Dan Hanzus, NFL.com: 2 (Final Week 3)
“If the 49ers find yourself hoisting the Lombardi in February, Sunday might be remembered because the day they proved their championship mettle. The Niners outlasted the Saints in an epic 48-46 shootout on the Superdome. It was — yeah, I am going to say it — The Sport Of The Yr. Heroes had been plentiful, however let’s begin with Jimmy Garoppolo, who by no means blinked in a treacherous highway setting. He completed with 4 landing passes and coolly marched his crew down the sector within the remaining minute to arrange Robbie Gould‘s 30-yard game-winner. The large play of that remaining drive was the 39-yard reception by George Kittle, who ransacked his manner down the sideline as helpless New Orleans defenders tried to tug him to the turf. Kittle is a star, and he is been ideally complemented by Emmanuel Sanders, who went off for seven catches for 157 yards and one landing plus an ideal 35-yard landing move. John Lynch made the NFC’s Commerce Of The Yr when he acquired Sanders in October.”
NFL Staff, Bleacher Report: 2 (Final Week: 2)
“In profitable on the highway towards the Saints, the San Francisco 49ers reclaimed the ‘greatest within the NFC’ title.
For many of this season, the San Francisco 49ers have been keyed by a stout protection—getting into Sunday’s large matchup in New Orleans, no crew within the NFC allowed fewer factors or yards per sport than San Francisco.
Towards the Saints, that protection was torched for 465 yards and 46 factors—and the Niners nonetheless gained.
It was the offense that carried the day Sunday. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 349 yards and 4 scores. Wideout Emmanuel Sanders hauled in seven passes for 157 yards and a landing and threw a scoring move to tailback Raheem Mostert.
It was an explosion that ought to scare the bejesus out of the remainder of the NFC. We already knew that the Niners might pound away on the bottom and play the sort of stout protection that helps win nail-biters. Now the 49ers confirmed that they’ll go into the Superdome and win a shootout.
The 49ers aren’t simply in regards to the protection or the operating sport. Of their final seven video games, Jimmy Garoppolo has a 113.6 passer ranking and the 49ers are averaging 34.four factors per sport. I believe they’ve the best ceiling within the league, just because they’ll beat you in such all kinds of the way.”
MMQB Staff, SI.com: 2 (Final Week: 2)
“One other robust displaying from the Niners and one other game-winning drive for Jimmy Garoppolo, this time protecting 49 yards in seven performs with underneath a minute to go. Robbie Gould, an ideal 6/6 on XPs and a pair of/2 on FGs, had the pleasure of icing it and Emmanuel Sanders had an enormous sport (seven catches, 157 yards, TD) punctuated by this 35-yard gem of a landing move thrown on the run.”