Found September 21, 2012 on Football Nation:
 Featured are two teams trying to avoid three straight losses to start their 2012 season. The Saints, who had an offseason of nightmares, started out 0-2 for the first time since 2007. Their offense looks to be a step slower this season and their defense is allowing teams to score at will. Both teams' defenses are allowing 37.5 points per game and it should be a shootout by the bayou this Sunday.New Orleans Saints (0-2): Aside from the obvious starts of Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham, the Saints can offer up a few more decent plays this week. Guys like Darren Sproles and Lance Moore can make for interesting plug n' plays.Good starts: Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, Darren SprolesMiddle of the road: Lance Moore, Pierre ThomasBad starts: Mark Ingram, Devery Henderson Kansas City Chiefs (0-2): Playing from behind both weeks has Matt Cassell throwing the ball a lot and racking up yards in garbage time. He has thrown for 559 yards, three touchdowns and rushed for 45 yards...

Saints’ Jonathan Vilma won the battle, but he won’t win the war

The ensuing ‘Bounty Gate’ scandal took the New Orleans Saints organization by storm and turned an inspirational franchise into a nightmare. Everyone already knows the casualties of the scandal included Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma. When the NFL handed down his season-long suspension this past offseason, it was a punishment based on symbolism. If the accusations were true...

Devery Henderson Returns To Practice

Saints wideout Devery Henderson, who missed the Week 2 game with a concussion, was back at practice on Wednesday, according to a WWLTV Sports report.Fantasy Spin:The Saints have Lance Moore and don't miss much when Henderson is out, but his return will put a damprer on Moore owners. Moore has eight catches for 150 yards and a touchdown this season. Henderson caught one ball for...

Saints' Colston questionable for Week 3

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston was limited in practice Friday, and is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite that, Colston is likely to play, according to a report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. In two games, the 29-year-old has caught seven passes for 120 yards, but hasn't found the end zone in a high-scoring Saints attack.

Drew Brees Nursing Minor Ankle Ailment

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is dealing with an ankle injury and is listed as probable for Sunday's game with Kansas City.Fantasy Spin:There has never been any question that Brees would play this week. The question is when he will start improving on an ugly 54.5 completion percentage rate.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints: Three Bold Predictions

Two terrible teams, both picked to win their division by many this offseason.One has suspensions looming over their players' heads and is already on its third-string head coach, possibly caused by a little-known curse, while the other is rebuilding under a new head coach and looks positively inept.The Saints at least have a reason.They didn't look this out of sync last season...

Saints Nation: Saints Problems on Defense Due to Poor Talent Evaluation?

The title of this post says it all, so let's cut right to the chase. In the Sean Payton era, below are the defensive players that have been drafted by the Saints: Roman Harper (2006) 2nd round SS - Entering 7th season with the Saints, most as a starter. Should be considered a good player with some significant weaknesses in coverage.Rob Ninkovich (2006) 5th round DE/LB - Also...

Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints: Week 3 NFL Pick

Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) at New Orleans Saints (0-2) I don’t think anyone really knew how the Saints would respond to BountyGate and the corresponding BountyGate penalties. Would they fall flat? Would they go into eff you mode? Would it not really matter? I leaned more on the positive side because Sean Payton was an offensive coach and Drew Brees could handle the offense by himself...

Pick of the week: Chiefs (+8.5) at Saints

  Well the first two weeks have not exactly gone as planned with the weekly pick. Andrew Luck stole it last week and the Jets felt like scoring a lot in Week 1, so lets try to get back on the winning road this week. The Saints have been a disaster thus far. Everyone expected Drew Brees to act as the team leader with the absence of Sean Payton, but he can only do so much...

Podcast: Double Up With Steve White, Mike Felder And #theUCshow

Steve White preaches the gospel about Jonathan Vilma, Gregg Williams and the hypocrisy of Roger Goddell's reign, plus a quick story about the creation of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show.The post Podcast: Double Up With Steve White, Mike Felder And #theUCshow appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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