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mething has to give here. Brees has won his past nine "M

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Louis van Gaal has not given up on qualifying for the Champions League despite conceding Manchester United missed an opportunity in Tuesdays defeat at West Ham. Fake Vans Shoes . Manchester United were 14 minutes away from crashing West Hams Boleyn Ground farewell after Anthony Martials double set them on course for a victory that would have seen them leapfrog Manchester City into fourth position.But the Hammers staged a late, stirring comeback on their final outing at their historic ground to seal a 3-2 win, leaving Man Uniteds top-four hopes out of their hands heading into their final-day fixture against Bournemouth. Manchester Uniteds French striker Anthony Martial scored twice It is the same story, we dont have it in our hands but it is still possible, we can still catch Manchester City because they have to beat Swansea and thats not so easy for them, Van Gaal told Sky Sports.Bournemouth (on Sunday) is also not easy because we have to cope with this big disappointment. When you are 1-0 behind and you change it to 2-1 and then lose again its a mental blow. Slaven Bilic said that West Ham were under pressure to win their final game at the Boleyn Ground Of course this is a missed opportunity, you could imagine how thrilled the players and fans and the coach also would have been in this situation. We have to cope with it and at the end we lost 3-2 so we have missed an opportunity.Defeat in East London means Van Gaals side will miss out on qualification for Europes elite-club competition if their cross-city rivals win at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.Manchester United, whose team coach was attacked en route to the stadium, struggled to cope with a rampant Hammers outfit on an emotionally-charged night.But Van Gaal refused to attribute his sides defeat to the ugly scenes pre-match, and instead highlighted their inability to deal with West Hams aerial threat from set-pieces or retain possession. Manchester United let a 2-1 lead slip We gave set-plays away which they could score from and we had difficulties with set plays, he added.We knew that in advance and, despite being 2-1 ahead, we couldnt managed that. We gave too many fouls away near the 60 meters and that was our problem.It is always difficult, they are good at set plays, the statistics show that and we are small. You have to organise that but still you dont have the centimetres and thats the problem. Manchester Uniteds team coach was attacked as it neared the ground When you are 2-1 you have to keep the ball better than we did. You can look at the set plays but I think we have to keep the ball better.West Hams players did everything to win and you could see that from the first minute. It was a special game and we had to cope with that, we are professional and we have to cope with all of these factors.They were lucky also, when you see how the goals come you have to say they were two set plays and all the threat was only through the set plays. Also See: Hammers win Boleyn thriller Utds top-four hopes rocked Man Utd fixtures Man Utd stats Fake Vans Outlet . According to the Red Wings Twitter feed, Zetterberg plans to practice with the team on Thursday and is aiming for a second round comeback. Fake Vans Old Skool . Fans in the Jets viewing region can watch the game on TSN Jets at 5:30pm ct and listeners can tune in to TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg. http://www.fakevans.com/ . -- Thirty years ago, the Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime, a game that remains the highest scoring in NBA history.Home cooking is what sets the top two teams in the NFC apart. Watch it live on TSN with coverage starting with Monday Night Countdown at 6:30pm et/3:30pm pt. The game is also available on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto at 8pm et. Seattle and New Orleans are a combined 11-0 on their respective home fields but if the Saints plan on capturing home-field advantage on the way to Super Bowl XLVIII, they are probably going to have to find a way to top the Seahawks in the Emerald City on "Monday Night Football." And if their able to do that, the Saints will be the first team to solve footballs most difficult puzzle since second-year star quarterback Russell Wilson took over the Seahawks in the 2012 season. Seattle, which can become the first NFL team to clinch a playoff berth with a win tonight, is an imposing 13-0 (5-0 in 2013) in front of the 12th man under Wilson, who has thrown 26 touchdowns and compiled a 117.0 passer rating in the Pacific Northwest. In the Seahawks last game before their bye week, Wilson posted a career-high 151.4 passer rating in a 41-20 Week 11 rout of the Minnesota Vikings. Marshawn Lynch rushed for two touchdowns and hauled in another score in that one, while Wilson went 13-of-18 passing for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Lynch finished with 54 rushing yards on 17 carries and added two grabs for nine yards for the Seahawks, who are 10-1 for the first time in franchise history. "We havent done anything yet. 10-1 is great but our goal is to win the whole thing," Wilson said of Seattles stellar start to the season. The Saints are one game behind the Seahawks for the NFC lead but just one-half game ahead of the surging Carolina for the top spot in the NFC South after the Panthers disposed of Tampa Bay on Sunday. New Orleans, which can clinch a playoff berth if they beat the Seahawks tonight and then top Carolina next week, is coming off a hard-fought 17-13 victory over Atlanta in Week 12. Drew Brees completed 23-of-33 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns in that one. The MVP candidate also eclipsed Warren Moon (49,325) for fifth place on the NFLs all-time passing list in the process. Brees finished the game with 49,564 career yards. Star tight end Jimmy Graham grabbed five passes for 100 yards and a touchdown for the Saints, who have won three straight. "I thought that it was a real good, hard-fought win," NOLO head coach Sean Payton said. "I thought both teams played hard. We knew it was going to be a challenge. It is every time we play them." The Saints lead their all-time series with Seattle by a slim 6-5 margin. Brees threw for 382 yards and four TDs the last time these two teams met in the regular season, a 34-19 New Orleans win on Nov. 21, 2010 at the Superdome. WHAT TO WATCH FOR While playing the Seahawks on the road is never a desirous situation, New Orleans is arriving at an opportune time. Brees, who is tops in the NFC with 3,647 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, and third with a 107.3 passer rating (with Wilson a tad behind at 105.1), will be facing a secondary that is missing two significant pieces. Seattle returned from the bye and got hit with the news that cornerback Walter Thurmond was suspended by the NFL for the next four games for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. The guy he replaced in the starting lineup, the injured Brandon Browner, is also facing a possible year-long suspension for violating the same policy. "Were still trying to work through it," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Ive always found myself looking for guys that maybe other people dont see something special in and we take a chance on a guy here or there that needs some extra consideration and care. Sometimes guys, they have issues and things pop up." Whatever the excuse, Seattle will be missing two impact performers from what is generally regarded as the best secondary in all of football, and one which has amassed an NFL-high 16 interceptions. All-Pro corner Richard Sherman, who leads the NFL with 16 interceptions since eentering the league in 2011, and top-tier safety Earl Thomas, who is the only defender in football this season with 70-plus tackles (75), four-or-more INTs (4) and two-or-more forced fumbles, are still around so its not like the Seahawks are walking the plank against Brees but the lack of depth could hurt, especially when trying to cover match-up nightmares like Graham and Darren Sproles. Cheap Fake Vans. The lengthy Graham has 65 receptions for 946 yards and 11 TDs on the season and six 100-yard games, the most ever for a tight end, while Sproles leads all NFL running backs with 209 catches, 1,840 receiving yards and 16 receiving TDs since 2011. "They are very good at playing bump and run outside," Payton said when discussing the Seattle secondary. "They have a lot of talented players, not only in the back end. They have a young linebacker core that runs extremely well and a front that is very physical and very active. Couple that with a crowd noise and an environment that is uniquely different, you have a formula that is successful." Brees, though, generally isnt nearly as effective on the road. Only nine of his 28 TD passes have come in the teams five games away from the Bayou and his three worst passing yardage efforts have also come while away from Bourbon Street. Payton was a bit testy while trying to downplay any troubles as the visitor. "I think its a typical stereotype with a dome team," the New Orleans coach said. "I dont know what else to tell someone than to do some research and bring back some numbers and Ill answer a question." The problem for Payton, however, is there is plenty of research and tons of numbers magnifying his teams troubles away from the Superdome. For instance New Orleans has never won a road playoff game in franchise history (0-5) and is 0-for-3 in such instances under Payton, games in which Brees recorded the three worst passer ratings of his postseason career. One of those road playoff losses came the last time the Saints visited CenturyLink Field, a 41-36 setback to a 7-9 Seahawks club in 2010, a game made famous by Lynchs 67-yard aptly titled "Beast Quake" TD run. Lynch, who has rushed for 925 yards and nine TDs so far this season, figures to be a load for New Orleans again. Hes currently on the verge of his fifth 1,000-yard season and is facing a Saints D which allows 4.8 yards per rush, 28th in the NFL. Wilson, who is undersized like Brees, was a big fan of the Saints signal caller while coming up and mimics a lot of his traits, albeit with far more mobility. "I know everyone compares our heights and everything, but the thing that I admire about him is his leadership, his attention to detail," Wilson said. "He is very clutch." Wilson has also been very clutch and his uncanny ability to extend plays and make something positive when things break down will be tested by an aggressive NOLA pass rush led by Cameron Jordan, the son of ex-Vikings Pro Bowl tight end Steve Jordan. Cameron has 9 1/2 sacks to pace a unit which has 37 overall. "I think he is a guy that knows how to win," Payton said when asked about Wilson. "I think he is a very good leader. You can see that on tape. Russell is a very competitive, driven player who has number one, a very gifted skill set." OVERALL ANALYSIS Something has to give here. Brees has won his past nine "Monday Night Football" starts, completing 224- of-312 (71.8 percent) for 2,880 yards (320 per game) with 28 TDs versus just five INTs in those contests. Wilson, meanwhile, is 13-0 at home and 2-0 on MNF. Until the Seahawks actually lose at home, you have to give them the benefit of the doubt. "Every game that we play is a championship game," Carroll said. "You never know which one is going to be the one that you look back on and say, Boy, if wed have got that one, we wouldve had this or that. So we play every one of them like its the biggest game in the world." Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Seahawks 27, Saints 26 ' ' '

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