Why this game is intriguing: There's a lot of on-field, in-game reasons to drool over New Orleans Saints at New York Giants, starting with the fireworks that both offenses can set off. Both teams are capable of running the ball, but these are downfield, high-flying offenses with fast receivers. The Saints see your Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz and raise you a Marques Colston or Jimmy Graham. For pure fun, I'd tune in to this afternoon game. I'll also be watching to see if Drew Brees can shake off a rare poor performance at Atlanta, and if the Giants' front four can knock him off his spot. But the postseason implications loom large, too. A loss ends an improbable playoff dash for New Orleans. If Big Blue loses, the NFC East is kicked wide open.
11-time Cowboys Pro Bowl TE Jason Witten coaches high school team to state title
Jason Witten, an all-time Dallas Cowboys great, coached the Liberty Christian (Argyle, Texas) Warriors to a TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) Division II state championship win over the Regents Knights (Austin), 52-10, on Friday night in Waco.
49ers-Eagles has serious Game of the Year potential; plus, Denver's revival and the art of scripting plays
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks digs into the potential Game of the Year: 49ers at Eagles. Plus, the driving force behind Denver's inspiring turnaround and a look at the art of scripting plays via "the first 15."