The San Francisco 49ers beat the New Orleans Saints 48-46 in a shootout win between the NFC’s top two teams.
The 49ers came into the New Orleans Saints Superdome and an offensive battle ensued.
This game was a match of coaches wits pinned against offensive talent. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for four touchdowns, and Drew Brees, the quarterback for the Saints, threw for five touchdowns.
This game saw a total of 981 yards, 53 first downs, 131 plays, 24 drives, and an average of 7.5 yards per play. Offense proved to be the determining factor in this game. The halftime score was 28-27 so there was equal action in both halves.
This game was arguably the best game of the 2019 campaign for the entire NFL.
The talk of the game was the matchup between the NFL’s two top defenses. Defense proved to be the talking point but not in a good way. Both defenses got ran over by opposing offenses and both secondary’s look like bottom five talent.
After halftime, some adjustments were made to stop the bleeding but it continued nonetheless.
There is a chance that these two teams meet again in the NFC championship in the playoffs. If they do, we are in for another exciting battle. However, this one provided some exploited weakness that the New Orleans Saints need to work on for next year.
Here are two studs and one dud from yesterday’s game.