ATLienTiger USA Fan Atlanta Member since Oct 2006 23798 posts
re: Did the 49ers really outplay us?… I don't think so(Posted by ATLienTiger on 11/25/12 at 9:21 pm to Hazelnut)
First 28 minutes of the first half was some very good football.
After that the 49ers Dline manhandled our Oline for certain. We handled their running game for the most part until the latter stages of the 4th quarter, which is surprising. Since we suck defending the run and they are the best team in the league defending the run. Their offense didn't manhandle our defense that is for sure.
Our defense didn't defend RB out the backfield, or the TE. Plain and simple our guys, OLB's and Safeties, aren't good enough in coverage, and they are late to recognize pass plays to those players.
The 49ers outplayed the Saints in the second half, and most of that stems from their front 7 just obliterating the Saints run blocking and pass protection.
Saints defense still held tough, the offense got outplayed by their defense to a much worse degree.