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4-2, 1st in NFC South
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3hMike Triplett

Report: Saints guard Warford to miss weeks

Saints right guard Larry Warford is expected to miss several weeks with the abdominal injury that he suffered Sunday, according to the NFL Network.

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Pedicures influence the Saints' victory in Green Bay (0:45)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Great line from Sean Payton, who wasn't about to revel in the fact that the Saints are in first place in the NFC South with 10 weeks left in the season. “I don't think anyone's paying attention to the horse at the quarter pole,” Payton said. “I think that what we're paying attention to most is the things that we have to clean up. We've gotta be able to block for the PAT or the field goal. We've gotta be able to catch a punt. We can't let a runner run right through the middle of our defense untouched for 70 yards. We've gotta make sure we understand how we're blocking a certain play. We've gotta understand coverages. We've gotta understand the location of a football in certain looks. These are all things that even a week ago in the second half of the Detroit win, there were a number of things that championship teams are not doing. And we're working to get better in those areas.”

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When the Saints go blitzing in...

A big reason for New Orleans' defensive turnaround is effective blitzing. In their first two games, the Saints allowed opposing QBs to complete 84 percent of their passes at a whopping 14 yards per attempt when blitzing. Both of those numbers have improved immensely since Week 3. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Following a day in which the Saints were the only NFC South team to win, New Orleans is now a substantial favorite to win the division.

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Brees buckles down after halftime

Saints QB Drew Brees struggled in the first half with passes that traveled at least 15 yards vs. the Packers on Sunday, but was perfect on such slings down the stretch of Sunday's win at Lambeau Field.

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Saturday: Saints starting to 'put it together' (1:37)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton wasn't interested in making any sweeping statements about his team after the Saints' first four-game win streak since 2013. But he was clearly impressed by the resilience they showed after falling behind 14-7 on a cold, wet, sloppy afternoon in Lambeau Field on Sunday – and sees signs that this team could be different from the past three 7-9 seasons. “We very easily could've lost a game like this with some of the mistakes,” Payton said. “But there's a little bit of resiliency that I'm proud of – especially in the second half of this game.”

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Vaccaro taking Payton up on free pedicure (0:32)
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Impressive feet: Payton to get Saints pedicures

The slippery turf at Lambeau Field is known to be unforgiving to players on visiting teams -- and their feet. That is why Sean Payton said he'll get his players pedicures after the surging Saints beat the Packers and won their fourth straight game.

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Ingram says Lambeau Leap was 'meant to be' (0:26)
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Saints show resiliency in road win over Packers (0:50)
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Brees says Saints are striving to be great (0:29)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Ingram said he absolutely plans to make Sean Payton deliver on his claim that he would provide free pedicures if everyone wore the right cleats this week and handled the slippery Lambeau Field turf. Players don't like wearing the longer screw-in metal cleats because they're uncomfortable. But Payton demanded it this week and showed clips of players slipping at Lambeau throughout the week.

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Brees, Saints top Packers (0:48)
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Saints recover late to topple Packers 26-17

Drew Brees threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Mark Ingram rushed for a score and the New Orleans Saints overcame several mistakes to beat the Green Bay Packers 26-17 on Sunday.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

It started ugly Sunday in Lambeau Field, but the Saints are now sitting pretty in sole possession of first place in the NFC South at 4-2 (at least until the 3-2 Falcons play at New England on Sunday night). The Saints have won four straight games for the first time since 2013, with a home date against the Chicago Bears up next. The Saints have been far from perfect, but their resilience has been impressive.

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Brees reaches over the pile for TD (0:20)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Another pretty touchdown drive by the Saints has erased their ugly start and given them a 26-17 lead with 4:55 remaining at Green Bay. After two early interceptions, Drew Brees now has 331 passing yards, a passing TD and a rushing TD. And RBs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have combined for nearly 200 yards from scrimmage.

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Coleman hauls in 22-yard TD from Brees (0:16)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Ted Ginn Jr. having his best day yet with Saints (on offense, at least). He has five catches for 128 yards, including a 47-yard catch-and-run on their latest field goal drive that put them up 16-14 in the third quarter at Green Bay. Ginn has muffed two punts, but one was nullified by a penalty and he recovered the other one. And he has more than made up for the bobbles with his play on offense.

Team Stats

Passing Yards269.33rd
Rushing Yards121.711th
Points For28.54th
Points Against22.216th

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