Saints vs. 49ers: Second highest scoring NFL game this season

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Sunday’s Superdome shootout between the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers was the second-highest scoring game this season and the 16th highest all time.

People are ready to start crowning it as the game of the year for the fireworks display that literally no one saw coming.

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By the numbers, the two teams combined for 94 points, 12 touchdowns, and five lead changes in a game the 49ers won 48-46.

That result puts the Saints behind the eight ball in terms of hosting an eventual rematch, but it’s still a potential playoff rematch that players in the locker room are already looking forward to.  Saints Quarterback Taysom Hill said, “Yeah. I think there’s a really good chance that we see them again. And I think that if you asked guys in the locker room, I think it would be really fun. We’d look forward to it.”

Saints Wide Receiver Tre’Quan Smith said, “In January we hope to see them again, but we hoped that it was going to be here instead of us possibly going back out there – going out there. (Safe to say from the mood of this locker room you hope to see them again?) Oh, definitely. Definitely.”

Saints Free Safety Marcus Williams said, “If we see them, we see them. If we don’t, we don’t. But we’re just going to take one game at a time and that’s our mentality. Take it one game at a time, come out and do our job.”

If the playoffs started today, the Saints would be the NFC three-seed behind the 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

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