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November 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) on the field during the second half of a game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The 49ers defeated the Saints 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Drew Brees Throws Away Game to Niners


There are no two ways to look at it. Drew Brees lost that game for the Saints. It’s safe to say that it was the first one that did it. (How’s that saying go? “It’s the engine that gets you not the caboose.” Or something like that…

Driving at the end of the second quarter to extend the lead to double digits an interception is just flat out unacceptable. A pick six, deadly. Not to mention that interception could have been caught and returned for a touchdown by a chubby six year old Pop Warner player. I’m still mad.

The defense showed up to play. They kept the sputtering offense in the game even after the two pick sixes, which is a win for what has become a historically bad unit (that is if you listen to the national media and their “YARDS =POINTS!!!” philosophy).

Patrick Robinson held up better than Greer, which in my opinion is becoming a recurring theme, and Greer is still playing well as a whole. +1. Cam Jordan is elevating his play consistently above that of his rookie campaign. +1.

The unit of Vilma, Lofton and Hawthorne is better than anything the Payton-era Saints have ever had. +1. Malcolm Jenkins refuses to quit, ever. +1. +1′s all around, defense. High Five! So, looking forward to Thursday night, what can we expect? A win. A big friggin win. Rather than just say everything he said, I’ll let Reid tell you. Click Right Here. My favorite of his points:

Brees: coming off of poor performances in which the Saints have lost (I identified 23 games), Brees has been pretty damn good. His passer rating is a combined 99.5 in those games; he’s averaged 283 yards, 7.3 ypa, and 69% completions with a 2.7:1 TD:INT ratio.

Sweet! So, you’re telling me there’s a chance? The guy that blew it against the Niners ain’t gonna let it happen twice in a row? WHO DAT! Good thing it’s not the end of the world.

With Tampa, Minnesota, and Seattle all losing, the Saints sit exactly where they did going into the game yesterday. Take a look at the playoff machines around the internet: with a Saints win on Thursday and losses from the Vikings (@ Green Bay), the Seahawks (@ Chicago), the Bucs (@Denver), and the Redskins (at home against the Giants) the Saints hold the 6th seed.

All this stuff happens just like it did this week, except we hold up on our end of the bargain because, well, WE OWN THE FALCONS, and it’s back on again. We will forget about the niners and the pick sixes and whatnot and continue on the path of destiny to the big game in the dome, right? RIGHT? Either way, love dem Saints. Who Dat, y’all!

Tags: Drew Brees New Orleans Saints San Francisco 49'ers

  • louisianakid1954

    That’s right Drew Brees throw the game away to the 49′ers, Joe Vitt need to get on Drew Brees about these unnecessary down field passes. When he could have just let the clock run out, a 100 million dollar man should know better.

  • kb492002

    It’s funny how delusional Saints fans are. The saints didn’t lose because of two turnovers, they lost because they got punched in the mouth by a better TEAM. In this fantasy world saints fans live in, they completely ignore the fact that they were gifted a couple of turnovers as well. If the Saints were built as a TEAM, maybe they would be able to recover from two turnovers. Instead you live and die by the hand of Drew Brees.

    • James C. Morse

      …It’ll be hilarious when the delusional Fartywhiners’ fans cry about not winning the S.B. again this year. January of ’95 called. Yeah, you know.

    • SaintsWillWIn

      Its funny how little you understand about football and math!
      The Saints defense held the 40-whiners offense to 17 points.
      The Saints offense scored 21 points!
      The whiners defense scored 14 points off turnovers!
      I doubt you understand what I am getting at, so maybe one of the kids on the short bus you ride will explain it to you!

      • James C. Morse

        …Worrrd!