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MAQB: Why the Saints Turned to Jameis Winston Over Taysom Hill on Sunday

By the end of Monday night, the Vikings and Lions might both be even with the Bears in the loss column in the NFC North, and two games out of the NFC playoff picture. And that’s pretty remarkable, considering where both have been the last two months. Until then …

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• The revelation that Drew Brees has five cracked ribs and a collapsed lung should, first and foremost, illustrate for everyone that pro football players aren’t like everyone else.