49ers victory over Saints wins 2012 ESPY for Game of the Year

Jul 12, 2012 at 8:45 AM--


It was a game that will live on for years in the minds of San Francisco 49ers fans. For sports fans everywhere, it was considered the best game of the year. The 49ers Divisional Playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints won the 2012 ESPY for Game of the Year on Wednesday.

The matchup scored a 96 on NFL.com's fan rating, which rates how memorable the game was. It was the highest such rating of any game from the 2011 season.

The 49ers beat the Saints 36-32 with quarterback Alex Smith completing a 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left. This was after Saints quarterback Drew Brees had helped put the Saints ahead.

It was the 49ers' first playoff game in nine years. This game was an instant classic and will be remembered with the some of the greatest San Francisco 49ers games of all-time.

The game was not without controversy as later on, leaked audio revealed that Saints defensive coordinator Greg Williams had given a speech to his team urging them to target specific San Francisco 49ers players. The Saints would later be heavily fined for placing multiple bounties on players in NFL games.





More San Francisco 49ers News



'I trust Russell Wilson over Jimmy Garoppolo': Peter King picks Seahawks over 49ers in NFC West

By David Bonilla
Sep 7, 2020

Peter Schrager of Good Morning Football recently called the San Francisco 49ers one of the most disrespected conference champions in recent memory. With the regular season less than a week away, the disrespect seemingly continues. Not only is Peter King of NBC Sports not picking San Francisco to win the NFC, but he doesn't even envision the team winning its division. King has the 49ers earning the No. 5 seed in the conference and the Seattle Seahawks winning the NFC West. The reason? Quarterbacks. "San Francisco, up by two scores with eight minutes left in the Super Bowl and with so many key guys returning, is a

Read the Full Article


49ers' Raheem Mostert breaks own record, reaches over 23 MPH on 80-yard TD score vs. Jets

By David Bonilla
9 hrs ago

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert reached 22.73 MPH on a touchdown run during Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. That was the fastest speed reached by a running back over the last three seasons. A week later, Mostert broke his own record. The running back reached 23.09 MPH on his 80-yard touchdown run on the first offensive play against the New York Jets, according to Next Gen Stats. On the first play of the game…Raheem Mostert goes 80 yards to the house!

Read the Full Article


Recap: 49ers cruise to costly 31-13 win over New York Jets

By Kirk Larrabee
6 hrs ago

The San Francisco 49ers rebounded from a frustrating Week 1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a one-sided victory over the New York Jets on Sunday, but the win may have come with a heavy cost that will be felt for the foreseeable future. The 49ers ran away from the Jets 31-13 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. in a game that saw the team lose running

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone