Take a look at Sunday’s biggest winners and losers from the SF 49ers’ loss against the New Orleans Saints.
It’s kind of hard to be positive about the SF 49ers this year.
It’s easy to blame injuries and just say, “they’d be the best team in the NFC if they didn’t have 75 percent of their salary cap on injured reserve,” but that’s just lazy.
Even if the Niners have been the most injured team in the NFL, they’re still coming off a 13-3 season, so there’s got to be some accountability when it comes to their less-than-stellar season to date.
And this includes San Francisco coughing up its third loss in a row in Week 10 on the road against the New Orleans Saints.
It would be OK if the SF 49ers lost to a Saints team that was firing on all cylinders on Sunday, but I’m sure everyone reading knows that isn’t the case. The Saints played arguably one of their worst games of the season and still managed a 27-13 win over San Francisco. The Saints posted a mere 139 total passing yards (76 from quarterback Drew Brees and 63 from backup Jameis Winston), which was probably the only bright spot of the game, while they unleashed the rest of their yardage primarily through the ground game for a total of 117 rushing yards.
After another embarrassing loss for the SF 49ers, there are sure “losers,” but we should first go over some of the “winners” from Sunday’s contest to at least lighten the mood.