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New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, and the race for second place

By Editorial Staff

The playoff race is in full stride and after Monday’s game one has to wonder, are the 49ers for real?. It seemed that the Saints best chance of grasping a hold of 2nd place and a first round bye was when the 49ers played the Steelers.

Unfortunately for Saints fans, the Steelers decided to hide in the corner like babies, because they didn’t have the aid of their night lights during the power two seperate power outages.

Drew Brees and the entire Saints team have really become hot lately.  Brees is only 305 yards away from breaking Dan Marino’s nearly 30 year single season passing record.

The Defense although is not playing lights out, but is looking better then they have in past games.

I know I would like to think we have the most dangerous team in the NFC, but then comes most non-Saints fans rebuttal.

What about Green Bay, yeah what about them, they are still the best team in the NFC, but are coming off of a loss to Kansas City.  Was it luck on KC’s part or are the Packers beginning to hit a bit of a cold streak?

Some people will say don’t count the 49ers out, well I don’t, they are the most surprising team in the NFL to me.

They didn’t make the playoffs last year, went out and hired a Harbaugh brother, and BAM are now in the driver seat for the number two seed in the NFC.

Can a coach make that big of a difference so quickly?  The answer to that is yes they can, just look at the Saints upon the hiring of Sean Payton for all the proof you need.

Going forward I would like to think that the 49ers will slip up and the Saints can secure that #2 seed, but the likelihood of  that happening are slim to none as the 49ers face off against the Seahawks and the Rams in coming weeks.

The only thing going in the Saints favor is that both of these games are on the road.  The Saints on the other hand have to face the Falcons and the Panthers.

Both of these games are going to be played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where they are undefeated this season.

So let’s tip our hat to the 49ers coach Harbaugh for a job well done, but at the same time hope that they stub their toe.