Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) breaks up a pass to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jon Baldwin (84) during the first quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Jabari Greer sustained a let injury on the play as was carted off the field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Again, our thoughts are with your Jabari. We hope everything works out, and it’s not career threatening.
- Again, the last time the Saints lost under Sean Payton at home? 1/2/2011 – Tampa Bay (23-13). Make that 14-0 since for Sean Payton.
- Marques Colston only needed 12 yards, but he got 80 yesterday, which solidifies him as the Saints all-time leading franchise receiver.
- Drew Brees went 30/43, 305 yards, TD-INT. The crazy thing is he targeted and completed to eleven different receivers! In other words, every Saints offensive skill player besides Travaris Cadet caught a pass yesterday. However, Cadet showed up elsewhere, with a huge 82-yard kickoff return.
- Brees improves to 6-1 lifetime against the 49ers
- The Saints have now won 7 out of the last 8 regular season matchups against the 49ers, since 2002
- Fresh off his injury, Malcolm Jenkins played every one of the 57 defensive snaps yesterday. Curtis Lofton also played all 57 snaps
- Drew Brees had his 8th 300-yard passing game of the season, along with Peyton Manning, and they are the only quarterbacks that have over 5 300-yard games this season.
So now, it’s a short week, and we’re about to have a date with the Falcons in Atlanta for Thursday Night Football. The Saints have 4 of their last 6 games on the road, and 4 of those opponents are NFC South foes. We aren’t looking past Atlanta, regardless of what their record says, or how their playing. They’d love to play spoiler here, but the Saints should look to be ready to do battle with them.
I’m sure everyone is happy that they get to see the Saints play twice in a week!