Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 8/1/12

They may hail from different divisions and their paths don't cross very often, but the Saints and 49ers are quickly becoming the NFL's hottest rivalry. The two have traded barbs since their NFC Divisional Round tilt, and the verbal battle continued to drag on this week.

It started (again) on Monday, when San Fran safety Donte Whitner, who famously -- and legally -- knocked New Orleans running back Pierre Thomas out of the playoff game, said (via the Sacramento Bee), "If you have the right type of guys in that room, you don't have to set bounties or pay money for guys to play physical and play hard."

Upon learning of the remarks, Saints outspoken linebacker Scott Shanle had some choice words for Whitner, firing back with the following: "Good defenses don’t need bounties guy needs to shut his mouth and mind his own business. Don't remember them winning the superbowl. U still ringless. We got one and working on two now. Try to keep up."

Shanle then turned his attention to Niners nation.

https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/230386865130332161

Ouch.

Both teams will meet in New Orleans on November 25. Circle those calenders because it should be a doozy.

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