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Saints rookie wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith enjoyed a career day in the Saints' Week 11 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, where he logged 10 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown. The wide receiver stepped up in a big way for what has become a very thin Saints receiving corps, but it looks as though he might not be able to get on the field for a chance at a repeat performance on Thanksgiving.
The Saints get their division-rival Atlanta Falcons in the Turkey Day night game -- a rematch of what was a shootout earlier in the season, one that the Saints won, 43-37.
It's fair to expect a similar level of scoring in this one, but with Smith looking like he'll be out, Drew Brees will have to focus on getting the ball to Michael Thomas, among others. Outside of Thomas, tight end Ben Watson probably stands the most to gain as he has more chemistry with Brees than newly-signed Brandon Marshall.
Whoever gets the touches and the receptions, expect the points to be as plentiful as turkey on Thursday.
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