The New Orleans Saints continue their hot streak and took down their NFC rival San Francisco 49ers 27-13 in a great showcase.
The Saints went into Sunday with a 6-2 record looking to keep a five-game win streak alive. The revenge game from last year’s loss to the Niners was bound to be one for excitement. Good thing it did not disappoint.
The first quarter did not start out the way New Orleans had hoped. The Niners got the ball first and they immediately scored on their first drive from Nick Mullens to Brandon Aiyuk. After that, New Orleans and then the Niners punted on the next drives.
However, on the Niners punt, Deonte Harris muffed the punt at midfield and the Niners recovered. New Orleans’ defense would come up clutch and squander that extra opportunity keeping the Niners to a field goal leaving the quarter 10-0 Niners.
On the kickoff to open the second quarter, Deonte Harris made up for his mistake and returned the kick 75 yards. New Orleans got a field goal back on the drive. Like deja vue, both teams punt again; except this time, the Niners punt was muffed and the Saints picked up the ball on the 21-yard line.
Four plays later, New Orleans would score their first touchdown of the night, tying it up at 10. After a Niners’ turnover on downs, the Saints scored a touchdown again Alvin Kamara. The Niners punted again, and that virtually ended the half with the Saints up by seven.
The third quarter was very uneventful, except for getting to see Jameis Winston. However, there was no scoring. The only thing that went the Saints way was an interception by Malcolm Jenkins, even though it led to nowhere. The third quarter ended with the Saints still up by seven.
With Winston continuing at the reigns of New Orleans’ offense, they opened the quarter off with a field goal taking the lead 20-10. After getting the ball back, Kamara scored his third touchdown on the day separating the teams from 27-10.
After a Niners’ field goal, the Saints fumbled the next possession. That was followed by a Patrick Robinson interception to seal the game. New Orleans won 27-13.
The 7-2 New Orleans Saints now look toward an NFC South divisional rival Week 11 opponent in the Atlanta Falcons. This will be their first game against the Falcons this season, but it shouldn’t be a problem for New Orleans and their company.