Reggie Breaks Out: Saints 34 49ers 10
It's gonna be short again. I've missed work since Thursday with stomach flu. We've had 18 inches of snow and ice, and I've been digging out all weekend. But damnit, I made it to the bar for the game! Priorities.
- It looked like everything slowed down for Reggie Bush today. They've made it this far just using him as a decoy. Now they needed him to step up because their top receivers were out. And he did. Big time. But why did you have to accidently lose the ball out of bounds?????????????????????????? God, that would have been so sweet.
- Drew Brees just has "it." I don't know how you can escape from so many impossible situations with a big play. Throwing underhanded passes to escape a sack. Turning a botched pass into a desperate incompletion instead of a 20-yard turnover or sack. Completing a first-down pass to Reggie Bush while in the grasp of a tackler. And that first down run in the 3rd quarter left me speechless.
- Mike McKenzie stepped up. I was worried we were going to lose after the on-side kick, but he responded with the two big turnovers we've been waiting for since September.
- If Fred Thomas is too hurt to play, GET HIM OFF THE FIELD. I have always liked Fred Thomas, but he is a liability to the team right now. Put him on IR if he's not gonna get better. If not, Terry Glenn will burn him up next week.
- Great game for Deuce too. He's kind of the forgotten guy today, and he ran for 136 yards.
- Great job by the run defense taking Frank Gore out of the game. Make Alex Smith win it. That's how you beat the 49ers. The same way you make Michael Vick beat you last week. That's when you start getting easy turnovers.
And now, the PRIMETIME SHOWDOWN. The victory sets up things for the Saints next week. Of course, the fate of the division is still in doubt. But the Saints are playing for a stranglehold on the #2 seed with 3 winnable games left to play. I was worried that this week had "trap week" written all over it, but it was not to be. So maybe the Saints can keep surprising us next week. Time for the student to beat the teacher.