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Five picks against the number, that's what we do here. Let's get to the Week 14 card.
Titans +3.5 vs. Saints: The Sean Payton offense is a pinball machine at home, undefeated and untouchable, but these guys don't always travel well. The Saints somehow lost on the road to St. Louis and Tampa Bay, and Drew Brees has been ordinary away from the dome (his QB rating drops from 122.4 to 91.3, and he has a modest 10 TDs against eight picks). I'm not really in love with the Titans as a team, but they can keep this one close — and offer some upset potential. The last time Matt Hasselbeck faced a Gregg Williams defense, he riddled it in the NFC Wild Card playoffs.
Falcons -2.5 at Panthers: The lopsided Panthers win last week probably told us more about Tampa's weaknesses than Carolina's strengths. I still have no faith in the Panthers defense, and a balanced and high-octane Atlanta offense should be able to bounce back after last week's humbler in Houston. Carolina...
BEST OF MAXIM
Drew Brees had a sluggish first half but turned it on in the second to lead the Saints to a 22-17 win over Tennessee.
Brees finished with 337 yards and 2 TDs, with both TDs and 181 yards coming after halftime. Chris Ivory had only 53 yards on 13 carries. Marques Colston was the flavor of the week among the Saint receiving corps, finishing with 7 catches for 105 yards...
Former Dolphins fullback Heath Evans revealed to radio host Jorge Sedano on 790 AM on Wednesday an ugly story involving former Dolphins coach Nick Saban and former offensive lineman Jeno James in July 2005.
It seems that New Orleans made the right decision when acquiring Darren Sproles from the San Diego Chargers.
Watch this spinning punt return that went for 89 yards for a touchdown against the Titans:
Running back Mark Ingram has been ruled out for Week 14 at Tennessee due to turf toe, according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Ingram has been playing well as of late, but the injury bug is once again spoiling his rookie campaign. Pierre Thomas should handle more carries in Ingrams absence, hence elevating his fantasy stock a bit.
Thanks to Andrew Juge of Saints Nation for joining us for this week's question and answer exchange. You can find my answers to Andrew's questions over on Saints Nation. Andrew's answers to my questions follow after the jump.
Total Titans: The Saints are 6-0 at home, but only 3-3 on the road, and this'll be the closest thing the Saints have left in the regular...
New Orleans @ Tennessee
The Saints won at home (big surprise) against the Lions, while the Titans won a tough one on the road against the Bills.
Drew Brees is absolutely on fire. In a season dominated by elite quarterbacks, Brees is right with Rodgers and Brady on the bad-ass scale. Lance Moore seems to be the flavor of the week among Saint receivers, as he has scored three...
Gameday is here and it is the first noon kickoff the Saints have seen since week ten. The Saints go on the road to face the Tennessee Titans, another team fighting for a playoff spot. It should be a little bit on the cold side in Nashville for today’s game, so let’s see how the Saints play outside of their comfort zone. It will be a great game as the Saints look to get...
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Marques Colston in the fourth quarter to lead the New Orleans Saints to their fifth straight victory with a 22-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday The NFC South-leading Saints (10-3) had little trouble picking up yards, but struggled to score until Brees and Colston connected on passes of 35 and 28 yards.
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Marques Colston in the fourth quarter to lead the New Orleans Saints to their fifth straight victory with a 22-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday