Saints fans should think it's afternoon now.
I don't even know. Yes. Afternoon.
Wherever you're at, Um, today is the ah, world's Saints and San Francisco 49 Postgame report from yesterday's insane game.
Um, my name is Michael Belco.
I'm gonna be breaking it all down for you on Here we go.
So as you guys may have already seen, May not have already seen the San Francisco 40 Niners defeated the New Orleans Saints 48 to 46 yesterday in New Orleans.
Louisiana? Um, what a crazy game.
It's really all I have to say.
You know what it means? Just like, Wow, I think a lot of teams were expecting a low scoring game, maybe, Like I know my instagram, I saw a lot of comments saying, like, 17 to 10 would be like final scores, something like that.
21 you know, 25 28 something like that.
You know what I mean? Like, a lot of people thought it would be like more low scoring, but ah, this game proved to be everything besides low scoring.
As a matter of fact, I would an NFC offensive player that we come out of this game more than likely gonna be Drew Brees this week.
Um, I wouldn't be surprised if Robbie Gold or Deante Ares ended up being special teams player of the week as well.
But I'll get into all that pretty soon.
Um, and let's go over some statue real quick.
San Francisco 40 Niners put up 516 total yards on the ST yesterday, 48 points and they got 8.
2 yards per play, which was outstanding for them.
You know, a Saints fan.
You would think that we would do a little bit better than that.
But you know, it is what it is.
Um, so Jimmy Garoppolo, I'm gonna list Thea team leaders Jimmy Garoppolo in 26 of 35 349 yards, four touchdowns in a pick.
Um, leading Russia for the San Francisco 40 honors was Raheem Mostert.
10 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown.
Yes, it costs and passes to had a great game against us.
Um, Emmanuel Sanders went out there and did his thing Like I said he would seven catches for 1 57 and a touchdown.
Um, Robbie Gold went two for two on field goals and six for six on extra points.
Um, which is why I said he could very well end up getting NFC special teams player of the week.
I had a great game.
Um, and then Richard Sherman led the 40 Niners and tackles with seven, and before his Buckner had a fumble recovery for a moment.
Tamara um Drew Brees.
Hey, went 29 of 40 for 349 yards, five passing touchdowns.
He also ran for a touchdown.
He also threw zero interceptions that was sacked zero times.
So there is that, UM, leading rusher for the Saints was low T v.
It's Mary seven carries for 69 yards.
Mike Thomas leading receiver with 11 catches, 134 yards and a tutti Um, well, let's were not there to for two on Fuel goes four for four on extra points to this thing.
Deante hairs at five kick returns for 155 yards at a great game.
Kept the Saints in great position.
All game long, um, on the defensive side.
Von Bell had 12 tackles in a sack leading the team.
You Craig Robertson had eight tackles in a pick.
Um, Drew Brees did move into second place on the all time touchdown pass list.
The only trails Peyton Manning by two with 537 career touchdowns.
Um, pay mating us 5 39 and then Tom Brady's right behind drew down by, like, one or two touchdowns, I believe, Um, yeah, so definitely stinks that we took a loss yesterday.
Puts the Niners at 11 and two.
We're down to 10 and three currently the three CD coming out of the NFC.
Um, we weren't just the one.
If we would have wanted us to nine hours, we would have been the first team.
But now he's kind of hope that Niners losing We got a kind of hoped, uh, Packers lose as well.
See, hugs did lose, which was nice for us.
Other as we probably would have been all the way down to a four seed.
Um, so you know, we kind of got to keep hoping that those teams lose and that we continue to win games.
We do have a couple tough games coming up a swell.
We have the coterie of the Titans in this, even in Carolina.
So we have some tough games coming up.
Um, I guess a worthy opponent.
So, you know, we can't get too arrogant.
We can't get too ****y.
We have to go out there.
We have to, like, you know, we have the bounce back.
So to say, sometimes they're a very good team as well.
They're making a late season push here at the postseason.
Ryan Tannehill is doing his thing in Tennessee right now, absolutely dominating lately.
Um, so the Titans have always given this issue, so, you know, it definitely stinks that we lost this one.
It was heartbreaking loss.
But, you know, Drew Brees did lead us back with two minutes left to play in the game and set us up for a late touchdown to trick one Smith.
Um, but definitely stinks.
Um, the, um you know, Jimmy Garoppolo was that it would lead them down and get that fuel goal thanks to the face mask for Marcus Williams, it's just stupid.
Penalties always end up hurting us at the end of games.
And this time we didn't have a missed field goal to bail us out.
So, um, but some of the insights going into yesterday's game was since the NFL's realignment in 2002 place the 400 Saints in separate divisions they both been.
Indeed, they had both been in the NFC West since the NFL NFL merger in 1970.
The ruling is 18 of the 10 regular season matchups that was our best record against any NFC opponent in 2002.
Now we are three against them since 2000.
Um, the 40 Niners throat of the Ravens, 2017 of Baltimore, Week 13 The Fort under second lost by three points this season.
Um, the last team to finish season was zero losses by four points or more with the 2007 pages.
You finished 16 and I just kind of reading the insights from yesterday's game.
I mean, you never got them to you guys.
I'm just gonna read him now.
We already know what the outcome of the game is, so it's not as great.
But I figured you guys still might want to know.
You know what I'm saying? Shh.
Defeated the Falcons 26 to 18 in Atlanta Thanksgiving.
Ah, new Orleans returns home where they're five and one now.
We're five and two on the season.
UM, one loss came against the Falcons that we 10.
New Orleans has not lost a home to a non divisional opponent since week to a 2017.
We had 12 consecutive wins going at home against non divisional opponents, but that streak has now been snapped.
Raheem Mostert, who had a big game yesterday, also had a courier game the week before with 146 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Lost A Baltimore most.
Or who was undrafted out of Purdue and 2015.
It's 539 risking nerves on the year, Um um, and he's now the leading rusher on the 49 or so good for him.
I like to see a story like that.
You know? Jared Cook led the Saint with 85 receiving errors on three catches in the win over the Falcons.
The first time either someone other than Michael Thomas had led New Orleans and receiving our since week three.
Um, but he also did the game.
He also had a big game on Ah yesterday in a big game yesterday had two catches for two touchdowns.
Um, obviously he got a concussion on that second touchdown.
Ended up being ruled out for the rest of the game.
I hope he's healthy for next week.
We're going to need him, um, been a beast.
But, you know, Josh, l also stepped up.
You went out there, caught a touchdown.
Um, but, you know, we do have Jason Vander land on injured reserve, so we definitely need Jared Cook to be back.
So hopefully he is back.
Um, 40 Niners defense came into yesterday's game with 45 sacks, which was second most in the NFL, and the same Stevens had 40 ***.
We ended up getting form.
Or, by the way, tie for fourth most in the league.
Will San Francisco at the NFL, 21 sacks on third down.
Orleans was tied for 11th with 13 3rd down ***.
Um, we hold the nine or so no sacks yesterday, which is really saying something about our offensive line, You know, we're a little bit banged up, You know what I mean? We're a banged up offensive line, and we held the NFL's second, you know, leaving sack team 20 sacks.
So you know, that's just a great job.
Bye, guys like Ryan Ram check as a Larry Warford.
Eric McCoy was probably the most underrated rookie in the entire draft class.
Dude bit unbelievable this year.
Anchor and center, Um, and then also Nick East and who's been a great fill in on the offense of life for Andrew's P.
Um, we should be getting back soon, by the way.
And then, obviously, Toronto Armstead did a good job, too, as always.
So basically some things that we did wrong secondary did exactly what I told him.
Not that they shouldn't have done.
You know, um, they were giving up the deep pass.
You know, George killed at his thing.
You know, they just ran place that we hadn't really seen all year.
So credit to the 40 Niners for really big into their film, and actually, you know, mixing things up a little bit for us, making a little challenging.
Um, there's a good wake up call for the Saints.
You know, like playoffs this year are probably more competitive than they've been in years.
It's not going to be a cakewalk getting to the Super Bowl this year.
It's you're really gonna have to win some tough, tough games.
Every NFC opponent, besides the Dallas Cowboys are legitimate director right now, and it is intimidating.
Um, so the way it stands right now, we will not have a first round bye.
We'd be playing the Vikings at home in the first round, so we definitely, definitely definitely got to try to get up.
Is that the one or two see to get that first round by secured Umm, make it just a little bit easier on us.
Get home field advantage for us long as we can.
Um, but guys way to turn up in the dome Yesterday, you guys did Joe's thing.
I'm proud to be a Saints fan, obviously, you know, loss.
It's like the stink.
But, you know, I'm not.
I'm not hanging my head or anything like that, You know, most has happened.
It's the bummer, but it goes to show that we can hang with the best of the best, So to say, you know what I mean? Like, we are legit were legit team.
So we're gonna a rematch.
Hopefully, hopefully not.
Hopefully the Niners is losing the second round of the playoffs or whatever, so we don't have to play them.
But if we do end up having to get a rematch, I think we'll get our revenge.
That will be healthier.
You and we'll be healthier.
You know? Obviously, the injury bug hit us hard yesterday, and ah, so that stinks.
But, you know, we'll tighten up. We'll do our thing.
So nothing to hang your heads About who? Dat nation? Um, yeah.
How do I see the playoffs? Finishing up? Um, I think one seeds probably gonna end up being the Niners, I think because I mean, they're just on a roll right now.
I don't really see anybody being able to be thin there, well rounded team, so they'll probably end up with the one seed.
I think the Packers might lose another game or two as long as they lose one game and we went out.
We'll have that to seed secured.
Umm, but if not in that I mean, honestly, I think the playoffs the way it is right now, it couldn't be how it ends up.
It just kind of depends.
You know, there's still three more games left in the regular season, so we kind of have toe hope for the best, you know what I mean? Um, and then we're getting close to that playoff time.
Guys, it's kind of crazy is coming up pretty soon.
Um, season just flew by, but yeah, so we're starting to get close to that time again, and it's really exciting, you know, This is when games and each individual, you know, not just games, but each individual play really just matters like 20 million times more than it did before.
Um, you know, it's just it's so much more important to win these games.
And it was a bummer I had worked yesterday would have been nice to be ableto stay at home and cheer for the same.
So I didn't really get to wash the full game.
Obviously, I washed the highlights a few times.
And, you know, I kind of, you know, did my thing.
Got enough ****ysis to, uh, give you guys informer news.
But, you know, I didn't really get to wash the whole game, which was kind of a bummer, but, you know, I probably had a heart attack if I had to wash that game.
Thank you, guys.
Just so much for always tuning in.
You know, every Sunday, every Monday, every time I I go on, you know, I stream on SportsCastr.
You guys were always tuning in.
I do greatly appreciate it.
You guys mean a lot to me.
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You guys are just dough.
So, Patel, man like Ferraro, like, I appreciate yo, y'all staking your time in your busy week toe tune in watch, Watch me talk about the saints for 15 minutes and sometimes I run out of stuff to talk about, but, you know, we got a wing it sometime.
You know what I'm saying? But I do appreciate you guys so much.
Um, thanks for all your love.
All your support, states fans.
We will be fined.
We got to keep eaten.
No, you know what I mean? You got to continue that, Grodd.
All right, you take it easy.
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