Saints-49ers one liners

Saints coach Sean Payton gave the 49ers defense a lot of credit after the Saints escaped with San Francisco with a 25-22 win.

The Saints got outplayed after the first quarter, but fate seemed to be on their side.

New Orleans is now winning the turnover battle 5-0 on the season, the biggest reason they are 2-0 in the standings.

The Saints have to get over the game immediately with Atlanta coming to town.

Special teamer Courtney Roby was one of the heroes of the night.

Frank Gore, who shredded the Saints to the tune of 168 total yards and two scores, thought the better team lost. “We whupped their behinds up and down the field. They can’t stand up with us,” he said.

49ers players sounded defiant after the close loss.

San Francisco’s goal line stand in the fourth quarter gave the team a chance to win.

Quarterback Alex Smith impressed just about everyone with his performance, which included a great late drive and 275 yards passing on only 32 attempts.  (Smith had two deflected passes picked off.)

Wideout Josh Morgan on Smith’s effort: “He came and commanded the whole huddle, he commanded respect in the
huddle. He just played a great game. He came in with
confidence and kept us going.”

62 responses to “Saints-49ers one liners

  1. If they played that game three times, the 49ers would win two. Bad luck, bad bounces, and a few bone headed drops, the ball just didn’t bounce their way all night. But the 49er’s surprised me, they were the better team last night hands down, not at all what I expected after the fiasco with Seattle.

  2. Too bad our head coach acts like he’s never coached a pop warner team.
    Singletary is way too chaotic and emotional on the sideline to ever coach a team to greatness.

  3. Frank Gore, who shredded the Saints to the tune of 168 total yards and two scores, thought the better team lost. “We whupped their behinds up and down the field. They can’t stand up with us,” he said.
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    Frank sounds like he belongs on the Vikings. Points determine the winner, not yards.

  4. Mr. Gore, now you know how all of us Vikings fans feel. Why do the Saints keep getting these kinds of wins? They totally get out played and still win. Super Bowl chumps I think.

  5. I agree with Gore, the 49’ers dominated the Saints and kicked their azzes all over the field but once again a couple lucky breaks that had nothing to do with the “saints taking the ball away” (first interception a deflected ball off gore’s hands, the muffed punt, etc.) and some very questionable calls by officials (thank god for instant replay on the 2pt. conversion, a blind man could’ve seen it was good but , nooooooo there’s an official 5 ft away calling it no good). The Saints have been riding a wave of luck and favorable officiating for over a year and hopefully the katrina sympathy bit will run it’s course soon.

  6. Hey Frank…
    “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” –Margaret Thatcher
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    “Tinbender says:
    September 21, 2010 10:25 AM
    If they played that game three times, the 49ers would win two.”
    This is a silly statement. I kept hearing this about Saints/Vikings, as if all three games would go the same way… they wouldn’t! I doubt if they played 2 more times the Saints wouldn’t make adjustments to play better. You think Drew Brees wouldn’t be sharper in any of the other games? Alex Smith might not be more flustered in any of the other games? What if it was at the Superdome instead of windy Candlestick Park? I kept hearing that the Vikings would have beat the Saints 9 times out of 10. Then they played again and the Saints won again.

  7. Nice try, tinbender. If these teams played three times, the Saints would win three times.
    They had an off night and still won. Payton would thoroughly outcoach the guy with no head coaching experience in any rematch, and each subsequent game would be won by a bigger margin.
    The Saints just rolled their helmets on the field and still won the game. Good teams find a way to win. Slapdick teams with crappy management like the 49ers always find a way to blow it.

  8. Mr. Gore-buh-bye. You’re only 4 conference games behind of us now.
    Oh, and thanks for your losing effort on Jerry Rice-a roni night. I think your both San Francisco treats! Very sweet…

  9. Hey Lozmor…the Saints win these games because they are a team with resolve…they find a way to win regardless of whether they were outplayed or not. Excuses all around I’m sure…at the end of the day though, few teams have what the Saints do and that is resolve. They find a way to win in the face of adversity on a consistent basis…any player and/or any team in the NFL only dreams of being on a team like that!

  10. And of course the saint’s win. another complete manhandling by the who dat nation! undefeated this seeson and back to back! line them up and we just knck them down!

  11. TPS report to Frank Gore:
    That team you said ‘Can’t stand up with us’ are the defending World Champions and beat you regardless of how you feel. You play for 60 mins and count the chips at the end. You lost; deal with it.

  12. I truly admire Frank Gore’s ability but do you think for one second, you’d hear those types of comments coming from a Saints player…no indeed because Sean Payton won’t tolerate it. Coaches aren’t supposed to say things like Singleberry did about Brees…they’re supposed to be professional like Payton…Saints will roll on!

  13. # StevieMo says: September 21, 2010 10:38 AM
    Nice try, tinbender. If these teams played three times, the Saints would win three times.
    They had an off night and still won. Payton would thoroughly outcoach the guy with no head coaching experience in any rematch, and each subsequent game would be won by a bigger margin.
    The Saints just rolled their helmets on the field and still won the game. Good teams find a way to win. Slapdick teams with crappy management like the 49ers always find a way to blow it.
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    An off night? c’mon man.. the Saint got that voodoo crap going, i don’t get how a ball can bounce a team’s way soo much.. throw a ball and bounces off of the OL back onto your hands, muffle a punt and the ball bounces back onto your body.. simi block the FG and someone the ball still goes in for a winning FG.. i call that luck or witchcraft! I guess the Saint’s have a lot of OFF NIGHTS and still win. pshh.. something fishy going on here.

  14. Mr. Bumble, why do you watch football if you feel like the refs consistently give games to the Saints? Seriously, what kind of person would you be if you truly believed that and yet, still watched? I know that if I found out that games were given to a team because of a natural disaster 5 years ago…I’d quit watching and never look back. You are an embarrassment I’m sure..a grade A fool. Saints win these games because of their resolve and grit…any team could only wish they had what the Saints now have.

  15. Great game to watch. SFO was surprisingly good, especially Smith looked fantastic on the final drive for the two point conversion. Gore can get them out of their slump, Gore cannot run like this the rest of the season.
    As for why do the Saints win such games – great teams find a way to win the game, true for Pats during their run, the Cowboys, and even the 49ers themselsves back with Montana, they wer not always the better team on the field. How do the Steelers win with a backup QB and then 3rd stringer while half the teams fail even get to .500 with their starting QB? Great teams find a way to win, losing is not an option. Will they lose some – sure, butthey will win the games they are supposed to win every time.

  16. Nothing like a bunch of bandwagon Saints fans tickling each others balls over a sloppy win. C’mon ladies, don’t you know you’re greenhorns in the football world? In a few years we’ll start to listen.

  17. NinerDynasty…the ball does crazy, crazy things when the wind is blowing at gale force. You people crack me up with your allegations and excuses…WOW, the Saints won because of VooDoo and witchcraft…what’s next? I agree, the Saints were outplayed but certainly are the better team. The Saints found a way to win regardless and…the niners simply did not. That’s it man…nothing more and nothing less. You wanna push the game to OT…STOP US THEN!

  18. As a Saints fan, I totally agree that the Niners kicked their butts for most of the game. The Niners have talent all over the field. They controlled both lines of scrimmage for most of the game. That said, I enjoy the win anyway because you have to win games even if you’re out-played on the road if you expect to compete for a championship. The Niners problem is that they play great when they’re jacked up, but they play like crap when they’re not. Teams like that, no matter how talented, usually fail in the end because they can’t maintain that high all the time. The Saints won because, even if they knew they were being out-played (and based on their post-game comments this is true), they still had the confidence and the poise to make just enough plays to get the win. They didn’t get down too much, if at all, by the way the Niners played.
    Also, I’ve watched a number of games during the Mora era where the Saints out-played the Niners only to lose at the end so there’s some feeling of redemption as well. Finally, if the Niners had won this game in the same way the Saints had, what would Niners fans be saying today? If they’re going to compete for a championship, they will have to win a couple like this. If they win the Super Bowl like that, will Niners fans complain?

  19. Well said someone…some people just like to make ridiculous excuses when, in the end, grit and refusing to lose is what wins these types of games…not ridiculous claims of witchcraft and voodoo…please!

  20. Drunpanda: See Bill Cowher, John Gruden, Mike Ditka, the list goes on for emotional coaches who have won SB’s. Personally, I like my coach to show how much he cares with passion and fire on the sidelines.

  21. Gore is upset, yes they dominated statistically, but they didn’t do good enough to get the win. The score is what matters.
    The 49ers won’t play a game with that much fire the rest of the year, that was their superbowl (as it will be for every team that plays the saints this year) and they still couldn’t pull it off.
    Good game, 49ers, keep it up.

  22. Same old loser’s lament…maybe if they change the rules and POINTS don’t determine who wins the game, the forty-whiners and psychings might be winners. As it is, look at the scoreboard and realize you’re losers. Now go cry to mommy.

  23. Oh, for goodness sakes, Ilovefoolsball, do you listen to yourself? Yes, the Saints won the superbowl last year and we’re all happy for you. Be happy that your team came away with a win last night because they had a bit of luck on their side too! Muffed punt? Gore’s tipped ball INT? That isn’t grit and determination! Everybody knows that a little luck is involved in winning any sport. Be humble and show some class. True champions don’t gloat. Everyone else knows what happened.

  24. Good game 49ers. Have to be encouraged by the play last night by your team. Glad we are done with you for the season (unless we meet in the playoffs). Your team is definitely on the rise. Beat yourselves with all of those turnovers last night. Please do turn it on as your run through the rest of the NFC South.
    PS-You pillow biting viqueens fans are hysterical. obsess much???? Saints, Packers & Bears are 2-0. Viqueens are playing Detroit for the gutter of your division. Farve looks mad he bothered to come back to that loser frachise. Funniest part of it all, your biggest star (whom I am sure you all spend countless hours waxing the monkey to) will enter the HOF as a Packer. Could not happen to a better group of fans. You deserve everything you get. Bunch of bed wetting cry babies.

  25. MrHumble – still looking like an idiot with that consipracy crap.
    2-0 because of how the defense creates turnovers.
    Haters, they be hatin’.
    Two dat!

  26. What I meant was the way these two teams played last night, the 49ers would win two out of three. Do I think the Niners are as good as the Saints? No, but they’re a team full of NFL players witch makes them closer than most give them credit for. Payton has to be peeing his pants that a team that got slapped around by Seattle whooped his team up and down the field. Sorry but the Saints are headed for a fall. They have to play teams better than the Niners and these teams learned a lot about the Saints last night. And no, I don’t give a crap about either team, just making observations.

  27. If you’re a real NFL fan you know the saints were outplayed, they just got the lucky breaks you need to win on the road. The game winning FG was blocked in by the niners defense, watch the replay if they dont hit it, it goes way left, but thats how it went for the saints, they capitalized on their lucky breaks.

  28. BTW, the 49ers are a good team that will, in all probability, make it to the playoffs. They were picked before the season started to win their division by most commentators. They played tough, they just didn’t play tough enough.

  29. The 49ers are a helluva a team. They were statistically dominant and will be a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the year. They are solid on both lines and have several playmakers. Their fans have shown class and knowledge of the game. (unlike Viking fans) That said teams that win consistently need luck and find ways to win. I remember in the late 80’s when the Saints were on the opposite side of a game like this with the niners. It feels good to be on this side. I’ll take luck, timely plays, and turnovers if that’s what it takes to win. I have a feeling the niners will be there in playoffs when all is said and done. (the Vikings probably not)

  30. That loss was hard to swallow. The Saints pulled it out though. BUT there are alot of good things to take away for the 49ers. The offense showed some great balance. In the 4th quarter the offensive line was dominating and Gore was breaking off good chunks at a time. Honestly I thought they abandoned the run a little too much with about 10 min to go when Gore was really getting going. Alex Smith did a great job of taking what the defense gave him, early in the game the short dump offs were open, he was taking them and that opened up down the field later in the game. The only real badly thrown ball was the one to Gore that got tipped up and intercepted. Alex did unbelieveable on the last drive.
    The defense stood toe to toe with a great offense. The only times the Saints scored were on short fields. Too bad they couldn’t of came up with one big turnover to turn the game around. But when your playing the best your not going to get too many chances at the big play.
    All in all it should be a confidence builder for the 9ers. They know they could have easily won that game and honestly played well enough to win in all phases of the game besides turnovers. Great game but the defending Champs pulled it out. Hopefully the 49ers can keep getting better and maybe they will have another chance at the Saints in January

  31. It was a good game and I’m glad the 49ers showed the NFL fans on Monday Night Football that they are a good team and are capable of making the playoffs despite being 0-2. The Niners outplayed the Saints and deserved to win but the ball didn’t bounce their way this time. Things like that tend to even out sooner or later and just maybe we meet again in the playoffs!

  32. Tinbender says:
    September 21, 2010 12:00 PM
    Sorry but the Saints are headed for a fall. They have to play teams better than the Niners and these teams learned a lot about the Saints last night.
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    The 2009 Saints got some hard-fought wins against below-average teams on the road last year. The Rams score was 28-23. Redskins score was 33-30 in OT. Falcons score against a team missing Turner and Matt Ryan, 26-23.
    Yet they went on to win the Super Bowl in convincing fashion. Shouldn’t the playoff teams they beat have learned something from those “bad” wins?
    It’s only Week Two. You don’t know what’s going to happen.

  33. Singletary lacks the awareness, intelligence and patience to make it as a successful head coach in the NFL.
    There were times last night he was dancing on the edge of losing it, and it wasn’t even that much of a pressure packed game. When there was pressure though, he and his organization wilt, collapse and call time out.
    Those wasted time outs should never happen, and they happen every week for the niners, the gang that can’t shoot straight. Other coaching blunders include putting a rookie back there to catch punts when the wind is classic candlestick (gee, who would have known the wind would be a factor at candlestick?), and not taking enough time off the clock on what could have been the game winning drive for the niners. You don’t leave the game tied and give Drew Brees time to drive for a FG.
    On the positive side, ASmith seems to be making some progress and gaining maturity.

  34. Niners fan here. I left that game last night thoroughly entertained. Congrats to the Saints for last night and for the championship last season. You guys have a fun team to watch. Brees & Payton are easy guys to root for even as an opposing fan. Good luck against Atlanta….the Niners play them a week after.
    To SSgtLMJ….
    Do you need a job? You have more posts on this article than the my Niners had turnovers last night. Also…get off the high horse. Let me remind you what you said yesterday.
    SSgtLMJ says:
    September 20, 2010 12:42 PM
    Brees will torch the 49er secondary and the saints will blow them out…Saints will score over 30 points in the first half…watch, wait and see!

  35. For all those calling the turnovers luck, you are idiots.
    The Frank Gore tipped INT: Alex Smith threw a horrible pass, missing to the wrong side of the Gore. If the pass is on target, or thrown to the outside of the receiver, there is no interception.
    The Muffed Punt: Shouldn’t even have attempted the catch. That said, reggie muffed one as well, and got hurt recovering the ball. Why didn’t your guy recover the ball. Because he was trying to catch it on the run. Bad fundamentals.
    Therefore, it was a mistake on your QB, and a bad decision by an unexperienced punt returner. The Saints capitalized on both.
    Capitalizing on mistakes is not luck, it is what winning teams do. Not turning the ball over, that’s what winning teams do. There’s a reason the saints TO margin for the season is 5-0, and our record is 2-0.

  36. Dif god reach down and tip Smith’s passes, I thought the Saints players did it. Isn’t that how you play defense! If you don’t get to the QB then get your hands up. Niners and Vqeens can cry all they want we won get over it. I can remember when Joe and Jerry got all the breaks, that was because they were the better team just like he saints now.

  37. Frank is right…sort of. I do believe there were moments that we were outplayed…long moments. But what Saints-haters need to understand is, great teams find a way to win. Period. And they did. I worry about ALL outside games. We’re a dome team. Home or away we do pretty well in a covered facility. But last night we found a way to win. Someone always steps up to make a play. As our brilliant coach says, “SOMEONE BE A BALL-OUT HERO!!!”, Courtney Roby, Garrett Hartley did their part and Breesus showed up in the last drive. Oh, I just love my Saints! But I’ll be a lot happier when we get back to blowing teams out…and that will come.

  38. Great tipped pass, picked off. Luck?
    Atrocious pass under pressure by Smith, picked off? Luck?
    Idiot rookie punt returner makes boneheaded play on sideline, muffs it. Luck? Or is it a hustling team, capitalizing on a mistake?
    Heads-up hit by Vilma knocks ball loose from careless Walker. Luck? Or opportunistic D?
    Good teams find a way to win road night games like this one under difficult circumstances.
    Bad teams talk about how good they are and say things like “we’re still only one game out of first place!”, even though they lost.
    Winners. Losers.

  39. MrHumble says:
    September 21, 2010 10:31 AM
    I agree with Gore, the 49’ers dominated the Saints and kicked their azzes all over the field but once again a couple lucky breaks that had nothing to do with the “saints taking the ball away” (first interception a deflected ball off gore’s hands, the muffed punt, etc.) and some very questionable calls by officials (thank god for instant replay on the 2pt. conversion, a blind man could’ve seen it was good but , nooooooo there’s an official 5 ft away calling it no good). The Saints have been riding a wave of luck and favorable officiating for over a year and hopefully the katrina sympathy bit will run it’s course soon.
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    Damn! Viking fans still sour at Saints? Get over it

  40. MrHumble – Luck? Are you kidding me? Although Alex Smith played the game of his life, his QB rating was 82.2 and Brees was 108.9. Luck? Well, there’s an old saying that you make your own luck. The Saints are the real deal.
    I know it will be very difficult to Two Dat as we’d like, but I can guarantee that IF the 49’ers make the playoffs at all they’ll be one and done. Sorry, but they have a LOOONNNG way to go.
    And if you’re a Vikings fan, it’s even worse for you. Farve won’t make it through the REGULAR season. The Vikings will have a short season.

  41. Wow Frank Gore is delusional. If holding Drew Brees to only 250 passing yards is whupping the Saints’ behinds, I’d like to see what he considers the converse to be.

  42. Are they still teaching people in Minnesota that stats win games and not points? And they call us uneducated! You’d think the dim wits would get it by now.

  43. Looks as though we are going to have to beat the whole NFL and their fans. My Saints heard all the BS for over 40 years and we took it from every team we lost to but we never whinned like all you SOB’s that fall to defeat by a better team. Every game we play this year will be our opponents Super Bowl………………
    and we are still beating them. Think about it !!

  44. clintcooper says:
    September 21, 2010 6:52 PM
    Wow Frank Gore is delusional. If holding Drew Brees to only 250 passing yards is whupping the Saints’ behinds, I’d like to see what he considers the converse to be.
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    Well, running backs are often the dumbest members of a team, so there you go.

  45. # MrHumble says: September 21, 2010 10:31 AM
    I agree with Gore, the 49’ers dominated the Saints and kicked their azzes all over the field but once again a couple lucky breaks that had nothing to do with the “saints taking the ball away” (first interception a deflected ball off gore’s hands, the muffed punt, etc.) and some very questionable calls by officials (thank god for instant replay on the 2pt. conversion, a blind man could’ve seen it was good but , nooooooo there’s an official 5 ft away calling it no good). The Saints have been riding a wave of luck and favorable officiating for over a year and hopefully the katrina sympathy bit will run it’s course soon.
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    Seriously, dude, stop posting. All you do is prove how much of an ignorant whining pathetic loser you really are.
    Do you actually even watch football?

  46. Look I realize all you fellow Niner fans are upset but if you want to pull the “shoulda woulda coulda” card, use it on the ball safety. I mean four turnovers AND a safety is something to be upset about.
    The Saints did what any team would of done and that’s to try n capitalize on them.
    Be happy Alex had a solid game, looked great in leading us back, the O-Line looked good and the Defense was solid as well against a
    high-octane offense

  47. Saintsarebest says:
    September 21, 2010 10:55 AM
    And of course the saint’s win. another complete manhandling by the who dat nation! undefeated this seeson and back to back! line them up and we just knck them down!
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    Guaranteed u picked that name during the super bowl run, after you tossed the brown paper bag that ur daddy handed down to you.
    Manhandling?? Really? 25-22 with a FG in the dying seconds is really manhandling..
    As much as it pains me to say, we got manhandled by the seahawks in week 1.
    I think for the most part, we played well against a potent offense. I think we were able to move the ball pretty well too.
    special teams has been a glaring weakness and that many turnovers in a game for one team is HARD to overcome.
    Can’t blame luck or whatever for the Saints win. A win is a win, and we couldn’t pull it off. Any team that capitalizes on those mistakes deserves all the credit in the world.
    Those who wanna blame luck for an unfortunate turn of events, have to attribute luck for anything positive. And thats why luck has nothing to do with it. In my opinion – when you make a great play, you are rewarded for that and thanks goes to ur skills. When you make a shitty play, it reflects in shitty outcomes – once again – thanks to ur skills.
    2-0, 0-2 -> move on.
    i think both teams are more than capable of playing well as the season goes on. That was a given for the Champs, but i have more faith in my niners going forward.

  48. Usually the team that wins is the luckier one. The Saints took advantage of the lucky breaks they got, which good teams do, but they still got them. This was a loss for the 49ers but if they were to play 5 times I bet the 49ers win 3.

  49. In & Out Burger says:
    September 22, 2010 12:33 PM
    This was a loss for the 49ers but if they were to play 5 times I bet the 49ers win 3.
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    Umm…really? Well, the Saints have beaten the 49ers 6 straight times.

  50. You damn Saints fans are getting a little froggy aint ya? Look at your garbage ass organizations history! You got 1 superbowl victory last year and now think your the $h*!. All game these lame sports reporters talk about how “phenomenal” the saints are and wanna make excuses for breezy like the wind is blowing or else that pass would have been good. Freaking dome team, carry that bs! You can’t say the saints had an off night. They simply got their butts whopped by the better team. A lucky season with a SB doesnt make you $h*!. The niners simply made a couple mistakes that had nothing to do with saints play! A few bounces our way and refs with eyeballs and this game would have easily been ugly for the saints. So quit drinking all that swamp juice because I see this rematch coming in a couple months. But what do I know, I don’t come from a gene pool where people thought it was smart to build a city in a bowl below sea level! Good luck, skating on that turd that feel off breezys face!

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