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Who Dat Say, 11/18/13: Saints Narrowly Defeat 49ers 23-20 After Last Second Field Goal

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Despite a couple costly turnovers that quickly resulted in 49er touchdowns, New Orleans eked out a 23-20 victory over San Francisco and advanced to 8-2. Garrett Hartley was clutch as he nailed three important field goals including the game winner as the final seconds of the fourth quarter ticked off the clock. In less than thrilling news after this exciting victory, CB Jabari Greer was carted off the field after sustaining a very ugly leg injury. I'd be utterly shocked if he isn't done for the year. Bummer.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thoughts and prayers to my friend and teammate <a href="https://twitter.com/Jabari_Greer">@Jabari_Greer</a>. Wishing him a speedy recovery! Get well soon bro...</p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/402275393656205312">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a>, please lift up <a href="https://twitter.com/Jabari_Greer">@Jabari_Greer</a> tonight in your prayers.</p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/402294662826057728">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>U think 49ers reluctant to run any spread option since colt McCoy is next man up. Wasting kaepernick skill set due to fear of injury. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOo&amp;src=hash">#NOo</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/402292459675205633">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Having watched Ahmad Brooks controversial hit on Drew Brees, I understand why Niners outraged --and also why PF called. Close as it gets.</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/statuses/402287287855505408">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees gets star treatment when a penalty is called for a flying tackle close to his head. <a href="http://t.co/9qAFUtOMdZ">http://t.co/9qAFUtOMdZ</a> <a href="http://t.co/YrMSUp48QD">pic.twitter.com/YrMSUp48QD</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/statuses/402290602500317184">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>PHOTOS: <a href="https://twitter.com/Saintsations">@Saintsations</a> at the 49ers game: <a href="http://t.co/8xyKNKb8Xc">http://t.co/8xyKNKb8Xc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SFvsNO&amp;src=hash">#SFvsNO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/402291135055282177">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/MurfBaldwin">@MurfBaldwin</a> I hope you learn how to grade people before 49ers game, right now you have a F....</p>&mdash; Keenan Lewis (@KGLewis28) <a href="https://twitter.com/KGLewis28/statuses/400251756522659842">November 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>As physical of a game we&#39;ve played all year! Found a way! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/402281038627766272">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>My top 5 graded Saints tonight: Garrett Hartley, Jed Collins, Akiem Hicks, Cam Jordan, Charles Brown!</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/402279530414735360">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> vs. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%2349ers&amp;src=hash">#49ers</a>: Did You See? Lots of reaction on Ahmad Brooks&#39; personal foul hit on Drew Brees <a href="http://t.co/wkhfmMspAW">http://t.co/wkhfmMspAW</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/402278765490745345">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Doesn&#39;t get any better than this! Enjoying a big win with <a href="https://twitter.com/ctpayton19">@ctpayton19</a> in the Dome! Great job WHO DATS !It was LOUD! <a href="http://t.co/uChZzRcgNG">pic.twitter.com/uChZzRcgNG</a></p>&mdash; Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton/statuses/402276231153852416">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The yahoos on NBC&#39;s halftime set (Harrison, Ward, Dungy) debate whether Seattle or Carolina is the best team in the NFC. Dumb.</p>&mdash; Reid (@ReidG75) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReidG75/statuses/402274102192263168">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDEO: Garrett Hartley talks about his critics and the support he got from the Saints. <a href="http://t.co/T9cvS7otFM">http://t.co/T9cvS7otFM</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/402274231011917824">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Only in nola&#10;Hanging with Jonah Hill and friends <a href="http://t.co/CMzk8G8yIF">pic.twitter.com/CMzk8G8yIF</a></p>&mdash; deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) <a href="https://twitter.com/dmcallister26/statuses/402269626236538880">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Waitin&#39; at Ms. Mae&#39;s for Rob Ryan is the new greeting the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> at the airport after an away game. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nola&amp;src=hash">#nola</a> <a href="http://t.co/wwzGqdTCYo">pic.twitter.com/wwzGqdTCYo</a></p>&mdash; liprap (@liprap) <a href="https://twitter.com/liprap/statuses/402264435965710336">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Big win!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/402268219244703744">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/iamisa1">@iamisa1</a>: GREAT team win today!! Stadium was as loud as ever!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a>!!"&#10;&#10;Agreed</p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/402266831341105152">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>After a tough win I need this big cowboy steak. Desi Vegas knows how to hook it up!!! <a href="http://t.co/WQl4BBNro9">http://t.co/WQl4BBNro9</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/402265565462810624">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If Denver,Seattle or new Orleans get the 1 seed its a wrap. Awesome at home</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/402265065727852544">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We searched the games to give you the best fans from around the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a>! --&gt; <a href="http://t.co/xM4HvdKuaM">http://t.co/xM4HvdKuaM</a> <a href="http://t.co/DM26P9EYBg">pic.twitter.com/DM26P9EYBg</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/statuses/402262896266473472">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Fired chicken next week and i am not talking Popeyes !!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a></p>&mdash; MikeMcKenzie34ways (@MikeMcKenzie34w) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeMcKenzie34w/statuses/402258868937310208">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsFansBeLike&amp;src=hash">#SaintsFansBeLike</a> <a href="http://t.co/EPlg8K88Ri">pic.twitter.com/EPlg8K88Ri</a></p>&mdash; Parker McLain (@TweetDat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TweetDat/statuses/402256386404253696">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>’ Junior Galette: "This is the biggest win up to date for the start of my career."</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/402255805413457920">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wow was the Dome rockin!&#10;Great Team win!&#10;&#10;Now let&#39;s get those dirty birds&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/statuses/402247725539807232">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;ll return back If <a href="https://twitter.com/ochocinco">@ochocinco</a> play .... I wanna play against him lol <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23domecheck&amp;src=hash">#domecheck</a></p>&mdash; MikeMcKenzie34ways (@MikeMcKenzie34w) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeMcKenzie34w/statuses/402247362149498880">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great team win today!!! Who-Dat!!!</p>&mdash; Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4/statuses/402247014169473024">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If I step back on that field somebody will for sure get knocked the hell out !!!!!</p>&mdash; MikeMcKenzie34ways (@MikeMcKenzie34w) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeMcKenzie34w/statuses/402246552556552193">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tough to see that <a href="https://twitter.com/Jabari_Greer">@Jabari_Greer</a> sustained serious injury. A class act and great teammate but even better person. Get well JG !!</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/402240538981568512">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton said CB Jabari Greer&#39;s injury looks serious but still awaiting test results</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/402239422948577280">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton on having to play Thursday: No one is interested in how hard it is, we just have to get our guys rested and come back.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/402239227544358912">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA "<a href="https://twitter.com/xmasape">@xmasape</a>: FFFFFFFFFFFFFF <a href="http://t.co/20BgSv0nE7">pic.twitter.com/20BgSv0nE7</a>"</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/402235078262009856">November 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Saints Defeat 49ers 23-20

Sean Payton: 'it was a good, hard-fought win'
Quotes from Coach Payton's postgame press conference

John DeShazier: Saints win over 49ers most satisfying of the season
Team was resilient, pulled out victory on Hartley's kick

Brees reaches 350 TD passes, 49,000 passing yards | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees tossed the 350th touchdown pass of his 13-year career in the first quarter of Sunday’s 23-20 win …

Saints defense clamps down on 49ers in fourth quarter | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Here’s something you might never had thought you’d hear again: "When it comes down to it, you want to put it on us — the defense," Cam Jord…

Locker Room Buzz: New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
NEW ORLEANS – Observed in the locker room after the New Orleans Saints’ 23-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers: Rewarding win: After

Rapid Reaction: New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
NEW ORLEANS -- A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints’ 23-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, which moved the Saints to 8-2 on the seaso

Hartley shows what he’s capable of | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
When he saw five free-agent kickers working out and being evaluated at the Saints facility Tuesday, special-teams captain Will Herring dial…

Saints rally for win over Niners in slugfest | wwltv.com New Orleans
Garrett Hartley had to listen to questions for a week about his job status.
Turns out, bringing in five kickers for a tryout was exactly what Hartley needed to get out of his rut.

Quick Takes: Saints overcome mistakes, dig deep to beat 49ers
Parys Haralson was a captain for the Saints against his former team.

Hartley's 31-yard field goal leads Saints past 49ers | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Saints fans might have gotten an early glimpse of what a playoff game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome could be later this season. Playing in…

Saints kick past 49ers on final play
NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints can win gritty, too. A week after riding a record-breaking offensive performance to a blowout victory, the Saints came back to win a nail-biter against the San Francisco 49ers.

Saints Nation: Saints Beat 49ers as Time Expires 23-20

Saints vs 49ers: Report Card - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) celebrates his sack of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepe

New Orleans Saints postgame quotes
Players met with the media following 23-20 win over San Francisco

New Orleans Saints beat San Francisco 49ers 23-20 on Garrett Hartley's kick
Teams engage in classic battle

New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers: Notebook
The Saints improve to 8-2 with Sunday’s 23-20 victory

Marques Colston sets two franchise records in win over 49ers
He is now the team's all-time leader in receiving yards and total yards

Game balls for the New Orleans Saints' 23-20 win over the 49ers | NOLA.com
After the New Orleans Saints steamrolled the Cowboys last week, everyone knew that the San Francisco 49ers would provide a much sterner test, and a much better barometer of where the Saints stand heading into the last six games.

Defense gets high marks in New Orleans Saints' win over San Francisco 49ers | NOLA.com
Grades from Saints-49ers.

New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers: Scoring Summary | NOLA.com
How the teams scored in the Saints' 23-20 win against the 49ers

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The View From the Other Side

Purdy: Penalty costs 49ers in loss to Saints - Inside Bay Area
Ahmad Brooks ended his unpleasant day by sitting at his locker stall, trying his best not to sound bitterly cheated -- and failing.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Crying foul: Big play turns into big blow for 49ers

Ahmad Brooks hit Drew Brees and the game changed - Niners Nation
We take a look at the hit on which Ahmad Brooks drew a personal foul.

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – SFGate.com " Controversial personal-foul call key moment in 49ers’ 23-20 loss
Controversial personal-foul call key moment in 49ers’ 23-20 loss

49ers Fall to Saints in New Orleans, 23-20
Garrett Hartley's 31-yard field goal with three seconds left ended San Francisco's hopes on Sunday afternoon.

Ahmad Brooks Shocked by Late-Game Penalty
Ahmad Brooks was flagged for a personal foul when he rushed around the right side of the Saints’ offensive line and struck Drew Brees around the head and neck area.

Kaepernick, 49ers Go Down Fighting in New Orleans
Colin Kaepernick fought, hustled and nearly won another game over Drew Brees in the Mercdez-Benz Superdome.

49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh talks about loss to Saints
'The greater the challenge, the greater the glory'

San Francisco 49ers players discuss today's loss
Quotes from 49ers players after falling to the Saints 23-20

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton: I'm proud of Garrett
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton speaks with reporters after the team's game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Drew Brees: "it was a really tough win"
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees speaks with reporters after the team's game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Garrett Hartley talks about the game winner
New Orleans Saints K Garrett Hartley speaks with reporters after the team's game vs the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Marques Colston talks about setting yards record
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston talks with reporters after the Saints' dramatic 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Saints vs 49ers Highlights
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 305 yards and a touchdown to lead the Saints over the San Francisco 49ers 23-20 on Sunday.

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints Game Wrap: November 17
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier and Sean Kelley recap the New Orleans Saints dramatic 23-20 win vs the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Sunday Blitz: 49ers-Saints Recap - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Saints' Week 11 win over the 49ers.

VIDEO: Akiem Hicks talks about the dramatic win
New Orleans Saints DE Akiem Hicks talks with reporters after the Saints' dramatic 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)