What the Saints Said about the 49ers Big Plays

Here is what the New Orleans Saints had to say about the big plays from their 27-24, Week 10 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Head Coach Sean Payton

On the 51-yard completion by San Francisco late in regulation...

"Well, without seeing film, it's a scramble. I really have to look at the tape, but obviously the play is extended, he steps and finds a receiver late down the field so without seeing it on tape it is kind of hard to guess because it's a broken play. We'll look at that and try to get it cleaned up. Obviously, it was a pretty significant play; there were a number of them."

On the pass interference call on the Hail Mary...

"I saw it, it looked clean. We'll see it on film. You guys probably had a better angle of it."

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QB Drew Brees**

On his fumble in overtime...

"We had vertical routes called and they were soft. I was trying to get it to the back (Travaris Cadet), but he was tripped up so he was on the ground and I couldn't get it (to) him. He was on the ground so I brought it back. Then I tried to throw again as he started to get up. There was nobody around him, he could have run forever. I got hit as the ball was coming out."

On the pass interference call on the Hail Mary...

"I feel like I had a pretty good view of it. It's a Hail Mary play, there's tussling going on all the way down the field. I don't know if it was or not or just a flop. It was called and it sent us into overtime. We certainly had chances in overtime so (I) can't really dwell on that."

TE Jimmy Graham

On the pass interference call on the Hail Mary...

"It was definitely not a push off. I was running down the field and I'm telling myself not to push off. Just go up and get it. It's interesting that guys grab me all over the field. I put two fingers on someone and I get it called against me. That's why I left basketball."

S Kenny Vaccaro

On the 51-yard completion by San Francisco late in regulation...

"Everybody has got to get a man. When you are in Cover-2, that's what you do."

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**DE Junior Galette

"Those were two desperate teams out there. It could have gone either way. We were one play away from winning that game. All I can think about is that 4th and 10 out there."

CB Corey White

On the 51-yard completion by San Francisco late in regulation...

"You have a scrambling quarterback that likes to buy time for his receivers to get open, especially when it could be the last play of the game. He's not going to throw it out of bounds. He's not going to take a sack. He made a good play and threw it up."

On when he realized Michael Crabtree had sneaked past him...

"When he was throwing it, I didn't know who he was throwing to. They just made a good play. We weren't defending that. They just made a good play. It was a zone and he got behind us. It was a Cover-2 zone. When coverage breaks down, you just have to find someone and cover them. All of the zones get thrown out the window. You just have to find someone and cover them."

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