San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers and Saints matchup was one of the best games for NFL fans in 2019.
Their NFC showdown for the No. 1 seed was one of the highest-scoring games in 2019. The Saints failed to come out on top as George Kittle went for 39 receiving yards on 4th and 2 with two minutes to put his team in prime field goal position to win.
A last-second field goal only decided the game, so it wasn’t too embarrassing for the Saints, but Sean Payton doesn’t want the young Kyle Shanahan to come out on top again in 2020.
New Orleans had all the momentum for most of the first half, but the 49ers offense matched points.
Let’s not forget that there were injuries mounted on the Saints sideline, and that will surely motivate this team to prove that they can outwork the 49ers with those players back. Starters on offense and defense missed game time.
Jared Cook caught two touchdowns but left the game only in the first quarter after suffering a concussion. He could’ve had a monster game if the Pro Bowl tight end stayed healthy for all four quarters.
Also, Kiko Alonso and AJ Klein missed this game. Those were two starting linebackers whose absence was on full display as the 49ers garnered over 500 total yards of offense.
This could be another very important game in 2020 for playoff seeding, much like in 2019 where the 49ers won and maintained the 1st seed for the playoffs. Both teams hope to reach the Super Bowl, and both sides are stacked up on talent for 2020.
It was a close shootout between the NFC juggernauts in 2019, and both teams are elite in the conference. New Orleans will want revenge. Yet, there is one opponent who has a bigger target on their back in 2020.
Let’s take a look at the biggest revenge game for Who Dat Nation in 2020.