Someone out there must have been wishing for a little dose of crazy, because that is exactly what we got from the 49ers thrilling OT victory against the Saints. In addition, we also got extra helpings of revenge, irony, heartburn, and lots of hair-pulling. Pulling out some hair and a season-saving road win is what San Francisco did behind big plays by Antoine Bethea, Ahmad Brooks, Chris Borland, Colin Kaepernick and his receivers.
If there was even a trace of doubt that this team was out of magic, then that thought can return to the back of your mind again. This game is just a good reminder of how entertaining the NFL is. On any given Sunday, any team can win over any other. As Coach Harbaugh said in his presser after the game,
"Anything can happen. Anything happens all the time."
I'm not sure if that can be considered a Harbaughism, but it accurately describes what took place against the Saints.
49ers win overtime thriller, 27-24 (Biderman)
Rapid Reaction: San Francisco 49ers (Gutierrez)
Writer takes a really funny jab at Florio. | Niners Fight Back to Get Victory and Perhaps Save Season (NBC)
Brooks, 49ers win battle this time (Barrows)
Upon video review, it looked more like Cox slipped after the shove and lost his footing. Still a good call. I am so glad Jerome Boger was no where near this play! | Penalty wipes out Saints' game-winning Hail Mary, but was it a flop? (Yahoo)
Sure Jimmy, and I'll be sure to buy any product you sell on infomercials. | Jimmy Graham: It definitely wasn't a push-off (PFT)
Ahmad Brooks: 'I don't believe in karma' (Gutierrez)
Interview Transcript | Kaepernick on fourth-down bomb: ‘I was happy I found somebody who was open on that' (Inman)
Just another reason why I think Crabtree will NOT be back next season. | 49ers' Crabtree: 'I'm a third-down receiver' (Kawakami)