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The 49ers stopped the Saints scoring a TD with this genius play

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The San Francisco 49ers haven't had much to cheer about so far in the 2016 NFL regular season.

Finding themselves sat at the bottom of the NFC West with a 1-6 record that is fair to their levels of performances. However, the 49ers surprised everyone on Sunday by bringing out an incredible defensive play that stopped the New Orleans Saints reaching the endzone.

With the Saints close to Drew Brees throwing another TD pass against their defense with eight seconds left in the half, Chip Kelly's men stopped them in a way the NFL has never seen before. Scroll down to check it out.


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New Orleans has the ball 13 yards out from a TD. They have time for one shot at a touchdown before they have to kick a field goal. Here's what the Niners do, basically forcing them to take the field goal..

Now, we don't like to bandy about the word 'genius' willy nilly, but that is definitely in the conversation.

Chip Kelly has always been touted as a good offensive mind with pretty much no defensive experience, but if he has pulled that play out of his book then fair play to the big man.

The 49ers basically traded a potential touchdown and seven points against, for an extra five yards and just three points against, which the Saints would've gotten anyway barring a fumble or interception. Not a bad trade and an incredibly smart move.

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