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The potential playoff preview between the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints surpassed the hype. In a game full of explosive plays, 49ers receiver Emmanuel Sanders added another with a 75-yard touchdown.

San Francisco’s offense looked to take a shot on the first play of the quarter and Sanders made it happen. Facing single coverage deep in the middle of the field, with just enough air on the ball from Jimmy Garoppolo, Sanders hauled falling backward.

The veteran, realizing he was never touched, immediately got up and hustled his way to the end zone for the score.

Sanders is blowing past San Francisco’s wildest expectations when it acquired him at the deadline. He’s proven himself as a go-to receiver for Garoppolo and is an absolute force in this offense.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick