A windy evening in San Francisco ended with a Brees claiming victory over the hometown 49ers as the Saints rolled to a 25-22 win as kicker Garrett Hartley hit a 37 yard field goal as time expired.
The kick looked as if it wouldn’t be good after a 49er apparently made contact with it.
Jim Henderson of the Saints Radio Network said that there were “angels on the crossbars.”
“One thing about being a saint, when you got the man upstairs behind you you can’t lose. WHO DAT,” chimed in safety Darren Sharper via Twitter.
“I thought I made good contact with (the final kick) but when I heard the ball get tipped I just kept saying Go! Go! Go!,” said Hartley.
It went, and went right over the crossbar for Hartley’s third field goal of the game after missing two against the Vikings last week.
Corner back Randall Gay and running back Reggie Bush both left the game with injuries, Bush with an apparent knee injury and Gay with an apparent concussion.
News on the extent of the injuries wasn’t available at the time of this writing.
Sure, it was ugly but the Saints are 2-0.
The Saints offense, which has been all but absent since the preseason, showed a bit of it’s former glory while the defense once again helped out with by forcing three turnovers.
The combined score of both games this season is 39-31 while the combined score of last season’s first two games was in the 80s-40s.
But score aside, a win is a win and the Saints got one and while there is alot to work on, it’s better to be fixing your mistakes with a record of 2-0 instead of 1-1.
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