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49ers-Saints: Teammates in shock after Kentavius Street’s sack of Drew Brees drew a penalty

Nov 15, 2020 at 2:33 PM--


San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Kentavius Street forced his way to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and forced the home team into a 3rd-and-long. Then a flag was thrown, and that left everyone watching in a state of confusion.

It looked like a clean sack. You can watch it below and judge for yourself.


Instead of facing a 3rd-and-long, the Saints were given a 1st-and-10 from the 11. That's brutal for an injury-ravaged 49ers team looking for a big upset win on the road. And it left some of Street's sidelined teammates in shock.


Even ESPN's Scott Van Pelt weighed in.






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