Sean Payton: No sign of Drew Brees slowing down

By Nick Shook
NFL.com
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If Sean Payton’s Saints are to get back to the Super Bowl any time soon, it will likely include Drew Brees.

The window for success is wide open to Payton, who won’t put a time limit on that coach-quarterback union.

“At the stage he is in his career, it’s a question that gets asked a lot,” Payton said on NFL Network’s Total Access. “I have not seen — there’s not a rep, a play where I’ve noticed something different. Continue reading

Better version of Philip Rivers leads Chargers to road win

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Do you feel bloated?

Are you confused because you stopped eating Thanksgiving leftovers two days ago, you’ve traversed nearly five miles worth of department store aisles, spinning around and stiff-arming fellow shoppers like Earl Campbell, and yet the feeling won’t pass?

Well don’t fret, because that isn’t excess calories testing the limits of your waistband — it’s the fulfilling slate of redemption games upon which we just feasted.

That’s right, this week is all about that R word. Mark Sanchez carried the ball on Thanksgiving without fumbling or running into the rear end of his teammate. In fact, he scored! Two years after the butt fumble, Sanchez reversed his fortunes. We did it, America.

Our winner and one of two considered each filled the profile of a player who at the very least got his own 30-second debate segment centered around “What’s wrong with Player/Team X this season?” Some of these segments became so frequent, players addressed them in press conferences multiple times. But they won’t have to hear about it this week!

Here are Week 13’s Greatest on the Road — to redemption.

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