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5-6, 3rd in NFC South
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Ingram: 'We all need to come together' (0:29)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) was participating in the early portion of practice open to the media Friday for the first time this week. We'll find out later if he participated in team drills and what his official status is for Sunday's game against the Lions. But his participation was a good sign he could be able to play. LT Terron Armstead (knee/quad) and RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) remained absent from practice.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

A pretty sweet collection of "My Cause, My Cleats" shoes on display at Saints camp. Players are allowed to wear them this weekend in support of causes of their choosing. The cleats seen here were custom-painted by artist Christina Pappion. She said DE Cam Jordan had his provided by the United Way, but he asked her to give them some extra New Orleans flair.

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Why Brandin Cooks could bounce back in Week 13 (1:05)
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Do Mark Ingram's owners need a backup plan? (1:03)
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Man and metric agree: Saints over Lions

Both of our NFL Nation reporters like New Orleans to score often and win over Detroit. ESPN's Football Power Index also gives the Saints a significant advantage, pegging them as 3-1 favorites. Predictions (Insider)

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The night Will Smith died (2:00)
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Betting advice on every Week 13 NFL game

Where does the betting value lie in NFL Week 13? Chalk's experts provide comprehensive against-the-spread and over/under advice for each contest in one handy file.

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Sneak peak of the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats (0:40)
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Saints' Cooks on frustration: I just want to help

Brandin Cooks insists he wasn't being selfish by expressing his frustration with his role, but he felt the need to speak out because he wants to do his part to help.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Brandin Cooks said he did feel frustration, emotion after his zero-catch game last week. Team success is most important, but he also wants to contribute to it. Said the great ones prove they can do it all and handle double teams. Said he felt compelled to speak up because, "Close mouths don't get fed." But he said teammates know how hard he works and where his feelings come from.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Mark Ingram once again did not participate in the early portion of practice open to the media Thursday with a toe injury. Ingram was present for the start of practice for the second day in a row, but he did not participate in drills. His status for Sunday's game against the Lions remains unclear. ... LT Terron Armstead (knee/quad) and RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) remained absent.

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Drew Brees on verge of history... again

Only three QBs have ever tallied 4,000 passing yards through their first 12 games of a season, including... Brees, in 2011. He needs 413 yards on Sunday to become the first to do so twice. (ESPN Stats & Info) Milestone tracker

Team Stats

Passing Yards319.51st
Rushing Yards114.69th
Points For30.42nd
Points Against27.930th

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