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Five Things We Learned from the Saints/49ers game

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3. Watch out for Meachem

Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) carries up the field on a reception against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) during the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Meachem was the deep threat for the New Orleans Saints before his exile in San Diego. He may not be the same deep threat that he was but he is still ripping off big gains for the Saints. He was second in receiving against the 49ers with two receptions for 78 yards. Through nine games, he is averaging 23 yards per reception. Most of his receptions have been on plays of over 10 yards. Defenses better not forget about him because he could end up stealing the momentum in a game with a big reception.