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Deep Dive
Saints, Alive!
Saints, Alive!
New Orleans’ purge of key weapons has left its franchise tight end ‘shocked and disappointed.’ But with Sean Payton and Drew Brees running the show—and Jimmy Graham sticking around—Who Dat Nation will be just fine
By Andy Benoit
Deep Dive
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: NFC
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: NFC
The failure to secure home-field advantage. A weak ground game. Unable to stop the run. A rusty QB. Three second-half turnovers. Diagnosing why the Saints, Panthers, Eagles, Packers and 49ers missed out on a trip to MetLife
By Andy Benoit
Open Field
The Saints’ Mastermind
The Saints’ Mastermind
Sean Payton had to shake off some rust coming back from last year’s Bountygate suspension. But after getting New Orleans past the Eagles in last weekend’s wild-card round, it’s like he never left
By Jenny Vrentas
In This Corner
The NFL’s Smartest QBs
The NFL’s Smartest QBs
Watching film and putting on pads makes players appreciate others who do the same every week. These five quarterbacks all stand out to me on film as being the most intelligent at their craft. Didn't make the list? Don't be mad, bro
By Richard Sherman
On Further Review
A Backward Pass at Manning’s Record
The Tuesday Mailbag
Why the NFL must give the single-season passing record back to Drew Brees ... plus responding to readers’ questions. Yes, Browns fans, you can have hope
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Best of Times, Worst of Times
Best of Times, Worst of Times
Week 14 was the most exciting of the season so far, with records—and snow—falling all over and a blizzard-like finish in Baltimore. Sadly, though, it wasn't all fun and games, with a series of badly blown calls in key spots casting a shadow over Sunday
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Sir Newton
Sir Newton
He set out to be an entertainer and an icon, and in his third season Cam Newton has delivered the Panthers to their first winning campaign since 2008. The NFC South crown could be theirs, depending on two meetings with the Saints in the next three weeks. As for the quarterback who fancies himself Superman, he could go even farther if he started emulating Drew Brees
By Andy Benoit
On Further Review
…And They’re Deep, Too
The Tuesday Mailbag
The Seahawks are a very good football team, maybe the best in the NFL, as Monday night’s surprise shellacking of the Saints suggests. But it’s not all Russell Wilsons and Marshawn Lynches in Seattle, where backups keep leading the way
By Peter King
Business of Football
The Bears’ Big Decision
The Bears’ Big Decision
Jay Cutler’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2013 season. Will the Chicago Bears bring back the franchise quarterback or let him loose in free agency? The answer is somewhere in the middle
By Andrew Brandt
Game Plan
So Happy Together
So Happy Together
The Saints' offense is getting overlooked in the team's 2013 revival, as most focus on Rob Ryan and the defense. But the reunited pairing leading a revitalized attack, the symbiotic coach and quarterback, are having just as much of an impact
By Peter King