New Orleans Saints: 49ers loss keeps hopes for the No. 1 seed alive
The 49ers lost to the Seahawks last Monday night, keeping the hope alive for the New Orleans Saints to secure the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
After the New Orleans Saints lost a brutal game to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, it seemed as though all hopes of outrunning the 8-0 San Fransisco 49ers were impossible.
That would leave it inevitable that the 49ers would oust the Saints for the No. 1 seed in the NFC side of the NFL playoffs. After all, the Saints would be two games back and would still be behind even with a Week 14 victory over San Fran.
But, a miracle happened on Monday night. The Seattle Seahawks (7-2) upset the 8-0 San Fransisco 49ers giving them their first loss of the season and keeping the Saints in contention for the No. 1 seed.
The San Fransisco defense can be beaten.
They gave up 232 receiving yards and 147 rushing yards to the Seahawks. They forced four turnovers, but they turned the ball over three times themselves. Their offense barely broke 300 yards of offense and only scored once.
That is great news for the Saints, whose defense is stronger than the Seahawks. However, if you watched the game, it’s obvious that the Saints would have to put on a masterful display of play calls like Seattle did, limiting the elite San Fran line.
The key to winning the No. 1 seed in the NFC will be to beat the 49ers come week 14. That will take a complete game from the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The Saints will look to bounce back and continue their winning streak in week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While it might have been in overtime and by a field goal, the 49ers proved that they are beatable. The panic that was instilled in Saints’ fans can now be put to rest.
The San Fransisco 49ers are set to meet the New Orleans Saints in Louisiana on December 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM.