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2007 Redux: Saints 20, 49ers 17

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Well this is getting good. Saints continue to battle back and I believe two wins in a row qualifies for a win streak, if I am not mistaken.

The most important number from todays game is the 0 in the turnover column. In a three point game, just one turnover can be the difference between a win and a loss. Drew Brees looked like his old self with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. Deuce had a slow day at the office in comparison with the rest of the season, running for only 104 yards. Mare looked great and came through twice in the final quarter, kicking the game tying and game winning field goals. Go figure!

The defense played well yet again. This seems to be the one big difference and unrealistic aspect  of our Redux season when compared to the actual 2007 campaign. Their play helped the offense take over and win the game with two clock eating drives that both ended in field goals, the final one with five minutes left in the game. Granted the Niners exploded in the second quarter with 17 points and the Saints were playing from behind for most of the game, the defense held it together in the second half and allowed us to squeak out a win. McKenzie was at the top of the tackles list again, and also added an interception. Unfortunately, there is bad news. MM broke his wrist and is out for the season. This could have serious negative ramifications. Rodney Leisle is doing an awesome job filling in for injured Hollis Thomas, and the job may not be there for Hollis when he returns.

No one in particular really stood out for San Francisco.

Its now anybodies game in the NFC South. What else would you expect? Saints are two games out of first place. Next up is a mediocre Jacksonville bringing a 4-3 record to the Dome.

Scoring Summary

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
49ers 0 17 0 0 - 25
Saints 7 0 7 6 - 20

 

Game Stats

   Stat

Saints 49ers
Score 20 17
Total Offense 250 239
Rushing Yards 119 108
Passing Yards 135 131
First Downs 15 13
PR Yards 37 53
KR Yards 63 88
Possession 34:01 25:59
Turnovers 0 3
3rd Down Conv. 10/18 9/15
Red Zone Offense 50% 66%
Penalty Yards 71 100

 

Division Standings

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Atlanta
5 2 0 .714 191 153
Tampa Bay
4 4 0 .500 138 170
Carolina 3 4 0 .428 124 142
New Orleans 3 4 0 .428 114 118

 

Passing

Player Yards Comp. Att. Pct. TD Int.
Drew Brees 168 16 26 61.5% 2 0

 

Rushing

Player Attempts Yards Avg. TD Fumble
Deuce McAllister 31 104 3.4 0 0
Mike Karney
5 11 2.2 0 0

 

Receiving

Player Rec. Yards Long TD
Devery Henderson
4 58 37 0
Marques Colston
4 41 21 1
Eric Johnson
4 27 11 1
Mike Karney
2 17 10 0
David Patten
1 18 18 0

 

Defense

Player Tackles Sacks Int.
Mike McKenzie
7 0 1
Scott Shanle
5 0 1
Mark Simoneau
5 0 0
Jay Bellamy
4 1 0
Scott Fujita
4 0 0
Will Smith
3 0 0
Rodney Leisle
1 1 0

 

Kicking

Player Att. Comp. Long
Olindo Mare 2 2 37