The San Francisco 49ers snapped the Saints' three-game winning streak, beating them 31-21. All day, the 49ers defense made enough plays and gave the New Orleans offense a headache, scoring on two pick-sixes and harassing Drew Brees for the majority of the game.
The New Orleans Saints had a huge opportunity to gain some ground in the Wild Card race this week with all teams ahead of them losing. They blew that opportunity. Still, the Saints are still only one game behind for the last NFC Wild Card spot. But if the offense played the way it did today, they'll have an early vacation.
This game against the 49ers could have been won. The Saints were up at one point against one of the top teams in the NFL; they were up against one of the top defenses in the NFL due to some good performances. At the same time, mistakes killed any chance of the Saints beating San Francisco due to some bad performances.
Let's take a look at some Saints winners and losers from Week 12.