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While team doctors were pleased the results of surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus and broken tibia in Payton’s left leg, there remained a number of questions pertaining to how the Saints will adapt to their head coach’s long recovery.

The Oakland Raiders made a bold move to replace injured quarterback Jason Campbell on Tuesday, trading two high draft picks to the Cincinnati Bengals for Carson Palmer. Coach Hue Jackson paid a high price to acquire a quarterback he knows well but who has struggled in recent years and refused to report the Bengals this season despite being under contract through 2014.

The New Orleans Saints’ offensive line continued its season-long excellence Sunday by not allowing a sack for the first time this season, but if Drew Brees keeps throwing interceptions, his turnovers are going to have a far greater impact than all the passing yards he’s racking up.

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