New Orleans Saints: Win/loss playoff implications of game against 49ers
With week 14 now upon us, the 49ers are making their way into New Orleans with what is sure to be an NFC championship preview game.
In week 13, the New Orleans Saints won 26-18 on Thanksgiving day.
Drew Brees threw for 184 yards and a touchdown. Kamara ran for 61 yards, and Murray ran for 2 yards. Jared Cook led the team in receiving yards with 85 yards, and Michael Thomas had six catches for 48 yards.
The defense also played its part with two interceptions and one fumble recovery.
Week 13 was magical for any New Orleans Saints fan. As a team, we got revenge on our enemies from Atlanta in the rematch on Thanksgiving. We also got another win, which is something to be thankful for by itself.
We also saw the division-leading San Francisco 49ers fall again to the Baltimore Ravens tying our records at 10-2.
With that now behind us, we are looking forward to week 14 in which we will face the conference San Francisco 49ers.
The destiny of the No. 1 spot in the NFC playoffs is completely in the hands of the Saints and how well they perform this week. We could very well be looking at the conference championship game between these two teams this week.
Unlike the New Orleans Saints, the San Francisco 49ers have yet to secure their own division with Seattle also sitting at 10-2 but with a better divisional record than the 49ers. There is a lot on the line for this week 14 matchup on both sides of the ball.
With this game being so huge on spots in the NFC playoffs. Here are the implications for each team for all outcomes.