Cameron Jordan Trolls Cam Newton By Sending QB Wine After Saints' Win

Cameron Jordan Trolls Cam Newton By Sending QB Wine After Saints' Win

The New Orleans Saints were done dancing and celebrating in their locker room, done waving a broom to commemorate their three-game sweep of the Carolina Panthers this season with Sunday's triumph in a first-round NFC playoff game to earn a trip to Minnesota to face the Vikings in a conference semifinal this coming weekend. And he battled dropped passes for much of his career, while bouncing around from Miami to San Francisco to Carolina to Arizona, back to Carolina, and now to New Orleans.

"I was getting trash talk from some former Saints players", Leber said Monday. "We wanted to bring in smart guys that we felt were good team players. He is still Drew Brees". "And to see them the last time was more of a blessing, to be able to go out and send them home".

On the other side of the ball, the Saints' defense rose near the middle of the National Football League pack, and more importantly, limited the late-game meltdowns that had cost the team in years past (Atlanta and Tampa Bay games, notwithstanding).

The first part of the plan worked incredibly well. The Saints, of course, won that game as well, by a score of 31-21. The longest run from scrimmage: a 7-yard run by Ingram.

The Saints really nailed that kind of "bargain shopping" in free agency this year, with signings like Ginn, defensive end Alex Okafor and linebackers A.J. Klein and Manti Te'o, among others. They settled for four field goal attempts on those drives, one of which kicker Graham Gano surprisingly missed from 25-yards. We had to finish out the game.

- Ben Koyack, Jaguars, caught the go-ahead 1-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of Jacksonville's victory over Buffalo.

Brees found Ginn angling across the field inside and behind the safety.

"It was great", Brees said of the celebration. "I thought there was a receiver (Devin Funchess) in the vicinity".

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But before players went back out onto the field, Michel stopped by the defensive side of the room and offered some encouragement. The Bulldogs sent the game into overtime on Nick Chubb's 2-yard touchdown run with 55 seconds left in regulation.

END ZONE PROTECTION: While the Saints defense gave up 413 net yards, their ability to keep Carolina out of the end zone was crucial. He also rushed eight times for 37 yards.

Newton absorbed a hard hit by Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata on a sack.

Brees wound up completing 69.6 percent of his passes (23-of-33), and a late-game interception on fourth-and-2 from Carolina's 47 merely served as a short punt.

"Sacking Cam Newton on the last play, it couldn't have ended any better", said another man. "(There were) a lot of loaded fronts, defensively.

What makes that play even more epic, Ginn wasn't even the target.

"That was huge", Brees said. Brees is still athletic as ever and if I was his agent when I was negotiating with Saints GM Mickey Loomis I'd just play that play on a loop for 10 minutes and say, "Drew wants his money".

Sunday's game will mark the first time since the 2009 NFC championship game the Vikings and the Saints meet in the playoffs. Newton then crossed his fingers and toes on the sideline hoping the offense would get one more chance.

"I've just got to be better". "I'm not going to take the coward way and point somebody else out". "They came back late in the fourth quarter, made this a game".