Divisional Weekend: Gamedays Thread

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  1. mattieuk

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    New Orleans at San Fran is just about to get going.

    Looks like a great matchup to me. SF will have to come out and try and keep it tight - the longer this game is within a score, the more you have to like the 49ers to win. The Saints could have the game won early though - they're receiving the ball first, and easily have the talent to put this game to bed before the half. A classic offensive team vs defensive team matchup.

    Woooo...thank goodness the week is finally over. It's football time!
     
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    Crowd is rocking. Saints with ball first
     
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    Pass interference on 3 rd down keeps the drive alive for the saints


    Graham slow to get up
     
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    Oh boy - New Orleans drive grinds to a stop - save for a big Pass Interference call. Don't agree with that at all.

    NO with the ball still, 1st and 10 at the SF 20.
     
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    And he's gone to the locker room.

    HUGE blow for the Saints - he's been amazing this year.
     
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    WOW. Pierre Thomas with the fumble. A fantastic tackle from Donte Whitner - not only saved a certain touchdown, but caused a turnover. Massive play.
     
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    Big hit that got the saints to fumble at the niners 2 ish


    Niners defense is trying to intimidate the saints
     
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    Looked like Pierre was knocked out.
     


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    Just saw two great hits by Whitner.... forgot which receiver, but as soon as he catches the ball, Whitner hits him in the hip, wraps him up & takes him down.

    No defenseless receiver rule, since he didn't launch himself, use the crown of the helmet, or hit the receiver above the shoulders.....

    That last one, Whitner hits the runner, helmet to helmet & all that, knocked the dude out, I think...... but he's a running back & that's legal.

    This league still has a lot of hard hitting.
     
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    Not that I agree with the pussification of football, but how was that not a helmet to helmet hit?
     
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    My son and God-son traveled for the game, and said the atmosphere has been great. Draft beer is $9.50.
     
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    Ex-Cowboy Daryl Johnston sounds butthurt about the correct fumble call.
     
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    I hope our defense plays like the 49ers tomorrow, they're straight knocking fools out! :)
     
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    Alex Smith was hit in the helmet on that fumble. If that was Cushing or Watt it would of been a flag and a automatic first down followed by a 15k fine.
     
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    Some great D from the 49ers - Saints 3 and out, punt from their goalline.
     
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    Thomas had established himself as a runner after the catch, Runners have no helmet to helmet protection, just "receivers" and Quarterbacks, "receivers are anyone in the process of making a catch, after they make a "football move" which basically means they have gained enough awareness to protect themselves as a runner, they can be hit helmet to helmet.

    TD 9ers
     
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    Davis 49 yards td niners
     
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    Vernon Davis in for the TD. Broke fairly decent coverage as well.

    Great play, and Candlestick goes wild. Well, even wilder than before.
     
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    TD Niners. It's still early, but the Saints look like they could be in trouble. Niners defense has been very good.
     

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