Saints vs 49ers: Report Card

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Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates New Orleans Saints fullback Jed Collins (45) touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Offense: 88 B

 

Drew Brees was Drew Brees. His 30 for 43, 305 yards, one touchdown stat line is pretty standard now and what everyone has come to expect from him. This consistency is what helps the Saints win week after week. Except for his interception, it was a pretty great day for Brees. Tallying all of the running backs together, 22 carries for 92 yards is exactly what the Saints need to maintain the balance they got back to last week. They also gained a touchdown on the ground via a one yard goal line run by Jed Collins. As a goal line back, receiver out of the backfield, and a lead blocker, the Saints have found a star in Collins.

Jimmy Graham was held without a touchdown but ended the game with the most receptions, six, for 41 yards. Even though not 100 percent, Graham is still a serious weapon to consider every game. Marques Colston, five for 80 yards, seems to be a factor again in the passing game. Robert Meachem was a firecracker in this game, totalling two catches for a whopping 78 yards. The surprise recently has been Josh Hill, who doesn’t have the stats just yet but has the flash of a future star for the Saints. He tallied the loan touchdown through the air.

 

All in all, a great offensive outing. This 49ers defense was just really tough and did a great job of covering the passing game. The running game helped to open up the pass for the Saints.

 

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