It was the New Orleans Saints free safety, not Will Smith or Shaun Rogers, who stonewalled Turner for no gain on the decisive fourth-and-inches play in overtime. Official scorekeepers initially credited Smith and Rogers for the tackle.
Brees is throwing for a touchdown on 5.5 percent of his passes this season, consistent with his 5.6 percent average from 2008 to 2010. So let’s assume that over his next 10 games (which will stretch into next season, as only regular-season games are counted by the N.F.L. for such purposes) Brees will be on his same general touchdown pace since 2008.
The latest ESPN.com Power Rankings are out and the New Orleans Saints have taken another step toward the top. After defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime Sunday, the Saints moved up from No. 4 to No. 3. They are behind only the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers as NFC teams now hold the first three spots in the rankings.
Can the Houston Texans survive Matt Schaub‘s injury? Are they still the best in the AFC? What the heck was Mike Smith thinking? Do the San Francisco 49ers have the defensive player of the year? My head hurts from looking at the AFC West.