The New Orleans Saints will get a revenge game as they can, in theory, end the San Francisco 49ers season with a Week 10 win.
This Sunday, the New Orleans Saints will take on the San Francisco 49ers. If you’ve been following the Saints for much time at all, you’ll know what stood between them and a first-round bye last season was one win.
That can also be flipped into one fewer loss. The Saints lost in the Wild Card game which is why that first-round bye was so crucial. Well, one of their mere three losses was to the San Francisco 49ers, a team that eventually ended up in the Super Bowl.
The Saints have acquired two players that were on that lethal 49ers team. They took their first-string receiver, Emmanuel Sanders. They also took linebacker Kwon Alexander who they brought in at the trade deadline.
The Niners are still a respectable team, but their season has been absolutely decimated by injury. George Kittle likely won’t be in action. Many of their top-tier defenders won’t be either.
Let’s just say the Niners won’t be favored in this game, but despite their numerous injuries, they still have four wins to their name, and with the expanded postseason, an eight-win team could absolutely crack in the Wild Card.
That said, the Saints should be remembering last season and put the Niners in their place. They’re banged up, and they haven’t been playing well, losing back-to-back games to the Packers and Seahawks.
Last season’s game was a shootout. Over 90 totals points were scored as the Niners won 48-46. Sanders even had a passing touchdown in that game. It was one of the most entertaining of the season.
This week’s game could be as well, but hopefully, it’ll be more like the Saints blowout Week 9 victory, a game in which they showed just how dominant they can be.