Keys to the Game: 49ers vs. Saints

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Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) signals at the line against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cowboys 49-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

That time again Who Dat Nation!

Welcome back to another edition of Keys to the Game!

As always, we start with some weekly power rankings for the Black & Gold:

  • ESPN: #4 (Previous Week: #6) +2
  • NFL.com: #5 (Previous Week: #7) +2
  • CBS Sports:  #5 (Previous Week: #7) +2
  • Fox Sports: #7 (Previous Week: #7) +2

Yeah, that lower power ranking was extremely short-lived. Whether it was the 625 yards of offense, the dominant defense not allowing the Cowboys a third down conversion all game, Drew Brees playing almost perfect, or Mark Ingram’s big breakout game, I kind of see their point.

Last year’s meeting turned the tide on the Saints season, as the 5-5 Saints, who started 0-4, lost to the 49ers 31-21. Drew Brees would throw 2 pick sixes, including a ball that should have never been thrown to Ahmad Brooks, as the Saints missed out on points before the half, and would never recover. Brees was also sacked 5 times on the day, as the 49ers would help set the Saints on a collision course with a 3-game losing streak.

It’s those pesky 49ers, the team that has broken our hearts in the past 2 seasons.

When: Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 3:25PM CST

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Tailgate Weather: Chance of Storm | HI: 77°, LO: 68° | 30% Chance of Rain

Tickets: Get great deals on tickets to see the Saints from TicketCity!

Broadcast: FOX (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver)

Watch/ListenLocal Television Station (Channel 8, FOX – WVUE), Local Broadcast 105.3FM/AM870 (WWL Radio – Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kristian Garic)

Saints Uniforms: Black Jerseys with Black Pants (aka The Blackout!)

Record & Last Game: Saints (7-2); W vs. Cowboys 49-17 | 49ers (6-3); L vs. Panthers 10-9

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