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‘It was incredible’: Drew Brees on becoming NFL’s all-time passing leader – video

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has broken the NFL’s all-time passing mark on Monday, eclipsing Peyton Manning’s 71,940 career yards.Brees entered the Saints’ game against the Washington Redskins needing 201 yards through the air to set th…

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Drew Brees eclipses Peyton Manning as NFL’s all-time passing leader

Quarterback breaks career record with 62-yard touchdown bombBrees passed Peyton Manning’s previous mark of 71,940 yardsDrew Brees has become the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing – and he did it in style.The 39-year-old Brees eclipsed Peyton Manni…

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Saints beat Falcons in 43-37 thriller as 49ers lose Garoppolo to worrying injury

San Francisco fear their quarterback may have injured ACLPatrick Mahomes continues brilliant start to seasonEnglishman Efe Obada stars for Panthers in first NFL gameBuffalo Bills shock highly-rated Minnesota VikingsDrew Brees’ one-yard run capped an 80…

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NFL off-season hots up with Cousins set for Vikings as Brees sticks with Saints

Washington QB set to sign $84m deal with MinnesotaFuture Hall of Famer Brees will see out career in New OrleansDenver upgrade at quarterback to complement strong defenseThe biggest question of the NFL off-season appears to be settled with ESPN reportin…

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NFL offseason predictions: Saints for Super Bowl champs and the protests end

Sports forecasts aren’t worth the paper they’re written on: which is why we’re publishing these online. But are the Browns set for a spectacular improvement?The problem with predictions in this space is that they are comically flawed.Six months ago, we…

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Vikings earn mind-bending win over Saints with last-gasp TD in NFL playoffs

Stefon Diggs scores 61-yard touchdown in dying seconds to grab victoryNew Orleans Saints 24-29 Minnesota Vikings: as it happenedVikings will play Philadelphia Eagles for place in Super BowlCase Keenum completed a last-ditch heave on the game’s final pl…

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NFC divisional playoff: New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings – live!

Third string to north star: the unlikely rise of the Vikings’ Case KeenumEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @HunterFelt 9.07pm GMT We’re a few minutes away from this officially becoming the Case Keenum-Blake Bortles Playoffs… 8.57pm…

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NFL: Top 10 plays from wild card weekend – video highlights

Marcus Mariota’s touchdown pass to himself tops the list plays from a dramatic opening weekend of play-offs in the NFL. Mariota’s tipped ball helped the Titans to seal an unlikely come-from-behind win over the Chiefs on Saturday. Elsewhere, the Falcons…

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Ageless Drew Brees leads Saints past Panthers in wildcard playoff

Carolina Panthers 26-31 New Orleans SaintsNew Orleans will play Minnesota Vikings next weekJaguars win ugly game against Bills in Sunday’s early kick-offDrew Brees, who turns 39 this month, passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans S…

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NFL wild card play-offs: Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints – live!

The Panthers (11-5) face the NFC South champion Saints (11-5)Titans stun Chiefs | Falcons upset RamsSend James a tweet at @jamescaroll or email him 10.15pm GMT Here’s that Ted Ginn touchdownYOU’RE NOT GONNA CATCH @TEDGINNJR_19.80-yard @Saints TD! #GoSa…

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NFL wild card play-off: Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints – live!

The Panthers (11-5) face off with the NFC South champion Saints (11-5)Send James a tweet at @jamescaroll or email him 5.24pm GMT James will be here shortly. Continue reading…

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New Orleans man sues Saints for refund over national anthem protests

Season-ticket holder sues Saints for refund over anthem protestsLee Dragna says protests create ‘borderline dangerous’ atmosphereA season-ticket holder for the New Orleans Saints has sued the team for a full refund and attorneys’ fees claiming the prot…

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New Orleans Saints beat Washington for eighth straight win – video highlights

The New Orleans Saints stretched their winning streak to eight games in week 11 of the NFL, clawing back a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation to defeat Washington 34-31. A superb catch from Roger Lewis Junior helped the New Yor…

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Are the Saints the best team in the NFL (and are the Giants the worst)?

It once looked like Drew Brees’s career would wind down with a bunch of yards and a heap of 7-9 seasons. But suddenly he has a defense to help him outSo much time has passed since the New Orleans Saints became the best story in the NFL it’s hard to rem…

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New Orleans Saints beat Miami Dolphins in Wembley stinker

• Touchdowns by Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara seal stodgy 20-0 win
• 80,000 crowd enjoys spectacle despite error-strewn encounter

For years, Americans have been told that to truly love soccer they must learn to appreciate a 0-0 draw. At Wembley on Sunday the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins served up the equivalent for British NFL fans – an error-riddled, penalty-strewn, stodgy stinker of a match between two teams the wrong side of average. And yet, curiously, 80,000 people seemed to find it a good enough way to spend three hours as the Saints won the second London match of the season 20-0.

There rightly remains a healthy degree of scepticism about whether a full-time London NFL team is viable. But perhaps this was another small step forward in realising the ambitions of the sport’s power brokers. If people tolerate this, perhaps a franchise will be next.

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NFL: Tom Brady lifts up Patriots and Ravens beat Browns – video highlights

Watch the highlights from the second round of the NFL season in which the Baltimore Ravens overcome the Cleveland Browns 24-10 and the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20, thanks to the rookie Kareem Hunt. Meanwhile, Tom Brady throw…

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Superb Sam Bradford shreds Saints to ruin Peterson’s return to Vikings

  • Minnesota beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday Night Football
  • Vikings quarterback throws for 346 yards and three touchdowns

Sam Bradford started his second season with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday night and spoil Adrian Peterson’s first game with the Saints.

Related: The NFL’s LA teams could bring empty stadium porn to a whole new level

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Former England rugby sevens international Alex Gray joins Atlanta Falcons

  • Sevens players is one of three British players to join NFC South teams
  • Players are part of practice squads and will use season to improve skills

Three British players have been given the chance to carve out careers in the NFL as the league extends its plans to make move into new markets.

The move is part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway scheme. Under the program, the players will be added to practice squads in the NFC South to develop their skills but will not be eligible to be activated to the main roster during the 2017 season.

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NFL weekend predictions: Giants to end Lions’ winning streak

The Lions are riding a five-game winning run, but Matthew Stafford’s finger injury could spell trouble. Plus, go for the Vikings, Steelers and Cardinals

The finish line is in sight. Only three weeks remain in the NFL’s regular season, and that means you only have three more shots at a clean sweep in our Pick Six contest. Nobody managed it in week 14, although castigers did make a big move up to the top of our overall leaderboard with a solid five out of six.

Related: How the Seattle Seahawks became the NFL’s most outspoken team

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NFL weekend predictions: Giants to end Lions’ winning streak

The Lions are riding a five-game winning run, but Matthew Stafford’s finger injury could spell trouble. Plus, go for the Vikings, Steelers and Cardinals

The finish line is in sight. Only three weeks remain in the NFL’s regular season, and that means you only have three more shots at a clean sweep in our Pick Six contest. Nobody managed it in week 14, although castigers did make a big move up to the top of our overall leaderboard with a solid five out of six.

Related: How the Seattle Seahawks became the NFL’s most outspoken team

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