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After the last Tampa Bay game, you were pleased with how balanced the offense was with the passing and running game. That wasn’t there with Atlanta. Is that something you are worried about in terms of consistency going forward?

Now, however, they’re rolling after two straight wins against division rivals Tampa Bay and Atlanta. And with just six games remaining after this week’s open date, the Saints (7-3) should have their proverbial foot planted firmly on the pedal here on out.

Strong safety Roman Harper has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday.

If Drew Brees can help it, he won’t spend much time thinking about a coveted passing record he’d really like to break. Three seasons after nearly matching Dan Marino’s all-time single season passing record of 5,084 yards — which has stood since 1984 — Brees is on pace through 10 games to make another run at it.

According to Schefter, it doesn’t look like Brees’ deal is going to get done in 2011. The Saints may have to use the franchise tag to freeze Brees while they negotiate further after the season. Regardless, he’s a virtual lock to eventually re-up in New Orleans long term.

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