1:00 PM ET, December 3, 2006
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Like his father, Reggie Bush was a 49ers fan growing up.Not on Sunday.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
The Saints used the spectacular play making ability of running back Reggie Bush (right), who had four touchdowns on the day, to cruise past the 49ers. Bush's ability to make plays helped him to have a breakout day against the young San Francisco defense.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was poised in the pocket, passed well to his receivers and had great protection up front from his offensive line. The 49ers had to use some trickery to get things going after starting slowly in the first half but it was not enough to overcome the defensive play of the Saints.
San Francisco offensive lineman Adam Snyder had to be helped off the field with an apparent injury to his right leg in the first quarter. He was taken to the locker room on a cart. He did not return. ... Saints owner Tom Benson drew a big applause when he spoke to fans from the sidelines during the two-minute warning, thanked them for selling out the Louisiana Superdome for the season, and announced a freeze on season-ticket prices for next year.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.3||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||14:40||Joe Nedney 29 Yd |
Drive: 13 plays, 64 yds, 5:58
|TD||2:49||Reggie Bush 1 Yd Run (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 52 yds, 3:09
|TD||14:17||Reggie Bush 8 Yd Run (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 12 plays, 57 yds, 5:59
|TD||4:08||Antonio Bryant 48 Yd Pass From Alex D. Smith (Joe Nedney Kick) |
Drive: 4 plays, 77 yds, 2:04
|FG||5:58||John Carney 19 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:32
|TD||14:48||Reggie Bush 5 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 12 plays, 67 yds, 6:29
|TD||3:42||Reggie Bush 10 Yd Run (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 6 plays, 91 yds, 2:56
|FG||12:29||John Carney 33 Yd |
Drive: 11 plays, 55 yds, 7:38