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Saints players getting plenty of love

The New Orleans Saints' individual players are being widely recognized here on ESPN.com today after the team rolled to 5-0 with a 26-18 victory over the Chicago Bears this past Sunday.

  • Quarterback Drew Brees remained at No. 2 on Dan Graziano’s MVP Watch behind the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning. But tight end Jimmy Graham made his debut on the list at No. 7.

  • Graham ranks No. 3 on Grantland’s Quarterback-less MVP rankings. And defensive end Cameron Jordan received honorable mention in that article by Robert Mays.

  • And in this Insider piece by Field Yates, Saints running back Pierre Thomas is recognized as one of Week 5’s “hidden stars.”