.Fantasy Spin:Sproles passed concussion tests Wednesday and has practiced in full all week. He'll be a low-end flex option outside of PPR leagues.

Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images   The Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints will face off on Sunday night in a match-up of explosive offenses. While the Cowboys (5-4) have climbed to the top spot in the NFC East the Saints (6-2) will be looking to maintain the top spot in the NFC West with a win. Coverage of the game between the Cowboys and Saints will air on NBC beginning at 8:30 pm ET from the Mercedes...

Rob Ryan Celebrates Win By Buying Saints Fans Drinks At Bar (Photo)

Rob Ryan deserved a moment like this after Sunday nights beat down of the Dallas Cowboys. Ryan was fired by Jerry Jones while on vacation this past off-season and replaced by Monte Kiffin.  When explaining why he switched coordinators and defensive philosophies, Jones stated that Ryan’s defensive scheme was just simply “to imaginative.” “I’ve been real impressed with...

Nightmare in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS -- Nothing like nighttime in New Orleans to inspire a memorable performance from Drew Brees and the Saints.
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