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San Francisco 49ers
The Saints' offense is largely responsible for this loss, no one more than Drew Brees for a horrible pick six to Ahmad Brooks before halftime that tied the game and forever changed the complexion. Brees would throw another pick six later, and when you consider the final spread in the game was 10 points, the fourteen give up on the two picks alone loom pretty large. But if you watched the game you also know the line play was positively atrocious, and the minute the Saints' offense went into obvious passing sets they really had no chance. Make the jump for the grades.
Drew Brees: C- (2.85) In the entire second half he took a beating. The fact that he left this game without an injury that knocked him out of the game is a small victory. The five sacks aside, he was pressured constantly and hit many times. Still, the picks were killers and while the second wasn't his fault the first was inexcusable. He finished 26 of 41 for 267 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 intercepti...
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New Orleans QB Drew Brees tossed three touchdowns for the third straight game and the eighth time this season Sunday against the 49ers but he also threw two picks for TDs and failed to reach 300 yards for the fifth straight game.Fantasy Spin:Brees threw for 325 yards or more in five of the first six games so his low yardage as of late is a bit of a surprise. Still, the Saints quarterback...
Drew Brees happily entertains playoff possibilities for the New Orleans Saints, figuring that the question of whether a 5-6 team deserves to be in the NFC wild card race is irrelevant.
He has a point.
Despite an 0-4 start and their latest loss on Sunday to San Francisco, New Orleans remains one game out with five games left. To Brees, that means the Saints are virtually in control...
In case you missed it, here's Drew Brees on Persont to Person, a CBS special, late yesterday evening. Worth checking out.
You have to give credit where credit is due and the New Orleans Saints have found a way to dig themselves out of a 0-4 hole and crawled back to a respectable record.
The playoffs aren’t out of the question for Drew Brees and company, but a brutal schedule could leave the Saints on the outside looking in.
With only a handful of games remaining, the Saints are only one game out of...
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation makes his weekly visit to break down the film from the loss to the 49ers. Ralph thinks the Saints might be closer to the playoffs even after the loss. Andrew explains why before Drew Brees' first interception the Saints had played their best half of football all year. He also thinks it's time to reevaluate how good Cam Jordan can be. Andrew...
At one point the Saints led 14-7 with under a minute left in the first half and were getting close to field goal range for a possible chance at a 17-7 lead at the break. Then, Drew Brees threw a horrible interception that was easily returned for a touchdown to make it a 14-14 tie at half. 6 sacks and another pick six later, the Saints lost 21-31. The game was largely a disaster in...
New Orleans Saints (5-6) at Atlanta Falcons (10-1) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan Last meeting: The Saints won a see-saw 31-27 shootout Nov. 11 in New Orleans with Drew Brees tossing three touchdowns and the Saints defense holding Atlanta to 46 rushing yards. Streaking: Brees is averaging 314 passing yards with 18 touchdowns and...
Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, the 49ers sacked Drew Brees five times, and San Francisco ended the New Orleans Saints' three-game winning streak, 31-21 on Sunday.
Colin Kaepernick was solid in his second-career start while Alex Smith, deemed healthy enough to suit up, watched from the sideline. Kaepernick passed for 231 yards, including...
Only doucebags of the Roddy White variety complain after a loss that “The other team didn’t win. We beat ourselves.” Thankfully, none of the New Orleans Saints players are douchebags, at least not openly. But we kinda are and we’re just gonna go ahead and say it, Dennis Green meltdown style. “The 49ers are who we thought they were. And we let ‘em off the hook!”...
This week's Thursday Night's game features the New Orleans Saints visiting the very inhospitable confines of the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are 5-0 at home this season. The Saints have won one of their four Thursday night games away from the Superdome. What does this mean for fantasy teams? Nothing. You don't care about wins and losses right now, unless it reflects...
NEW ORLEANS - It wasn't so much that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a "hot hand" as it was that normally red-hot Drew Brees had a very cold one, courtesy of one very mean defense. Getting his second consecutive start in place of Alex Smith, who stood on the sidelines holding a football, Kaepernick passed for one score and ran for another, and...
NEW ORLEANS - It wasn't so much that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a "hot hand" as it was that normally red-hot Drew Brees had a very cold one, courtesy of one very suffocating defense. Kaepernick got his second consecutive start in place of Alex Smith, who stood quietly on the sidelines holding a football, and Kaepernick passed for one touchdown...
SAN FRANCISCO (31) d NEW ORLEANS (21)
The Headline: 49ers do it the old fashioned way to burst Saints bubble
Despite all of the drama surrounding their team this season, the Saints offense still looks really good from time to time. They have struggled with execution from time to time but they are still fighting and not giving up on the 2012 season. Unfortunately for them...