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The Top 5 Wide Receivers in New Orleans Saints history

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Aug 22, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) celebrates following a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 22, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) celebrates following a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /
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5.   Lance Moore (2006-2013)

I must confess; this number 5 spot was a bit of a toss-up between Lance Moore and Brandin Cooks. Mainly because of the historic pace Cooks had set before being traded to New England. Moore won out in the end due to his prolonged consistency and his positive influence on the team dynamic.

He sits at 5th place all-time for franchise career receptions and touchdowns, and has the 7th most career receiving yards of any Saints player.

The fact that he was a Super Bowl champion didn’t hurt his case either.

Playing style 

Moore was known mostly for his shifty quickness and ability to make the tough catches across the middle of the field. He was no one-trick pony though, and was more than comfortable getting after the deep ball.

Saints receiver Lance Moore. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) scores a touchdown after making a catch against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

He never put up the flashiest numbers, but he had a knack for coming up clutch in tight situations. As a result he earned the full trust of Drew Brees.

Looking back now, one moment remains a perfect example of the type of dependable, clutch player that he was…

Career-defining moment

If you look at the box score for Super Bowl XLIV, it will show only two Lance Moore catches for 21 yards. But it was his 3rd catch – a simple ‘out’ route for a two-point conversion – that Moore will be remembered for.

His mid-air acrobatics to break the plane gave the Saints a full 7-point lead with 5:42 left to play.

Lance Moore scores a two-point conversion for the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Lance Moore /

It was undoubtedly one of the biggest moments in the history of the franchise, and Mr. Dependable didn’t disappoint.

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