Ten Reasons the New Orleans Saints should beat the San Francisco 49ers

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5) 49ers lack playoff experience

~ This franchise hasn’t been to the postseason since 2002. Although Harbaugh has done a good job this year, he has benefited from an easy schedule, and hasn’t beaten a great team this year. This is the first playoff game for most of the members of the team, so there will obviously eb jitters with their unstable quarterback. Gregg Williams knows this, so he is definitely going to come flying at him with all sorts of blitz packages to confuse the inexperienced Smith. Speaking of blizting Smith…

6) Although it was a preseason game, August 12th told alot

~ The Saints defeated the 49ers 24-3 on August 12th in a meaningless preseason game. Although that will have no impact on Saturday’s playoff game, it showed what the Saints are capable of doing to this offensive line. The Saints first and second units recorded six sacks in the FIRST HALF against this team. Williams knows how, where, and when to blitz them and how to get to Smith. There is no doubt Smith remembers that game in his mind, and it will increase his anxiety facing this defense.

7) The weather will cooperate

~ Although many people think of the Saints as a “dome” team, they only lost on the road this year because they were playing the defending champs in front of an emotional crowd, a night in which defending champions are 7-0 in those specific games. Their head coach got both bones in his leg split in half in the middle of the other loss, completely catching the Saints off-guard and messing up their offensive rhythm. It still confuses me how the Saints lost to the Rams, but they had an unprepeared team and much different offensive line than they do now. But this Saturday it will be 60 degrees in San Fransisco, perfect for the Saints high-flying offense to throw all over the 49ers secondary.

8) Thomas Morstead

~ The most underrated player on the entire Saints roster will prove to be vital in this game. His NFL record of touchbacks will give the pourous 49er offense a long field. And in the case where the Saints offense rarely gets stopped, Morstead will use his powerful leg to boot Smith and company with another long field task. By the way, the Saints didn’t even have to punt once this past weekend.

9) Drew Brees is just simply unstoppable

~ Just try to stop this guy. Ever since the first sign of the apocalypse was shown when the Rams beat the Saints, Brees has been on fire. The only interceptions he has thrown since then have been tipped balls, and he just threw for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns against a playoff team. I understand the 49ers lead the league in turnovers, playing in a division with Tarvaris Jackson, John Skelton, and Sam Bradford’s backups playing this entire year. But Brees is far ahead of that class. He has vastly improved on his game, by just carving up defenses. Sean Payton will max-protect Brees this week, giving him enough time to split the defense in half. The 49ers even know Brees is unstoppable, so good luck holding the Saints to under 25 points, while your 29th ranked passing attack plays catch-up.

10) Sean Payton and his staff are prepared

~ This is the main reason as to why I think that the Saints should win this game. Sean Payton understands going on the road will be tough, and not playing on the Superdome turf will be difficult. He also knows that protecting Brees against the 49ers front seven will be vital towards the team’s success. I beleieve that he will go through all the necessary precautions in order for the Saints to win this game. Many people don’t know this, but Sean payton and Jim Harbaugh aren’t the best of friends. before their August 12th preseason game, John Harbaugh didn’t call Sean Payton to go through the gameplan discussion as most coaches do before a preseason game. That is why Payton blitzed so much back in August. This definitely has remained in Payton’s mind as he prepares for this game. He is planning to take it to this team. Although, the thing that can really encourage Saints fans as to why Sean Payton is prepared is because he is flying his team out to San Fransisco on Thursday night. This will give the entire team a feel for the grass in Candlestick Park and have the players prepared for the field they will be battling on. Sean Payton is ready. The Saints are ready.

 

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  • jeffcondie

    I think you have Brain Damage from all the Road-Kill you have ate…

    10 reasons saints lose to 49ers

    1. Yes the Red Zone Offense (not so good) Bur 49ers have best red zone Defense

    =Do some of your homework boy

    2 .49ers anything but one dimensional…Alex Smith #9 In passer rating. We run and pass equallywell and have the #11 best offense overall

    3.In the three losses the Saints had this year…they couldn’t run the ball.Example: Saints averaged 133 yards rushing on the season.1st loss… Green Bay, Saints only run for 81 yards.2nd loss..Tamba Bay, Saints only run for 70 yards3rd loss…Rams, Saints only run for 56 yards.

    Saint’s rush average in 3 losses 69 yards/per game.This would be the last in the league..behind the NY Giants who averaged 90 yards/Game

    If we stop their running game we win the Game. The only other factor is turnoversThe Saints are the worst team in the League at forcing turnovers, 49ers are #1 in takeaways/giveways. Also in the Saints 3 losses they turned the ball over 7 times. The 49ers will win the turnover battle.

    4.True Saints do have a lot of talent on offense, but one player (Brees) has to distribute the ball to them. Slowdown Brees – you slow them all.

    5.If playoff experience is so valuable how come you didnt use it when you lost to the Seahawks last year.

    6. why bring up the pre-season. Pre=Season has nothing to do with the Regular Season.

    7 Let me tell you whyyou lost to the Rams..the rams stopped your run game. Did you also forget your loss to the Tamba Bay Bucs (pathetic)

    8. Our punter and kicker much better than the Saints…our’s were both pro-bowlers, your were not.

    9″.We Will We Will Sack You” The Smith Brothers – Aldon and Justin 21.5 sacks. It’s sleepy time Brees. We probably break His Ribs and give HIm a concussion the first quarter.

    10. 49ers are more prepared…remember we had the extra playoff “Bye Week”…If you remember..We are the 2nd seed You are the 3rd.

  • jeffcondie

    I think you have Brain Damage from all the Road-Kill you have ate…

    10 reasons saints lose to 49ers

    1. Yes the Red Zone Offense (not so good) Bur 49ers have best red zone Defense

    =Do some of your homework boy

    2 .49ers anything but one dimensional…Alex Smith #9 In passer rating. We run and pass equallywell and have the #11 best offense overall

    3.In the three losses the Saints had this year…they couldn’t run the ball.Example: Saints averaged 133 yards rushing on the season.1st loss… Green Bay, Saints only run for 81 yards.2nd loss..Tamba Bay, Saints only run for 70 yards3rd loss…Rams, Saints only run for 56 yards.

    Saint’s rush average in 3 losses 69 yards/per game.This would be the last in the league..behind the NY Giants who averaged 90 yards/Game

    If we stop their running game we win the Game. The only other factor is turnoversThe Saints are the worst team in the League at forcing turnovers, 49ers are #1 in takeaways/giveways. Also in the Saints 3 losses they turned the ball over 7 times. The 49ers will win the turnover battle.

    4.True Saints do have a lot of talent on offense, but one player (Brees) has to distribute the ball to them. Slowdown Brees – you slow them all.

    5.If playoff experience is so valuable how come you didnt use it when you lost to the Seahawks last year.

    6. why bring up the pre-season. Pre=Season has nothing to do with the Regular Season.

    7 Let me tell you whyyou lost to the Rams..the rams stopped your run game. Did you also forget your loss to the Tamba Bay Bucs (pathetic)

    8. Our punter and kicker much better than the Saints…our’s were both pro-bowlers, your were not.

    9″.We Will We Will Sack You” The Smith Brothers – Aldon and Justin 21.5 sacks. It’s sleepy time Brees. We probably break His Ribs and give HIm a concussion the first quarter.

    10. 49ers are more prepared…remember we had the extra playoff “Bye Week”…If you remember..We are the 2nd seed You are the 3rd.

  • cnthelight

    I love the overconfidence! Teams and their fans have been underestimating the Niners

    all year long. Meanwhile the Niner’s D have shut down every RB this season with the exception of Lynch, and played competitively even in our three loses losing only by a combined total of 15 points. You guys may have the edge at home, but it’s common knowledge the Saints aren’t the same team on the road or on a grass field. Talk is cheap bud, just ask the Steelers, Giants, Eagles and Seahawks. 49ers win 26-21

  • cnthelight

    I love the overconfidence! Teams and their fans have been underestimating the Niners

    all year long. Meanwhile the Niner’s D have shut down every RB this season with the exception of Lynch, and played competitively even in our three loses losing only by a combined total of 15 points. You guys may have the edge at home, but it’s common knowledge the Saints aren’t the same team on the road or on a grass field. Talk is cheap bud, just ask the Steelers, Giants, Eagles and Seahawks. 49ers win 26-21