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Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, in last season’s Super Bowl

Texans @ Saints: Game Preview

HOUSTON TEXANS (2-0) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-1) SERIES TEXANS SAINTS SERIES LEADER Series tied, 1-1 STREAKS 1-1 COACHES VS. OPP. Kubiak: 1-0 Payton: 0-1 LAST WEEK W 23-13 at Dolphins W 30-13 vs. Bears LAST GAME 11/18/07: Saints 10 at Texans 23. Houston QB Matt Schaub completes 21 of 33 passes for 293 yards ..

Smith returns from suspension fresh, confident

As pleased as Will Smith was to be back at practice on Wednesday, he seemed even happier that he no longer has to worry about the specter of a suspension that has weighed on him for three seasons

Cutler deflects questions about game-ending knee injury

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by New Orleans Saints defensive end Junior Galette during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept