Here’s the latest edition of Rant and Rise for November 6, 2012:
Both the Saints and Eagles entered Monday’s game in desperate need of a win considering how much they struggled in the first half of the season and unfortunately for Philadelphia–their struggles appear to be at an all-time high.
New Orleans came through with the 28-13 win on Monday for their third win in four games. For a defense that entered the game ranked 31st overall, give the Saints credit for recording seven sacks and Patrick Robinson returning a 99-yard interception for a touchdown in the first quarter.
As for the Eagles, if you thought the hot seat for Michael Vick and Andy Reid was bad heading into Week 9–just wait and see how hot it gets over the next week or so.
Sean Payton Receives Permission to Discuss New Contract
Despite the NFL voiding a previous contract extension over the weekend, it appears the league will allow Payton and the Saints to discuss a new deal–even though he’s currently facing a suspension for his involvement with the bounty scandal. If New Orleans can’t find a way to reach a new deal with their beloved head coach, he would become a free agent for the 2013 season–which would draw plenty of interest from numerous teams in need of a head coach.
New York Knicks Improve to 3-0
The Knicks have been one of the biggest surprises during the first week of the regular season as they’re off to a 3-0 start after their 100-84 win over the Philadelphia 76ers thanks to 21 points from Carmelo Anthony. What’s even more impressive about New York’s hot start is they’ve managed to do it without Amar’e Stoudemire–who is still recovering from knee surgery.
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