Saints: Top 3 moments from win against the San Francisco 49ers

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the sidelines among his teammates 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 stands on the sidelines among his teammates 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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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Deonte Harris returns kickoff 75 yards

Setting the stage for this moment is a necessity. The Saints were in the first quarter of the game and already down 7-0. After forcing the Niners to punt on their second drive, Deonte Harris muffed the punt and the Niners recovered.

They eventually scored a field goal going up 10-0. On the ensuing kick off, Harris came back after his mistake with a vengeance. He took the kickoff from his own endzone and returned it 75 yards to the San Francisco 25 yard line.

That set the Saints up to score their first points of the game off of a Wil Lutz field goal. This is a prime example of Harris not letting the muffed punt get him down and continuing to do what he does best for the black and gold.

Last year, he was even a rookie Pro-Bowl selection for his special teams’ abilities. Those were never in question, and he silenced anyone who thought so after his mistake. It is amazing to see Harris breaking away down the field for a long return.

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