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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
On Further Review
Standing PAT … For Now
The Tuesday Mailbag
The NFL is pondering a longer extra point—42 yards?—but don't expect anything to happen quickly. Plus, why Jimmy Graham will remain a Saint, a Patriots-Texans trade scenario and reader reaction to the n-word debate
By Peter King
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
My Best Shot
Lair of the Beast
Lair of the Beast
Photographers Robert Beck and Rod Mar had their eyes on Marshawn Lynch as he went Beast Mode—again—versus the Saints. A look at what’s in store for San Francisco? Check out the gallery.
Window Into the Weekend
Projecting the AFC and NFC Championship Games
Projecting the AFC and NFC Title Games
A rundown of the divisional round, and my picks for who will play next weekend
By Peter King
Game Plan
Here Comes Trouble
Here Comes Trouble
The Seahawks waited, and waited, and waited. And then they almost gave up. But finally, this weekend, all that waiting will pay off as Percy Harvin takes the field against the Saints. And now that the waiting is over, there's no holding back
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Weekend Slate: Analyzing Divisional Matchups
Weekend Slate: Analyzing Divisional Matchups
Breaking down play-calling tendencies, key position battles and vital schemes for Saints-Seahawks, Colts-Patriots, 49ers-Panthers and Chargers-Broncos
By Andy Benoit
Open Field
Marques Colston Is ‘One Good Player’
Marques Colston Is ‘One Good Player’
But you already knew that about the Saints’ wideout. What you don’t know is how that compliment, from Bill Parcells of all people, helped make the Hofstra grad an NFL starter. Just give Colston all the credit for turning himself into one of the league’s most underappreciated stars
By Jenny Vrentas
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
Deep Dive
Weekend Slate: Analyzing Wild-Card Matchups
Weekend Slate: Analyzing Wild-Card Matchups
Breaking down play-calling tendencies, key matchups and vital schemes for the Chiefs-Colts, Saints-Eagles, Chargers-Bengals and 49ers-Packers
By Andy Benoit