Found November 17, 2013 on
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San Francisco 49ers
It's going to take me a while to recover from that one emotionally, but guess what, we have more football on Thursday! The Sainst beat the 49ers 23-20 thanks to a Garrett Hartley field goal with just over 2 minutes left to tie, and another Hartley field goal as time expired. The win gives the Saints an 8-2 record and they will root for the Patriots on Monday night to give them a two game lead in the NFC South. The game featured a few very questionable calls, including a roughing call on Brees late that possibly would've given the 49ers the victory if not called. The 49ers got their share of beneficial calls too. Regardless, it's clear that the better team won this game. Much to my surprise the Saints dominated both lines of scrimmage. Below are my bullets on the game:
Garrett Hartley deserves a game ball. Despite catching heat all week and watching the Saints bring in competition this week to light a fire under him, he drilled a 42 yarder under immense pressure to tie the game and another 31 yarder to give the Saints the win. So clutch. Happy for him.
The Saints held Frank Gore to 48 yards on 13 carries. If you take away one 24 yarder, he had 12 carries for 24 yards. Overall the 49ers had just 81 yards rushing. That is the blueprint on how to beat them. Epic performance by the D in the trenches.
The 49ers had just 195 yards of offense. That's it.
The Saints had 3 horrific turnovers. A bad muffed punt by Lance Moore at the Saints' 10 that gifted a touchdown, a bad interception by Brees on a terrific play by Ahmad Brooks (he's done this to Brees before) and a fumble out of the end zone by Corey White stretching for a possible pick six. The lone 49ers' turnover was that pick. Somehow the Saints survived this by being the better team.
How often do the Saints score two touchdowns, by Josh Hill and Jed Collins? Ha.
The only player on San Fran's offense that gave the Saints trouble was Anquan Boldin. I have to had it to him he was great on timing routes and tough moving the chains with his possession receiving.
Jabari Greer injured his ankle/knee/leg on a pass break up and is likely out for the season, I'd have to assume. Brutal injury. Best wishes to a great player and an even better person. I hope we see him on the field again. That was a perfect example of how cruel the football gods can be.
The Saints rushed for 92 yards and 4.0 yards a pop. The offense is really close to peak performance now thanks to the offensive line performing so much better.
Lance Moore had a horrible drop on a 3rd down play and a costly fumble. A bad game for him.
Drew Brees was LIT UP by NaVorro Bowman and even left with a bloody mouth after a closeline that could have sealed the game in favor of the 49ers. Instead the Saints got a flag. Fortunate.
Colin Kaepernick clearly grounded from the end zone late and the referees refused to throw a flag and give the Saints a safety. That was a horrible no call.
Another WHALE of a game by Akiem Hicks, 7 tackles and a sack. Cam Jordan was very good too.
Travaris Cadet was probably my special teams player of the week before those field goals by Scooter. He actually had an 82 yard return.
This was a hard fought physical battle. The Saints will be beat up coming into the Falcons game in Atlanta on Thursday. I hope they can recover in time to be ready. They only sacked Brees once and hit him twice but man that Bowman hit on Brees looked brutal.
The offensive line played their best game of the season, bar none. Amazing performance from top to bottom against an excellent defense.
Can't enjoy this one for too long folks, it's officially FALCONS HATE WEEK!
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The New Orleans Saints did it. It was a hard fought game, but they were able to win a grind it out game over the hated San Francisco 49ers. The game wasn’t perfect, but game s against the 49ers don’t end up being that. The defense played superb once again, but also this game showed a nice maturation of the Sean Payton and Drew Brees.
For one, Sean Payton actually ran the ball...
There some injuries you look at and think "man, that hurts!" and than there are others that you look at and don't think anything. You just cringe.From GifulminationEarly in the New Orleans/San Francisco game Sunday the Saints saw veteran defensive back Jabari Greer go down with a harsh injury. When jumping up to defend a pass it looks like his left leg buckles under...
Drew Brees guided the New Orleans to two late Garrett Hartley field goals to give the Saints a 23-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Hartley’s 42-yarder with 2:06 left tied the game. His game-winner as time expired was from 31 yards. “I just take myself out of the element,” said Hartley after the game. “It was really funny that this happened the way that...
A familiar foe in the San Francisco 49ers (6-3) will come into the Superdome to face the New Orleans Saints (7-2)in what figures to be the game of the weekend in the NFC. The Saints are coming off one of the more dominating performances the NFL has seen this season in their win over the Cowboys. The 49ers have been a thorn in the side of the Saints after knocking them out of the...
Drew Brees and the Saints caught a huge break late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the 49ers when a controversial ‘roughing the passer’ penalty was called on San Fran during this sack. Brees fumbled on the hit and the ball was recovered by the 49ers, but the play was overturned and New Orleans kicked the game-tying field goal just moments later.
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Crazy things always seem to happen in the New Orleans Saints' recent games vs. the San Francisco 49ers, whether it was two interceptions returned for touchdowns in a loss last season, or New Orleans turning the ball over five times in a 2011 playoff loss.
It's safe to say that trend didn't stop Sunday.
With the way the Saints have been playing at home this season, they...
This GIF of Jabari Greer’s leg injury is nasty.
Check out Greer’s left leg as he comes down.
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New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer suffered a leg injury during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers that appeared to be serious. Greer’s leg was put in a brace and he was carted off after he landed awkwardly while breaking up a pass. We don’t want to speculate as to what the exact […]
The New Orleans Saints exploded offensively last week against Dallas, putting up 49 points, breaking a franchise single-game record with 625 yards and an NFL single-game record with 40 first downs. And one of the most potent skill players in the league played a minuscule role in the success.
Tight end Jimmy Graham hauled in five receptions for only 59 yards against the Cowboys....
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Despite three turnovers and a failed fourth-down attempt, New Orleans rallied from a 20-14 fourth-quarter deficit for a 23-20 triumph over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
The New Orleans Saints were down 3 with less than 4 minutes left trying to drive down the field. On a crucial 3rd down, Drew Brees was lit up by 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks and he fumbled the football. Lucky for Brees and the Saints, a penalty was called for a high hit at Brees neck. Upon further review it looks like it is the right call, but it’s tough for Brooks to hit...
Bad calls are part of today’s NFL. With instant replay providing ample salt for every wound, it’s guaranteed that the refs are going to get some calls right and many wrong in any given game, and that fans will know it.
Sunday’s 49ers-Saints game had a few big ones. There were two decisions made concerning intentional grounding, with New Orleans’ Drew Brees being called for...
You can put Jim Ross announcing any 30 second video in the world and you will get at least 10 views courtesy of me every single time. Checkout the latest piece of perfection which has Jim Ross calling Ahmad Brooks’ clothesline on Drew Brees Sunday afternoon in New Orleans.
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Ahmad Brooks was called for a critical roughing the passer penalty for hitting Drew Brees in the neck on 3rd and 2 play in the final four minutes of Sunday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.
You know it had to be done.