The Saints have now won five straight games, including a 38-3 blowout win vs the division-rival Bucs. Can they keep it going against the 49ers?
Remember when the Saints looked dead in the water with a 1-2 record and a lot of injuries?
Now, following a massive victory over the Buccaneers in primetime, New Orleans is in full control of their destiny. They not only lead the division, but have the tiebreaker, and also have an inside track at potentially being the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Week 9 was a major week for them, but Week 10 could present an obstacle for them: a clear letdown spot. They are a nine-point favorite at home against a 49ers team has been dismissed by many, which is a far cry from the 5.5-point underdog they were against Tampa Bay.
When you consider that this spread has moved 2.5 points from the opening total, it is clear that the public is all on board with New Orleans winning this game easily.
However, as Saints fans have been made aware through the years, playing an offense led by Kyle Shanahan is not easy. Everything is working in their favor in this game, but can take advantage and avoid an upset loss?
Let us take a closer look!