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Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley (5) celebrates a field goal during the fourth quarter of a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the 49ers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Okay, Garrett Hartley is in everyone’s good graces, for now at least. After he went up against a firing squad media interview, and being pressured with other kickers being brought in, Hartley responded by making all of his field goals on Sunday against the 49ers.

He just needs to keep knocking them through, nothing more, nothing less. Let’s hope we have seen the last of ‘Evil’ Hartley for this season.

By the way, go vote Thomas Morstead in to the Pro Bowl if you haven’t done so already.

What To Watch For: Fielder’s Choice. In the past two games, the Saints have muffed two punt returns. It’s very uncharacteristic for Sproles, let alone Lance Moore, to give the ball away. You won’t see much on the return game for punts if Sproles is banged up again, but we’d like to see some positives out of the punt return game.

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