3 takeaways from the Saints dominant win over the Niners

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts following a touchdown during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts following a touchdown during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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The defense should be considered elite.

The Saints’ defense has been the side of the ball with the most questions over the last couple of years. This year, they have proved, at least up till now, that the Saints’ should be considered a top defense in the NFL.

Even though the 49ers are a broken team with multiple starters on the injured reserve, the Saints’ defense came out firing yesterday. They have four total takeaways — two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

On top of that, they got to Mullens twice, and the newest Saint, Kwon Alexander, came away with four solo tackles. They also had nine tackles for a loss and eight separate, non-sack hits on the quarterback. The Saints went to work.

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New Orleans is now 7-2. They are on top of the NFC South, and they are working their way to the top of the NFC. They are tied right now with the Green Bay Packers and half of a game ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Remember, they need the No. 1 spot for a bye in the playoffs.

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