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This miserable season without their suspended coach won't end in a playoff appearance for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Even if Colin Kaepernick's second start was hardly as spectacular as his first, he played well enough to extend coach Jim Harbaugh's quarterback quandary for at least another week.
Of all the teams to end the Atlanta Falcons' unbeaten run, it had to be their resurgent rivals, the New Orleans Saints in a game filled with drama until the end.
The Chicago Bears acquired Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins
Washington Redskins coaches lamented their dearth of playmakers at the end of a 5-11 season. During the opening hours of free agency Tuesday, the organization aggressively attempted to remedy that by overhauling its corps of wide receivers.
Marques Colston is staying put in New Orleans. Brandon Marshall is headed to Chicago.
The New Orleans Saints held a workout on Tuesday with veteran receiver Randy Moss, who is trying to make a comeback after spending a year out of pro football.
Drew Brees has spent the past six years reinvigorating the Saints, rewriting NFL records and rebuilding New Orleans.
Drew Brees and the Saints keep pouring on the points, rolling up the wins and rewriting the record books, too.
Matthew Stafford connected with Will Heller on a 10-yard touchdown and the Detroit Lions, making their first playoff appearance since 1999, jumped to a surprising 7-0 lead on the New Orleans Saints after the first quarter at a raucous Superdome on Saturday night.
The Detroit Lions hardly looked like a playoff neophyte.
Drew Brees and the record-setting Saints held nothing back in their season finale, heading into the playoffs in dominant fashion.
A rookie quarterback led the biggest drive in Houston Texans history, one that took them to the end zone and their first playoff berth.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is "day to day" after hurting his right ankle late in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
"This was important to me, to be back with this team in this situation," Colston said in a statement released by the Saints. "I was not looking to chase free agency. It was more important for me to be back in our program, a program we have been building and a program I believe in."
"He's definitely playing at an extremely high level right now," Colston said of Brees.